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post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by catgirl2548m View Post
ah, ok thx. i wrote that b/c i was the receptionist on the executive floor, not the main receptionist at the bldg. basicly my job was to handle the calls and visitors coming in specifically for the ceo and other corprate officers. so, that's why excecutive receiptionist.
OK, I see, but that still makes you a receptionist, not an executive receptionist. Also, unless you were the office manager, you really can't say that you managed the environment, although it does SOUND good. What employers want on the resume is truths.
post #32 of 48
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gotcha. ill change "exec recep" to "receptionsist, executive suite" and ill change "managed challenging exec. environment...." to "managed flow of calls and visitors in a challenging exec. environment..."
post #33 of 48
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gotcha. ill change "exec recep" to "receptionsist, executive suite" and ill change "managed challenging exec. environment...." to "managed flow of calls and visitors in a challenging exec. environment..."
Much better.
post #34 of 48
After you fix everything, are you going to post the new one for a final lookover?
post #35 of 48
Personally, I would take out the GED part. It's assumed that if you went on to college that you have a diploma or the equivalent and there's no reason to post it. They're not going to actually ask you to provide a diploma or GED, so no reason to give anyone an opportunity to look askance at it.

I'd really also play up the receptionist position. It's good experience for this position. You have experience in customer service, in being the first point of contact for clientelle ranging from blue collar to top level executives and have an understanding of what it takes to provide highest level of CS possible.. etc..

What they're really going to look at, though, is how well you make the recording of your voice doing a phone call or how your voice sounds when you do the test.
post #36 of 48
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Personally, I would take out the GED part. It's assumed that if you went on to college that you have a diploma or the equivalent and there's no reason to post it. They're not going to actually ask you to provide a diploma or GED, so no reason to give anyone an opportunity to look askance at it.

I'd really also play up the receptionist position. It's good experience for this position. You have experience in customer service, in being the first point of contact for clientelle ranging from blue collar to top level executives and have an understanding of what it takes to provide highest level of CS possible.. etc..

What they're really going to look at, though, is how well you make the recording of your voice doing a phone call or how your voice sounds when you do the test.
good idea on the ged -- i guess i couldnt have gone to novacoco without a hs diploma or ged so taht is prolly ok to take out. and ill drink plenty of tea b4 my voice test, lol!

@mybabyphx -- yes, ill put up anotehr version soon
post #37 of 48
Thread Starter 
version #3....

thx again for all ur help!!!







post #38 of 48
Not including a cover letter is bad practice IMHO. It makes you look lazy. Cover letter is also a great place to reveal a more personal side to yourself, say things you can say on a resume.

An objective is also an integral part of the resume IMO, a resume should be a stand alone document, and without an objective people are gonna say "what the heck is this for?".

Just a few things in that last revision. Instead of saying "mastered/learned such and such skill" under each job heading, pull them out into a different skill section and just simply list the skill. The job section should be what you did FOR the employer and not for yourself (makes you look selfish eh? if you used your job to improve your personal skill set). You can say things like "did such and such job USING a certain skill/tool" though, just don't say you exploited the job to learn.
post #39 of 48
There's something about the objective line that doesn't sound right... like it doesn't flow well...

I think it's the "to become" part of the sentence. I think that needs a different word to make it 'roll off the tongue' better... the way it's written, it seems to pause oddly there.

Oh, and it should be 'communication skills' not 'communicationS skills'

Anyone else see this or am I nuts? (Absolutely a possibility )
post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by MuttigreeMom View Post
There's something about the objective line that doesn't sound right... like it doesn't flow well...

I think it's the "to become" part of the sentence. I think that needs a different word to make it 'roll off the tongue' better... the way it's written, it seems to pause oddly there.

