Resume Critique PLEASE ?

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LSPlease
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Resume Critique PLEASE ?

Postby LSPlease » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:28 pm

Would anyone be kind enough to critique this resume?

Thanks!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UHb ... ZrRhU/edit

fakehunter
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Re: Resume Critique PLEASE ?

Postby fakehunter » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:35 pm

Things that stood out to me: is your major GPA significantly higher than your overall GPA? Because I would definitely include your overall GPA if there's not a major (ha ha) drop.

Also, when you uploaded, it showed up on two pages, so I would be careful about that before you submit. And is your Century 21 email address your primary email? Because otherwise I would include a more personal one so you don't seem so tied to your job, aka not willing to leave it for law school.

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Justdoingmybest
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Re: Resume Critique PLEASE ?

Postby Justdoingmybest » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:02 pm

-Under the community activities section, Don't use 'I' Just keep to the same format as you did in the earlier part of the resume "Organized first annual interfaith....'
-Aren't you meant to put your cumulative GPA on your resume?
- The Pee Wee Assistant coach positions need some description.What did you do in these positions. If you don't have much to say you can combine all three positions (baseball+soccer+basketball). This will also save some space, so your resume will be 1 page.
- Under Century 21..., don't say "worked 40 hrs per week.." You are meant to describe what you did in this position. you were given space on the application to describe how long you worked.
-Under Inland Empire..., Just say "Mentored (people/departments..) on crucial aspects of the mortgage and real estate industry"

Is there any thing you changed/created/introduced in any of these positions. The resume gives you another opportunity to sell yourself. Also play around with our format.

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No13baby
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Re: Resume Critique PLEASE ?

Postby No13baby » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:52 pm

I would combine all the Pee Wee coach work into one position and use the extra space to be a little more detailed about your work experience.

LSPlease
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Re: Resume Critique PLEASE ?

Postby LSPlease » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:39 pm

Thanks everyone.

And yes, my cumulative is significantly lower than my gpa in my major. My degree gpa is identical to my major gpa though. I screwed up first 2 years at a JC. Typed an addendum for that as well.

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No13baby
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Re: Resume Critique PLEASE ?

Postby No13baby » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:18 pm

In that case, I'd just leave your GPA off entirely. The schools will have plenty of chances to look at it.

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Sprite
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Re: Resume Critique PLEASE ?

Postby Sprite » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:08 pm

fakehunter wrote:Also, when you uploaded, it showed up on two pages, so I would be careful about that before you submit.


I had seen another thread somewhere on here (can't find it when I search) where the general consensus was to limit resumes to a page unless you had some Mother Teresa/Nobel Peace Prize type accomplishments. & that it was best to leave off any work experience prior to junior year of college.

I have been consistently employed since high school & want to make that apparent on my resume...however, when all is said & done, my resume is sitting at a nice page and a half...should I mess with it to get it down to a page, or try to expand & mess with spacing to make it 2 pages?

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Re: Resume Critique PLEASE ?

Postby Hopefully2012 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:00 am

Sprite wrote:
fakehunter wrote:Also, when you uploaded, it showed up on two pages, so I would be careful about that before you submit.


I had seen another thread somewhere on here (can't find it when I search) where the general consensus was to limit resumes to a page unless you had some Mother Teresa/Nobel Peace Prize type accomplishments. & that it was best to leave off any work experience prior to junior year of college.

I have been consistently employed since high school & want to make that apparent on my resume...however, when all is said & done, my resume is sitting at a nice page and a half...should I mess with it to get it down to a page, or try to expand & mess with spacing to make it 2 pages?

Recently spoke to the deans at Michigan, Chicago and Penn. FWIW all of three agreed that 2 pages is completely okay for law school applications... they said that it is more important for AdComm to know what you did specifically at each job than to limit the resume to one page.




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