Just pick the chic that's less pretty than you.
Unless you want to please your boss, than the one with big titties.
But honestly, here's my list that I go through when sorting through resumes:
1. Email address (since most resumes I get are via email). This goes along with the Name thing that Cara mentioned. I do not want to hire someone with an address like SexyMama420. Sorry, Cara!
2. Work history dates. I want to see if the candidate is committed to a position, instead of jumping around all the time.
3. Breaks in work history. I know it's tough out there, but having a 2+ year break is questionable to me.
4. Education (if there's a minimum requirement)
5. Position held.
6. Job description.
FUCK FUCK FUCK
People are getting laid off at my work today.
Six people already got the can, including the girl I worked closely with.
Awww, Robin wouldn't hire me. I had 10 years at one company but then worked 2 jobs for 6 months each with 3 month breaks between. I hate how my resume looks now. I have now had over a year and a half here but I know people see those 2 jobs and think man, she must suck. Nope, I just worked for 2 companies that went out of business.
If somehow a cure or treatment was developed to where I could maintain my health well enough to work full time would I even be desirable to anyone at this point based on my past?
Guess I am fortunate that I have a lot of connections with people/businesses involved with my disease who would most likely be understanding of what I have been through and what may come in the future.
Last edited by JustSteve; 06-29-2012 at 10:54 AM.
Also, I don't know if I interview well. What are you looking for when you're interviewing someone? Directed at anyone conducting interviews.
Your health situation puts you in a compassionate category that most others don't fall into. When the gaps are due to debilitating health issues it's completely different. And a good thing you have people around that would understand if you were able to return to work. Most of the people I see have gaps due to job loss, or sometimes extended travel, or family issues, and it's each individual's personal circumstances that determines the level of how forgivable it is. I have a friend that was wrongly terminated due to her health issues, and she ended up suing her long term employer and winning a settlement - but it permanently impacted her ability to get a reference at the company. She was well within her rights - but it's still doing her a bit of damage.
As for what I look for in interviews: Confidence ( while not being cocky). enthusiasm, professional attire and communications, allowing the interviewer to control the flow of the interview, ( in other words - don't go off on a tangent - stay on topic and let the interview continue with his/her agenda), answering questions directly and specifically to your own personal experience (don't say "we did, we had, we developed".. Say what you "I" did personally to contribute.) Also I like when a candidate has questions prepared and can tell me a few things about my company. I hate interviewing someone that has no idea who we are and what we do, or any questions to ask me.
My issue is having questions. I'm preparing for a place that has asked to see my resume, so I'm hoping I get called for an interview. I have one or two questions I'd like to ask, should I think of more? How many do I want to have? Considering the other companies they've purchased, I'm curious what plan they have overall, is that my business to be asking?
I'm a little nervous. Probably not a good thing, eh? Relaxation techniques?
I'm applying for an inter-district transfer. I figure I should show up with a portfolio as I did years ago for the interview, but I'm not sure how to approach my resume.
I've been in the same district at the same school for 13 years. It seems silly to go too far back under job experience and even sillier to include my education that was almost 20 years ago. It also seems weird to just compile a list of things like workshops and conferences I've gone to when it will quickly grow rather redundant.
So what would you suggest? All the research I've done on-line is geared toward new teachers. What should a veteran teacher do?
I think it went well. It seems the interview process was just a formality, we even discussed my time off for Coachella. I mentioned the tickets would easily sell and was told not to worry..."We'll get the time out of you." and laughter ensued. I'm still not gonna get too excited until I get the call back I was told I would receive. I'll celebrate depending on the outcome.
I would like to thank you for the time you took to look at my resume and the tips you gave via this forum. This, especially, rung out in my head once or twice. Luckily it was before I got too lengthy, I could almost feel it coming on.
Thanks!but remember to not let it get too comfortable or conversational. Always let the interviewer direct the flow and that way you are always being guided through it,
I also had an interview today, weirdly enough. Apparently they do phone interview (accomplished) to real interview (accomplished) to three hour + math test interview (yikes, but want). The CSO was into it so hopefully I get called back for round three.
Well I hope you move to the final phase! Remember when it comes to salary negotiations - always make them give you a number. Never toss out what your salary expecations are first. If you want any pointers on interview/final negotiation prep please let me know!
final phase? i've done the phone, in person interview, talked salary, and sent a thank you email. now i'm just waiting, since it happen last week.
i assume within the week, or early next. i got a reply from the email saying, "we'll touch base soon," and i believe they were somewhat serious since they paid for me to fly across the country, but i believe they may be interviewing others this week. if it doesn't work out i'm not too concerned, but it would be nice.