Resume tip #1: ALWAYS save your resume as a pdf if you are submitting your application by email. I should not be able to edit your resume as a Word doc.
SERIOUSLY how do people not know this. It has to be PDF for you to be taken…
Son of a bitch. How am I a grown-ass man and it’s never occurred to me to send my resumes as PDFs. What am I doing with my life.
Hmmm… I don’t think it’s that serious unless you’ve created a specific format and you don’t want it changed once you send it. Employers generally state what kind of format they want your info in anyways.
If you’re concerned about someone changing your info once you send it to them, I’d be more worried about what kind of company you’re applying to.
@twill990 - If you send your resume as a Word doc and the recipient does not use the same version of Word or uses something like Open Office or Google docs, the formatting of your resume will look very different to the end user. This is very important as the look of your resume, especially for those in creative fields such as graphic design, is one criteria employers use to determine who moves forward in the hiring process especially if the employer receives a large number of applications as is often the case these days.
Also, some prospective employers who request Word docs will use your resume to make notes about you. It’s not an under-handed practice, but it can backfire on the prospective employer if an applicant who is not hired sues for discrimination under EEO. The notes made on the applicant’s Word format resume could be admissible as evidence.
Saving as a pdf simply makes things easier on everyone.
Which is why I said if you’ve created a specific format, you would save it as a PDF so it doesn’t change. :)
(I’m a graphic designer, not a recruiter. So I wasn’t speaking from the employer’s side of things.)
Um, I just send whatever they ask for. So I guess this initial “tip” was for if not specified by recruiter/employer.
I am not a fitness model. I don’t want to be a fitness model. I challenge the whole notion of fitness modeling. This industry’s image of the fitness model is disabling, flat and narrow while there’s a world of potential, dimension and ability beyond self-righteous self denial and ultra-leanness. For every jacked and tan image there are masses more who are pushing boundaries, performing amazing feats regardless of whether or not they have “the look.”
Is fitness modeling really about “fitness”? I think it is really more about an aesthetic ideal that is palatable to the majority rather than being about individuality and your own personal fitness journey. This “ideal” is what leads many fbb competitors to switch to physique. They are chasing an ideal that someone else created just so they can win a trophy. In a “sport” that is so subjective, why not just bring the body that makes you happy. There ain’t much to gain by fitting an ideal that doesn’t jive with you. I put sport in quotes, because i don’t really believe bodybuilding is a sport anymore.
Unfortunately with the lack of Female Bodybuilding Competitions I’m not sure if there will be any bbing comps left. Hopefully if everything goes well with this diet and training for the next 6 months then i might be able to.
Trust me, there are a LOT of people waiting to see this!
Even if for some reason women’s bodybuilding competitions are gone, i will get chocolatemuscle to compete. She will just be the BIG girl in physique.
So I’m reading this novel that I stumbled upon on Amazon. I love stories about female bodybuilders. Can’t get enough of them. So long as it doesn’t get all crazy weird with incest and penises.
Anyways , I’m only a few chapters in and I have to say I am a bit conflicted about how I feel about the book. I rather loathe the male protagonist, as he is a major creeper in my opinion. He basically buys himself a bodybuilder by “sponsoring” her by means of straight up cash, a car, and a place to live for her daughter and she. He’s the comically stereotypical guy you think of that admires muscular women. Short, skinny and fairly unattractive.
Then there’s the object of his affection. The beautiful, muscle lady that is down on her luck. She is more than willing to be saved by him. This totally disgusts me personally. She’s not even attracted to him by her own admission. She likes his little hands, and smart speech.
Anyways the book is basically about the dark-side of female bodybuilding. As it delves heavily into the the use of AAS (anabolic androgenic steroids).
I’m gonna try and finish this by the weeks end, and then I’ll give my final review. So far it ain’t lookin’ so good.
Looking at my instagram feed i noticed something…Men who have muscle fetishes say “impressive” alot while commenting to a muscular woman’s post.
I think that’s their way of trying to say they appreciate the work, but don’t really know how to just use words. I swear..i think they are secretly…
“Impressive” is a safe word. It implies pretty much what chocolatemuscle said. An admiration, but not lusting. I agree that the later comment is more honest, and in my opinion not that offensive or disrespectful. Many women are protective of their bodies, and want to be seen as more than that even though about 90% is on display.