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Advice on my resume


20 for fulfilling my request - Virtual OK - Posted Nov 03, 2016

It's very long:/.
I put a ridiculous amount of effort into delivering a creative and memorable first impression in order to stand out among the other traditional or generic resumes.
There are 2 reasons that I do this:
1. I try to distract from the fact that I have VERY limited education and draw attention to a plethora of other lucrative skills and other valuable attributes that I know are highly sought after in any field.
2. I am really not very interested in working for or with anyone who would be immediately put off by a different approach or new ideas.

I don't believe that I would ever be applying to the type of business that would use an automated system to sort thru resumes.
I have been working almost exclusively in a single field my whole life but I'm very much wanting to try something new. I have no idea how to convey that message to potential employers.
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks:) ~MJ

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Fisher received session of Advice for Pet owners from Melissa
Jan 15, 2017
Never got a response after I offered my service.
Michael provided Help with Advice on my resume for Melissa
Nov 06, 2016
Cool human
Hester provided Help with Advice on my resume for Melissa
Nov 08, 2016
Melissa is very talented and I wish her all the best!
Stephanie provided Help with Advice on my resume for Melissa
Nov 07, 2016
Melissa is a great writer and a creative soul. You should hire her!
Candice provided unit of Resume Review for Melissa
Nov 04, 2016
Melissa is a very creative and unique lady. Was a pleasure to work with her.


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I don't get to work with the public anymore, my time is solely spent in the OR and in Sterilization. I miss helping people with cat related issues. There are many very important bits of informati...

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About Melissa Johnston

I am a Veterinary Surgical Nursing assistant with 16 years of experience in the field of Veterinary technology. I never pursued certification in veterinary technology. Growing up, I had always bee...n unwaveringly certain that I was destined for fame as a Broadway theater actor or world class artist. My career began when I took what I believed to be a fun temporary summer job as a kennel attendant at a local Animal Hospital. The Doctor that owned the practice felt that I had demonstrated natural talents and skill when called upon to aid the medical staff. She asked me to stay on after the season ended to see how I felt in a position as a veterinary assistant and encouraged me to consider a career in the field. As it happened, I did remarkably well and discovered that I was able to perform the duties with considerable success. I also had come to the harsh realization that my singing voice is distinctly similar to that of a distressed llama and that there's a very good reason that artists are known to be starving. That's how my career began. I have since developed a deeply held passion for my work and simply can't imagine spending my time in any other field. I spent my first 10 years working in general practice at a large multi service hospital that included a large boarding facility. During my time there I gained valuable experience with administrative management. I was responsible for hiring, training and coaching new seasonal employees and also developed very successful team building techniques. After that I worked at a smaller feline-only clinic for the next 6 years and gained additional experience with marketing, social media management and organizing public events. Presently I work in a very large multispecialty 24 hour hospital as a Surgical Nursing Assistant but my newest interest is in writing. The have had a wide variety of pets throughout my life and due to my profession, many with complicated health issues that I've learned special techniques to help manage with greater success. show more

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