Resume/job application advice
Posted 29 September 2011 - 09:21 AM
I'm a silly teenager, so I was kinda wondering: is it lame to mention in your cover letter that you're a customer of a store you're applying to? I'm surprisingly hung up over this.
Posted 29 September 2011 - 09:58 AM
I got my resume checked and evaluated by 5 CEO's of companies in California and they all said mines was great.
let me know if you want it.
It's also gotten me 2 jobs and an internship lined up for the Summer.
And to answer you question.. i dont think they care much if you shop at their store or not.
Posted 29 September 2011 - 10:13 AM
Posted 29 September 2011 - 10:46 AM
bar one, i've been offered a position at every retail store i applied to - everything from hugo boss to angus and robertson (RIP).
outside of retail and basic office shit, i am no help.
Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:38 PM
Posted 29 September 2011 - 07:13 PM
Posted 29 September 2011 - 07:31 PM
Also, the couple of decent jobs I've had in my otherwise pathetic professional life had nothing to do with my resume. Got in because i know someone who knew someone who got me an interview with barely a glance at my resume.
Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:16 PM
Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:19 PM
Stick to one page and put most of your effort into a carefully tailored cover letter
I also avoided a chronological resume and focused on skills/experience, unless your relevant work history goes that far back. For instance, I didn't even mention any of the student jobs or anything before my "professional" experience aside from an award I received as a student. Obviously this will differ if you're fresh out of school, and you may have to tailor the resume and cover letter
Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:38 AM
do i still attach one? i'm a first year with very little work experience and i kinda think that attaching a shitty resume would be worse than not attaching it.
Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:48 PM
what did you all think of it?
Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:55 PM
ill get back to you with my $32/hour internship for the summer.
Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:16 PM
it's for people that are established and can say "here is my more most relevant experience in a concise manner"
but if you don't have experience that's good enough for that, then there's nothing wrong with a 2 pager
in fact, depending on the job, i'll either send out 1 page or 2 when i'm applying (ex. consulting jobs require a 1 page resume, financial services i'll give them a 2 pager)
Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:41 PM
i've had no luck since applying online at various companies starting sept.1st
my resume is pretty solid i like to think, to the point and entails all that i have done. i also write a cover letter for each application (freaking hard work), but for the most part my cover letter has the same body with a different opening. your strengths are always going to be the same, so I rather not touch the wording.
the thing though, going back to my opening thought, is that some if not most companies say "yeah we got openings etc...go check online"
i must be doing something wrong.
Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:52 PM
i can tell you if i was in HR i wouldn't be reading each resume thoroughly and jotting down notes as to how qualified each person is. as soon as someone sends me an e-mail recommending someone then chances are they're gonna get the interview first cause
1. less work for me
2. if that person is absolutely useless then i can just blame the recommendation. if he's competent then boom, you're hired and you already know somebody so integration into company culture is already in progress.
Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:11 PM
just got interviewed today with a private wealth management company. they may have intern position possibly open. seems like a "wealth" of knowledge and resources to be had. not sure if it was my aunt, or because the company is small so they received my application quickly (i got a call literally 1hr or less after submission).
but to tie into what bryan said, it is true about who you know.
other than that, it is a waiting game to hear a call back.
Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:48 PM
i am ______ at _____ college. My major is _____. I found your company name through _______ and i believe i can be a good candidate for the position. I am X, Y and Z and can contribute a lot to your organization.
I have attached a brief resume with this. I am available for interview at _______ or whenever. I'll be pleased to meet with you personally to further discuss with you more. Thank you for your time.
feel free to use this outline. Of course, you can do some more adjustment to it and make it more lengthy.
Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:09 AM
A cover letter is meant to add a personal touch to your application, think of it as an extension to your resume. You'll want to tailor your cover letter to each employer that you apply to. You can use that space to explain some of the experience that you have in your resume or better explain the qualities that make you well suited for the job.
Attaching a shitty generic cover letter like that will probably get your resume thrown out. Just sayin'.
Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:21 AM
i wear shooes- please forward me your resume, ill like to take a look
Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:54 AM
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:18 PM
ive sent my resume to over 30 people.
hopefully everyone can get jobs and that cash money soon
Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:28 PM
how were you able to get some important work experiences? By "important", i don't mean jobs like the supermarket, local retail shops, etc.
did you have connection with people, with the school, or did you randomly apply to get in?
I been looking into my school's website, went to numerous browsing sites like monster.com, simplyhired, etc and i am having a hard time landing a job/internship. I'm probably still young with zero skills but everyone have to start somewhere, right?
Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:37 PM
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 12:19 AM
but its a paid internship and in SF. I'm happy