View Poll Results: What is most important on an HVACR resume?

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  • Length of applicable experience

    7 36.84%
  • Variety of abilities and work done

    5 26.32%
  • Education, i.e. degrees, certifications, licenses

    3 15.79%
  • Well-written and intriguing

    1 5.26%
  • Nothing, resumes are pointless

    3 15.79%
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  1. #40
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    The last 'resume' I put together was 5 pages.

    I have an introduction letter, one page resume, transcripts with highlighted attendance record, copy of national honors award, and a letter of recommendation.

    I went to office depot and had them all copied onto resume paper and binded together with a clear front and a glue binding. I want to make sure the employer can find my resume in what ever stack he/she throws it in and knows who it is without even opening it.

    I like my business cards the same. I want people to know whose card it is just by seeing the shapes and colors on it.
    If you're too "open" minded, your brains will fall out.
    Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

  2. #41
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    The other key thing I do with resumes is before I send them out, I give myself a day or two of not looking at them so I forget most of the layout and words. Then I go back and reread them.

    You don't realize how many mistakes or poor word choices you make and scan past because you have it temporary memorized.

    After a brief period of not reading it they become clear.
    If you're too "open" minded, your brains will fall out.
    Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

  3. #42
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    Lynn, Mass
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    Good call, I am gonna walk away from it till tuesday, come back, re-read it and if all is good I will steal that office depot idea.
    I am trying to land a new gig since the guy I work for now has another fulltime job now working overnights at a hospital. He is getting burnt out and I dont see him lasting long burning both ends of the candle. Hell, hopefully he can get me in there once he establishes some seniority.

  4. #43
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    Smile

    I have to say this thread helped me a lot. I just finished reworking my resume and although it was not easy cutting 2 pages down to 1 without putting the resume's style in jeopardy, at the moment, I am definitely pleased. I'm going to apply the 2-day rule as well and see how I feel then.

    Again, THANKS A TON!

  5. #44
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    I was just curious if anyone ever got any good hits of the resume changes.
    If you're too "open" minded, your brains will fall out.
    Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

  6. #45
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    Feb 2012
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    I've gotten a couple call backs, I am a full time student again untill October so I couldnt jump on them yet. Two companies told me to save their phone number and call back in September so I could interview with them. So, I think I should be ok. Seemed like they were interested in seeing what I had to offer at least.

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