Resume problem

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  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I'm applying for a better job. My resume was all lined up and everything last time but when updating it with different dates and experiences it totally threw off the spacing and made everything look crowded on the right side of the pages near the dates. I tried it two ways and it either looks crowded or takes up another page and divides the "experience" section.

    Here's the first way I tried it...

    Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory June 2005-April 2009

    ...but as I said it makes it look too crowded.

    This is the second way...

    Bubba J's House of Sammiches August 2002-
    May 2006

    ...but that makes the page separate.

    The text is already at 10pt I'm just wondering how to fix the problem?

    EDIT: It won't line up the way I want on here but hopefully you understand what I meant.


    Any help would be appreciated!:)

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
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  2. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory 6/05-4/09

    Bubba J's House of Sammiches 8/02-5/06

    So how much weight did you gain between 6/05 and 5/06?
     

  3. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Ha! Good one. ;)

    However, is the 6/05 as opposed to June 2005 acceptable format-wise?

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
  4. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    I do not know. I was hesitant to reply for that very reason.
     
  5. Critias

    Critias Freelancer CLM

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    I really have no idea what it is you're trying to explain to us. When your examples can't be spaced the way you want them to be, they're not very good, and you're being pretty vague about what the actual issue is.

    Just google "sample resume" and click on a few links, then do your best to make it look like those. If that doesn't work, and changing the font isn't working, try extending the margins -- not very much, but enough to maybe fix whatever problem it is you're having.

    What other advice do you really want people to give? We can't really see the problem, so how can we help you fix it?
     
  6. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    It's just a matter of putting the dates side by side which makes things look too crowded or putting the dates one on top of the other which spreads things out and causes the page/section to separate.

    I just figured yall might have some thoughts on how to manipulate/re-arrange things.

    The margin adjustment is an idea...I'll see if that works.

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
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    Your resume should never be more than one page. You need to clean it up and remove something. You can always put a tagline at the bottom of the resume that additional information if needed is available upon request. A two page resume does not get read. Your education should list only college or technical schools related to your career. No one cares what high school you went to. Your job experience should list only jobs related to your career. No one cares that you worked at Subway for three years during high school. References are available upon request. Do make sure you list any special achievements related to your field such as rank or unusual specialized training.
     
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  8. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Hold down the Shift-Alt-Delete-#-and hit enter. Everything should line back up.
     
  9. Critias

    Critias Freelancer CLM

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    Side by side is certainly the way to go. Staggering a line of text to put the dates on top of one another would wreck the whole format and make the page look horrible.

    I guess I still don't understand the "crowded" issue. A resume is basically a list, and lists are supposed to look "crowded," because it's one thing after another after another.
     
  10. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Knowing you that'll probably erase my hard drive.

    -Emt1581
     
  11. eXistenZ

    eXistenZ Play it.

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    Want me to email you my resume so you can see the format I use? You seem like a good guy, I suppose I could trust you with my info.
     
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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I appreciate the offer but I'm going to try looking at some templates and see if there are any that allow the dates to be condensed some...I'll play with the margins to.

    Thanks again though!

    -Emt1581
     
  13. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    This is the internet, you never know. You should change the dates first.
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    EMT - its 2010. Resumes really aren't used anylonger. You need to produce a video about yourself and your work history.

    Snazzy transitions are key. Special effects help you get noticed.

    Be sure to overlay music, but choose wisely.
     
  15. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    This is for a job application not a dating service! :tongueout:

    -Emt1581
     
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    dont know what program your using, that might help too
     
  17. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Originally Word but also tried Open Office with no success fixing the problem.

    -Emt1581
     
  18. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    did you try shooting it a little?
     
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    That's nonsense. Execs don't have time to watch MTV. They want a short resume and shorter cover letter. The resume is to narrow the field of applicants. Hiring takes place at the interview.

    You send in a music video and they'll dismiss you as an idiot.
     
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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I did but the bullet holes only made things look worse.

    -Emt1581