Please, criticize my resume.?

Hello!!! I am new in this country(USA). Finally, I got my immigration papers and can work right now. I attended a lot of workshops and read a lot of books about how write GOOD resume. But for some reasons it doesn't work. I still don't get any call for interview. Please, gays help me...I need advices and recommendations..... Dear Hiring Manager: I am writing in response to your advertisement recently posted on craigslist's website for this Receptionist/clerk position. I would like to get more information about position, company and career opportunities. My skills and personal characteristics can be described such us: · Self-motivated person with ability to handle multi-tasks and motivate staff to facilitate work flow, achieve short and long term goals. · High-focused in supporting complex, dead-line driven operations and able to identify goals and priorities, and solve problems in initial stages. · Highly developing leadership and interpersonal skills. · Considered an extremely organized, detail-oriented, creative thinker with excellent problem solving, analytical and time management skills. · Computer proficiency: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. · Typing speed 35 wpm. · Detail-oriented; outstanding organizational and time management abilities · Flexibility. · Operate & troubleshoot office equipment; copiers, printers and fax machines. In my previous position, with the MESI, I was given the opportunity to create and implement new procedures that improved the work flows in the following: - 25% reduction of working time for reviewed, prioritized and determined actions for correspondence, by training staff with the special educational programs and manuals. - 20% reduction of working time for preparation forms for agendas, memos and working documents, by organizing workshops and setting up templates of working documents for each department. I have a very flexible schedule, and I am eager for your reply. If I can provide you with any further information on my background and qualifications, please let me know. Thank you for your consideration. RESUME Objective: To contribute acquired skills to an Administrative position. Career highlights: •Office assistant with experience in multi-task environment, strong organizational skills. •Outstanding qualifications in providing general office duties and customer service. •PC literate with word processing, email and the Internet. •Cooperative team player, equally effective and self motivated working independently. Work History: Moscow State University for Economics, Statistics and Informatics May, 2007 – June, 2008 Tver, Russia Tver campus is one of Russia's leading higher education institutions, providing wide range of educational and consulting services. (2500 students) Administrative Assistant, Secretary/Personnel Assistant, Human Resources Provided high-level administrative support and assistance for over 120 workers (HR department, faculty staff) and students. Provided cross-functional team training of fellow customer service team members on daily operations. •Responsible for planning meetings, events, conferences and travel. •Effectively managed supervisor’s calendar and scheduling. •Compiled documents and directed preparation of records for agendas, notices and meetings. •Reviewed, prioritized and determined actions for correspondence of confidential nature. •Created and managed advertising programs, public relations and marketing materials. •Worked closely with webmaster & IT Department to design and maintain company intranet. •Prepared and maintained daily reports for HR Department. •Developed and maintained departmental training and reference manuals. •Provided customer service. Atrium Hotel June, 2006 – September, 2006 Student exchange program “Work and Travel 2006” Virginia Beach, VA, USA Assistant Manager, Housekeeper Provided customer service and assistance to front-desk. •Inspected guest rooms to ensure the highest cleaning standards are met. •Completed reports, verified status reports, reported status of all assigned rooms to Front Desk and inputted into automated computer system. •Provided excellent customer service (internal and external), and maintained good knowledge of hotel services, operations, local area & attractions, etc. Education: Tver State University, Tver, Russia September, 2002 – June, 2007 Bachelor of Science degree in Information management Specialization in Document Management (GPA 3.99)

Asked By: Anastasia P - 2/25/2009
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You know, I am thinking that you are overqualified for a clerk receptionist position. You probably need to look for jobs that better align with your qualifications... More
Answered By: MissBehavior - 2/25/2009
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Sounds good but too lengthy--Edit as much as you can. A Manager or HR person doesn't want to read a 4 page resume for an entry level position.
Answered By: YOU MY TOTORO? - 2/25/2009
Do not open with Hiring Manager – find out the person’s name if you have to call the company and ask. Just ask the name of the personal manager and then hang up after you get it... More
Answered By: oldhippypaul - 2/25/2009
Find one of the many online sites which provide forms for resumes, select one and fill it out. Then see what you have left, and consider whether it should be in a resume. If so, return to YA to ask for help, or email an answerer who seems capable of helping you to organize the balance of your material... More
Answered By: masince1986 - 2/25/2009
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