Question/Answer: Any advice how to enhance my resume? Anything will help and is appreciated?

Here a good question I found in the comments section of a previous post. ‘Luis’ asks us the question:

My Name3727 West Bellevue Street Apt #210, Not My Address, AZ [email protected] EDUCATION The University of ….., Somewhere in, AZ Bachelor of Science in Public Management and Policy, May 2012 Minor: International Business EXPERIENCE BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Service Assistant: July 2011-Present Monitor a friendly organized work environment by completing structured daily assignments Communicate and promote new special offers and deals that the company may be offering Harkins Theatres, Team Member: April 2008-August 2011 Inform all customers of current and new promotions and sales the company had to offer. Trained new staff members in customer service, company policies, and money handling skills. Disabled Resource Center, March 2010-February 2011 Contact professors and students by telephone or email discussing accommodations and services Assist in updating program information on computers when needed. Manage filing, copying, and faxing confidential paperwork and documents. Deliver packages and materials around the university’s campus VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE AND ACTIVITIES New York Road Runners Organization, New York, New York, July 2011-Present Promoted and raised $2630 for Team for Kids Charity (associated with New York Road Runners Organization) Big Brother Big Sister’s, May 2010-Present Active Big Brother, mentoring and guiding little in many areas of life. Boys and Girls Club, April 2011-Present Coordinate and create proactive activities for children involved with after-school programs. Marathon Runners Club, September 2010-Present Helped lead and promote healthy living through running. Primavera Foundation, Volunteer, September 2009-Present Organized appointments, mail, and distributed food items and toiletries for individuals who were involved with the programSKILLS Professional: written and verbal communication, leadership, analytical, customer service Languages: Advanced Spanish Computers: Microsoft Windows XP, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Answer: You have sort of a weird thing going on with verb tenses. In some places, you describe your current activities in a past tense (“Helped”, “Organized” under present volunteer activities). In other places, you describe your past and present activities with an infinitive form (“Monitor”, “Communicate” under your current BJ’s restaurant job) and in yet other places you use a past tense and an infinitive form when describing different aspects of the same position (“Inform” and “Trained” under your past Harkens theater job). It’s pretty confusing. I would avoid the use of the infinitive altogether in the experience and volunteer sections, as it makes it sound as though you were/are not the one actively doing those things. Say “Monitors”, etc (present tense) for your current employment, and say “Informed”, etc (past tense) under your past jobs. This makes it clear when these experiences took place, puts you verbally in the driver’s seat with respect to the things you did, and shows a more consistent use of the English language. On a content note, is this a generic resume? It’s fine to have a basic format that you use for all your resumes, as they’ll each include much of the same information, but be sure to tailor each one to the job for which you’re applying in order to maximize your chances of being noticed by any one employer. Perhaps you’ll put a different “objective” statement (in which the infinitive form would be appropriate; “to obtain a position…”) on each resume, but try not to leave it at that. Expand on or omit items in the body of the resume depending on what kind of position you’re applying for.Other than that, it looks pretty good.

My Answer To The Question – Mona Vie just another MLM scheme?

’4532′ asks a great question so I thought I’d post it here with an answer – enjoy:

One of my husband’s employees has been trying to get my husband to join him in selling Mona Vie. We aren’t too familiar with this product except is some kind of health juice drink. Hubbie told the to let us try the product and then if we liked it we might buy more. The response was that there was no way he could let us sample it unless we wanted to buy a $45.00 bottle because he couldn’t afford to just give it away. He was much more interested in having my husband sell it than buy it so it led me to believe that this is just another Multi level marketing scheme. Is this about the product or about recruiting? I joined Amway ten years or so ago thinking I would sell products only to find out that the “average” salesperson made nothing. It was more about selling you motivational tapes. Is Mona Vie like this?

Answer: Listen to that inner voice that’s telling you it’s a scam, because — IT’S A SCAM!It’s a run-of-the-mill substandard juice product (containing a lot of grape juice) worth only about 1/10th or less of what they charge for it. The name of the game is to recruit you into the quasi-pyramid so that they can get you on the hook for monthly bulk shipments and an assortment of Monavie merchandise and “sales training” materials. Those at the top reap the profits.This MLM is particularly bad because it has elements of both a pyramid scheme and a cult. The sales pitches for Monavie are laced with misleading and illegal claims about how it cures diseases, relieves pain/inflammation, promotes sleep, and provides energy — all utter nonsense. They were cited by the FDA for illegal advertising in 2007 and since then, many sources have written critiques of the product and the business (e.g. Newsweek, Forbes, Huffington Post, NY Times, Mens Journal, etc.).The company website has an income disclosure statement which shows that only a select few ever make any substantial income selling this juice (the people that got in early) and almost everyone else is making less than minimum wage, before expenses.

Answer to the question: Is this a scam,it was in my in box today?

Many of you like the questions and answers on this blog. I just found another one from ‘The Wail of a Banshee’ who asks

I have received 2 of these ,the company does exist but there is something not quite rightDear Job Seeker!Based on the results of your CV, we came to the conclusion that you reasonably satisfy the demands of our company, and we are ready to offer you the job position of the Regional Agent in company Six-Sigma-Realty. Six-Sigma-Realty is interested in engaging energetic, self-motivated, goal-oriented employees, possibly without work experience in this sphere, but ready to pursue new objectives, develop and earn well off.Job description of the regional agent: Search of information on real estate sale in the employees region of residence, Presentation of lots available in the company database, Closing transactions, Advance payments by the company clients.What we propose:Seminars and training for professional developmentFlexible working hoursPossibility of rapid career advancementMonthly salary at the initial stage – EUR 1500.Bonuses and premiums for work results.If our offer is of interest for you, please send your confirmation to here or to [email protected] with next data:Full name:Address:Phone number:and we shall send you all documents that are necessary for signing. Best regards, HR Department, Lisa BarnettI did send a CV to a property company here in Spain months ago ,but it wasnt them

Answer: Its a scam! As someone else has said, the use of a YMail account gives it away.As they know there are so many job seekers out there at present, then much like those people who send you discount vouchers off of little blue pills, magical/instant weight loss solutions, would love to meet you and get to know you better, or need 6M moved out of East Africa; these eMails are simply trawling for interest/bait.The scammers are quite happy with a half percent or less response rate, but once they have you the answer will be either:(a) that you need to attend a pre-training seminar, which is either free or at a cost of X(b) that you just don’t make their criteria, but could be trained on a freelance basis at cost of YThey are evn quite open (as they have to be to get inside the law) by inserting the line: “Seminars and training for professional development” which translates as you pay us to train you, then work self employed.This type of problem is appearing regularly on job boards at present, where legitimate MLM business skim for new sign-ups with the offer of riches via “seminars and training.”If you want to check a company out, then the signs to watch out for are no telephone numbers, non-company email addresses, and offers which have seminars and training listed high in their criteria.If a real company or recruiter was interested in you, then 9/10 they would pick up the phone. A push email with few contacts details should read scam every time.All of the European Police forces now have an online crime unit – the UK’s is located with the Met Police. I suggest you find the one local to you, and follow their reporting procedure: these idiots need to be stopped.Good Luck!

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