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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Please CRITIQUE My Job Resume..

    (name)
    (address)
    (city, state, zip)

    OBJECTIVE
    Applying for a part time position working (either at a Hotel or supplement store).

    EMPLOYMENT
    6/00 - 3/01
    Fitness Specialist, Delaware Health & Fitness
    Responsible for bringing members through a weight-training routine designed to meet their specific fitness goals, assisted members in their recuperation and rehabilitation of injuries, frequently worked front desk greeting members as they walked in.

    3/00 - 6/00
    Stock / Bagger, Acme Markets
    Responsible for assisting the customers, stocking the shelves with the necessary items, bag shoppers’ groceries and help them to their vehicle.

    EDUCATION
    2000 - 2002, A.I. DuPont High School, Graduated
    1998 - 2000, Salesianum High School

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Responsible and quick to learn new things. Working at a fitness center allowed me to gain the skills necessary to work and communicate in a people friendly environment.
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    I see run-on sentences and you mispelled allowed
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    what about interests etc?
    'you cant avoid confrontation in life. it just makes things more trouble down the road. sometimes you have to look at the bull and say "f--k you bull" and grab that bull by the horns'

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    Okay thanks guys.

    Should interests/hobbies go in there as well? I mean I can add that no problem. I am only 18 so my resume isnt much but from what I understand a resume is FAR more impressive to a company than filling out an application.

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    definately man, youve basically got to sell yourself with it. dont forget the references aswell.
    'you cant avoid confrontation in life. it just makes things more trouble down the road. sometimes you have to look at the bull and say "f--k you bull" and grab that bull by the horns'

    -Shane

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    I beleived its pronounced ReSUme.
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

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    Originally posted by McBain
    definately man, youve basically got to sell yourself with it. dont forget the references aswell.
    Okay here is interests.. where should it go though in the resume? And where should the references go?

    INTERESTS
    Weight-training, supplementation, exercise physiology, diet and nutrition.

    ... How can I elaborate here!?

    REFERENCES

    Ill just put their name and address and all that right? Where should these go in the resume?

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    interests just slap them in under a new heading.

    you can have referees and references, referee is a person that the compant can ring up to see what sortof person you are- usually have 2 of them.

    reference is written by a person saying how great you are and can be attached to the resume.
    'you cant avoid confrontation in life. it just makes things more trouble down the road. sometimes you have to look at the bull and say "f--k you bull" and grab that bull by the horns'

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    you can have a couple of references, maybe add some more personal qualities
    'you cant avoid confrontation in life. it just makes things more trouble down the road. sometimes you have to look at the bull and say "f--k you bull" and grab that bull by the horns'

    -Shane

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    I would leave interests out, unless you're making a career change. You're simply asking for part time employment, so your employers are most likely uninterested. I'd work on the qualifications/experience section. Do you have any computer skills? Typing? Microsoft excel/word? Spreadsheets? Polish up the employment section too. You serviced the customers in some way right? O.K. then, add "customer service responsibilities." Did you ever take inventory of anything at the grocery store? If so, add "inventory analysis responsibilities." See where I'm going with this?
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    Originally posted by gino
    add "inventory analysis responsibilities." See where I'm going with this?
    phew, basically BS the whole thing to make yourself look good.

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    Well, not fully BS, but just using big words to describe actual responsibilities. Like if you're counting inventory, they may just call you a "counter." But you don't want to say "inventory counter" on a resume. Spice it up by describing your responsibility, rather than naming your role.
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    i knew there was somethign that i was missing
    'you cant avoid confrontation in life. it just makes things more trouble down the road. sometimes you have to look at the bull and say "f--k you bull" and grab that bull by the horns'

    -Shane

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    Gino:

    Thanks a lot man. Help me BS this thing. Not BS but you know what I mean. You seem to be extremely intelligent with this. Yeah my GWM is something like 65 when it comes to typing. I have experience in Microsoft Word and Works, Excel a little, etc.

