critique my resume please

fid500fid500 Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hello
I am in the process of rewriting my resume and would like some feedback from you.
(One quick question, my GPA is 4.0. Should I list or not ?)

Objective Looking for an entry-level networking position


Experience Computer Help Desk
Company name, City, State May, 2000 – November, 2007

* Designed and installed the company LAN ensuring the connectivity to DSL
* Assembled , maintained and repaired desktops & printers
* Troubleshooted operating systems, network connectivity, and end-user problems
* Installed and configured a new accounting system, computerease, and customized it to the company needs and saved the company over 10K in install and training
* Answered phones and took messages
* Attended bid meetings and bid openings hence freeing the estimators to focus on bidding
* Checked Onvia and Bidtool databases for future projects to bid on

Technical Skills
Networks: Configuring Cisco routers (1700, 2500, 2600 , 2800 & 3600 series), switches (1900,
2900 & 3500 series) & firewalls (Pix 515)
Designing and implementing VLSM ,VTP, VLANs, ACLs, DHCP, NAT, PAT, RIP, OSPF,
EIGRP, IS-IS, BGP,RADIUS, TACACS+, SSH
Basic understanding of Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP & FTP

Operating Systems: Windows 98, 2000 , XP & Linux

Software: Microsoft office & Visio, VMware Workstation & Server, Solarwinds, Etherreal, Adobe Professional

Education University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, IL
College of Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

College of DuPage (COD), Glen Ellyn, IL
Cisco certified network associate (CCNA)
Pursuing CCNP (passed BSCI)

Elgin Community College (ECC), Elgin , IL
Automated Electronic Systems Certificate

Honors Honor Bell Award (Highest Grade Point Average for Engineering Class of 2005, UIC)
Dean’s list all semesters




I am open to all opinions and thanks in advance

Comments

  • supertechCETmasupertechCETma Member Posts: 377
    A EE and you're looking for an entry level networking position icon_confused.gif:
    I think you are selling yourself short.
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  • BigToneBigTone Member Posts: 283
    You don't have a job already? Thats a pretty impressive list (honors, etc.)
  • sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Engineering degree and 7 years experience? Pay a professional to write your resume, you'll have several job offers. icon_cool.gif
    All things are possible, only believe.
  • sir_creamy_sir_creamy_ Inactive Imported Users Posts: 298
    4.0 GPA? Sorry, I don't hire slackers.

    Quick question: why would you NOT list a 4.0 GPA on your resume?
    Bachelor of Computer Science

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  • fid500fid500 Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for your responses.

    When I first graduated in 2005, I used to mention my GPA. Only few companies, INTEL & CATPILLAR, have offered me an interview based on my GPA. I feel that it was a deterant since I haven't gotten alot of responses since then. And, I feel that most employers will wonder the same thing. With a 4.00GPA and cannot find a job?
  • fid500fid500 Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Another thing I would like your opinion about is: Before I came to the States, I used to have a job as a Hydraulic technician for four years in the Water Department. Should I mention this in my resume or not?
  • SieSie Member Posts: 1,195
    I would keep your experience relevant to the job you are applying for, list any transferable skills but dont dwell on things they wont be interested in.
    Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools
  • fid500fid500 Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Sorry, I realized that the first draft had many spelling mistakes. This is an updated draft. I guess using M word is better than WordPad icon_wink.gif

    Objective Looking for an entry-level networking position

    Experience Computer Help Desk
    Comapny name, City, IL May, 2000 – November, 2007
    * Designed and installed the company LAN ensuring the connectivity to DSL
    * Assembled , maintained and repaired desktops & printers
    * Troubleshooted operating systems, network connectivity, and end-user
    problems
    * Installed and configured a new accounting system, computerease, and
    customized it to the company needs and saved the company over 10K in
    install, training & support.
    * Answered phones and took messages
    * Attended bid meetings and bid openings hence freeing the estimators to
    focus on bidding
    * Checked Onvia and Bidtool databases for future projects to bid on

