Do you think my resume sucks?
I've tried applying to 30+ Lab tech/assistant jobs since May within 30 miles in my area and I have not gotten any callback for interview (at least). Here's my CV. NAME ADDRESS PHONE EMAIL EDUCATION California State University, East Bay – Hayward, California Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Forensic Science Option – March 2012 GPA: 3.389 SKILLS IR SpectroscopyAgarose Gel Electrophoresis NMR SpectroscopyAble to manage time wisely and still pay attention to detail Atomic Absorption SpectroscopyAble to multitask and work with team and independently Thin Layer ChromatographyRecording accurate and organized laboratory notes DNA extraction and PCRProficient in Windows and MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word Micropipetting and CentifugingFluent in Filipino (also known as Tagalog) RELEVANT EXPERIENCE CSUEB PCR, DNA Sequencing & Fragment Analysis Research ProjectsFall 2011 • Obtained trace DNA from dandruff of three individuals' scalps by DNA extraction using the swabbing method and PCR, then sequenced to ensure the samples were actually human DNA • Isolated trace DNA from a licked envelope, used cofiler PCR for DNA typing then analyzed sample by finding a match from the provided DNA fingerprinting database using Peak Scanner CSUEB Organic Chemistry III Laboratory Class AssignmentSummer 2011 • Successfully identified two unknown organic samples (a solid and a liquid) using various methods learned in the past such as: characteristic tests (solubility, melting point and boiling point tests), chemical tests and analyses of provided IR and NMR spectra EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE Income Tax Assistant, Ebc Accounting and Tax Services, San Leandro, CA Jan 2006 – Apr 2006 Jan 2005 – Apr 2005 • Offered attentive customer service by working 16-20 hours a week as front desk clerk accepting clients' documents for brief evaluation before tax preparation • Assisted with entry of tax-related data from W-2 and previous 1040 forms of clients • Managed to precisely organize clients' documents into filing cabinets ACADEMIC HONORS & ACTIVITIES • Special Achievement Award in B.S. Chemistry, Forensic Science Option, CSUEB: June 2012 • Golden Key International Honour Society, CSU East Bay: March 2009 – Present • Dean's List: Fall 2007 and Winter 2010; Honor's List: Fall 2009 To the 3rd responder: I had a large gap because I had to continue high school and move on to college. It was a part-time job that I did while I was a sophomore and junior in high school. I was allowed to work because it went for 16-20 hours a week only. After graduation, I focused my attention in school and has been completely unemployed. What else am I supposed to put if I have no relevant industry experience? I had to put at least the ones I ended up doing (hands-on) in school. I'm 23 so i hope you understand that I just finished my degree 2 months ago.
Asked By: beachgirl4615 - 6/30/2012
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When I look at a resume, I want to know the following things... More
Answered By: Ring0Rosie - 6/30/2012
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CV are what are used in the UK and other countries or in the US related to academia. CV stands for curriculum vitae. it is different than a resume. This is a resume... More
Answered By: A Hunch - 6/30/2012
it seems like a pretty dandy resume pretty dandy indeed
Answered By: IQuestion - 6/30/2012
Your resume is still not so bad.. Keep trying.. May be there was severe competition even for the posts.
Answered By: Rk - 7/2/2012
i'm in the exact same position looking for the same job here in Australia... More
Answered By: Samson - 7/2/2012
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