Oh, and it should be 'communication skills' not 'communicationS skills'

Anyone else see this or am I nuts? (Absolutely a possibility )
yeah, i think ur right. ill take the 's' off and i think ill change 'to become' to 'as". that work?
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by Lemur 6 View Post
Not including a cover letter is bad practice IMHO. It makes you look lazy. Cover letter is also a great place to reveal a more personal side to yourself, say things you can say on a resume.
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When I worked as a full time recruiter at a corporate office where we were recruiting and filling positions nationally and worldwide we preferred not to receive cover letters. Rarely did we even give them a glance; we were too busy to read each and every cover letter. The resume was what mattered. Then after the resumes, the interviews made our biggest impression. The resume was what got our attention to pursue the applicant further for the position. Most of our resumes were submitted online, although we did get them in other ways occasionally. Unless the position was an upper level position (6 figures) cover letters were annoying and never given any time.

However, not all companies, corporate or not, are alike; there is a lot of subjectivity in the recruiting business, and in all business in their hiring practices.

If you submit a cover letter, and they don't require one (they will usually hint if they do or not in the job posting, but this is not always listed), the worst they will do it toss it aside, no big deal. But if you don't submit a cover letter and they do require one, that makes a poor impression from the start. To be on the safe side I would write a professional cover letter, just to be safe unless you know without a doubt they don't bother with them.

Your resume looks better, good luck with the position!
post #42 of 48
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yeah, i think ur right. ill take the 's' off and i think ill change 'to become' to 'as". that work?
Ok, this is getting funny.... I've brought DH into this. For some reason the sentence was sticking with me, so I IM'd him (he's my proofreader ) ... here's the verdict:

Me: does this sentence sound right? "objective: successfully apply my outstanding communication skills as a professional telemarketing sales representative."
DH: should be: "objective: to successfully apply my outstanding communication skills as a professional telemarketing sales representative."
Me: you really think we need the 'to'? its an objective statement on a resume
DH: Yes
Me: k
DH: because without it, it's not even a sentence.
Me: well a lot of things on resumes arent sentences
DH: Yes, but stating an objective calls for a sentence.
DH: listing skills and past employment doesn't.

So there's the verdict and I'm sticking to it. It should say "To successfully apply my outstanding communication skills as a professional telemarketing sales representative."
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by MuttigreeMom View Post
DH: because without it, it's not even a sentence.
Me: well a lot of things on resumes arent sentences
DH: Yes, but stating an objective calls for a sentence.
DH: listing skills and past employment doesn't.
Resumes don't have to have sentences or periods.
But you need to be consistent in your format.
post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by cococat View Post
Resumes don't have to have sentences or periods.
But you need to be consistent in your format.
I don't know.. this is all greek to me because I don't even put objectives on my resumes.

And you're right, I don't think they need sentences... but I also have to agree with DH that in this case the objective seems to sound better as a sentence.
post #45 of 48
What about this as the objective line?

Objective: Successfully apply my communication skills as a professional telemarketing sales representative for your company

~or~
Objective: Successfully apply my communication skills as a professional telemarketing sales representative at XYZ Company

Anyone?
post #46 of 48
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
What about this as the objective line?

Objective: Successfully apply my communication skills as a professional telemarketing sales representative for your company

~or~
Objective: Successfully apply my communication skills as a professional telemarketing sales representative at XYZ Company

Anyone?
I like the second
post #47 of 48
I'd agree, the second one.

Also, and this has nothing to do with the resume... make sure when you interview, get a business card or contact information (including, especially, an email address) for each party that you interview with. After the interview, within 24 hours, come home and then email them a thank you letter, and don't use a duplicate.. make each a little personal so that if they compare the note it's very obviously not written as a standard form.

I've gotten several jobs just because that gave me an edge.
post #48 of 48
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I'd agree, the second one.

Also, and this has nothing to do with the resume... make sure when you interview, get a business card or contact information (including, especially, an email address) for each party that you interview with. After the interview, within 24 hours, come home and then email them a thank you letter, and don't use a duplicate.. make each a little personal so that if they compare the note it's very obviously not written as a standard form.

I've gotten several jobs just because that gave me an edge.
Thats great advice
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