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    Question OpenOffice Question - Resume Template?

    I just got a really cool job offer (involving Linux!) and have to write a resume. I've never written one before, so I'm reading up. If you guys have some information that would benefit this, it's certainly welcome. Now, on to my OpenOffice question.

    I was told that OpenOffice has a resume template. I've looked around and can't find it. Does it have one, and where can I select it?

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    Re: OpenOffice Question - Resume Template?

    Employed? Anyone on the Ubuntu forums? You must be mad. I'm kidding. Sort of. It depends on where you're applying and what you're applying for. Seeing as though you're in the United States, DO NOT put you're photo on it! Hmm, now that that is done, you'll write a very different resume depending on your academic background. Since it seems technology related, we can carry on from there. The samples here should work alright. Resumes should take a pretty long time to write and polish. If you're done in an hour its not good enough (Sorry). I'm not sure how old you are so I won't talk about the kinds of experiences you should talk about on your resume. Just make sure you proofread about a hundred times. And once more for good luck.

    And yeah, you need a cover letter. Once you have a resume, make sure to keep it updated!

    As for OO, press new->Templates and Documents->Forms and Contracts and it should be there.

    Good luck!

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    Re: OpenOffice Question - Resume Template?

    Resumes are fantastic for one thing... standing out in the crowd. The best resumes I've seen are ones which do not follow a template rather elegant through simplicity. It's rather odd though, my counterpart and I tend to shuffle anything that looks generated to the bottom of the pile every time.

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    You can use my resume template ( http://www.703designs.com/resume ). The code's all there, so go to town! Very easy to work with. In fact, it's easier to work with than your typical Resume template, and it doesn't look like crap.
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    Re: OpenOffice Question - Resume Template?

    I don't know the URL that has Resume Template. But I do know of a website that teaches tips and tricks for OpenOffice.org in one article the author mentiones a trick on how to use Microsoft's Template in OO.o maybe that will be useful.

    If I remember correctly there were some links to some templates too.

    Here is the website I am talking about:

    http://openoffice.blogs.com


    Take your time to navigate that blog, has pretty good stuff

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    Re: OpenOffice Question - Resume Template?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spr0k3t View Post
    Resumes are fantastic for one thing... standing out in the crowd. The best resumes I've seen are ones which do not follow a template rather elegant through simplicity. It's rather odd though, my counterpart and I tend to shuffle anything that looks generated to the bottom of the pile every time.
    That depends on the position you're applying for. For an academic position, I would agree. But a more business/technical position? Make sure there's a clear form to it because comparability is important to let employers compare applicants.

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    Re: OpenOffice Question - Resume Template?

    Quote Originally Posted by BarfBag View Post
    I just got a really cool job offer (involving Linux!) and have to write a resume.
    Where do you find jobs involving Linux?
    Linux Advanced Guides and News!
    http://linuxinnovations.blogspot.com/

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    Re: OpenOffice Question - Resume Template?

    You can get a extension (Add-on) for OpenOffice.org. There are extension for adding templates.

    1) Open OpenOffice.org
    2) Tools menu/Extension manager
    3) Click on "Get more extensions here..."
    4) Browser for the desired extension
    5) click on "Get" button to download.
    6) Click on Add in Extension Manger, and choose your downloaded extension.
    7) Enjoy


    EXTENSIONS LINK:

    Professional Template Pack - English

    OxygenOffice Extras - English Templates


    There are otehr templates in different languages also. There are some tools such as grammar checker (under development), dictionaries, translators, art, etc.

    Brwose the OpenOffice.Org's Extension

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    Re: OpenOffice Question - Resume Template?

    keep it to about 2 pages
    keep it professional
    I personally wouldn't lie in a resume, but I would embellish a little. That way if they ask you about it you can answer whatever it is easily.
    Imagination is more important than knowledge

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    Re: OpenOffice Question - Resume Template?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spr0k3t View Post
    Resumes are fantastic for one thing... standing out in the crowd. The best resumes I've seen are ones which do not follow a template rather elegant through simplicity. It's rather odd though, my counterpart and I tend to shuffle anything that looks generated to the bottom of the pile every time.
    This.

    I'm not gonna give a $50,000 a year desktop support job to someone who submits a generic resume.

    Although I'm no longer a hiring manager (thank God) I don't know anyone who reads past the first page of a resume when making the first cut. A generic resume might get someone a job at McDonald's, but for IT positions in the $50k and above range the resume had better be letter-perfect and targeted to the position, otherwise it goes in the "Do Not Hire" pile.

    Your resume is the only shot you get at getting someone to call you in for an interview. I would expect someone to expend significantly more attention to detail on their resume than they would on the job.
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