    This look better:

    3/00 - 6/00
    Stock / Bagger, Acme Markets
    Customer service responsibilities, inventory analysis responsibilities, bag shoppers’ groceries and help them to their vehicle.
    Where should I put the computer / typing info?

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    LOL you probably don't wanna put 'inventory analysis responsibilities' because when you think about it, it's just babble. When the person is interviewing you and then asks what 'inventory analysis responsibilies' meant you did, and you say you were a counter, it will look bad.

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    For the first category after your contact info have a Capabilities section. Then bullet list a buncha crap. Since you have little work experience or education this will be your most important selling feature.

    So as others have already stated, listing things like computer skills, communication skills, the ability to work flexible hours, lacking the ability to stick with one god damned workout routine for an entire week...oops, got carried away there.

    Ps. Don't start your cover letter with "Hey Bro,"
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    Originally posted by Mystic Eric
    LOL you probably don't wanna put 'inventory analysis responsibilities' because when you think about it, it's just babble. When the person is interviewing you and then asks what 'inventory analysis responsibilies' meant you did, and you say you were a counter, it will look bad.
    Why would you have to say you were a counter? Inventory analysis responsibilities could entail actually analyzing inventory. The analyzation could include carefully recording inventory levels, restocking and/or replacing damaged goods according to specifications, and making suggestions based on what was happening on the floor. Trust me, I interview and hire people often, and this is not just babble. When I ask someone what inventory analysis responsibilities entails, the answer I'm looking for what I said above, not "I was a counter." When I ask someone to elaborate on job responsibilities, and they give me an answer like that, I'll know they're BS-ing, but if they can disect the job into it's individual responsibilities and give me some details, I'll think much more of the job they did. After all, how am I supposed to know WTF a "counter" is if I'm not in the same industry. He's not applying to another gocery store.

    **note: "counter" was just a fictional position I just made up to show an example. I have no idea whether one actually exists... This same scenario could apply to ANY job though. My manufacturing facility is filled with "machine operators" but I'd hope they wouldn't put "operating a machine" on their resume job responsibilities. They do lots of stuff like quality control testing, job scheduling, machine maintenance, among other things.

    To sum it up - describe what you've done intelligently, and as if you had some interest in it, even if you didn't.
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    Originally posted by ElPietro
    Ps. Don't start your cover letter with "Hey Bro,"
    Or "whatsup bro" either.
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    Some suggestions (from a guy who actually hires other people):

    OBJECTIVE
    Applying for a part time position working (either at a Hotel or supplement store).

    --I have always thought the Objective section was crap. Filler. A waste of space. If you're applying for a 'real' job (i.e. a career thing as opposed to 'just a job') then this kind of thing goes in the cover letter anyway. I'd skip this.



    EMPLOYMENT
    6/00 - 3/01
    Fitness Specialist, Delaware Health & Fitness
    Responsible for bringing members through a weight-training routine designed to meet their specific fitness goals, assisted members in their recuperation and rehabilitation of injuries, frequently worked front desk greeting members as they walked in.

    -- bullet points are your friend. HR people and managers like things to be snappy and to the point because they don't have time to mess around. Also, when discussing your employment, you want to focus on a couple of things... what were you doing, what did you excel at, what makes this work experience SPECIAL and (ideally) how it applies to the job you're applying for. I'm a big believer in custom tailoring the resume to the job at hand (this may not be practical or attractive as an option for you, but it's my opinion...)

    Anyway, what about this as the start of a revised version of the resume section, with a couple of assumptions of my own about what your duties might have entailed; revise as needed:

    name
    Address
    contact info

    SKILLS SUMMARY
    - summarize your RELEVANT skills/aptitudes in 4 or 5 concise bullet points
    i.e.
    - experienced in maintaining effective and positive customer relations
    - conscientious and reliable employee with a track record of success
    - bla bla bla, etc.


