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Harshitha544 views

Is it advisable to include an "Interests" section on my resume as an experienced professional with a master's degree. Would this addition be perceived as unprofessional, considering it delves into aspects beyond my technical skills and qualifications??

Please guide me here. I just want to explore different approaches.

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Tanya719 views

How do you ask employers for a recommendation letter?

#employers #recommendation #evaluating-resumes #careers

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Should I take a certification for my second language in order to stay competitive?

I am bilingual but not incredibly strong at the writing or reading side of the language. I wanted to know if this would be putting me at a disadvantage and if I should take initiative to take a certification to prove my skills. #foreign-languages #careers #internships #evaluating-resumes #resume #skills

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Do big name employers mind if your previous internships were not at big name companies?

I was wondering how HR takes into consideration the locations of where their applicants worked at, and whether working at a small company would matter? (eg. a Marketing Intern for Small Company vs. General Intern for Big Company with some transferrable skills and/or Marketing Intern position from 5-6 years ago) #humanresources #internships #marketing #publicrelations #evaluating-resumes

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What should you include in your resume if you're a student with little experience/ skills?

Looking to develop a resume that is effective and stands out, but I'm a high school student without much experience or skills. Are there any things you can include that someone reviewing your resume would find useful to know? Does the fact that I volunteer as a teacher assistant or that I'm oldest to 5 children make any difference? Would really appreciate guidance! #resume #resume-writing #resumes #evaluating-resumes #experience #interviewing-skills #interview #interviews #interviewing #interview-preparation #writing

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How do you write an outstanding, effective cover letter?

Applying for an internship and was asked to submit a cover letter. What is it and how can you write an effective one? Would really appreciate some examples or guidance. #job #job-search #resume #resume-writing #cover-letters #evaluating-resumes #skills #job-skills #interviewing-skills #career #career-path #career-planning #internships #internship #intern #upcomingintern #applying #apply #applicant

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What are the best things for your resume?

After college, getting a job can be very competitive. How do you make yourself stand out from the crowd? What are ways to boost your resume? What are employers, especially in business, looking to see? #business #resume #resume-building #evaluating-resumes #job-search-strategies #job-market #job-skills #employment

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What steps do I need to take to get my life together? (Please see the context)

I am turning 30 this year and life has not been exactly how I want it to be. I have a bachelors degree of applied science in Electronics Engineering from DeVry University but I graduated in 2009 I haven't had any type of tech Jobs. except one. and i feel that that job wasn't very technical sense quality control was more about visual inspection and everyday user computer functions. I have some skills with photoshop, drawing, and I am trying to relearn computer programming on my own. I have html and css basics down. took a bootcamp prep course that had ruby in it. working on javascript. i also play the saxophone. but its been awhile for that has well. here are websites that show skills not listed on resume http://black-chouji.deviantart.com/gallery/ ... https://vbates2.github.io/portfolio/ my resume is copy and pasted below. Victor LaRue Bates II Education DeVry University, Irving, Texas Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology June 2009 Skills Language/Software Skills • C++ Programming • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 • Verilog/VHDL Hardware • MASM51 • Proview 32 • Orcad • Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Reader • LabView • Matlab • Microsoft Office Suite: Project, Outlook, Visio, Excel, Groove, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher Instruments/Hardware Skills • Xilinx Spartan 3 Hardware • 8051 Microcontroller Hardware • Oscilloscope • Digital Multi-Meter • Function Generator • Power Supply • Logic Probe • 8086 Microprocessor Hardware • Programming Cisco Routers • Soldering • Digital and Analog Electronic Circuits Design and Analysis Experience Command Security Corporation Irving, TX June 2015-March 2017 DFW Airport CAS Security Screening Officer • Conducted several security protocols of cargo before they entered the planes of various Airlines that partnered with CAS (a North American cargo handler) that include but are not limited to… o Inspecting various packages for proper labeling making sure the company, destination, size, and weight matched Airway Bills and Manifests paperwork o Instructing forklift drivers on where to sort and separate cargo that contain dangerous goods and notifying airline managers o Swiping cargo with an ETD (Error Trace Detection) trap or swap and placing it inside an ETD machine to ensure no highly flammable or explosive residue was present on the outside of the cargo o Placing cargo inside industrial XRAY machines and examining XRAY images to ensure cargo does not contain IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) o Logging all cargo items and how they were inspected OnTrack Staffing Irving, TX January 2014-April 2015 SMS Infocomm Quality Control Technician • Inspect various models of HP laptops for project Rushmore to ensure that all laptops performed at HP industrial standards for commercial clients functionally and visually • Review laptop BIOS information with client paperwork to ensure BIOS version, Serial Numbers, Product Model, and SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) numbers are correct and that TPM(Total Protective Maintenance) is on • Test laptop components(Hard Disk Drive, Memory, System Board, Optical Disk Drive, Video, Touch Screens, Speakers, Audio Jacks, Universal Serial Bus Ports, Serial Ports, Ethernet Ports, Touch Pads, Keyboard, Mouse, HDMI Ports, Webcams, and Microphones) using UEFI Or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface and Windows Operating Systems • Made sure all drivers were installed and Windows OS was registered and activated. • Remove computer viruses with Anti-Virus Software or sent laptop to re-imaging techs to re-image Windows • Utilize gap tools to check for any aesthetic discrepancies such as gaps between laptop chassis, LCD and ODD bezels, keyboards, and access doors. • Report to site supervisors of any laptop damage that appeared Customer Induced and laptops that were bio-hazardous to the facility • Uploaded data to company server containing information on laptops status; Pass or Fail; laptop bin # and location, and common software, hardware, and testing issues. • Assist Laptop Repair Technicians by reporting customer issues with laptops and which components where functional and which were not • Assist Laptop Repair Technicians whenever WIP (work in progress) numbers became exceedingly high by swapping out small components as needed (RAM, HDD, ODD) ABM INC. Plano, Texas September 2011 – December 2013 Security Officer • Protect life and property of clients by preventing and reducing losses and crimes against the employer’s business or other organizations by observations, patrols, and reports • Report to supervisors any violation of the law or of the company’s or client’s regulations • Cooperate with all recognized and responsible law enforcement and government agencies in matters within their jurisdiction • Maintain constant surveillance of assigned areas providing maximum visibility • Provide appropriate assistance as needed to clients, their employees, guests and visitors in an expedient and professional manner • Reported any property damage and/or malfunctions with client's alarms to facility managers The Noerr Programs Corporation Team Member Irving, Texas December 2010 and April 2011 : April 2011: Assistant Site Manager • Manage and train teams • Maintain budgets • Achieve goals, • Control expenses, make nightly drop deposits, and protect assets • Promote and merchandise and technology • Maintain site cleanliness, safety and team dress code • Utilize our web based management, productivity and reporting tool • Perform cashier/greeter/photographer duties when appropriate : December 2010: Cashier, Greeter, and Photographer • Maintain an awareness of all promotions and advertisements. • Accurately and efficiently ring on registers and accurately maintain all cash and media at the registers. • Maintain orderly appearance of register area and supplies stocked • Greet guest and present photo packages and merchandise • Take high quality digital photographs and print them in various sizes based on customer specifications as well as create copyrighted CDs with images per customer request Irving Public Central Library Irving, Texas April 2010 -May 2010 Library Clerk • Checked in/Checked out Library Books and DVDs • Organized Library Books and DVDs • Marketed, Organized, and Participated in Library Events DeVry University Irving, Texas August 2005 -October 2006 & May 2007 -June 2009 Career Services Receptionist • Answer incoming calls for Career Services Department • Complete certified mail for Advisors • Create advertisements for local job openings • Help coordinate Job and Career Fairs • Create and maintain spreadsheets and databases for the Federal Work Study Program • Assist Student Employment Coordinator with managing timecards and payroll • Provide Helpdesk Assistance for Students Utilizing Hire DeVry • Data Entry DeVry University Irving, Texas August 2006 – December 2007 Residential Assistant • Assisted Housing Coordinators with conducting inspections to ensure safety of students by ensuring that no alcohol or weapons are present • Assisted students by providing information about getting a job • Helped students with accessing student resources and tutors • Helped coordinate student events and extra-curricular activities • Peer-Mediated with Housing • Students to help solve household conflicts Paychex Irving, Texas May 2005 -August 2005 Mailroom Clerk • Assisted with printing clients’ payroll and paychecks. • Assisted with placing clients’ payroll and paychecks into packages. • Assisted with distributing and mailing packages to company clients. #computer-science #engineering #art #information-technology #life-coach #evaluating-resumes #life-transitions #job-application #personal-development #depression

