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  •  Try here (25+ / 0-)

    As Adam B said don't put your IQ numbers or any of that, that's for high school.

    Contact the owner of this business with your resume and samples of your work.

    And if you really need a job, leave all politics at the door.

    I have no clue what this woman or her company does for a living and I know her and have asked several times, (Marketing, PR. WTF??) but she has a staff that telecommutes and makes good money.

    She's also personally very interesting in urban agriculture.

    Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature.

    by ZenTrainer on Sun May 05, 2013 at 09:18:23 AM PDT

    •  Reminds me (3+ / 0-)
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      Many cities have growing CSA movements and funding. Another example of broadening horizons, and choices.

    •  I do find "absolutisms" in job search advice to (1+ / 0-)
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      be ... well, hyperbolic.

      I have always put my (extremely high) standardized test scores on my resumes. Why wouldn't I? Some people care about them, some people don't -- but only an idiot would dismiss someone on the grounds that including them on the resume is "high school", while someone with a specific appreciation of what they mean can zero in on that as something that makes me someone they at least want to know more about.

      Every potential employer has a unique culture, a unique approach, and a unique attitude towards recruiting. Making gross assumptions about "all" employers is itself an act of inadvertent self-filtering.

      It may seem bizarre to you, but for example, there's a large and reasonably high-paying local employer here that won't hire me because my undergraduate GPA isn't high enough. I graduated from college almost 30 years ago. WTF? I don't know WTF, but that's their call to make. Maybe they're being smart, and they're better off without me. Maybe their eccentric founder is just grinding a nerd axe from 1980, against the students who didn't work as hard but seemed to have a lot more fun.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Sun May 05, 2013 at 01:55:22 PM PDT

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    •  Will definitely try this. (1+ / 0-)
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      Thank you. The IQ and stuff was just for this venue. My references will tell anyone what a smart and effective, positive force I am in the workplace.

      Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats

      by Jim P on Sun May 05, 2013 at 02:35:02 PM PDT

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