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    If you would like or need help with job interviewing strategies/techniques, do's and don'ts, job search suggestions and /or advice for a resume or cover letter, ask away - I've been a Recruiter for 13 years and would be happy to help a fellow boardie... because the only thing worse than having a job - is looking for one.
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    Who do you recruit for?

    Edit: You can PM me if you don't want it in the open eye, just curious if we know some of the same people.

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    I recruit for a High Tech company in Canada but I have worked for several recruiting agencies in the past as well.
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    Hand check
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    Ah memories.
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    Default Re: ThatGirl's Job Search-Resume Questions /Help Thread

    Where in Canada?

    As we narrow things down.

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    Since this board is LA-centric, here's the easiest tip: non-profits exist that can help you improve your cover letters, resumes, job search skills, connections, etc. Most offer free/cheap classes or career-changing paths and certification routes.

    i.e. http://www.jvsla.org
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    This is awesome. I'm in the process of preparing for business school interviews right now, and it's not fun. Interviews are scary.

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    My boyfriend needs your help, badly, ThatGirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    My boyfriend needs your help, badly, ThatGirl.
    Bay Area - www.jvs.org

    Can't recommend it enough if he sucks at interviews, resumes, cover letters, etc.
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    He sucks at everything.

    4/20: Godflesh, Cut Hands @ DNA Lounge
    4/21: The Men @ Rickshaw Stop
    4/26: Simian Mobile Disco, Earth @ Pappy and Harriet's
    5/2-5/4: Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch
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    That's probably why he's struggling, though. The opening line of his cover letter is currently, "I suck at everything."

    4/20: Godflesh, Cut Hands @ DNA Lounge
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    5/21: Baths @ The Independent
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    Except beating me at bets.

    Dammit.

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    I live in Calgary. And yes there are lots of non profits that can offer help - but interview strategies can be tough - and with all the different types of questions out there that can trip people up - I'm happy to offer advice
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    It's all riding on this. You've got big dreams to ride to the top of the Flash Mob world. Well internet fame costs. And right now is when you start paying for it...in sweat.
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    A butt plug is not a weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    That's probably why he's struggling, though. The opening line of his cover letter is currently, "I suck at everything."
    I would probably suggest embellishing on that. LOL
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    It's all riding on this. You've got big dreams to ride to the top of the Flash Mob world. Well internet fame costs. And right now is when you start paying for it...in sweat.
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    A butt plug is not a weapon.

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    Excellent. Lots of us going down from Calgary.

    Got any advice for someone looking for a communication type job?

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    I just sent in my application last night for the forest fire fighting job. If I hadn't of proof read my cover letter would of claimed that I would be a great wildfire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepingrock View Post
    I If I hadn't of proof read my cover letter would of claimed that I would be a great wildfire.
    Looks like you might need some help with this sentence. You came to the right thread.

    You edited and tried again...

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    I just sent in my application last night for the forest fire fighting job. If I hadn't of proof read my cover letter would of claimed that I would be a great wildfire.
    and still fell a bit short. lulz
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    Bah. When I start applying for more jobs my spelling and grammar will be impeccable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JClemy View Post
    Excellent. Lots of us going down from Calgary.

    Got any advice for someone looking for a communication type job?
    Yes, communications degrees are useless. Apply at mcDonalds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepingrock View Post
    I just sent in my application last night for the forest fire fighting job. If I hadn't of proof read my cover letter would of claimed that I would be a great wildfire.
    You're going to fight wildfires?? Damn dude you're going to be huge by the time you're done.

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    A good friend of mine just started school for that. Tough job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JClemy View Post
    Excellent. Lots of us going down from Calgary.

    Got any advice for someone looking for a communication type job?
    What kind of communications degree do you have?
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    Here are some awesome blurbs from social marketing resumes:
    "Manage strategy and execution for social media marketing by establishing best practices, developing brand voice, and streamlining efforts and positioning with international teams to launch an internal social media dashboard product for aggregated quantitative analytics."
    "Manage large-scale conversational marketing campaigns that bring together brands, content, and audiences. As a digital media publisher, we bring together leading online voices with major brands to host robust social media environments where value-driven conversation is key. Management of these efforts involves working with cross-functional stakeholders (authors, sales, product strategy, engineering, accounting, finance, client services, etc.) and strategic partners to manage programs from inception through execution."
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyNonStranger View Post
    You're going to fight wildfires?? Damn dude you're going to be huge by the time you're done.
    Well, I applied to. It is a very competitive job so I doubt I'll get it due to many other folks who are probably a lot more qualified. I have also considered going up North for the summer with a friend. I'm really just looking into it for the money so I will be in less debt in the future. A job in the parks system would be ideal though, too bad I'm not bilingual.

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    Oh - I neglected to mention that participation in this thread could mean I could be offering up advice whilst inebriated. Consider this a full disclaimer.
    Quote Originally Posted by M Sparks View Post
    It's all riding on this. You've got big dreams to ride to the top of the Flash Mob world. Well internet fame costs. And right now is when you start paying for it...in sweat.
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    A butt plug is not a weapon.

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    HELP!!!!!!


    Seriously.

    I'll come up with some questions or something.


    My main problem is selling myself. I can do my job very well and have great business references/recommendations that will vouch for that. I have a hard time picking words or assembling sentences that don't make me feel like I'm bullshitting, or trying to sell a car or something silly. I'm an honest guy, reliable, dedicated and work hard. No one wants to look at a resume that says that.


    Looking for work sucks.
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    @Marooko -
    Here are some suggestions for your resume. It's the only opportunity you have to brag. And the one thing that will get you in the door. Use your resume for accomplishment based information i.e. ) I _______________ (did this) _____________using this tool/technology____________________ which accomplished _________ this outcome. Don't be afraid to be descriptive. Remember that quantifying and qualifying what you did is important. i.e I managed this many people in this type of project. It works! You aren't overselling if you aren't embellishing. Tell the truth but dont' be afraid to sell yourself! It's the only opportunity you have. The resume is your foot in the door. You won't get your foot in if the resume doesn't give the best possible impression right off the bat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JClemy View Post
    Excellent. Lots of us going down from Calgary.

    Got any advice for someone looking for a communication type job?
    Communications is very broad. Are you looking for a role doing media style communications on behalf of a large organization that needs a communications dept, or a company that specializes in that area?
    Quote Originally Posted by M Sparks View Post
    It's all riding on this. You've got big dreams to ride to the top of the Flash Mob world. Well internet fame costs. And right now is when you start paying for it...in sweat.
    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
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    Employment Date .....................Job Title....................Description


    10/09/11 - Current..................Driver................... ........Drive

    1/2/03-Current ......................Freelance .....................Drafting


    How does it look that I currently have a job and do freelance work?
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