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Old 05-23-2011, 04:08 PM   #11
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I think you should add it in the resume. It shows you have a desire to succeed which would indicate to prospective employers you don't want to remain on the ground floor.

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I would leave it out of the resume. Maybe in an accomplishments section but not attached to the resume. If its not specific to the job it could look like you don't understand the job. Take it with you for the interview where you can explain the accomplishment and why it shows your dedication to detail or however you think it should be best worded.

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I would leave it out of the resume. Maybe in an accomplishments section but not attached to the resume. If its not specific to the job it could look like you don't understand the job. Take it with you for the interview where you can explain the accomplishment and why it shows your dedication to detail or however you think it should be best worded.
This ^^^ IMO.
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I was the first reader of resume's for my company and would be handed a stack of a hundred plus for one available position. I can tell you from experience that extra pages attached are not appreciated. All that BS got skipped anyway and I would go straight to the education and job experience sections. One page is best, two at the very most. Especially for a receptionists job. Over qualified was always a concern and the resume's that were did not get a call for an interview. The hiring process is a PITA and I was not going to put anyone in a position that was just going to keep looking for a better job while on my crew.

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Your resume is a two to four minute read/attention getter to get you an interview. State the facts, keep it simple and add in phrases/buzz words from the job description that express you. Often too much information on a resume at best gets put in the read latter pile then they find enough applicants that the read latter pile isn't required.

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I have read way too many resumes and done way too many interviews in my career. Make your resume about 1 or 2 pages at most. Shorter is better, but cover your time. Short paragraphs with successes, pointed toward their need if possible. Do not attach the assignment, refer to it in a paragraph. You can always bring it with you to an interview and show it if it is questioned.

Also if you get an interview learn as much as you can about the company. What they do, what their market is. Anything you can. Be able to relate your experiences and successes to that in an interview.

Do not make the resume unbelievable. I once interviewed a young lady that had cured world hunger in six months at a job. It was obviously fluffed up too much, and I told her that for her next interview, make the resume believable. She was not getting hired. A resume will not get you a job, the interview will, but the resume can lose you the job or the interview.

Good luck! Sell yourself. It is always good to find a company that will pay your tuition. That is how I got my degree.

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