I’m sorry if this rant isn’t profane enough for the Pit, but I’m just too tired to care right now.
So, I was watching the news and they said they would have a segment on writing an effective resume, and since I’m looking for work I decided to pay close attention.
Basically the whole bit (it was a short filler bit) was you have to make your resume so that it tells your prospective employer what you can do especially for him or her.
“Instead of your skills or experience, list your accomplishments. What did you do that saved your prior employer money or time? What did you change about your job that improved productivity? How much time or money did you save, by what percentage? Be specific!”
Apparently, these people have never worked in the trenches of the real world in their lives. In every job I’ve worked there were set procedures that you followed. In mine, it was gather the invoices, check them over, and enter them, age them, and pay them. Month after month, year after year. That was it. The only way to save time was to work faster or take unpaid overtime. (Which I did when necessary.) The only way to save money was to make sure the discounts were timely met. That was just part of the job and certainly wasn’t kept track of by percentage studies. Specific percentages? I’d have to pull numbers out of my ass. Not everybody in every job keeps fucking efficiency reports on themselves. We’re too busy doing the real work.
I wasn’t in any position to change procedures. There wasn’t any point to changing them. The bosses didn’t give a shit about procedures. They just wanted the work in on time and correctly done. Which I did. For years.
Jesus, I thought I was a good employee by just showing up everyday, doing my job well, and complaining as little as possible. Now I have to be a goddamn consultant too?