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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2020, 07:58:44 PM »
Objective? Or is that outdated? I've used the same resume format since 2001. Still works like a charm.

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2020, 10:51:45 PM »
I wouldn’t worry about the length. If you have a good history that isn’t filled with buzzwords and bullshit then the length becomes less of an issue. My resume is a little over two pages.

I would also move the education down to the bottom. I assume you're applying for engineering jobs.  They already know you have an engineering degree. Let them get right into your experience which is what’s going to get you the job.

If you would like I can send you my resume just for comparison. Sometimes it’s nice to see what others do even if it’s only to get ideas for fonts and structure.

I like the relocating education idea.  And yea, I'd love to see it.  I welcome all of the advice I can get.

Objective? Or is that outdated? I've used the same resume format since 2001. Still works like a charm.

This is another one of those things that seems to be highly subjective.  Ultimately I shied away from it because most of the engineering resume examples I looked at didn't use the format.


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2020, 08:50:17 AM »
After 10 seconds I gave up on trying to figure out how to PM you an attachment.  So I'll attach it here.

I stripped out the obvious personal information but this is my format.


Edit: My wife has an engineering degree and works as an engineer and her resume is formatted a bit different.

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2020, 10:08:26 AM »
After 10 seconds I gave up on trying to figure out how to PM you an attachment.  So I'll attach it here.

I stripped out the obvious personal information but this is my format.


Edit: My wife has an engineering degree and works as an engineer and her resume is formatted a bit different.

I'll check these out asap, thanks!  I already had a lot to do today but I woke up this morning to an email attempting to schedule a third interview with a company I'm really interested in.  It's been awhile and I had basically given up, but now I'm gonna double down and refocus my efforts in that direction.   


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2020, 10:55:33 AM »
I'll check these out asap, thanks!  I already had a lot to do today but I woke up this morning to an email attempting to schedule a third interview with a company I'm really interested in.  It's been awhile and I had basically given up, but now I'm gonna double down and refocus my efforts in that direction.
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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2020, 12:14:02 PM »
I'll check these out asap, thanks!  I already had a lot to do today but I woke up this morning to an email attempting to schedule a third interview with a company I'm really interested in.  It's been awhile and I had basically given up, but now I'm gonna double down and refocus my efforts in that direction.   

That is awesome and good luck!

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2020, 03:25:04 PM »
Objective? Or is that outdated? I've used the same resume format since 2001. Still works like a charm.
no. I still use it and have since 2001. The thing is every resume format is different depending on the industry.


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2020, 06:59:26 PM »
That is awesome and good luck!

Thanks.  I'm planning to check out those docs here in a few minutes when I take my first bite of the day...


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2020, 07:07:53 PM »
no. I still use it and have since 2001. The thing is every resume format is different depending on the industry.
I figured as much.

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2020, 07:47:02 PM »
no. I still use it and have since 2001. The thing is every resume format is different depending on the industry.

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2020, 09:48:37 AM »
I hate the objective tag because it’s always the same drivel from everyone. And it’s a lie. 


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2020, 09:50:34 AM »
My says: Travel Radiologic Technologist assignments. Straight and to the point.

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2020, 08:01:51 PM »
Mine still says “Gay Porn Superstar and sometimes Fluffer.”

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2020, 08:11:25 PM »
That you Mike Honcho?

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2020, 08:15:26 PM »

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2020, 12:46:12 PM »
I hate the objective tag because it’s always the same drivel from everyone. And it’s a lie.

Ultimately the reason I didn't go that way is it just feels kind of grade school to me.  "Check yes or no" type shit.  If you're reading someone's resume you already know what their objective is.  And if you don't, you're too stupid to be in the position of hiring people.


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2020, 09:19:04 PM »
I disagree with moving your education down the page. It's the first thing I looked for. You worked hard for it and not everyone has a degree.

Listing objectives is a waste of time and space.

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2020, 09:20:39 PM »
My objective says: Seeking Travel Radiologic Technologist positions.

That's it.

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