01-14-2013 10:32 PM
I recently graduated. I have updated my resume sev
Web Developer, Intern
|Jun 2011 – Aug 2011|
|Place B||Sep 2011 – May 2012|
Office/ Lab Assistant
Sep 2010 – Dec 2012
|Place D||Sep 2008 – July 2010|
Sep 2008 – Dec 2012
Additional Experience and Awards
01-15-2013 09:56 AM
more than likely it's the layout if you're applying via the big job boards. They use ATS systems that parse info from your resume and if it's not in the format they prefer, where your work experience would be it'll show your address or nothing. It's very frustrating to say the least.
I posted earlier today about this very same thing and an article I read about it, so I am not going to take credit about knowing any of the above info. here's the link and the company that does it, free webinar's for this sort of thing but not sure if they're still doing them. Good luck!!
01-16-2013 12:05 PM
Are you pursuing a role as a Web developer? If so, mention it in your headline or objective, and then because you're a recent grad, consider moving your education and project list to the top of your resume. Also, be sure to include links to your portfolio and any other sites you've worked on and focus on transferable skills and experience in your summary. In other words, instead of mentioning copying and filing experience, highlight your collaboration with faculty and how you teamed up to uncover their needs and produce successful events and outcomes. Overall, your resume is good. As our other job seeker mentioned, perhaps you need to work on formatting. This sample is for an experienced Web developer, so he listed his education near the bottom.
Here are a few more.
01-16-2013 02:51 PM
You say that you have applied for 30 positions, how have you applied for these positions. If you have done so using online services such as Dice I would suggest try emailing those employer's directly. In my email's I do not include a hard copy of cover letter. Instead I use the body of the email as my cover letter. It is my opinion that this is much better than just sending email say attached is my cover letter and resume.
01-16-2013 04:22 PM - edited 01-16-2013 04:23 PM
@LeslieDiceExpert, I agree with almost everything you say, but I want to note that many resume experts now say not to use an objective, but rather a summary or headline, such as in our example or in the last of the links. The reason is that an objective focuses on what you, the job seeker wants, rather than what you can offer the employer.
One of the outside examples uses dark backgrounds, underlines, and italics, which some computers have difficulty reading. Keep it simple.
I think (this is me individually, not a resume expert) that the word "summary" is not necessary. Most people know it's a summary and it uses up valuable real estate at the top of your resume where people are going to read.
Also, as others have mentioned, the format is probably difficult for software to figure out. Use tabs rather than tables.
01-17-2013 11:47 AM
It's my opinion that new grads and career changers should use an objective or a hybrid headline that combines their goal with a personal branding statement. That way, they can be crystal clear about their objectives while offering benefits and value to the employer. Also, job seekers need to create a plain text version of their resume as well as one that's more visually appealing.