Are there standard resources online or otherwise for getting feedback on my resume?

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  • Are companies calling you? That's all the feedback you need. – Lawrence Aiello Nov 10 '15 at 15:13
  • I haven't made it public yet – Ted Nov 10 '15 at 15:18
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    If you go to a head hunter or placement service they will review your resume. But you may not want to work with head hunter or placement agency. – paparazzo Nov 10 '15 at 16:30

Getting feedback on your resume is pretty easy:

  1. Contact the company/recruiter who may have rejected you.

"Hello, I know that you found a more suitable candidate for the position. I was hoping that you might send me some feedback on my resume, and any suggestions regarding how I presented myself in the interview. Thank you for your time, etc"

  1. A lot of colleges, or hiring agencies will also provide resume proofing services, and even run mock interviews with you. Ask a fellow professional whom you get along with to take a look as well.

  2. Last but not least Google is your friend :-P

Ted, if you've never applied with your resume before then I suggest asking someone who has a career in your field to take a look - hopefully someone who's been involved in hiring for their company. Barring that, anyone with recruiting experience will be able to give you pointers. Step #2 very much applies here.

The important thing is not to apply with a flawed resume and miss opportunities that interest you. It's easy enough to ask someone for advice. Best of luck!

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    Has anyone tried #1 when not given an interview and did it result in useful feedback? – Brandin Nov 10 '15 at 15:35
  • @Brandin - I have done that before. The company actually sent me a couple of pretty good pointers. I think most people feel pretty good about being asked for their input/advice. Of course not everyone will bother to reply, but what can you do? – AndreiROM Nov 10 '15 at 15:51
  • My personal experience corroborates this answer, I find that generally people are more than willing to offer you opinions and advice on your resume. It might even increase your chances in a future application to their firm since you've shown that you are able to be critical of your own work and accepting of other peoples' opinions. – Cronax Nov 10 '15 at 17:06

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