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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 4x4_Angel, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Oct 2, 2017 at 7:59 PM
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    4x4_Angel

    4x4_Angel [OP] Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....TTC #132

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    Who is good with them and can/is willing to help me ensure I have a good one?

    I need a career change and all the jobs I am looking at require a resume.
     
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    When you get it figured out, tell me the secret.
     
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    I don’t mind helping. I’m not an expert by any means though.
     
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    I read quite a few resumes and one bit of advice I'll give is you have to catch the readers eye within about 5 seconds. If it does not stand out within the first few seconds of reading, it gets shuffled down.
     
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    Make sure your experience/education hits key words they are looking for per JD. I can help too where I can.
     
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    Feel free to use this as an example...:thumbsup:Good-and-Wrapping.jpg
     
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  7. Oct 2, 2017 at 8:28 PM
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    My wife does mock interviews no less than 5 times per month, and can really prep people for positions.

    - 1 to 1 1/2 page resumé. Unless you have cured cancer, it doesn't need to be longer. In fact, this leaves things open for mistakes. Make sure you have key words and phrases.
    - cover letter
    - references (3-5).
    - Spell check. Amazing tool that people haven't figured out. Truely amazing how ones resume gets round can filed so quickly over punctuation.

    If you get the interview:

    Nice see through binder, power color, cover letter/resumé with key words from the job posting. Resumé paper which makes you stand out. Practice interview questions. Have 12-15 different behavioral style questions practiced. Have thought out questions at the end of the interview, make the panel feel like you are interviewing them. At the end, thank the panel and offer to reference your resumé number if they have any additional questions.
     
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  8. Oct 2, 2017 at 8:31 PM
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    Why do I feel like this is a promotion board for my unit.....
     
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  9. Oct 2, 2017 at 8:35 PM
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    I would say don't just list tasks you do at your current/previous jobs.
    Highlight stuff that shows you added value to the job.
     
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  10. Oct 2, 2017 at 8:47 PM
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    4x4_Angel

    4x4_Angel [OP] Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....TTC #132

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    The thing is just my military career can cover multiple pages and that's just highlighting/skimming the things i have done or responsibilities for the position held. I suck at writing resumes.....horribly bad. so bad a job i was overly qualified for, had all the key words they were looking for, etc.....I wasn't even called....
     
  11. Oct 2, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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    Could be the overqualified part.

    I don't even look at people that could be my bosses boss applying for a position below me. It happens a lot, and they never stay. Sometimes you need to dumb down a resumé as well.
     
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  12. Oct 2, 2017 at 8:54 PM
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    You want me to offer you a job, better have those minimums. There are usually no less than 400 other applicants. What makes you stand out in a positive way? I have seen most of the negative ways and exactly why I gave you the advice I did.
    Sell yourself girl, and let them know why you are their only choice.
     
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  13. Oct 2, 2017 at 8:55 PM
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    4x4_Angel [OP] Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....TTC #132

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    Positions held just in the military:

    -Patrolman/Lead Patrolman
    -Area Supervisor
    -Desk Sergeant (civilian equivalent: dispatcher)
    -Shift Supervisor (not only for all military police fibrosis on base, but also for a border mission on the Texas/Mexico border spanning miles of river front)
    -Pass & ID clerk
    -Squad Leader
    -NCOIC of Squadron Supply
    -Squadron Admin Support

    Civilian Jobs:
    Secretary (for a lawyer)
    Correctional Officer

    Those are the civilian jobs I've held while also in the military that aren't retail
     
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  14. Oct 2, 2017 at 8:56 PM
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    4x4_Angel [OP] Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....TTC #132

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    Sometimes though....they can't find anything and will do whatever it takes to support their families...js
     
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  15. Oct 2, 2017 at 8:57 PM
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    4x4_Angel [OP] Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....TTC #132

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    I don't board of i don't meet minimum requirements. Same as I won't apply if I don't meet minimum requirements for says position
     
  16. Oct 2, 2017 at 8:59 PM
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    Also, another very important thing that it seems like people applying have not figured out. Make sure your social presence is cleaned up. Once a resume is singled out, a scan of social activity (FB, Twitter, etc) typically occurs before any call.
     
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  17. Oct 2, 2017 at 9:00 PM
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    4x4_Angel [OP] Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....TTC #132

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    I'm good there. I have to watch everything sure to the military and for my correctional job.
     
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    Good. I'll highlight what typically stops me from hiring. Mileage may vary.

    • Short resume (as mentioned above)
    • To the point
    • No crazy fonts. Standard Times Roman is good to go.
    • Make sure your included email address is not something crazy.
    • Research the position and adjust your resume as to how you can excel at that postition
    • Include a cover letter
    • Make sure you supply what the listing requests. i.e. if the listing request a salary requirement then make sure you include it. This is a key indicator that we include to see if the applicant can follow directions. Any resume not including a request automatically gets filed.
    • Follow up after submission in a polite professional manner
    • and once you get an interview, then you move to phase 2
     
  19. Oct 2, 2017 at 9:17 PM
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    I bet that is true for maybe 5% of applicants or less. However, I'm my experience, it has had 100% failure rate with 5 overqualified new hires. One was as short as 2 weeks, with a long term investment of 4 months.
     
  20. Oct 2, 2017 at 9:20 PM
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    4x4_Angel [OP] Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....TTC #132

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    I can understand that too.
     
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  21. Oct 2, 2017 at 9:21 PM
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    4x4_Angel [OP] Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....TTC #132

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    Seriously thinking of having someone else write my damn resume. Military talk gets me nowhere....and 95% of civilians who read anything military don't understand what it is when it's resume related
     
  22. Oct 2, 2017 at 9:24 PM
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    I think this is a really good idea. There is no harm in having professional help with this.
    I mean read the top quote out loud. It might make perfect sense to you...
     
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  23. Oct 2, 2017 at 9:26 PM
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    4x4_Angel [OP] Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....TTC #132

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    no it would hurt....it would just hurt my pocket book:rofl: they aren't cheap.
     
  24. Oct 2, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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    Is this another military job?
     
  25. Oct 2, 2017 at 9:30 PM
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    no....federal jobs I'm looking at. They still don't like military talk in resumes
     
  26. Oct 2, 2017 at 9:36 PM
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    Well I would get some free advice/help then.
     
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    :smack:
     
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    What kind of Federal Job? Just getting some ammo for you.
     
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