# I am building a resume.

by flyingpig
Tags: building, resume
 P: 2,568 No I cleaned bookshelves and computer screens with a feather duster... As for the forum part, would it be wise to include say Yahoo!...? Would they think I spent way too much time on the internet if I "have time to do math on the internet"
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 Quote by flyingpig No I cleaned bookshelves and computer screens with a feather duster...
So just say that you cleaned bookshelves and computer screens. If there is anything else you did on a regular basis, include that, but don't put "etc".
 Quote by flyingpig As for the forum part, would it be wise to include say Yahoo!...? Would they think I spent way too much time on the internet if I "have time to do math on the internet"
I don't believe they would be thinking this. IMO it would be good to include these activities, as they are in line with some of what you would be doing in the job you're applying for. They provide some evidence of your ability to work with students, so this experience seems applicable to me.
 P: 2,568 Relevant Experience School librarian at XYZ High School, Sometown, XY for two years. Duties included cleaning up computers and shutting them down, and cleaning bookshelves (god this is so boring to read and type out lol) and computer screens. (This is so boring and trivial, do you think they would even care?) Member of Physics forum and Yahoo forum since Jan 1, 2009. Besides getting help for myself on these forums, I have helped other students with mathematics problems. I am fairly competent with Maple, Mathematica, and TeX.
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Okay how about this now? Why do I feel like this looked even worst? Is the formatting really ugly? I am gonna have to use WordPad if this does not work out.
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 P: 2,568 Mark please come back
 P: 16 Depend on where you are applying, if that area has computer, then listing down MS office is not a bad idea. You want to make sure that you list down all your profound skills even if it's not job related.
 P: 2,568 Wouldn't my specialization kinda covered I know MS Word...?
 P: 492 Yeah I always wonder about that. Like if I put proficient experience in Linux, BASH, and command-line stuff, doesn't that imply that I know my way around Windows? Though I guess to some people who don't know about Linux, it doesn't mean squat. Maybe better to leave nothing to chance.
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 Quote by flyingpig OKay how about this? New formatting too
Looks pretty good.

No such word as "revelant" - the word is relevant. Spelling really counts in resumes, unless of course, the people reading them are illiterate.

I would lean toward more specificity in the forums you participate in, such as Physics Forums - correct title. You might include the URL, which is http://www.physicsforums.com. Same deal with the Yahoo! forum you participate in.

For the librarian job, it might be helpful to put your duties in a bullet list, like so:

Duties:
• Cleaning computers, monitors, computer mice, keyboards, and bookshelves
• Shutting down computers
• Putting litter and unclaimed print jobs in the appropriate bins
• Organizing chairs
 P: 2,568 Mark stay with me tonight lol
 P: 2,568 Hmm why isn't $\bullet$ showing?
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Okay how about now? For some reason, bulleting it seem to make my duties not as much as writing it out lol
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 Mentor P: 21,215 How about adding a section on academic qualifications? You could list any classes you've taken that might be pertinent to the job you're applying for.
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 Quote by Mark44 How about adding a section on academic qualifications? You could list any classes you've taken that might be pertinent to the job you're applying for.
If I don't list any computer courses, I stand no chance. Would adding math courses only help? They aren't relevant (I spelled it right this time). I am taking a proof, analysis,
 P: 2,568 Mark do I need references in my resume?
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 Quote by flyingpig Mark do I need references in my resume?
I don't think so.
 P: 2,568 Do you think it's good enough?! I am so nervous lol

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