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Forum: Careers - Employment 11-19-2013, 12:55 PM
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Posted By clarinetist
I had that suggestion from a former recruiter,...

I had that suggestion from a former recruiter, and I do agree with you about it being BS filler, so I haven't bothered to include an objective in my resume.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-19-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By clarinetist
If you're going to write an objective, make it...

If you're going to write an objective, make it more than "To obtain a (blah blah blah) in (blah blah blah)." I personally avoid it.

I would look at example business letters for cover letters -...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-19-2013, 02:18 AM
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Views: 4,960
Posted By clarinetist
Much better with the bullets, imo. Be consistent...

Much better with the bullets, imo. Be consistent with the tenses (i.e., notice the "in charge" bullet and the extracurricular bullet). Try to always start your bullets with verbs.

Instead of...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-17-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By clarinetist
Sarcasm? (FYI, use red text to signal this on the...

Sarcasm? (FYI, use red text to signal this on the AO.)

Honestly, I can't stand reading bullet points that are easily implied from the job title. It may fill up your resume, but it doesn't help to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-17-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By clarinetist
I've heard the opposite, actually. One prof told...

I've heard the opposite, actually. One prof told me that undergraduate students are typically known as "Academic Assistants," and that graduate students are known as TAs.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-17-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By clarinetist
Get rid of the second and third bullets under...

Get rid of the second and third bullets under your TA position. Furthermore, since you're not a graduate student, I would assume that the title is something else besides "Teaching Assistant." Did you...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-17-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By clarinetist
I don't have a full-time position (on contract...

I don't have a full-time position (on contract currently), but I can tell you the following:

1) Do not mention failures on the resume. Save that for the interviews.
2) Get rid of the relevant...
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