What is wrong with my resume? I cannot get a job - for over a year...?
This is the resume I am using. For more than I year and more than 1000 applications, I got a few calls/interviews. It is super depressing. I am applying mostly for entry level positions. PROFLE Multilingual, highly motivated individual equipped with progressive accounting knowledge and expertise. Ready to sit for the CPA examination. Astute understanding of IFRS, GAPP, SOX and DFA. Excel and Quick Books conversant. Proficient in wide range of accounting functions, including general accounting, journal entries preparation, general ledger, reconciliations, budgeting and financial statement preparation and reporting. Extremely meticulous; outstanding analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills. Great communicator. EDUCATION Bachelors of Science in Business and Management May 2011 The Carey Business School – Johns Hopkins University Coursework Highlights: Strategic Management, Corporate Finance (relevant coursework in principles, intermediate levels), and Financial Statement Analysis Senior Thesis: Post Great Depression Financial Regulation in the US and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Associates in Applied Science in Business Administration Jan 2009 Associates in Applied Science in Business Management Jan 2009 Associates in Applied Science in Financial Accounting Dec 2008 Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold MD Coursework Highlights: Financial Accounting (relevant coursework in principles, intermediate and advanced levels), Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting, Audit, Tax Accounting, Small Business Accounting Master of Law New Bulgarian University, Sofia Bulgaria Completed 105 semester hours of credit Sep 1998 – June 2001 WORK EXPERIENCE Internship – Business Analyst Sep 2010 – December 2010 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX • Analyzed revenue forecasts and SEM campaigns for high profile accounts such as XXXXXXXXXXX • Assembled weekly reports from large datasets and interpreted data statistics on monetization objectives Accounting Volunteer Spring 2008 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX • Assisted in setting up and fine-tuning Quick Books Pro for the organization • Handled revenues/expenses entries and their appropriate input in the accounting system Assistant Accounting Manager Oct 1996 – June 2000 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX • Responsible for weekly payroll, general ledger accounts and journal entries • Registered inventory and assets; reviewed and supplemented invoices SKILLS/AWARDS Computer Skills: Certified Excel Microsoft Office Specialist, Advanced Quick Books Pro Awards: Johns Hopkins University’s 2009 Dean’s Undergraduate Scholarship recipient, Johns Hopkins University’ 2010 Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board Scholarship, Maryland’s Senatorial Scholarship; Bruce C. Burns/Northwestern Mutual Annual Business Award, Friedman and Kahn Award, 2010 Baltimore CFA Society Scholarship ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Real Estate Salesperson - License Holder May 2005 – Present Server, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx May 2004 – Present
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Put your MA above your other degrees as it is the most valuable. Here is a secret - sometimes people are overqualified. My brother is a lawyer and could not get a job anywhere for 9 months and one day he stopped putting down that he had a JD and he got hired within 2 weeks from the change - and then when he got his... More
Answered By: Stephen T - 11/19/2010
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Answered By: Aerith Faye - 11/19/2010
Your education is a little confusing. If you have not graduated with your BS I would put something like I was working towards it, scheduled to graduate May 2011. It looks strange that you have your Master's of Law, but you list your number of credits, which shouldn't be necessary. What college or univ did you attend... More
Answered By: Tawny - 11/19/2010
Your resume is excellent you have alot of experience to offer but i believe when an hr manager see your resume they look at it and sit aside because its too much info keep in mind that its probably 100s of people applying for that same job they dont have time to read everything on your resume so i say make simple and... More
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