I'm Doing Resumes Again

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I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by xsbank » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:01 pm

If you need help with your cover letters and resumes, I can help.

There is a difference this time as I have retired from My Last Great Flying Job. Now I will need to charge a fee.

I have a good service to offer. I can help you and I am an aviation expert; most resume services have no clue about aviation or charge too much. I can help you make the best of what you have to offer and I might have some career advice.

My qualifications are one BBA, two ATPs, floats, bush, airlines, firebombing, survey, corporate, training jet type ratings, quality assurance and auditing. I have also graded resumes for an employment agency when the firebombing season was over.

If you are interested, please PM me.
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by Joe Blow Schmo » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:33 am

So how will you make my resume stand out ahead of the other 155 AvCanadians you help? :shock:
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by Rudder Bug » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:37 am

Joe Blow Schmo wrote:So how will you make my resume stand out ahead of the other 155 AvCanadians you help? :shock:
He is just offering it, and he did a wonderful job with mine.

The other 156 Avcanadians don’t have the same background, but they sure have the kind of resume an employer likes to see.

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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by xsbank » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:54 am

Thanks Rudder Bug!

Pilots drive airplanes. Few have very much formal education (learning to write) except airplanes. What this translates into is disciplined pilots that aren't very good at writing. If you spent as much time perfecting your writing as you did doing cross-wind landings you would not need my services.

Mine won't have LEDs on it, it will just be straightforward and correct. It will be readable. You still have to provide something to sell so that part is up to you. Getting that something in front of someone who might purchase your labour and not just toss it in a bin is something I can help you with.
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by YYZSaabGuy » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:24 am

Joe Blow Schmo wrote:So how will you make my resume stand out ahead of the other 155 AvCanadians you help? :shock:
Look at it this way: even if you were competing for the same job against all 155 of xsbank's previous customers (obviously unlikely), is having a well-written, grammatically correct, and properly formatted resume really going to hurt your cause?
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by Diadem » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:43 am

Can I still print it on cloud paper and attach a photo of myself in aviators standing next to a 172?
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by roman.ivanenko » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:07 pm

Hello xsbank. I'm interested in your help with my resume. For some reason I can't send messages yet, so can you please contact me.
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by Rowdy » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:53 pm

After reading comments in multiple threads about those in positions to sort resumes/hire pilots and their respective quirks and techniques, I think having Xs assist with a resume and cv would be a wise choice.
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by xsbank » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:09 pm

Rowdy I love that kind of talk!

Here is some prices from the competition, NOT an aviation guy. I thought this might cheer you up! This is the cheapest fee!

1) Tier 1 - Resume & Cover Letter

Tier 1 (Telephone Consultation) Typical tier 1 clients will have at least 1 year of work experience post-graduation and less than 5 years of work experience, or have an occupation or trade with less than 5 years of work experience.

$345.00

My fee is much less - PM me!
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by Adam Oke » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:20 pm

xsbank cleaned up my dogs breakfast as a 200hr wonder many years ago, and polished it as a 2.5k hr wonder! I highly recommend his service! Thanks again! I imagine your inbox will be flooded. :mrgreen:
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by xsbank » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:23 pm

Hi Adam! Don't forget to keep in touch?
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by gianthammer » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:40 pm

I endorse XS's resume / cover-letter's 110%. For years I struggled with having time and experience but no way to put it onto "paper" to capture a potential employers eye. With a properly formatted Resume' and guidance from MrBank I literally had responses with in a week of submitting my new resume to the same operators I had sent it out to weeks prior!!!

345.00 is priceless in contrast to knowing that what your putting out there truly is a professional piece.
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by Boreas » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:19 am

It would be interesting to see some before and after sample CVs :mrgreen:
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by xsbank » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:28 am

Gentlemen, I am NOT charging $345! Not my fee!

That was an example of what you would have to pay if you went to someone else who did not even know anything about aviation.
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by AuxBatOn » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:48 am

What is your fee then?
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by cdnpilot77 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:49 am

xsbank wrote:
$345.00

My fee is much less - PM me!
Undercutting the resume business....race to the bottom and all that stuff :mrgreen:

I joke...but I applaud your efforts for the resume help. Some people just can't wrap their head around the purpose of a resume. I have seen some that have been startlingly bad from very experienced people and some that are amazingly polished for young newcomers to the workforce.

Another key point to remember is that a resume doesn't get you a job, it gets you an interview, the interview gets you the job (in the vast majority of cases). So, put the info In That will get you the interview and expand upon it in the interview.
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by xsbank » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:52 pm

That's completely correct, put something in front of a busy Chief Pilot that he can draw the important facts from in about 30 seconds. My job is to make sure he doesn't throw it away.

That's it.
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by xsbank » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:56 am

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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by xsbank » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:28 am

10 satisfied clients so far, Thank you!

Anybody else interested in getting your resume and cover actually read by a C.P?

PM me if you're interested.
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by scraps96 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:16 pm

xsbank,

I would like to take you up on that offer. I'm new and can't send PM's could you please message me your e-mail address?

Thanks,
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by Redneck_pilot86 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:20 pm

As a former client of XS and now someone on the receiving end of resumes, I can confirm that what he puts out is exactly what I want to see. I get all sorts of resumes, and the professionalism shown in the resume is my first impression as to the professionalism of the applicant. His work is worth whatever he is asking, and you will find a job.
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by xsbank » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:39 am

Thanks Redneck! I'm really pleased that you have been successful and I really appreciate the endorsement.

I completely agree with you, if the person at the other end can't find the information he wants quickly, he will just toss it and go onto the next one.

A completely pointless exercise and a waste of time for both parties!
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by Takalpha47 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:38 pm

Hi xsbank, I'm also new here and can't pm yet. I'd like for you to work on my resume as well, so if you have time could you send me your info in a private message?
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by chapfo » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:54 pm

Hi.
I cant PM yet. PM me please. Thanks!
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Re: I'm Doing Resumes Again

Post by Vern » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:45 pm

Hey xsbank,

I've been reading this forum for years but never posted. I signed up so that I could ask for your resume help. My current resume is a mess. I can't PM yet so as soon as I have enough posts (not sure how many I need) to be able to send PM's I will be in touch with you.

Thanks!
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