• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Equine Resume

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Equine Resume

    Hello,

    I have been searching for work every where..... ugh.

    I have changed my resume be more "horsey" as that is what I'm going to probably have to focus on, since that is what I have been doing for 18 years. But, of course cleaning stalls/barn watch doesn't pay as good as a sit behind the desk job. Sigh.

    Anyone have a good example? I still want to have it presentable to non-equine businesses, but wondering if it is "blending" okay.

    I'm desperate and will take ANYTHING at this point---for ANY PRICE...just need something.

    OH, my cousins friend just spent $7,500 on her resume......she has been off work for over 8 months and even with her $7500 resume isn't finding work. UGH.

    Well, any idea's or thoughts on how to make cleaning a barn, grooming horses, foal watch and foaling (plus God knows the rest of the duties it takes to run a barn with 17 horses--by my self 98% of the time) sound like being a defense lawyer--let me know!!! LOL

    *Better to have loved than to have never loved at all.*
    ALWAYS Blessings NEVER losses.

  • #2
    I know it's kind of a pain, but you probably want to have two separate resumes -- one horsey and one non-horsey. I work as a "rental" in the software world and my company recommends having resumes geared towards even different positions within our skill sets - for example, one for a project lead position, one for a qa position, etc.
    Same with cover letters -- theyshould be tailered for each position you're applying for. Extra work, but i this economy it might be worth it. My contract ends soon and I'm not looking forward to finding the next one.
    Sheri
    www.onthemuscle.com
    www.cafepress.com/onthemuscle

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by slpeders View Post
      I know it's kind of a pain, but you probably want to have two separate resumes -- one horsey and one non-horsey. I work as a "rental" in the software world and my company recommends having resumes geared towards even different positions within our skill sets - for example, one for a project lead position, one for a qa position, etc.
      Same with cover letters -- theyshould be tailered for each position you're applying for. Extra work, but i this economy it might be worth it. My contract ends soon and I'm not looking forward to finding the next one.
      ditto. pick and choose your attributes/education/employment history to create resumes that will be most attractive to the person hiring for the position you're applying for. i also have a 'horsey' and a 'non horsey' resume, and while each is factual, they highlight and emphasize different qualites and experiencs. cover letters also MUST be tailored to each individual job so you come off as interesting, and interested in the position and company.
      Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique

      PONY'TUDE

      Comment


      • #4
        Ditto. Two separate resumes are the only way to go.

        Good luck.

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          Thank you

          SO, what if I have been a "house wife" horse breeder--owning up to 27 horses at a time for the last 18 years. I had a couple part time jobs (both horsey)....and that is IT.

          Recommendations would be HUGE on how to make me look more hireable to the non-horsey world.... LOL Well, any world.

          THANK YOU AGAIN...great info and I'm getting on it!
          *Better to have loved than to have never loved at all.*
          ALWAYS Blessings NEVER losses.

          Comment


          • #6
            Different resumes don't have different JOBS on them but different EMPHASES. For instance you could have one that emphasizes horse breeding, one that enumerates all your management/organuzational skills, one that emphasuzes working with children, etc. And NOW, while you're joob-hunting (and presumably unemployed), is the PERFECT TIME to do volunteer work in the field you want (job) experience in. Just because you don't get PAID doesn't mean tht you don't LEARN...

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Horsecrazy27 View Post
              SO, what if I have been a "house wife" horse breeder--owning up to 27 horses at a time for the last 18 years. I had a couple part time jobs (both horsey)....and that is IT.

              Recommendations would be HUGE on how to make me look more hireable to the non-horsey world.... LOL Well, any world.

              THANK YOU AGAIN...great info and I'm getting on it!
              The trick is to think of it as selling yourself - so what skills do you have from being a house wife and horse breeder that will transfer to other realms? Good organizational skills? Work ethic? Good sense of responsibility? Communication skills? What about budgeting and accounts?

              (I'm just throwing out the things that spring to mind immediately as possibilities - sit down yourself and brainstorm. What tasks did you do, and what skills does that task represent beyond the obvious result of completing the task? For example I'd imagine that a mare being bred via AI might involve some fairly detailed scheduling and planning.)

