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Have you the logos on your resume and/or cover letter?
Yes, on both
8%
 8%  [ 3 ]
Yes, on resume only
18%
 18%  [ 7 ]
Yes, on cover letter only
8%
 8%  [ 3 ]
No
54%
 54%  [ 20 ]
It doesn't matter anyway
10%
 10%  [ 4 ]
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Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:45 pm
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Hello All,

The time has come - I'll start looking for another job asap. Now it's a must, since I move to another city (from Montreal to Ottawa). As I promised, I'll keep you informed about my progress in finding another job.

Considering that I've obtained many certs in the last year, most of them backed up by some related work experience, I am wondering if it's appropriate to include the logos (A+, N+, MCSE:Security, etc.) on my resume and cover letter. I have heard some people saying it's good, others that it's not recommended.

What do you think about? The word documents surely look better with those logos onto, but are they going to improve my chances or not at all?

Thank you for your expressed opinions,
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Need a full page for mine....
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Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:47 pm
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Generally, I believe it to be a bad idea. I think it makes the CV/Resume look too "cartoonish" and detracts from the main points of your submission, which should be your relative experience. That, and some companies use a program to search for relative terms, so if they are searching for your cert, then it is getting missed with the logo.
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Thanks for your answers. I noticed that everybody chose the 'NO'. So, is there any use for those logos anyway? Smile
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I think having it on a covering letter isnt too bad, at the bottom left like a business letter for example. but not on your CV.
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irawksteve: thank you!

The point is that I also thought that by adding the logos to the CL, the employer will notice immediately that you have those certs, without having to scan through your entire CV (and of course - you're adding all certs in the CV as well, in case they use keywork searching).

I will send half of the applications with some certification logos on the CL and the other half without. I'll let you know about the reaction.

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Sounds like a good experiment. I just drafted up a new resume which I am pretty happy with, it has a very small sized Microsoft Certified Professional logo in the upper right, opposite of my name and address. It's maybe .75"x1.25", but is still easy to read and looks sharp.

Maybe I will post a scan of it for people to see, I think it's sharp but it would be nice to get some opinions on it.
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Hmmmm...I once worked for a guy who'd take 1/2 of all job applications and bin them without even looking at them. He said that his way of rooting out people that are naturally unlucky!

What if in yer 1/2 with logos and 1/2 without you encounter people that do things like that? It'd skew the stats completely!
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Hmmmm...I once worked for a guy who'd take 1/2 of all job applications and bin them without even looking at them. He said that his way of rooting out people that are naturally unlucky!

That is hillarious hehe. I was probably binned!
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Maybe I will post a scan of it for people to see, I think it's sharp but it would be nice to get some opinions on it.


I'd like to ask you to post a scan in order to see how it looks like. Also, I'd be very happy to see what you wrote in your resume (of course not the personal details). I found many many templates of "tech resume's" and no two are alike, and each one is 'told' to be the winning one...

I sent some resume's but didn't get any answer so far. I'm still positive though, I think they need to hire immediately and I wrote that I'm available starting with the 1st of August. IT is not a field where employers will wait for you, especially when they get a lot of requests Smile
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I think for an entery level position you should put them on their if you don't have much to put on your resume.
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DB2012 wrote:
I think for an entery level position you should put them on their if you don't have much to put on your resume.


Hi everybody,

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Logos are good for advertising your services/expertise:


* somewhere
(newspaper, phone book/ Yellow Pages, ?craigslist? etc. )

* at a place of business (glass door or vehicle window)

* on a business card
(unless they take up all the space on the card,
leaving none for your other info, like say,
phone number and email)


I would think more important than logos on a resume, would be including access to your transcripts: I recently interviewed for a job, although wasn't given an offer, then later realized that I hadn't made my CompTIA transcripts accessible to the employer...won't have to wonder next time Smile
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Don't put a logo on your resume or cover letter. Most employers use some sort of import into a database of resumes and a logo or any other image will create issues. Put the logo on a business card, website or other marketing materials.

You don't want HR to fill their pants with your imcompatible resume.
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