It is with great interest and enthusiasm I submit my attached resume for your consideration.
Unnecessary, pompous declaration of interest. Crap.
As a seasoned and experienced Human Resources Manager I believe that I can offer Company XXX a set of skills and competencies and a passion which will be of value to your organization.
Hey, Pally, we know this you think this and we don't care. And aren't seasoned and experienced the same darned thing?
I have held the post of Human Resources Coordinator at Company XXY for several years and am exploring opportunities to further practice my Human Resources knowledge and skills in a setting that ignites passion for the ability to contribute to the community in such a way as Your Firm.
More poorly written crap.
My current Human Resources responsibilities include Staffing and Recruitment, Competency Based Assessment, Labour Relations, Occupational Health and Safety, Employee Life Cycle Management and Employee Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Design and Restructuring & Labour Force Reduction and Strategic Human Resources all within a not for profit organization.
Finally, some info. But all he did was throw in the kitchen sink.
I have outlined my skills and accomplishments in these sectors in greater detail in the attached resume.
Why didn't this bozo just turn that last paragraph into a list?
Ma'am likes a flexible template which reminds you about a limited number of must-have elements and then offers everything else as optional features you can use as you need.
A fresh grad, for instance, would have her contact information at the top of the first page (must-have). However, she would not start a resume with a career summary (optional) but with her education.
Ma'am recommends searching through a number of templates to cherry-pick elements cafeteria style. Her rule is: don't let the template dictate. "Find the right combination of the info you want to say and how you want to present it."
According to Ma'am, a recruiter reads the top third of the first page then scans to the bottom of the page. Then she reads the very top and bottom of every subsequent page scanning the middle. So you want to highlight your strengths (and achievements) in the top third of the first page. That's the prime real estate.
Ma'am also warns about putting in too much personal information but doesn't specify what it is. (Instead, she provides a link to Gerry Crispin which is now dead).
I've been getting a number of emails like this lately.
Hope this mail will find you in good health and spirit. We are connected in Facebook network. Since you are an experienced and resourceful recruiter, I take this opportunity to seek your advice.
Please check my Resume-CV, scrutinize and tell me what you don't like in it? I need your suggestions to improve the same. Advice me what to be deleted and what to be added or modified for betterment. My updated Resume-CV is attached for your kind review. ...
Why waste your precious time with job-seekers who call you for advice when you can send them a link to Dan's Resume Book?
For 20 bucks he tells them how to make their resumes findable by search engines, including those used by the major job boards.
Topic: Resume SEO: How to make a resume findable online. Website:recruiting animal show.com Call in to talk: (646) 652-2754 To Listen: Go to the website at show time. You'll see a box that says click to listen.
Expert, Stephen Viscusi, likes video resumes because they're cheap and easy and let your personal chemistry hang out.
And they help you stand out, says Steve. And, yes, that's true. The first two videos a recruiter receives will provide a good laugh but when recruiters start getting 20 of them at a time they won't even look at them.
Gerry Crispin "asked hundreds of recruiters" if they will "search and play video resumes". Not one was interested. They take too much time.
The idea of video resumes is too exciting, however, for career counselors to drop. Just as every one of them is telling job hunters stupid things like the resume is dead and they have to start a blog, they will harp on the video resume as the most advanced way to deliver a candidate's message. It's bunk but it captures the imagination.
Here's a good list of words you can use in your resume.
They are advertised as "Power Words". That's a garbage term which implies that you will gain hypnotic power over the reader.
But really they are just useful words. By conveying your message clearly, you are better able to influence the reader but it isn't as if your words take over his mind and force him to do your bidding. Know what I'm shayin?
What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet."
--Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)
The Brazen Careerist says your name makes a difference. The shallow person might assume that these hilarious clips from CNN prove that she's right. I say, hardly. The guy is, after all, running for president. My name, Animal, is one hundred per cent English and it hasn't gotten me half as far.
1. Wolf Blitzer apologizes for confusing Barack Obama with Osama bin Laden.
2. Americans in the street agree that Obama is a threat to security.