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Old 09-08-2011, 08:44 PM
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Resume help

I need to redo my resume for an internship fair that is this Tuesday. I went to a workshop today for said fair and a lot of the recruiters mentioned that a reverse chronological resume is something they prefer.

Does anyone here know of a good template for word 2007? I found a few online but I don't know about them. As well as I can never set up the margins or indents properly

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Old 09-08-2011, 09:15 PM
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Microsoft has plenty: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/CT010144894.aspx

Some are a bit busy. Look at the ones without graphics. There are few on that site from Monster, they're okay if very general.
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I thought it had a resume wizard built in. I know I used it once. *edit* turns out it did have it built in, in 2003. But Msoft "improved" it by removing the wizards. Glad I paid for that... Now they are templates that you have to get elsewhere. Go Microsoft!!
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:09 AM
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I don't know what sort of a job you are doing but have you ever considered getting professional help? Sure it cost a few bucks but IMO, it is worth the cost in terms of getting a job.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:46 AM
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keep your format simple and concentrate on good content. I see a lot of resume's cross my desk and when I see flashy formats they are almost always short on good content pertaining to the sought after position
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:50 AM
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I don't know what sort of a job you are doing but have you ever considered getting professional help? Sure it cost a few bucks but IMO, it is worth the cost in terms of getting a job.
If I had known the place existed at school, I could have gone to the career center and had them help me with the resume. But this is for Tuesday and the Resume Center works with you over a period of a few days to get it perfect.

I will for certain be going there after this fair to get my resume setup and talk to experential learning for internships
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keep your format simple and concentrate on good content. I see a lot of resume's cross my desk and when I see flashy formats they are almost always short on good content pertaining to the sought after position
This isn't even a flashy format. It's just reverse chronological.
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This isn't even a flashy format. It's just reverse chronological.

I meant lots of different fonts and bolds, styled backgrounds, shaded text boxes, colored windows etc.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:08 PM
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I meant lots of different fonts and bolds, styled backgrounds, shaded text boxes, colored windows etc.
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I'm almost done with it. I just need to stick a 1-2 sentence summary of myself to the top and it will be done
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You want clear...and easy to read at a glance....otherwise it goes in the trash first round of cuts. They are also all scanned with an OCR into a computer system, so its important to use the correct terminology and not have fancy fonts that might get scanned wrong. Keep it on white paper too.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:35 PM
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I have a pack of resume paper and stick to size 12, Times New Roman.. Not that tahoma crap word has switched to as a default with office 07
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Include pic of your hot girlfriend and you might get more attention
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Be prepared to explain any "holes" in your work history, if there are any.

A break in employment of more than a couple of months is a red flag to some recruiters...

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