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Reflections on Job Fair Resume Reviews

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

On August 12, I spent three hours at University of Phoenix stadium reviewing resumes for job seeks at the Jobing.com job fair. I was so disappointed in the resumes I saw. What with all the free help out there these days, I’d think the self-prepared resumes would be much better than they were.

I asked some of them “why?” when they presented formats that were ten years out of date with objective statements¬†or no summary statements or meager education at the top of the page — or all three at once. It seems there is no consistency of information for these job seekers. The Workforce Connection tells them one thing, their relatives tell them another — and then, here I am giving them a very different opinion.

Lord knows those of us who are professionally trained and certified in resume writing try to educate — but does anyone listen?

Job Fairs

Friday, February 13th, 2009

I wonder how much real value there is to attending a job fair with only 100 employers and 15,000 other attendees.

I’d guess that in this economy that most of the jobs offered are the low-pay-scale, hard-to-fill jobs. And there certainly isn’t going to be any face time with decision makers.

A job seekers best bet is to take advantage of the seminars offered as well as any resume reviews and interviewing assistance.


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