From the archives of my old blog:

resume-quality-control:

Here’s my feedback:

First, let me say you have awesome experience and education. The thing you need to do is make it pop! Your resume needs some work.

  • Get rid of the objective statement. Replace it with a profile summary or hard pitch for the specific job to which you’re applying. Most of the statement is stock nonsense. I review thousands of resumes and if I had a dollar for every time someone says what you’ve said, I would have like a $1,000 (just in the past year). It’s just not that unique. I would recommend reading the book: The Web 2.0 Job Finder. The authors cover a lot of the tips on writing a good profile or pitch.
  • I’d get rid of the left black bar. It takes up a lot of white space and may make your resume unreadable to scanners.
  • Give more details about your digital media, pointing to online portfolios, if possible. 
  • Your experience section should focus on outcomes, not tasks.
  • Skills sections has some attributes, not skills. “Detail oriented…” is an attribute, not a skill. Also get rid of skills that everyone has (e.g., knowledge of computers).
  • In any case, a resume should respond to the specifics in a job call. So, for example, I would keep in HTML knowledge if the job post asks for it, get rid of it if not.
  • Consider a functional or hybrid resume as an entry-level candidate.

Good luck! 

Craig (Sophist.es Consulting)

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From the archives of my old blog:

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My Comments:

As many of you know, I am not a big fan of the infographic or graphic resume. However, this one is good because it tells a story. It serves a very specific purpose. The design is clean and balanced. The white space and color choice excellent. My only concern is the choice of the ornamental typeface for the description. This may work on a printed version; however, it is difficult to read online. Thanks for sharing. Good luck with your work. 

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paperdarts:

We Paper Dartsified Rebecca Driscoll’s resume. She has spent her career carving out a redefined and inspirational model of what it means to be a leader.

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I asked my elmhurst-college students to identify an organizational theorist who is famous (at least among sociologists) for his research and writing about organizations. Many of them put their research skills to use and found the answer.

So, which “grand theorist” attended Elmhurst College?

Peter Michael Blau » Read more on his Wikipedia.

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Great juxtaposition!

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nbcparksandrec:

Happy birthday, Amy!