Resume's suck. : LUSENET : It's Always the Quiet Ones : One Thread

How many of you have actually had to write a resume? I know most of our readers are still in college, and i for one don't have much of a clue. Dude, it sucks some ass. Thank god for david. If you know of any great resources (monster sucks), post them here and i'll add them to the weblog.

-- nae (, August 16, 2000


yea i had to write one up...don't use those word templates, they suck. also, make sure if you need to send someone a resume as an attachment do it in notepad or something primitive like that. save it as a text file. use spaces rather than your tab key to fomat it, since everyone's tab setting is different. they might end up looking at a messed up text document, which was fine @ your end.

keep it simple and plain. keep it concise and to the point. do add your skills and knowledge of software you know and how proficient you're w/ it.

-- RenYi (, August 17, 2000.

hehee, renyi, i'm having problems remembering all the programs i work with all the time. And i wonder if you're supposed to list basic stuff like windows 9x and word and lotus and star, word processing shit.

-- nae (, August 17, 2000.

yea, go ahead and list them. group them however, like Microsoft Office: Word2000, PowerPoint2000...etc...also include the most current version you work with. like Macromedia Flash4. Macromedia Freehand9. remember to capitalize these names too...

why am i telling you all this when you have dave? shees.

-- RenYi (, August 17, 2000.

for the benefit of others, of course.

-- nae (, August 17, 2000.

I had to make a resume last year. It was pretty funny. I used my roomy's as a model. I think I was following it a little too closely, but luckily I caught myself and corrected it when I put that I attended her highschool...

Then I decided I didn't care anymore, and to have fun with it. So when I was describing my past jobs, I listed the associated skills as "sorting bugs, and grinding leaves and dirt." But I did strive to find a more eloquent job title rather than how I usually refer to myself: "undergraduate slave in an ecology lab."

-- Kaitlynn (, August 17, 2000.

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