August 29th, 2003, 07:12 AM
Trying to get in
Recent grad in San Diego (A.S. Computer Science) trying to break into the industry.
Any help/advice greatly appreciated.
August 30th, 2003, 07:17 PM
Congratulations on your graduation and such. Best of luck with everything.
I have a few concerns with your resume:
1. Change the markup of it. It looks rather unprofessional. I would get rid of the Comic Sans font and the background image.
2. Consider bulleting your lists.
3. Spell out cities and states.
Other than that, keep up the good work.
September 8th, 2003, 01:42 AM
Thanks for the feed back on the site but I was really looking for general advice for a newbie trying to land that first job.
Guess I should not have put the link up......work in progress
September 8th, 2003, 05:46 AM
Well what are your expertise... if your a programmer id try and do some free work to build a portfolio eventually you will have enough to walk into an interview.
September 8th, 2003, 10:24 AM
Your resume will typically be in someone's hands for about 30-60 seconds, so it's in your best interest to keep it simple and easy to read. Concerning your previous work experience, leave out anything that has no bearing on the field you're trying to get into (with the exception of military service, that's always good to mention). Try to use professional fonts and terminology as well as any buzzwords you can get away with.
September 11th, 2003, 08:53 AM
Please use a descriptive subject when posting here, also. It will get more people to view your thread.
The points about your resume are right on.