[Jobs] Two questions

Michael Peterson itsmike2011 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 19:01:58 UTC 2018


	Thanks Peter. During my BEP days I am told I boosted the business
level to all most double but I was supposed to be given some additional
locations to manage to help boost my profit and that didn't happen. I did
have a really good reference letter from my last SBEC who last I heard has
moved in to a higher position. However, since then I have moved across the
country and changed my career, I haven't been able to locate the letter she
wrote in 1997.  I had an additional letter from a trainer and coworker I had
written a bit after that but so far I can't relocate it and those jobs are
far enough back now that an employer can't directly contact someone to
verify them.
   
Top Resume says I have 18 years of work but it's spread out 8 years here 2
years there. I actually cut it off at 1989 when applying for Rehab jobs just
because.
The rehab experience isn't long enough for me to give good numbers though I
placed a few clients and put lots more in to school or tech school.
I had my resume professionally prepared but Top resume says it's to
cluttered and needs doer words changed to achieved words like you mention.
I will probably use the old one at least until I can revise but I want to
make sure the revised one covers all the bases possible.

Mike P.



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Subject: Re: [Jobs] Two questions

IMHO, the trick to writing resumes is to brag unashamedly about yourself
without lying.

So, for example, did you win any awards at any of your prior jobs? What was
your profit margin at BEP? etc.

Good luck.  Peter


 ----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Peterson via Jobs <jobs at nfbnet.org
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09:46:52 -0500
Subject: [Jobs] Two questions

I just submitted my resume to a free evaluation by a company called top
jobs.

The lady wrote back my resume is a doer resume rather than an achiever
resume.

She wants things like I placed 75 clients in two years which I didn't

My longest job was in BEP and many of the other jobs in my history were
prior to 1989.  So it's hard to come up with accurate numbers to make me
look like an achiever.  She says I am under selling myself.

I wonder if the resume writer this list recently advertised can rework it
for me.  It might be much less expensive if she can.  I'll look up that
email but if someone has it please resend.



My second problem I had three good references when I got my last job.  One I
can't reach and two others I think also have retired.  It looks like the
office I worked at has undergone change as the companies where I did
internships so if an employer tries to find and make contact good luck.

The agencies are open but they probably won't find the people who know me
and my work.



My BEP experience I was the owner operator.

Any ideas?



Thanks

Mike





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