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I am searching for a job and could really use help on my résumé. My summary should be more exciting and make people want to meet me was my most recent feedback.. How do i Convey this?! Also, I understand that you should focus on accomplishments and less about tasks.... But my jobs up until this point have been VERY entry level (think retail) does anyone here work on resumes or is a hiring manager?

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I think instead of stating just specific tasks especially since like you said it was entylevel you should say what you gained from that job. For example, by working in retail you gained experience in people communication, controlling difficult situations (crisis management) , ability to work individually or in a group setting, ability to take/give orders, ability to work unsupervised, experience working with different types of people (you probably don't want to word it like that but I couldn't think of a better way to say it), multitasking, etc.


Hope this helps. I'm actually working on my resume too.

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I used to be a hiring manager, but currently I'm unemplyed and looking. Most of the career assistance centers I've been visiting are focusing on different types of resumes, as listed here by link removed:


Types of Resumes:


There are several basic types of resumes used to apply for job openings. Depending on your personal circumstances, choose a chronological, a functional, combination, or a targeted resume.


Chronological Resume:


A chronological resume starts by listing your work history, with the most recent position listed first. Your jobs are listed in reverse chronological order with your current, or most recent job, first. Employers typically prefer this type of resume because it's easy to see what jobs you have held and when you have worked at them.

This type of resume works well for job seekers with a strong, solid work history.


Functional Resume:


A functional resume focuses on your skills and experience, rather than on your chronological work history. It is used most often by people who are changing careers or who have gaps in their employment history.


Combination Resume:


A combination resume lists your skills and experience first. Your employment history is listed next. With this type of resume you can highlight the skills you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for, and also provide the chronological work history that employers prefer.


Resume With Profile:


A resume with a profile section includes a summary of an applicant’s skills, experiences and goals as they relate to a specific job.


Targeted Resume:


A targeted resume is a resume that is customized so that it specifically highlights the experience and skills you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for. It definitely takes more work to write a targeted resume than to just click to apply with your existing resume. However, it's well worth the effort, especially when applying for jobs that are a perfect match for your qualifications and experience.


Mini Resume:


A mini resume contains a brief summary of your career highlights qualifications. It can be used for networking purposes or shared upon request from a prospective employer or reference writer who may want an overview of your accomplishments, rather than a full length resume.


Nontraditional Resume:



A nontraditional resume is a web-based version of your resume that may include photos, graphics, images, graphs and other visuals


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I've had several resumes done up for different jobs; I have one specific to healthcare and another specific to admin assistant/reception. I also include a cover letter that more specifically states strengths and experiences valuable to the job. I haven't had a lot of luck yet, but I'm close!

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Do you know what you want to do?


When I was first starting out, I joined LinkedIn (have you ever heard of it?). I searched for people in positions that I wanted to be in and I looked at what their profile (which is essentially your resume) looked like. I didn't copy their resume, but I tailored mine to mirror theirs.

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