For Public Review: Unnamed Job Hunter 5

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This 2 page CV was submitted by a job hunter who says,

 I’m looking for a mid-career, middle-management position. I’m not on the executive level yet, but I’d like to be. I see my next position as the stepping stone to that level. I would like to continue to work in a nonprofit environment in a museum, archives, library, or foundation. Additionally, while the heart of the work I do is in information management, I also would like to have some tasks outside the profession. For example, I currently do some marketing in social media and work with our fundraising department.

Unnamed Job Hunter 5 p1 Unnamed Job Hunter 5 p2

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4 responses to “For Public Review: Unnamed Job Hunter 5

  1. oneblankspace

    It’s Indiana University, not University of Indiana

  2. librarianlaura

    I like that you broke out the significant accomplishments in your most recent position, I think that really draws attention to what you want to focus on (executive level).

    I’m a bit torn on the first bullet point “Provides vision and leadership…”. I understand what you are trying to get across, but it might be veering towards jargon. At the same time I can’t really think of another way to say it, so it’s probably not that big of deal.

    All in all, I think it is a strong resume. Good luck on the executive track!

  3. Mx

    Librarianlaura, I think that’s such a good point about “Provides vision and leadership…” It accurately describes what I do, but it sounds so jargony. So I’ll have a think about it and figure out how I can rewrite it to sound more natural.

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