1) Why do you want your resume reviewed? The quick answer is that in spite of the fact that I’ve worked on it for months,I don’t think it’s very good. Scratch that, I think it’s lousy. I’ve submitted it to several jobs and haven’t received anything back.
2) What is your current situation (employed, seeking, etc.)? Seeking employment. I’m currently employed at George Mason University, a Virginia state school. I have a very odd job for a university, however, I head up sales & marketing for a cable television company that was started here about 30 years ago. The cable TV business is drying up and I need to relocate to another position. I’m off campus which means I don’t have access to people in other departments so networking is problematic. My background (prior to this job) was in marketing/budgeting and business analysis. I also had a 17 year hiatus during which I raised my children. I was very involved in volunteer activities during that period, however, which I have included on the resume.
3) Where are you in the process (submitted resumes, applied for jobs, etc.)? Admittedly I’ve been inconsistant in my applications, but the current market situation I’m in has made me realize that I need to put this on the front burner. I’ve applied for jobs and submitted resumes (via electronic systems) with both the university and the fed. Ideally I’d like to stay with the university, but I’m also interested in exploring the fed. If the right opportunity comes along I’ll take it.
4) What’s the main issue you’re encountering? Of the 6 or so jobs I’ve applied to over the past year or so I got really close with one but as for the rest I usually don’t even hear back, or I am notified months later that the position has been filled.
This is an example of one of the gov jobs I’ve applied for.
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