Help With Resume



  • @IRJ said in Help With Resume:

    @scottalanmiller said in Help With Resume:

    @IRJ said in Help With Resume:

    @alex.olynyk said in Help With Resume:

    So wife showed my resume to her boss and she suggests I add this:

    Results driven professional offering a progressive, 17 year career in information technology.
    Expertly manage technical support operations and troubleshooting issues to identify root causes and prevent recurrence.
    Process improvement champion researching ways to strengthen security, enhance efficiency, and control costs.

    I want to sell myself but don't want to sound over confident. Thoughts?

    I agree with @scottalanmiller . It is fluff, but having the 17+ years experience statement on top of the resume helps. I do something similiar with my resume. All the other stuff is just fluff though. @alex-olynyk let me know if you would like to see my resume via pm.

    You can have that and keep it very lean. Something like...

    17 year IT Pro focused on scalable web hosting and SQL Server databases.

    That is how mine is setup. One small sentence.

    I'm okay with that. Just enough to be like "this is who I am." Definitely don't say "what you are looking for" though, that's the worst.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Help With Resume:

    @IRJ said in Help With Resume:

    @scottalanmiller said in Help With Resume:

    @IRJ said in Help With Resume:

    @alex.olynyk said in Help With Resume:

    So wife showed my resume to her boss and she suggests I add this:

    Results driven professional offering a progressive, 17 year career in information technology.
    Expertly manage technical support operations and troubleshooting issues to identify root causes and prevent recurrence.
    Process improvement champion researching ways to strengthen security, enhance efficiency, and control costs.

    I want to sell myself but don't want to sound over confident. Thoughts?

    I agree with @scottalanmiller . It is fluff, but having the 17+ years experience statement on top of the resume helps. I do something similiar with my resume. All the other stuff is just fluff though. @alex-olynyk let me know if you would like to see my resume via pm.

    You can have that and keep it very lean. Something like...

    17 year IT Pro focused on scalable web hosting and SQL Server databases.

    That is how mine is setup. One small sentence.

    I'm okay with that. Just enough to be like "this is who I am." Definitely don't say "what you are looking for" though, that's the worst.

    The main purpose is to calculate the years so whoever is reviewing the resume doesn't have to do the math.



  • @IRJ said in Help With Resume:

    @scottalanmiller said in Help With Resume:

    @IRJ said in Help With Resume:

    @scottalanmiller said in Help With Resume:

    @IRJ said in Help With Resume:

    @alex.olynyk said in Help With Resume:

    So wife showed my resume to her boss and she suggests I add this:

    Results driven professional offering a progressive, 17 year career in information technology.
    Expertly manage technical support operations and troubleshooting issues to identify root causes and prevent recurrence.
    Process improvement champion researching ways to strengthen security, enhance efficiency, and control costs.

    I want to sell myself but don't want to sound over confident. Thoughts?

    I agree with @scottalanmiller . It is fluff, but having the 17+ years experience statement on top of the resume helps. I do something similiar with my resume. All the other stuff is just fluff though. @alex-olynyk let me know if you would like to see my resume via pm.

    You can have that and keep it very lean. Something like...

    17 year IT Pro focused on scalable web hosting and SQL Server databases.

    That is how mine is setup. One small sentence.

    I'm okay with that. Just enough to be like "this is who I am." Definitely don't say "what you are looking for" though, that's the worst.

    The main purpose is to calculate the years so whoever is reviewing the resume doesn't have to do the math.

    Yeah, that makes sense.



  • HIPPA compliant? Put it in if you are.



  • @Harry-Lui said in Help With Resume:

    HIPPA compliant? Put it in if you are.

    How is a person HIPAA compliant?



  • If you want to focus on experience, you can try some tools like http://vizualize.me/grey and integrate some of the graphics to your resume. As you can see, I've done this and included social links, too. All of the recruiters and HR people want to see that since it saves them the effort of tracking your social/facebook profiles down.



  • @Grey said in Help With Resume:

    If you want to focus on experience, you can try some tools like http://vizualize.me/grey and integrate some of the graphics to your resume. As you can see, I've done this and included social links, too. All of the recruiters and HR people want to see that since it saves them the effort of tracking your social/facebook profiles down.

    I have my FB profile locked down fairly well, I could lock it down even more I suppose. I really don't think my private time is really any of their business.

    Do you maintain specific things for them to find?



