REVIEWING RESUMES



Hector Bracamontes

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 Hello,

Could anyone could check my motivation letter?

XXXXX is the largest glass producer with presence in several countries such as the market leader in different regions. Even though, steel industry has a lot of competition because the top ten steel producers control the 23% of market share which mean it is a very fragmented industry, so steel companies are looking how to keep their competitive advantage.

Furthermore, under the scenario of a carbon constraint economy; steel industry face the challenge of producing goods with less environmental impact by changing the steelmaking process technology and/or innovating in new products.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an environmental accounting method that is employed in the industry as a communication and decision support tool. This can assist XXXX for investigating ways to minimize their environmental effects, increasing their products value and reducing the risk exposure to tight environmental policies.

The development of a study case for a small company that manufactures items as shelving  and trolleys has gave me experience on the LCA tool for sustainability management by implementing “cradle to grave” process flow diagram, identifying the sustainability risk profile, prioritizing solutions and analyzing business opportunities, savings and potential partnerships.

Furthermore, my internship at the process engineering department at XXXXX has gave me an overview on the glassmaking process  by reviewing some PhD thesis about LCA in an integrated glassworks and modeling different pollutants cycles in ASPEN Plus ( a “flow sheet” type software).

Also, my training in a master program at the “École des Mines de Nantes” has strength my skills in project management, process modeling and simulation, cross cultural teamwork , communication in French, English, Spanish and German, as well as setting clear targets and being pragmatic, analytical, autonomous, entrepreneurial and multitask.

My goal is to lead a career in project management for sustainability in the industry; it would be a pleasure to be admitted among your team of experts. A job with you would allow me to use and expand my knowledge and skills and play a useful role in a team with wide expertise and participate in the variety of XXXXX missions. 

I have enclosed my resume for your review. I would like the opportunity to meet with you if possible.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

 

 

giuseppina2011

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How to Review a Resume

5 Tips for Quickly Eliminating 9/10 Resumes

To learn how to review a resume, you need 2 things, a good job description, and a good eye for scanning keywords. With these 2 skills and the following 5 tips, you can quickly eliminate 9/10 resumes sent to you for a job opening, saving you time and headache!

 

Review Tip 1 - Format

A person sending you their resume should have a format that will allow you to quickly understand what they have done and what they can do. You should be able to see in the first 10 lines of a resume the general skills of an individual. Bad examples included if they try to get too cute, like saying they were a 'Refuse Dispensing Engineer' instead of they dumped trash. If it is too complex and you have to figure out what the resume is trying to tell you, then you have to question the candidates communication skills... so move on and archive the resume.

 

 

Review Tip 2 - Style

The second tip on how to review a resume is to look for style. By this I mean writing style. Can the person communicate in short sentences? Are there spelling errors? Do the columns line up? Does the overall presentation fit into some nominally acceptable resume style? Look at these factors and if the resume is sloppy or hard to read the archive!

 

 

Review Tip 3 - Keyword Scan

Scanning for keywords is the first step in reviewing resumes. You need your list of keywords and equivalents. Some people did not have the position of supervisor, they may have been called team leader or shift manager. Get your keywords and equivalents for the position and scan for them in the resumes you receive. If it is not there then archive it!

 

 

Review Tip 4 - Consistent Dates

This means you need to look at the time line of the jobs listed. If a person does not put months/years, this is a clue. Be sure there are not large gaps in employment. This could mean they were not looking, had legal problems or decided not to divulge what they were doing for other reasons.

 

Finally, the time line should make sense. A person is not likely to be working at 2 jobs in different states many miles apart. Sometimes these may be errors but do you really want someone who can't accurately remember what jobs they have had in the last 5-7 years or make sloppy mistakes? Archive it!

 

Review Tip 5 - Look for Patterns & Inconsistencies

The last step in learning how to review a resume is to look for patterns and inconsistencies in the resume. Above we talked about the time line and comparing when they worked with where the job was located. There are some others.

 

 

Job Hopping

When a candidate can not stay at a job for more than 3 months before leaving there is something wrong.

 

 

Decline in Responsibility

Similarly if there was a large reduction in responsibility there may be something wrong. For example a person is the Vice President of Sales and in their next position they become a retail sales clerk. Wouldn't you wonder what happened? This is somewhat melodramatic but it makes the point. Large changes in responsibility in the negative direction should generally be a concern.

 

 

Drastic Career Change

If there has been a drastic career change and not much time spent in the new career, you should be concerned. Why the sudden change?

 

 

Lots of Relocation in Short Period

Unless a person is in the Military, people don't move to different states 3 times in 2 years. This indicates a problem. You don't need a problem you need a solution. Move on.

 

 

Summary

Use these 5 tips in learning how to review a resume and you will save yourself lots of time and energy with little risk of tossing an "A" candidate.

