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Woopig News and Help / Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Last post by Buffinator on Today at 10:09:02 AM »
Put all the most relevant stuff to your career field at the top.  If anyone is going to actually read the resume, they MIGHT actually read the first half page. 

Don't be scared to stretch it out to 2, or even 3 pages if you have enough pertinent info (including unique hobbies).  More and more hiring dipshits are just scanning the things nowdays and letting computers pick out key words.  Also - do some searching and figure out what key words are most likely to be used, and make sure they're included.  If you're a perfectionist, there are plenty of services now who can perfect your resume for this - but for free you can find tons of resume conversations on LinkedIn.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Last post by pinkphiloyd on August 16, 2019, 05:43:51 PM »
This morning I became aware of a job posting for a company called Purkeys in Lowell.  It sounded like it would be straight up my alley, so my immediate thought was "I've got to get in on this."
So I was in the process of making sure my resumé at least seemed respectable and working on a cover letter so I could get it sent in when I got a text message from one of the guys that was on my Sr. Design team:  "I just landed a job at this place called Purkeys in Lowell."
I'm super happy for the guy and a little bit nauseated at the same time...
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Woopig News and Help / Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Last post by pinkphiloyd on August 15, 2019, 09:06:25 PM »
Taking all of this into account, along with some advice I've received elsewhere, I might try to shoot it to a couple of you for an opinion in the next day or so.  I don't expect a professional review, just some quick initial thoughts.  I have a couple of places I'm wanting to get it sent, so, I need to get a final draft ready in some form or another.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Last post by TexZilla on August 15, 2019, 03:24:46 AM »
The length of a resume depends on the job and industry. I don’t count the cover letter which is a separate issue.  It also concerns your age. 

Pink has an interesting dilemma in that he was established as an ent and then went to school for a different trade.  Don’t run from it; it shows initiative and guts, and there will be a story there.

I hate resumes full of stats that are meaningless without context.  I want to know your career progress, your responsibilities, reports, authority provided.  I had the luxury of being in a small industry; I could call some colleagues and check you out. 

The resume versions are the one you use for posting on bots and online apps; the other is what would be sent to hiring managers with a custom cover letter for each job you have an interest.  I send those priority mail to the hiring manager.  That big envelope will always be opened by the addressee.  All you’re trying to get is an interview.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Last post by bogey7 on August 13, 2019, 08:44:11 AM »
My resume is always 2 pages, cover page and work history.  I only list the last 10 years of work history and note that more will be provided upon request. 
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Woopig News and Help / Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Last post by TexZilla on August 13, 2019, 06:22:49 AM »
Resumes are for one purpose:  get an interview.  .you may need several versions. 

I would use the amp thing as a business not a hobby.  Even if you got no.thing but a six pack or bag of weed, I would give it a name and put it down as a gig as an amp designer as something you did while in school.  Folks like applicants who worked their way through school and found a way to drive their passion that way. 

If you want to be in the audio or sound reinforcement field passion is important because you'll be working with folks who are generally in love with the product. 

I've hired people who had interesting jobs on resumes, like pitcher with Chicago White Sox, wakeboard instructor at Club Med, a Japanese instructor, a mountaineer, etc. I like hearing their stories.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Last post by TravelHog on August 12, 2019, 11:09:58 AM »
My resume is going on 5 pages long, but that's because of all the assignments I've had over the last 18.5 years.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Last post by pinkphiloyd on August 11, 2019, 09:04:45 PM »
Find a good recruiter that specializes in the field you want to enter. Not only will they have good contacts but often times they can help you with your resume.


By the way, what do you want to do?

Audio and power electronics are my biggest areas of interest.  Power electronics is more practical these days, I think.  Although I'm fairly certain I could get on at Dolby, if I could convince the woman to live in Springfield. 
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Woopig News and Help / Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Last post by bleedinred on August 11, 2019, 07:50:54 PM »
Find a good recruiter that specializes in the field you want to enter. Not only will they have good contacts but often times they can help you with your resume.


By the way, what do you want to do?
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Solar Panels
« Last post by pigtacular on August 11, 2019, 07:20:10 PM »
Wait till winter when you can’t get your house above 65 degrees

This.   Our bills during the hot seasons rarely break $200.

We had one this past winter or the winter before that was close to $400.
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