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Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:20 am

Quick question: Do you list consulting positions on your resume? (I'm not talking about people whose full-time job is that of a consultant.) For example, let's say that you spent 15 hours per week for four months as a paid consultant to do graphic design for a particular company (while having a different, full-time job). Would you include that consulting on your resume? Thanks.

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby BlueCivic » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:22 am

I think that you, a consultant, should feel free to put relevant info on your resume.

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:23 am

BlueCivic wrote:I think that you, a consultant, should feel free to put relevant info on your resume.


hahaha, well done

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby Sangiovese » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:26 am

BlueCivic wrote:I think that you, a consultant, should feel free to put relevant info on your resume.


WIN!

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby PigNipple » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:27 am

+1

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:27 am

BlueCivic wrote:I think that you, a consultant, should feel free to put relevant info on your resume.


My question tho:

Should I, only occasionally a consultant, put perhaps relevant info on my resume?

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby PigNipple » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:29 am

ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
BlueCivic wrote:I think that you, a consultant, should feel free to put relevant info on your resume.


My question tho:

Should I, only occasionally a consultant, put perhaps relevant info on my resume?


It's your druthers, my, friend.

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby Sangiovese » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:31 am

I would include it. Especially if your interest/talent in graphic design is not apparent elsewhere in your application. Another skill/interest that shows what a well-rounded individual you are can't hurt.

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:45 pm

Sangiovese wrote:I would include it. Especially if your interest/talent in graphic design is not apparent elsewhere in your application. Another skill/interest that shows what a well-rounded individual you are can't hurt.


Thanks. My challenge is just picking what to leave in / take out.

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby yeff » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:51 pm

This thread is, unsurprisingly, hilarious.

To you, OP, an occasional consultant, I suggest that you include it. What's the downside?

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:27 am

yeff wrote:This thread is, unsurprisingly, hilarious.

To you, OP, an occasional consultant, I suggest that you include it. What's the downside?


Just that my resume is 3 pages and that seems too long

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby TheBigMediocre » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:29 am

ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
Just that my resume is 3 pages and that seems too long


:shock: That's quite the curriculum vitae.

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby Vincent Vega » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:32 am

Sangiovese wrote:
BlueCivic wrote:I think that you, a consultant, should feel free to put relevant info on your resume.


WIN!


LOVE IT!!!!!

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby qualster » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:34 am

BlueCivic wrote:I think that you, a consultant, should feel free to put relevant info on your resume.


Gahahaha! You, a quick witted poster, beat me, a late comer to this thread, to it.

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby Vincent Vega » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:34 am

I think the real question here is whether you, a consultant, should even be going to school. You could probably be making six figures.

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby windycity » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:41 am

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:43 am

windycity wrote:
ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
yeff wrote:This thread is, unsurprisingly, hilarious.

To you, OP, an occasional consultant, I suggest that you include it. What's the downside?


Just that my resume is 3 pages and that seems too long


I think that your resume, at 3 pages, is too long. Can you, a consultant, cut it down to 2 pages by omitting the less significant work? How about including just one general "consulting" section that bullet-points projects?


Haha, trying... I actually don't have that many individual items on there (about 16 plus education/awards), but I've always believed in offering at least some degree of specifics about various jobs.

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby narkizopoint » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:57 am

ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
BlueCivic wrote:I think that you, a consultant, should feel free to put relevant info on your resume.


My question tho:

Should I, only occasionally a consultant, put perhaps relevant info on my resume?


If you have determined it relevant (the hardest part) then you should put it on your resume. 3 pages sounds a bit long tho...sure everything on there is relevent?

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:47 am

narkizopoint wrote:
ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
BlueCivic wrote:I think that you, a consultant, should feel free to put relevant info on your resume.


My question tho:

Should I, only occasionally a consultant, put perhaps relevant info on my resume?


If you have determined it relevant (the hardest part) then you should put it on your resume. 3 pages sounds a bit long tho...sure everything on there is relevent?


It all tells the same narrative that has worked thusfar (that is to say, it has been pretty effective at getting interviews and whatnot). Some jobs are similar to other jobs, but part of its point is to show long-term commitment to certain issues.

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby narkizopoint » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:51 am

Somebody with 3 pages of relevent stuff has a pretty impressive resume then. Its all those 3 page resumes with "mowed lawns for grandpa" that have trouble.

The guide for including it should be what is already on there. If it stacks up well then add it. If it looks better than something else, replace that something else.

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby AtticusFinch » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:02 am

ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
Sangiovese wrote:I would include it. Especially if your interest/talent in graphic design is not apparent elsewhere in your application. Another skill/interest that shows what a well-rounded individual you are can't hurt.


Thanks. My challenge is just picking what to leave in / take out.


Leave out the commas, that should cut it down, to a page, at the most.

Oh and do not substitute// for,, it will not help shorten your resume. Good luck.

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:19 am

narkizopoint wrote:Somebody with 3 pages of relevent stuff has a pretty impressive resume then. Its all those 3 page resumes with "mowed lawns for grandpa" that have trouble.

The guide for including it should be what is already on there. If it stacks up well then add it. If it looks better than something else, replace that something else.


Thanks.

I was lucky to have a prior job that involved reviewing hundreds of resumes, so at least I know what I personally think works and doesn't work. My rule: If you don't have numbers or some other way of quantifying what you did, "next"

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby qualster » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:35 pm

PigNipple wrote:
ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
BlueCivic wrote:I think that you, a consultant, should feel free to put relevant info on your resume.


My question tho:

Should I, only occasionally a consultant, put perhaps relevant info on my resume?


It's your druthers, my, friend.


LOL. Wouldn't we all like to have our would rathers?

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Re: Consulting jobs on resume?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:05 pm

qualster wrote:
PigNipple wrote:
ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
BlueCivic wrote:I think that you, a consultant, should feel free to put relevant info on your resume.


My question tho:

Should I, only occasionally a consultant, put perhaps relevant info on my resume?


It's your druthers, my, friend.


LOL. Wouldn't we all like to have our would rathers?


haha, always wondered about the origin of that word




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