What's wrong with my resume?
Hi guys, I have been applying for jobs for months now and haven't heard back from any of them. I tried to apply to entry level jobs as well and nothing. Is there anything wrong with my resume? I posted it below and I appreciate your review and help! CAREER SUMMARY Diversified progressive experience in different fields including accounting, logistics, financial analysis, inventory management, staff training and supervision, customer service. Strong project management, team building and leadership skills. Expert PC qualifications with proficiency in Word, Excel, Access and ERP systems. Extensive experience in systems selection and implementation. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE _______________________2007 – Present Analyst/Executive Assistant to VP Operations •Built and updated financial models using historical petroleum pricing data. •Developed a series of charts and spreadsheets that streamlined the flow of information from the oil fields. •Coordinated accounting, operational and administrative activities of international offices. •Developed a system to track tanker’s movements from the point of origin to destination. •Managed ad hoc special projects for executive management. •Translated financial, legal, and technical documents from Russian into English. •Participated in development and implementation of the company’s ERP. ________________________2004-2007 Logistics Supervisor with Finance Responsibilities •Managed logistics department. •Provided on-site training of logistics personnel to prepare and submit import documentation including contracts, country-mandated pre-shipment inspection documents. •Negotiated contracts with common carriers to reduce transportation costs. •Developed and maintained inventory management system for customers. •Performed financial and operational analysis with focus on finance, operations and sales. •Worked closely with senior financial and operating executives to interpret financial data and improve business operations. •Managed accounting operations, including billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, reconciliations. •Identified, researched, tracked and reported on the causes for fluctuations outside of anticipated parameters. •Participated in budget preparation, formulation, presentation. Prepared and presented variance analysis on a monthly basis. •Coordinated accounting systems implementation and upgrades. •Represented the company in sales meetings and major international fairs. _____________________________________2002-2004 Flight Attendant •Provided outstanding customer service to passengers. •Promoted and assisted passengers in their understanding and compliance with the company safety policies. •Provided customers with hassle free travel experience by focusing on their needs. •Contributed to company’s public image and profitability by ensuring passengers and crews are ready for on-time departure. ____________________________1997-2001 Accountant/Office Manager •Supervised day-to-day activities in the accounting department, both accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliations, payroll. •Prepared journal entries, balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other financial reports. •Prepared and submitted import/export documentation. •Managed a staff of four. EDUCATION ________________, College of Law JD (2013) ____________________________________, Bachelor of Business Administration, Majors: Finance (2009), Accounting (2010) University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia Associate of Arts, English, 1996 SOFTWARE •Excel – advanced (Data Analysis, VLookup, Pivot tables, Macros) •Databases – advanced (design, run and analyze) •MS Office •Oracle •MS Dynamics •NetSuite LANGUAGES •English – fluent •Russian – native •Latvian – fluent •German – speak, read, and write with basic competence LICENSES •CPA candidate References available upon request. Thank you very much!
Asked By: MW - 5/4/2010
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I think your resume is too responsibilities focused and isn't providing the reader with a clear grasp of how you have impacted the organizations at which you have worked. Many of your bullet points seem to stop short of telling the whole story – something that could be resolved by including more quantifiable... More
Answered By: Tandem Resumes - 5/4/2010
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remove the "advanced" specifications on your software skills. I, and many other people, won't consider vlookup and pivot tables as advanced. it makes you sound like you have no idea what you're talking about... More
Answered By: rob - 5/4/2010
Give them a bit more information, usually you include something about the type of role you are looking for in the career summary. Your experience should also be expanded to give some detail as to what was involved, for example what does Managed logistics department actually mean? What did you do, what did you learn and... More
Answered By: Amy P - 5/4/2010
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