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Michael Pietrzak

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Hi folks,

I am thinking about putting in for a job with the US gov for an overseas position and have to update my resume. I have not updated it in sometime since I've been generally happy here for ten years.

My last resume was fairly simple with work experience taking up about 2\3's of the page with the rest being accomplishments, skills, software knowledge etc. (I did spill over to two pages).

For those of you who are in charge of hiring, do you want to see my previous employers or job skills first?

Any thoughts?
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Everyone lists their previous employment first.  Be different. Put your skills first.
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I agree with Donoli.  Be different.

And include a Linked in profile where you already have endorsements.   Six years ago at Microsoft Convergence there was a business session where they showed how resumes are not able to tell the story in an efficient way.

But we all know that "government" is often old school.

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I review cv's often, but i tend to look between the lines. The more info, the more i can read between the lines. I mosly look if they are interesting enough to invite. We have lots of juniors, which don't have experience and i can't tell anything from short resume's. I don't care about formats/fancy stuff.

But im not exactly a good example for a general howto, we are a small company in the NL so take that into consideration for my opinion, but thats my side of things anyway.

If you are replying for government in the NL i would go for the standard cv and not short.

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Michael Pietrzak

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Thanks guys! That is great feedback!!

Dennis, great comment! I will look at trying something similar in order to make it stand out.

Curt, not on LinkedIn. [frown]
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Michael, take advantage of the free resource................ while it's free.
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I will look at trying something similar in order to make it stand out.


One of my brothers had an opinion on that.  When resumes were hard copies, one could use a different color paper, background or format.  If the resume is just text in an email, the format maybe decided by the email client instead of the sender.  It's harder to "stand out" now. 
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