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  1. #1 Resume??? 
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    How important is my resume? Is this the most important part of the interview process?


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    Well, I will say this, I really steered clear of the whole you need a resume and cover letter song and dance. But I have to add that it is really important. I will not underestimate the power of a great resume and cover letter. That goes without saying for any job. My book gives you the option on what to do here. You can either do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you. A poor resume and cover letter is like showing up to a formal in sweat pants. Would you do that?
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    I don't have a book to sell, so I'll just tell you, as one who has read a few resumes and interviewed quite a few applicants, the resume is important but keep it brief. Your interviewer doesn't have time to read a novel to get to know your background. You can expand on the details during the interview.

    Things that make a good impression:

    Concise resume
    Grammatical letter
    Having researched the company a bit
    Positive attitude
    No boogers on face

    Good luck
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    I would not say that a resume is the most important part of the interview process, but it does help in securing an interview in the first place, so they are very important indeed in the overall scheme of things.
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    I am currently in the process of looking for an engineering job and I was told by many that my resume looked good. When it came time for the career fair, there were a couple of companies that told me outright that I should make the "important" information easier to see with bold font or placed earlier in the resume. If I had not talked to them about the info that they missed, they probably would have put me in the "throw away sooner pile".

    Things like coop, internship, research, and special projects experience are very valuable to employers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer
    I am currently in the process of looking for an engineering job and I was told by many that my resume looked good. When it came time for the career fair, there were a couple of companies that told me outright that I should make the "important" information easier to see with bold font or placed earlier in the resume. If I had not talked to them about the info that they missed, they probably would have put me in the "throw away sooner pile".

    Things like coop, internship, research, and special projects experience are very valuable to employers.

    Good luck!
    Exactly, having a resume is all about selling yourself and highlighting your best attributes, and so that is why the important points should be highlighted, to give you the best possible chance.
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    resume is very important, it gives the people the first impression about you. Recommendation letter from the well-known teacher is important too.
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    My experience says that Resume is most important part of any interviews. Good resume makes good impression in any field and highlights you best attributes . It should describe you qualification, kind of work you interested , your experience and also your family background.
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    Come on people, the 1st and 2nd post were obviously from the same guy (who is just trying to shill his stupid book).
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    Well really it's a very important part for your interview, its a prove of your skills and remember one more thing keep your resume updated.

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    I do not think so.....
    But I can not find any bad on that.

    However you think, it can be helpful to show you before standing in front of interview yourself, I think........

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    Quote Originally Posted by basujansb0110
    I do not think so.....
    But I can not find any bad on that.

    However you think, it can be helpful to show you before standing in front of interview yourself, I think........

    Thanks.
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    In my view Resume is the most important part of any type of Interview process. A well put together resume tells you that the applicant cares enough to present themselves well at least on paper. Those who put together a poor resume must not care about the job that much, or at least that's the thought most hiring managers have.
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    OK...even though this topic was a bait-n-spam job, it still merits discussion, to a point. If you can meet someone face to face, THEN hand them a resume...it will get you a lot further than them opening a resume, and your name being just typed letters. I've been teaching at the same district that I started at for 5 years now...and I walked in, and talked to the Principle, BEFORE filling out any kind of application, or mailing a resume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunchBox
    If you can meet someone face to face, THEN hand them a resume...it will get you a lot further than them opening a resume, and your name being just typed letters.
    Not if they're looking for a very specific skill set.
    Let's say they want someone who is PMI certified and has program management experience.
    Items on your resume indicating strong program management experience and PMI certification will do you far better than just a smiling face and a warm handshake... that is, of course, at least among people who actually give a crap about doing a job right and hiring the right person.

    I stipulate that this may vary by vocation, but I feel that it is a legitimate counter point to the assertion you made.


    Granted, if you get to meet them face to face, THEN hand them a resume, and ALSO have the skills they are looking for, then you may have a point.
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    Well, perhaps I should have prefaced my post with the idea that you obviously don't want to go waltzing in somewhere not knowing what/who they're looking for.
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    Resume is most important document in interview. Due to this we can reflate our information as qualification, address, contact no, hobby and so on. People make resume with true and all information.
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    Resume plays an important role for interview process...It contains all the necessary information which is requires for this process..One should mention only relevant information like full name,qualification,achievement and other important information..It should be made by expert in well manner and in exact format..
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    Interview is more important. However it doesn't mean you neglect your resume; your resume will determine if you get interviewed at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by munboy View Post
    Interview is more important. However it doesn't mean you neglect your resume; your resume will determine if you get interviewed at all.
    Resume is the part of interview that helps to know about your skills for employer.
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    I've got to say, in all the times I've applied for a job with a resume, I had to fill out an application anyway. Most probably didn't even read the damn resume! Then again, these were grunt-work type jobs: Watchman (Note that they sound cooler, but indeed are a lesser form of Security), Pump Technician, Lasershop Assistant, etc. I'd imagine Resumes are much more important for jobs requiring higher education.

    I would also agree the Interview is more important than the resume in terms of whether you actually get the job - but then again, as people have said it's the resume that gets you the interview. They have templates for resumes that make them look pretty sophisticated. Keep it brief, keep it formal, but most important, take it seriously.
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    Interview is vastly more important than resume in my experience.

    Dress proparly, to show that you are serious and professional.
    Act strong yet polite. Meaning you should balance confidence with humility.
    Show respect and be yourself, acting like someone youre not will in time reveal you have bad integrity.
    Have proper Hygiene.

    And most of all, if this isnt what you really wanna do - choose something else really. Wheter it is yourself or the firm you want to work for which is out of place.

    If it truly is what you want to do, show some passion and knowledge of your field.

    Research about who and what you are working for/with: You can use this to your advantage for the use of arguments.

    The most powerful tool you have available is common sense, use it

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    Two examples, one my own, one from a friend.

    My friend is overweight and has bad hygiene (Sorry man hope you dont read these forums lol) but he is a computer whizz. He failed several job interviews due to this coupled with his very arrogant and rude attitude. One of his faults being taken it for granted he would get the job.

    Ive applied to jobs I was under experienced for, but still got them due to being a smooth talker, good social antennas and following the advice above. Im arrogant as hell aswell, but I use humility to balance things out as a tool. You dont want to seem too weak, or too cocky. Balance. Show respect... yeah :P Always worked for me despite having an underwhelming resume.
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