              Once you have your list of skills, you look at the types of resumes available - given your employment history, you want to use a resume style that emphasizes your skills rather then job history or education. (By contrast, someone who has just graduated from Harvard with an honors degree would probably want to place that fairly prominently in the resume if they're going for a job in their degree field.) Then put together a 'generic' resume using your information.

              BEFORE you send your resume off, however, you want to consider the job you're applying for (again in terms of the skills it requires) and possibly reorganize your resume so the stuff most important for the job is placed in the most prominent way. (Closer to the top of the resume so it'll be seen sooner, not buried in amongst a bunch of other things, etc.) If you have a generic resume worked up it's fairly easy to just cut n paste and move things around a little to tweak it.

              In addition, if you have any skills that are not obviously applicable to the job, but that you believe would be, you might mention that in your cover letter. (Keep it brief, however.) For example, someone with a film degree applying for a business job might want to put something in the cover letter drawing attention to the fact that producing a film involves a lot of basic organizational and management skills, since a lot of people won't think of that when they see 'film experience' on the resume.

              Basically if your background is somewhat unconventional, you need to 'connect the dots' for them in a non-obvious way, so that they don't just go "I have no idea why this person even applied, breeding horses has nothing to do with selling widgets!" and throw away your resume. The goal is to get them interested enough to bring you in for an interview. (That's basically the advice I've gotten frequently - the goal of a resume is not to get you a job, in most situations. The goal of the resume is to get you an interview. The goal of the interview is to sell yourself so you get the job.)

              Comment


              • #8
                Highlight the global skills on your horsey resume. You've managed a barn, with barn workers? Mention the managerial experience and highlight that. Highlight the multitasking. Highlight the self-directed day. If you've been part of a lesson barn, highlight the $$$ in lessons sold per financial quarter. If you streamlined barn processes or were able to save the stable money, mention that. You can have bullet points listing your skills at the very top of your resume. Make them interesting.

                And, as I'm in this industry...look for call center work. My company starts quite high and promotes quickly from within. We're also hiring like crazy. Outsourcing is an industry that hasn't suffered in this economy. No, it's not horsey (probably not, anyway) but it will pay the bills and may offer some career development.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Horsecrazy27 View Post
                  OH, my cousins friend just spent $7,500 on her resume......she has been off work for over 8 months and even with her $7500 resume isn't finding work.
                  $7,500 for a resume!?! You gotta be kidding...

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Austin Rider View Post
                    $7,500 for a resume!?! You gotta be kidding...
                    I am evidently in the wrong business. I could write up a resume that won't get somebody a job for a lot less than $7500.

                    Also, as long as we're talking resumes: Would it be a big faux pas to put long-term (like almost fifteen years) experience as a volunteer horse show manager for my horse club in the "employment" section? I'm looking for a way to make my resume say "I can manage a horse show, schedule three dressage rings without putting somebody in two places at once, and deal with 'crazy horse people' -- how the hell hard can your silly little job be?"

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      You can put something like volunteer work or other activities in a separate section--"Related Experience" is always a nice catch-all for trying to showcase skills. Often my college students have their best skill development in something other than their paid job experience; employers who need you to have specific skills only care that you have them, not where you got them or if you were paid for it. :-)
                      Eileen
                      http://themaresnest.us

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        LOL

                        Originally posted by EiRide View Post
                        You can put something like volunteer work or other activities in a separate section--"Related Experience" is always a nice catch-all for trying to showcase skills. Often my college students have their best skill development in something other than their paid job experience; employers who need you to have specific skills only care that you have them, not where you got them or if you were paid for it. :-)
                        GOSH, some great idea's guys!!!

                        I put on over 12 different "Breed Inspections"!! Organized them, managed them,etc!

                        Okay, you all just inspired me to have more imagination!! I was really just plain "stuck" and feeling like my stuff wasn't "important" --- been a really hard last few months and have been so down. Hard to have imagination when your down, but this just lifted me!!! THANKS GUYS!!!!!
                        *Better to have loved than to have never loved at all.*
                        ALWAYS Blessings NEVER losses.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          It sounds like you should be looking for event planning jobs!

                          Comment

                          • Original Poster

                            #14
                            Thats and idea..

                            Originally posted by sketcher View Post
                            It sounds like you should be looking for event planning jobs!


                            Haven't thought of that.... see----the more brains involved the better!!!
                            *Better to have loved than to have never loved at all.*
                            ALWAYS Blessings NEVER losses.

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X