+ 0 Votes Thought about it. santeewelding 3 years ago Stopped thinking about it. If, say, I were to "help" with any but surface effects -- spelling, grammar, et cetera (in which you already excel) -- then I would be coming through when it's you that need to come through, in your own way. You are who prospective employers are looking for, aren't they? I think this holds for anyone thinking to help. Me? I got faith in you. + 0 Votes I helped my daughter with hers recently... SmartAceW0LF 3 years ago Only to bring to bear the importance of her own words in describing her accomplishments. I only post this particular bit of news due to the profession you claim to enjoy the most. My daughter was almost immediately invited to 3 very serious interviews after posting her resume. Each of the three that initially contacted her stated that they did so because out of all the resumes they reviewed, hers was one of only 2 or 3 which outlined specifically a dollar amount her efforts had saved the company she was working for. Just thought that might be of interest to you. Good luck BoxFiddler + 0 Votes send it PM Boxie remove real name, phone numbers, address and the lot CG IT 3 years ago just the facts ma'am, just the facts. + 0 Votes You need more than one CV... TobiF 3 years ago With such different directions, it could be good to prepare several CVs. Why not first make a master CV, where you try to include experience and achievements in different areas. (And this is pretty much what you'd upload in your profile on Monster, LinkedIn, JobServe etc.) But when you apply with a specific company or for a specific position, then you better tailor your cv towards this particular area by removing unnecessary stuff and thus leaving in more "relevant" achievements. Avoid using a pre-written cover note. The idea of that letter is to briefly explain how your achievements, experience and knowledge relate to the particular position you're applying for. (And this should be done in just a couple of paragraphs.) Anyway, that's my general view. You will need to adjust for local culture. + 0 Votes I'm Sorry Davette but I can't let you do that. OH Smeg 3 years ago You'll have to work it out yourself otherwise I'll steal your Identity. Remember HAL 9000 Davette. Col + 0 Votes I like Tobi's idea PurpleSkys Moderator 3 years ago of having a master copy of a cover letter and then editing it to suit each position that you're applying for. I also use a master copy of my resume then add/remove or expand on certain areas depending on the job applying for. If I'm applying for somewhere that is looking for someone for their accounting department, I push my accounting experience to the top with my cashier experience right underneath. Generally at the bottom, I mention that I have above average computer skills (considering I'm just an Administrative Assistant) unless it's a tech shop, then I just say average them tech guys would see right through me ! If you need help getting the first draft together, peer mail, I'd be glad to help + 0 Votes I feel that I should say that I noticed, seanferd 3 years ago and that I'm not unsympathetic, but I would be up the wrong tree on this occasion. + 0 Votes I think you need several resumes AV . 3 years ago Each should emphasize your strong points in a particular type of work. You could have a bookkeeping/Accounting resume, teaching resume and tech support resume. I agree with everyone else here that a functional resume would be a good idea for you. Each job you apply for should have its own unique cover letter. You have to sell yourself in that letter and if you can grab the reader's attention in the first paragraph or two, they'll look at your resume. Tell them how you are an excellent match for their exciting opportunity and then mention a particular aspect of your experience that would benefit the company. Pick out some key phrases in their job posting/description and use them in your cover letter. Research what the company is doing and tell them how you could be such an asset in helping them achieve their goals. Now is the time to **** your own horn. HR is there to screen you out and they don't have much time to read, so the first couple of paragraphs in your cover letter have to grab them. AV + 0 Votes I'd like to thank the folks who responded privately. boxfiddler Moderator 3 years ago People here at TR are the best. Revamp in progress, I'll send it to you all when finished. The cover letter is going to take longer... + 0 Votes Resume. boxfiddler Moderator 3 years ago On the way to you kind folks. Many thanks for your input. + 0 Votes Y'all are the best! boxfiddler Moderator 3 years ago I'm employed again. Interesting, work from home position. I'll be working at implementing ExStream software at TPSi, Tulsa. Learn a new skill and work from home. How much better can it get? I'd give you guys a bazillion thumbs if TR would let me. You ROCK!