Resumes

Watch a Job Seeker Interview with Game-Maker Turbine

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Josh Green is a game designer and producer who’s been looking for work since the demise of Facebook game maker Asvathaa in mid-2012. To help him hone his interview skills, we arranged for Josh to sit down with Craig Alexander, Vice President of Product Development for Turbine, a developer of massive multiplayer online role-playing games. The video includes the interview, as well as Josh’s analysis of his performance and Craig’s feedback on his resume and presentation. Craig also has tips… continue…

How to Make Obscure Accomplishments Sound Awesome

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While many impressive accomplishments are easily understood by anyone in the field, others are not. How do you show off something when people just don’t care? The key is to make them care. You need to make what you’ve done meaningful by showing that it’s relevant and impressive. Let’s take an example: First Place in FooBar Programming Contest Is this a serious accomplishment? It’s certainly not a bad thing, but a recruiter has no idea how impressive it is. We… continue…

How Long Should You Keep College Details on Your Resume?

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College students have a tendency to throw everything plus the kitchen sink into their resume. This makes some sense. After all, when you don’t have that much experience, you want to list as many qualifications as you have. As you gather more experience, though, there comes a time when you’ll have to cut some of that junk from college. The question is: When? It totally depends on who you are, what else you’ve done, what you’re applying for and how… continue…

How Many Versions of Your Resume Do You Need?

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If your resume needs more than a few minor tweaks to get the attention of managers and recruiters, it may be time to roll out a new model. After all, it’s not a form letter — it’s a marketing document, and to reach your target audience, you may need a different format, theme, experience summary or keywords. Plus, your storyline may get lost if you edit the original too many times. Unless you’re pursuing an identical role with similar duties… continue…

Use a Hybrid Resume When Applying for a Hybrid Position

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IT professionals are known for picking the right tool for the job. So if you’re pursuing a position that requires functional knowledge and great soft skills on top of technical expertise, a hybrid resume could be the handiest tool in your box. Essentially, a blended, combination or so-called “hybrid” resume combines the benefits of chronological and functional styles in a single document. It clearly communicates your prowess with the major technical and non-technical job requirements without forgoing the opportunity to… continue…

Sample Resume: Marketing Database Analyst (Hybrid)

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William Sloan 123 B. St. Apt 1A Santa Clara CA 00000 000.555.1212 email@gmail.com Marketing Database Analyst An intuitive, innately collaborative professional seeking to leverage superb coding and reporting skills, a strong command of the SQL language, and a penchant for marketing and statistical analysis in a challenging position as a marketing database analyst. Highlight relevant technical and non-technical skills in your branding statement and profile section when applying for a hybrid position • SQL Development • Teamwork & Communications •… continue…

Sample Resume: Marketing Database Analyst (Chronological)

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William Sloan 123 B. St. Apt 1A Santa Clara, CA 00000 000.555.1212 email@gmail.com Marketing Database Analyst An intuitive, innately collaborative professional seeking to leverage suburb coding and reporting skills, a strong command of the SQL language, and a penchant for marketing and statistical analysis in a challenging position as a marketing database analyst. Highlight relevant technical and non-technical skills in your headline or branding statement, and include four to five job-related experience and achievement bullets in your qualifications summary. Career-changers… continue…

Sample Resume: Junior Web Developer

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Sally Smart 1600 B St., Apt. #5C | Anytown, OH 00000 | (000) 555-1212 ss@domain.com | Online Profile | @twitterhandle | Student Portfolio Link Junior Web Developer A conscientious, fast learner offering the ability to assess an organization’s needs and create a complementary, robust web presence. Experienced in all 5 stages of the web development process including: information gathering, planning, design, development, testing and delivery and maintenance. Proficient with a wide array of scripting languages and multimedia web tools. Technical… continue…

Resumes: How to Effectively List Technical Skills

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By Jennifer Goforth Gregory You know the problem: Everyone who reviews your resume — whether they’re a recruiter, an HR staffer or the hiring manager — spends mere seconds on it and wants to decide just one thing: Is this person worth calling in for an interview? To make them think Yes, every part of your resume has to be well thought out and carefully constructed. In tech, one of your resume’s most important sections is your list of technical… continue…

Sample Resume: Linux System Administrator

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Sarah Wright New York:  714 3rd Ave. Apt. 6B  162 Durgin Park Rd.Boston: New York, NY 00000Boston, Mass. 00000 email@gmail.com | 000.555.1212 | swright@somedomain.com Linux Certified System Administrator Self- starter, highly motivated Linux expert offering four years’ experience as an open source aficionado and creator of a healthy and robust networking environment. Key Accomplishments Increase network uptime and system availability by 38 percent Facilitate the growth of ABC Financial including the acquisition of XYZ Automate administrative tasks through scripting Reduce… continue…