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Old 01-12-2017, 01:22 PM
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Any advice is greatly appreciated. The computer skills acquired were from TIA. I also received 3 associates degrees from my CC with 3.8 gpa, but figured that was pointless to put on there.


Joe Haines
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(phone)
(email)

SOA Exams
P-Passed Sept. 2016
FM-Passed Dec. 2016

Education
BS Mathematics, University of California, Irvine, June 2015
GPA: 3.4

Skills
Microsoft Office including Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint
SAS
VBA, SQL, and Python
Strong critical thinking and analyzation
Excellent communication

Work Experience
Aug. 2009-Sept. 2015 Server, Lazy Dog Bar and Restaurant
Sept. 2012-June 2014 Mathematics Tutor
Sept. 2015 Order Writer, Trader Joe’s

Achievements
Received leadership training and was inducted to the UCI chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success
Second degree black belt in Taekwondo April 2011
Touring musician from 2009-2016 playing 48 states and 10 countries on 3 continents
4.0 Scholar Athlete throughout high school

Other Interests
Strategy board games
Weightlifting
Reading and writing
Golf
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:57 PM
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Any advice is greatly appreciated. The computer skills acquired were from TIA. I also received 3 associates degrees from my CC with 3.8 gpa, but figured that was pointless to put on there.


Joe Haines
(address)
(phone)
(email)

SOA Exams
P-Passed Sept. 2016
FM-Passed Dec. 2016

Education
BS Mathematics, University of California, Irvine, June 2015
GPA: 3.4

Skills
Microsoft Office including Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint
SAS
VBA, SQL, and Python
Strong critical thinking and analyzation
Excellent communication

Work Experience
Aug. 2009-Sept. 2015 Server, Lazy Dog Bar and Restaurant
Sept. 2012-June 2014 Mathematics Tutor
Sept. 2015 Order Writer, Trader Joe’s

Achievements
Received leadership training and was inducted to the UCI chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success
Second degree black belt in Taekwondo April 2011
Touring musician from 2009-2016 playing 48 states and 10 countries on 3 continents
4.0 Scholar Athlete throughout high school

Other Interests
Strategy board games
Weightlifting
Reading and writing
Golf
It's tough to give a full opinion without seeing formatting, but here goes:
  • On Exams, you have a good pass progression, but write when and what your next attempt will be.
  • Keep skills to technical things (programming, software, etc.) that you can use on the job. Remove cliche statements like "strong critical thinking..." and "Excellent Communication." These should be demonstrated through job experiences.
  • By the looks of your work experience, you haven't been employed since Sept. 2015. What have you been doing since then? It's a positive note that you didn't try to talk up jobs like server or tutor, but not working since 2015 will be a red flag.
  • On the achievements section, your first line is too wordy. In my opinion, it is unnecessary to include things from 5+ years ago on your resume. If your job was as a professional musician, move that to work experiences to show that you haven't been unemployed since Sept 2015.
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:05 PM
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A couple minor addtions:

I'd call it Actuarial Exams and list them as "Exam P" (or "Exam 1/P").

If you have space, put the school and degree and separate lines.

I'd not list "Microsoft". Office, Word, or PP.

Musician is the most interesting thing on the resume imo. Yeah, put it in Experience and you might consider whether you can come up with some bullets.
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:08 PM
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^what jwitt25 said. I would also just get rid of the entire 'Other Interests' section. Those are not relevant and should only be brought up during interviews after the objective points are reached. Pretty much when you are already guaranteed the job and are interviewing with your boss to know them more on a personal level.
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