    EMPLOYMENT

    6/00 - 3/01
    Fitness Specialist, Delaware Health & Fitness
    - designed and implemented personalized training programs for club members
    - provided one-on-one coaching and training for members to help them meet their specific fitness goals
    - assisted members in their recuperation and rehabilitation of injuries
    - performed various customer service duties including reception, and customer problem resolution as well as other duties as assigned
    - any other crap you can think of; think of aspects of your job and try and relate them to the kind of job you're applying for

    3/00 - 6/00
    Stock / Bagger, Acme Markets
    - provided assistance to customers as required
    - monitored and maintained on-shelf inventory
    - any other crap you can think of; think of aspects of your job and try and relate them to the kind of job you're applying for

    EDUCATION
    2000 - 2002, A.I. DuPont High School, Graduated
    1998 - 2000, Salesianum High School
    - anything special about your education? Awards? A high average? Special courses (business/accounting/fitness/etc.?)


    ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS
    - list your bodybuilding and other athletic, social, hobby, etc interests here; wherever possible try to make some sort of note as to how they are relevant to the position applied-for
    - list your volunteer experience, if applicable. Volunteer experience can be as good as 'real' work experience, especially when you're just starting out

    REFERENCES
    Available upon request
    - I never provide references up front unless they're asked for. Then, when they ask for them, I contact the reference people beforehand, brief them on what to expect from the person that may be checking up on them and (ideally) help to shape what they will communicate to the person who calls them.
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    I'd have to say that for someone with little to no job experience, the skill summary is going to be your best bet.

    And do as gino said; embellish the **** out of *any* duty, regardless of how minor or insignificant it may seem.

    I took my skill list from a small paragraph to over a page, and made my job experience actually sound important by doing that.
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    Y2A 47: thats why you get outta tickets, and into panties

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    galileo: hate

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    Okay guys here is my FINAL draft.. any other corrections?

    OBJECTIVE
    Applying for a part time position working front desk.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    - responsible and quick to learn new things
    - working at a fitness center allowed me to gain the necessary skills to
    - work and communicate in a people friendly environment
    - can work very flexible hours

    WORK HISTORY
    6/00 - 3/01 Fitness Specialist, Delaware Health & Fitness

    - designed and implemented personalized training programs for club
    members
    - provided one-on-one coaching and training for members to help them
    - meet their specific fitness goals
    - assisted members in their rehabilitation and recuperation of injuries
    - performed various customer service duties including reception, and
    - customerer problem resolution as well as other duties as assigned

    3/00 - 6/00 Stock / Bagger, Acme Markets

    - customer service responsibilities
    - monitored and maintained on-shelf inventory
    - customer service duties such as assisting shoppers to their vehicle

    EDUCATION
    2000 - 2002, A.I. DuPont High School, Graduated
    1998 - 2000, Salesianum High School

    INTERESTS
    - weight-training
    - diet and nutrition
    - dietary supplements as well as sports supplements

    COMPUTER SKILLS
    - taken class “Computer Software Applications,” at A.I. DuPont High
    School
    - taken class “Advanced Word Processing,” at A.I. DuPont High School
    - experience in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
    - taken keyboarding class at Salesianum averaging a 65 GWAM

    Thank you Callahn, PowerManDL, McBain, Gino, and the rest of you who helped me - any other suggestions / corrections? This one is for a hotel front desk person - obviously a gym or supplement store would have a different objective.

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    ... By the way do you guys agree that a resume is a much better idea than just filling out an application like the average Joe?

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    Fit things like "passionate" "goal/detail oriented" and "flexible" in there. Ok I just read your last version and you have flexible in there..which is very good.

    Make sure to capitalize words and use proper punctuation. I would make a section under computer skills like this:
    Relevant Courses
    - "Computer Software Applications"
    - "Advanced Word Processing"
    Software Experience
    - Microsoft Windows (95, 98, 2000, ME, whatever...)
    - Microsoft Word
    - Microsoft Excel
    Other Skills
    - blah typing blah
    - anything else you can BS in there.

    It's good to break down relevant skills within a subsection.

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    Excellent idea WannaBeStrong, Ill do that. Thanks.

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