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Why should I get a principal referral instead of teacher referrals for a job in the school board?

I am applying to school boards soon. #teacher #principal #evaluating-resumes #interview #referrals #school-board

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Do resumes need to be one page?

Hi, I'm attempting to become an "officer" in a club at my college and they want to see a resume. My boyfriend is a part of this club and he told me that my resume needs to be one page, that jobs only want to see one page anyways. Is this true? The job application my father helped me make it 2. #resume #resume-writing #evaluating-resumes #resumes #job-application

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Anina5130 views

What's a good typing speed?

I took an online words per minute typing test a few times, and got between 85 and 90 each time. Is this a good speed? Is this something I can put on my resume? #career-counseling #resume #resume-writing #evaluating-resumes

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Stephen2452 views

How do I create a resume for college or applying for a job?

Creating a résumé for college or applying for a job is important and everyone should know how to create one. One must need to know what information to put and not to put. #resume #resume-writing #evaluating-resumes

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Hannah1417 views

How much does college GPA matter when applying for a job?

As an honors college student with a 4.0 GPA, I want to know how much my resume would drop in value if my GPA went down to say a 3.5 or lower. I want to push myself to the hardest I can, but not be too disappointed if I get a B somewhere down the road. #college #professional #career-path #job-search #professors #first-job #resume-writing #evaluating-resumes

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Megan1107 views

How do you recommend to build your resume?

I am a sophomore accounting major and want to build my resume and LinkedIn profile. Do you have any tips or things to include in a resume? Additionally, do you have any ways to go about getting some of these positions? #business #accounting #internships #resume-writing #evaluating-resumes #executive #job-application

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How do you write a resume?

I believe that there should be classes one could take to make themselves more appealing in their resumes when trying to get a job. I personally am about to graduate college and have no idea where to even start with a resume. #networking #sociology #resume-writing #social-networking #social-media-marketing #evaluating-resumes

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Liya1486 views

What's expected of a college student's or a recent graduate's resume?

Like most people my age, I have a very sad little resume. I dont have the foundation of experience or time to include a long list of impressive accomplishments, work experience and skills. Most of what I have isn't relevant to part time jobs or internships I apply for and I'm still including activities or awards I received toward the end of high school. I know that employers know I haven't had the time to build up a great rep sheet, so how do they distinguish between kids who've barely applied themselves and kids who have limited opportunities because of their age and lack of experience? Do they want to hear about school clubs and my GPA? Basically, how high or low are the standards set for someone who hasn't really stepped into the real world yet but needs the work experience to make it in the real world? #resume #resume-writing #evaluating-resumes

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