  • @scottalanmiller said in Help With Resume:

    @Harry-Lui said in Help With Resume:

    HIPPA compliant? Put it in if you are.

    How is a person HIPAA compliant?

    Excuse me, English is my third language.
    I meant to say whatever status he would be after taking HIPAA test, assuming OP took a HIPAA test at Rose Radiology.



  • @Harry-Lui said in Help With Resume:

    I meant to say whatever status he would be after taking HIPAA test, assuming OP took a HIPAA test at Rose Radiology.

    I've worked in HIPAA since the day it was introduced and I've never heard of a "HIPAA test". That's new to me.



  • @Harry-Lui said in Help With Resume:

    Excuse me, English is my third language.

    What are your first two?



  • @Dashrender said in Help With Resume:

    @Grey said in Help With Resume:

    If you want to focus on experience, you can try some tools like http://vizualize.me/grey and integrate some of the graphics to your resume. As you can see, I've done this and included social links, too. All of the recruiters and HR people want to see that since it saves them the effort of tracking your social/facebook profiles down.

    I have my FB profile locked down fairly well, I could lock it down even more I suppose. I really don't think my private time is really any of their business.

    Do you maintain specific things for them to find?

    Yes. I ABSOLUTELY don't use facebook and so my profiles are well-maintained. I don't publish anything that's easily searched, though I'm sure some savvy Google searching could locate non-professional stuff if they wanted to. Overall, though, my LinkedIn is the only thing people look at from a hiring perspective.



  • @Grey said in Help With Resume:

    @Dashrender said in Help With Resume:

    @Grey said in Help With Resume:

    If you want to focus on experience, you can try some tools like http://vizualize.me/grey and integrate some of the graphics to your resume. As you can see, I've done this and included social links, too. All of the recruiters and HR people want to see that since it saves them the effort of tracking your social/facebook profiles down.

    I have my FB profile locked down fairly well, I could lock it down even more I suppose. I really don't think my private time is really any of their business.

    Do you maintain specific things for them to find?

    Yes. I ABSOLUTELY don't use facebook and so my profiles are well-maintained. I don't publish anything that's easily searched, though I'm sure some savvy Google searching could locate non-professional stuff if they wanted to. Overall, though, my LinkedIn is the only thing people look at from a hiring perspective.

    I'm quite a bit more findable than you, but not direct postings...



  • @Dashrender said in Help With Resume:

    @Grey said in Help With Resume:

    @Dashrender said in Help With Resume:

    @Grey said in Help With Resume:

    If you want to focus on experience, you can try some tools like http://vizualize.me/grey and integrate some of the graphics to your resume. As you can see, I've done this and included social links, too. All of the recruiters and HR people want to see that since it saves them the effort of tracking your social/facebook profiles down.

    I have my FB profile locked down fairly well, I could lock it down even more I suppose. I really don't think my private time is really any of their business.

    Do you maintain specific things for them to find?

    Yes. I ABSOLUTELY don't use facebook and so my profiles are well-maintained. I don't publish anything that's easily searched, though I'm sure some savvy Google searching could locate non-professional stuff if they wanted to. Overall, though, my LinkedIn is the only thing people look at from a hiring perspective.

    I'm quite a bit more findable than you, but not direct postings...

    I like to think I'd give this show a run for their money: http://ew.com/article/2016/11/28/hunted-cbs/



  • @Grey said in Help With Resume:

    @Dashrender said in Help With Resume:

    @Grey said in Help With Resume:

    @Dashrender said in Help With Resume:

    @Grey said in Help With Resume:

    If you want to focus on experience, you can try some tools like http://vizualize.me/grey and integrate some of the graphics to your resume. As you can see, I've done this and included social links, too. All of the recruiters and HR people want to see that since it saves them the effort of tracking your social/facebook profiles down.

    I have my FB profile locked down fairly well, I could lock it down even more I suppose. I really don't think my private time is really any of their business.

    Do you maintain specific things for them to find?

    Yes. I ABSOLUTELY don't use facebook and so my profiles are well-maintained. I don't publish anything that's easily searched, though I'm sure some savvy Google searching could locate non-professional stuff if they wanted to. Overall, though, my LinkedIn is the only thing people look at from a hiring perspective.

    I'm quite a bit more findable than you, but not direct postings...