Marsie1974

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I am guessing from the language that you are Amercian.  I am a recruitment consultant here in the UK.  Is it still the case that the US use 1 page CVs (resumes)?  I often get them here and by our standards it is not good enough.  Here in the UK it needs to be at least 2 pages including your responsabilities in your work experience which I have often seen lacking in the one page ones.  I liked your 5 tips though and thought they were very relevant even here in the UK :)

giuseppina2011

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In today’s ever changing business world, we are constantly striving to stay on top of industry trends and best practices to operate more efficiently.  The area of human resources has not gone untouched by change, and we need to address changes specific to the recruitment process.  A company is only as strong as the weakest link, so it is imperative that an organization place emphasis on finding the right candidate.  Finding the ideal candidate starts with reviewing resumes.  Whether you are working with a staffing agency or conducting your own search, it is important to keep the following tips in mind when reviewing resumes.

First, the process of reviewing resumes does not begin with a resume.  More specifically, the process of reviewing resumes starts with a solid job description.  One must thoroughly understand the scope of the position before he or she can begin searching for qualified candidates.  It is sometimes helpful to create a list of the most important qualifications you seek in an ideal candidate.  This is sometimes referred to as a “candidate profile” and should include selection criteria such as desired educational level, relevant experience, and required skill sets.

The job description and candidate profile are not only important for reviewing resumes, they are also essential in the ad writing process.  You will need both accurate and detailed information to develop an effective ad that will attract the ideal candidate.  In preparation for the resume review, one will want to spend an adequate amount of time writing the ad and posting on the appropriate websites.  Spending time in preparation will enable you to save time in the process of reviewing resumes.  More specifically, effective ads and placement will narrow down the selection process more accurately.

Once the preparation process is complete and your inbox starts to fill with resumes, you are ready to start reviewing resumes.  In reviewing resumes, it is important to be able to devote a block of time so the qualifications and credentials of candidates can be compared to one another.  In the initial review of resumes, it is important to note that as technology has advanced so too has the submission of resumes.  Due to the change in submission of resumes from snail mail to email, individuals reviewing resumes have modified the traditional screening process.  For example, no longer does the quality of stationary and appearance of envelope play a role in the review of resumes.  Although there have been some changes to the traditional screening process, other techniques have gone unchanged.  For example, proper spelling and grammar still weigh heavily in the review of resumes.

To start the actual review of resumes, you will want to skim each resume to obtain an overall impression of the candidate’s resume.  The resume should have an overall flawless presentation with easy to read formatting and organization, correct use of grammar, and proper spelling.  If the candidate’s resume passes the initial inspection, you will want to review it further to assess whether or not the candidate meets your top credentials outlined in your candidate profile.  More specifically, you will want to look for relevant educational and work experiences.  While reviewing relevant educational and work experiences, you will want to keep a focus on the most recent educational and work experiences.  Although it is important to look at recent experiences, you will also want to consider the stability in work history when identifying potential candidates. 

If a candidate fulfills your top credentials, you will want to review it more thoroughly concentrating on such things as the applicant’s specific skill sets, achievements, and extracurricular activities.  In this step of the resume review process, you are also looking for red flags (i.e. employment gaps, multiple shifts in career paths, and evidence of decreasing job responsibilities).  Once you have reviewed all resumes in the search of red flags, you will want to identify the most qualified applicants.  The most qualified candidates thus far should be contacted for an initial phone screen.

After the initial phone screens, you will be well on your way to successfully finding the right candidate.  Just remember that finding the right candidate starts with reviewing resumes.

PatrickdeCastro

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Hello , my friends i am Brazilian ... I do not speak english , I SPEAK  BASIC. Someone could help-me ?

Stephen_S

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Greetings and Salutations:

I work for the State of California (USA) Veterans Workforce Services. I conduct employment development program activities utilizing micro-marketing techniques that establish rapport and generate far more employer interest in a short period leading to rapid job placement.

I can send you a sample of a basic resume that I use for my clients. Send request for a sample to powerupresume@yahoo.com

Respectfully,

Stephen H. Springer

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Hi there, 

I would really appreciate it if anyone could correct my cv. 

thank you very, very much in advance!

please send me a message with your email and i will send it to you :)

larissa

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can anyone also help me for same matter can anyone check my cv and suggest me to correct it... 

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Hi everybody!

My name is Sergey and I'm web designer from Ukraine, Kiev.

I've created portfolio site in english, but I'm not entirely sure that all is correct there.

Could you please help me? I'll be glad for any remarks or advices.

Many thanks!:)

 

Here is the link to my site: http://www.sirsergey.com

Angel2787

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Hello,

Someone could help me??? Could anyone check a few sentences of my resume???

 

Objective: To obtain a position in the Audit Department, also interested in positions in the Tax & Legal department

Professional Experience:

november 2009 - present - ABC

position - accountant

 

Responsibilities: State registration of enterprises, responsible for all basic accounting functions, assisted in preparation of financial statements, work with supervisory organs, tax and accounting reporting, maintaining relationships with client management.

Additional information: Good PC skills (advanced user of 1C: Accounting Word, Excel, PowerPoint and etc.), willing to grow and develop both personally and professionally, fast learner, ability to go to business trips and work overtime

Could anyone check it for mistakes, please? May be somebody have advice how to make my resume better..