Updating Resume

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  1. srobison62

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    So I sat down and updated my resume today and I was just wondering if anyone would be willing to provide feedback on it. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    Dedicated Professional with one year experience as General Manager for the Outpost Travel Center in lake Providence Louisiana. The Outpost is a truck stop which contains a full service restaurant, convenience store, and casino.
    Education
    MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY- LAKE CHARLES, LA
    Bachelor of Science in Marketing, 5/2008
    Enrolled at Mcneese as a sophomore in 2005, during the three years of attendance participated in several collegiate organizations as well as internships from outside businesses and government.
    •	Two Year Member of Phi Beta Lambda Business Organization
    •	One year Internship at U.S. Senator David Vitter’s Lake Charles Office
    •	Credited Marketing internship at Logan’s Roadhouse in lake Charles, La.
    •	Summer internship in Washington D.C. at Senator Vitter’s D.C. Office.
    •	Semester abroad in Washington D.C. for Political Science studies. 
    
    
    Experience
    OUTPOST TRAVEL CENTER — LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA
    General manager, 8/2008, to Present
    Hired to setup store from the ground up hiring, contracting and setting up routes with vendors, purchasing and setting up equipment, and developing other infrastructure.  After opening, duties ranged from payroll to developing promotions, setting up payroll, and any other personnel requirements. Utilized the four fundamentals of Management (Planning, Leading, Organizing, and Controlling) to setup a fine tuned and profitable organization. 
    •	Turned a multi-million dollar business into a profitable organization is less than one year.
    •	Handled situational requirements from hiring and firing, to workman’s compensation and maternity leave.
    •	Setup monthly promotions in order to successfully increase sales.
    •	Achieved a 12 month steady growth of sales in the casino and convenience store, as well as turning a faltering restaurant into a profitable entity.  
    
    
    Philanthropy
    
    While running the Outpost Travel Center I have had the opportunity to participate in several events that provided help for those in need including;
    	Relay for Life: Two Years
    	Children’s Toy Drive: Two Years
    	Junior Auxiliary Fight Against Autism: Two Years
    	Active Church and Law Enforcement Donations
    	Toys for Tots: Two Years
    	Children’s Hunter Safety Programs: Two Years
    	Donations to local school organizations
    
     
  2. seanstevens

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    Hi srobison62

    As it stands, it looks ok. You will probably want to tailor it for each position you apply for. I.e. if you are going for a job managing a business beef up this part of the resume. Read exactly what the company is looking for and focus your resume on that part specifically with an extra bullet point on two.

    When reading resumes I always look for specifics as it cuts down on the number of people to interview. Also, if a new job requires experience in a certain system or process and you have it, make sure it is noted down.

    Good luck.
     
  3. GekiDan

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    And remember, keep your resumes as short as possible.
    Employers won't read a long resume.
     
  4. Fergal

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    srobison62, I agree with Sean that each resume should be specifically written for the job you are applying for. I would also say that your resume should include some further details such as a brief profile that includes a quick summary of your strengths and experience.

    It might also help your resume if you focus on highlighting your strengths and give some further detail on your work experience. Don't simply state where you worked and when, but include details as to what your responsibilities were and your successes in the role.

    As GekiDan says, a resume should be kept quite short, yet it should include enough detail to convince potential employers that you have the skills and strengths that they are looking for. My personal preference is for resumes that are about two A4 pages. Remember that the purpose of a resume is not to get you a job but to get you an interview for the job. Try to ensure that your resume has enough information to make the company want to meet you and interview you for the position.
     
  5. srobison62

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    Alright thanks alot for all the feedback.
     
  6. johndale

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    I've learned a lot from my previous employer - 1 page resume is enough and says it all.
     
  7. augest

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    It is quite true. Short resumes are more convenient for the employers to read.
     

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