    Technical Skills Networks: Configuring Cisco routers (1700, 2500, 2600 , 2800 & 3600 series)
    switches (1900, 2900 & 3500 series) & firewalls (Pix 515)

    Designing and implanting VLSM , VLANs, ACLs, DHCP, NAT,
    RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, IS-IS, BGP, RADIUS, TACACS+, SSH

    Basic understanding of Microsoft Active Directory, DNS & DHCP

    Operating Systems: Windows 98, 2000 , XP & Linux

    Software: Microsoft office & Visio, VMware Workstation & Server,
    Solarwinds, Etherreal, Adobe Professional

    Education University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, IL
    College of Engineering
    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

    College of DuPage (COD), Glen Ellyn, IL
    Cisco certified network associate (CCNA)
    Pursuing CCNP (passed BSCI)

    Elgin Community College (ECC), Elgin, IL
    Automated Electronic Systems Certificate

    Honors Honor Bell Award (Highest Grade Point Average for Engineering Class of
    2005, UIC)
    Dean’s list all semesters
  • fid500fid500 Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Anyone wanting to add something?
  • TechJunkyTechJunky Member Posts: 881
    With your book experience I would say you need to either A.) have someone write your resume
    B.) Purchase a resume program. C.) Go back to school and brush up on english 101.

    7 years of experience in Help Desk? Not to bash, but that is not good on a resume. No one wants to see someone with 7 years of desktop experience without being promoted. Not trying to bash, but it looks as though you did not meet the expectations wthin the company to further your duties and get promoted.

    I am not saying this is the case. However, this is very likely how an employer is going to look at it.
  • fid500fid500 Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    TechJunky, Thanks for your response

    The reason I staid with the company for seven years was the flexible hours. When I was attending college and driving for long hours, they were very flexible with me. And since it was a small company, there was no room for advancement. They didn't have an IT department. So, in addition to being computer help desk, I was doing other things that are bidding and accounting related.The pay was good, but I have decided to do something more challenging and more interesting.
  • spree610spree610 Member Posts: 57 ■■□□□□□□□□
    fid500 wrote:
    Thanks for your responses.

    When I first graduated in 2005, I used to mention my GPA. Only few companies, INTEL & CATPILLAR, have offered me an interview based on my GPA. I feel that it was a deterant since I haven't gotten alot of responses since then. And, I feel that most employers will wonder the same thing. With a 4.00GPA and cannot find a job?


    The CIA is always looking for IT pros and they DO look at your GPA ;)
    "The secrecy of my job prevents me from knowing just what it is that I do."

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  • TechJunkyTechJunky Member Posts: 881
    fid500: I would somehow relay that message professionally in your resume. State that the reason you had 7 years experience and no advancement was due to the fact to get you through schooling.

    Just from my experience as someone who hires employee's, we get kind of skeptical of someone that has not advanced in 2 years time, let alone 7. If it was stated somewhere in your resume I believe this would defiantly help.

    Good Luck!
  • LaminiLamini Member Posts: 242 ■■■□□□□□□□
    impressive works.

    hire a writer. or take couple semesters of writing. theres couple resume writers out there for $100 or little more that might be able to help out. i know when I had my boss rewrite mine, i couldnt tell it was mine anymore other than my name. sounded and looked, and at the end, it REALLY was my works, though through my own writing it was not revealed
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  • famosbrownfamosbrown Member Posts: 637
    I would really go into a career utilizing your EE degree. I graduated with so many EE's that made minimum 60K out of school in Indiana with just par grades. A lot of them work as engineers designing systems, machinery, pharmaceutical automation, etc. EE was was next to ChemE as the one of the most toughest degrees and highly marketable degree at my school.

    If you do not want to go into that line of work, then just apply, apply, apply! If you don't mind me asking, what kind of course work did you do in college, and did you like it? We might be able to recommend some other opportunities based on the skillset you left college with. I know you have began your network career and started the Cisco route, but I would want you to see at least see some of the options you may have for an EE degree with high performance while pursuing it.
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