Bad resumes/good resumes *rant* - page 5

by mclennan

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I'm assisting with hiring a new case manager RN and would like to vent about the HORRIBLE quality resumes I am seeing in the mile high stack we're reading through. #1 problem: basic spelling, grammar, punctuation and command... Read More


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    I just remembered, there is "elephant dung" paper now! It's really expensive, but some office supply stores carry it. (Now that's recycling)

    Sure beats ole' boring parchment, huh? I wouldn't want "scented."

    ~Just a few more resume ideas~
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    Quote from GrnTea
    Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, 2003. Periods and commas precede closing quotation marks, whether double or single. This is a traditional style, in use well before the first edition of this manual (1906). As nicely expressed in William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White's Elements of Style, "Typographical usage dictates that the comma be inside the [quotation] marks, though logically it often seems not to belong there" (p. 36, see bibliog. 1.1). ... The Associated Press Guide to Punctuation, 2003. Commas and periods always go inside quotation marks, although they can be replaced on that spot by an exclamation point or question mark. Normally, these two, as well as the dash and the semicolon, go outside the quotation unless they are part of the quoted statement. Didn't Shakespeare have Mark Antony say, "I have come to bury Caesar, not to praise him"? (Outside, because the question mark applies to the whole sentence.) Gertrude Stein once asked, "What is the question?" (Inside; part of the quote.)
    You are way too serious. Plus, grammar rules change all the time. You quoted something from TEN years ago. To go to the extent of actually researching grammar to try to prove someone you don't even know (me) wrong.... just....ridiculous. Lighten up. Have a laugh. Enjoy a hearty debate among colleagues. By the way, I have admired many of your previous posts under my old user name. I guess I just allowed myself to momentarily get annoyed with how I PERCEIVE some of your posts on this topic. I took a step back and had to lighten up myself.
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    Perfection is a virtue, I find that no one has reached that mark, certainly not me. But, I aim high!!! I know that most applicants are desperate for a ANY position, and I am a little less judgmental on principle

    I have never had problem with a resume listing my High School Diploma, and have got few without an objective. I'm just not that picky. I am looking for the best fit for a job, not who can master APA format. I am not offset by a mispelled word if their Resume is attached to 3 wonderful recommendations. As long as it's legible, logical, and somewhere near standard- the interview is the grand show-down.

    Your going to get to an interview with me with an open position if you have the qualifications I listed in the hiring ad. Simple.

    I think it would be horrible to throw out a Resume for one mispelling, a high school listing, and the thought of someone else doing it makes me sick.

    If you had your Resume thrown out for that, YOU are blessed- that's not the employer you want to work for!!!!
    I like it!
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    In my English classes in high school and college we were taught to put an objective on a resume, if it's not correct then it would not have been published in our texts books to do so. Nothing and no one is perfect what may look good on paper may not be good in person and by heart! One or two small errors, can be understandable but several is a problem. I'm the type of person who proof reads a hundred times to find errors, and when I think its perfect, I take it and I read it out loud to someone just to find another error or two. I believe when looking at things such as resumes or grading someone's research paper you can tell the difference between the people who put a lot into it from those who didn't.
    Last edit by Still Standing on Jan 3, '13
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    Quote from tcstr05
    In my English classes in high school and college we were taught to put an objective on a resume, if it's not correct then it would not have been published in our texts books to do so.
    It's an outdated practice. It takes up room that can be better spent on other things.
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    I NEED HELP BADLY with my resume and cover letter. While I'm good with my grammar and punctuation, I'm not good with putting my resume together and I really don't know what to say in a cover letter. I have issues with job hopping (see thread confessions of a job hopper). My heart is in women's health; specifically teen pregnancy and female reproductive health. I currently work in LTC as a LPN Charge Nurse and want to transition into this setting. I have found two office jobs I want to apply for (gynecologic oncology and ob/gyn) but have spent countless hours trying to figure out a way to make my resume and cover letter stand out enough to be considered for an interview. I know I have excellent organization skills, I'm dependable, I have leadership skills, and my ability to document is off charts! When I do get called for an interview, I do okay at first but the interview goes south fast when the interviewer starts talking about my work history. I've never held a position other than Charge Nurse and the ability to move up to gain new experience through increased responsibility has never been present. How do I showcase my skills and keep my resume and cover letter from going in the trash? I'm open to all suggestions. Feel free to PM me.
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    Quote from brown eyed girl
    I NEED HELP BADLY with my resume and cover letter. While I'm good with my grammar and punctuation, I'm not good with putting my resume together and I really don't know what to say in a cover letter. I have issues with job hopping (see thread confessions of a job hopper). My heart is in women's health; specifically teen pregnancy and female reproductive health. I currently work in LTC as a LPN Charge Nurse and want to transition into this setting. I have found two office jobs I want to apply for (gynecologic oncology and ob/gyn) but have spent countless hours trying to figure out a way to make my resume and cover letter stand out enough to be considered for an interview. I know I have excellent organization skills, I'm dependable, I have leadership skills, and my ability to document is off charts! When I do get called for an interview, I do okay at first but the interview goes south fast when the interviewer starts talking about my work history. I've never held a position other than Charge Nurse and the ability to move up to gain new experience through increased responsibility has never been present. How do I showcase my skills and keep my resume and cover letter from going in the trash? I'm open to all suggestions. Feel free to PM me.
    Wuh! Don't freak yet. I am a heavy traveler (contract/per diem NP/RN) but, I just helped an LPN in Texas rewrite a resume with the same issue, let me get home to my laptop in AM, and I will show you how to turn around the idea, so it goes "good" when those points are reached- I'll show you how to pull a great strength with examples when I get home by pc. You will have a resume to be proud of, and taunt- not defend! (Other ideas too so be patient with me- your going to be fine! We'll talk later!!
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    Wuh! Don't freak yet. I am a heavy traveler (contract/per diem NP/RN) but, I just helped an LPN in Texas rewrite a resume with the same issue, let me get home to my laptop in AM, and I will show you how to turn around the idea, so it goes "good" when those points are reached- I'll show you how to pull a great strength with examples when I get home by pc. You will have a resume to be proud of, and taunt- not defend! (Other ideas too so be patient with me- your going to be fine! We'll talk later!!
    GREAT! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I look forward to it!
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    I love your post. Can you look at my resume if I PM you? I would love your feedback. Hook me up.
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    Would someone be wiling to look at my resume??? Please PM me! I will be a new graduate nurse in a few months and have had NO luck securing any hospital job at this point. I must be doing something wrong, I need help!

    Please!!
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