    I like to think I'd give this show a run for their money: http://ew.com/article/2016/11/28/hunted-cbs/

    LOL - Yeah I'd definitely like to give it a go... assuming my job would let me off for the time.



  • did you watch the first episode? It was crazy some of the things those people did - kept phones? left behind a written plan (ok the under page) for their entire time frame - really? It just seems like the show was setup to show people failing - i.e. director telling them how to behave.

    Going to ground for 30 days, living off scraps, begging, etc.. pretty easy if you ask me. Will I be cold and hungry at the end - yeah probably, but avoiding the cops.. really not that hard for a game show.

    The hardest part to hide would be the camera crew following you.



  • @Dashrender said in Help With Resume:

    did you watch the first episode? It was crazy some of the things those people did - kept phones? left behind a written plan (ok the under page) for their entire time frame - really? It just seems like the show was setup to show people failing - i.e. director telling them how to behave.

    Going to ground for 30 days, living off scraps, begging, etc.. pretty easy if you ask me. Will I be cold and hungry at the end - yeah probably, but avoiding the cops.. really not that hard for a game show.

    The hardest part to hide would be the camera crew following you.

    If they did something like History channel's Alone did and just give them a camera and force them to record that would be better. They could even give them a connected one that they cannot shutdown or something, as long as they restrict the records from that device from the hunters.



  • Agreed. I don't think this is meant to be real. Instead I see it as another way to desensitize the public about the cops tracking you.

    The first episode definitely seemed to have footage that no non government contracted group should have, i.e. traffic cam footage, etc.

    The ATM footage (for the show) I can understand because everyone was given a card to a special account just for this. But even that is ridiculous. Want a real show - walk up to a total stranger, get their boss's unplanned permission for them to be gone for a month (on camera) then say BANG - you just did some horrible crime and the cops will be notified in 30 mins go. First thing you do it go drain your bank account of any cash you can. If you are close enough to home, go and grab some cloths, then get the hell out of dodge.



  • Wait, there is a "reality" show about getting hunted by cops? How do they consider it realistic if the contestants don't have the option to kill the cops that are after them? Because if I was on the lam, with nothing else to lose, you better believe I'd be ready and willing to ice a cop or two if it would help me escape.



  • @RojoLoco said in Help With Resume:

    Wait, there is a "reality" show about getting hunted by cops? How do they consider it realistic if the contestants don't have the option to kill the cops that are after them? Because if I was on the lam, with nothing else to lose, you better believe I'd be ready and willing to ice a cop or two if it would help me escape.

    LOL - I was kinda wondering the same thing.

    My best guess is that the thinking is that these criminals are more of the white collar type, not willing to just kill anyone in their way.



  • @Dashrender said in Help With Resume:

    @RojoLoco said in Help With Resume:

    Wait, there is a "reality" show about getting hunted by cops? How do they consider it realistic if the contestants don't have the option to kill the cops that are after them? Because if I was on the lam, with nothing else to lose, you better believe I'd be ready and willing to ice a cop or two if it would help me escape.

    LOL - I was kinda wondering the same thing.

    My best guess is that the thinking is that these criminals are more of the white collar type, not willing to just kill anyone in their way.

    Then they certainly aren't desperate enough to make that show remotely believable. Once you take the job/car/house/wife/family from that white collar guy, he might actually show some real survival instincts. But then again, I despise the very idea of "reality" TV, and would only watch this if they truly destroyed a person's life in order to make it "real" to them.



  • @RojoLoco said in Help With Resume:

    @Dashrender said in Help With Resume:

    @RojoLoco said in Help With Resume:

    Wait, there is a "reality" show about getting hunted by cops? How do they consider it realistic if the contestants don't have the option to kill the cops that are after them? Because if I was on the lam, with nothing else to lose, you better believe I'd be ready and willing to ice a cop or two if it would help me escape.

    LOL - I was kinda wondering the same thing.

    My best guess is that the thinking is that these criminals are more of the white collar type, not willing to just kill anyone in their way.

    Then they certainly aren't desperate enough to make that show remotely believable. Once you take the job/car/house/wife/family from that white collar guy, he might actually show some real survival instincts. But then again, I despise the very idea of "reality" TV, and would only watch this if they truly destroyed a person's life in order to make it "real" to them.

    I only see this as a way to desensitize the public to the invasion of privacy that the gov't is doing to our lives now. and trying to claim it's all for the greater good.


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