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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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Woopig News and Help / Re: Solar Panels
« Last post by wvhawgfan on August 11, 2019, 07:01:02 PM »

Not sure how to have an $11 bill when my customer charge is $13 a month.

Most of the on-line calculators for that type of thing only use the energy cost. So, if it were your house, your bill would be $24.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Last post by wvhawgfan on August 11, 2019, 06:56:41 PM »
It's definitely going on.  In what form I'm not exactly sure yet.  I quickly grew sick of how subjective this all is.  Almost all of the stuff I've read or advice I've gotten has directly contradicted something from somewhere else.  It's pretty frustrating.
Not sure what direction your thinking of heading in the field, but I can say for certain in the consulting area we are always looking for graduates that have some practical experience in the field. Whether it was fixing electronics, working as an electrician, etc. Having a working knowledge of the subject helps understand the theory much better in my experience.