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Archive for August, 2008


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Posted on - August 29, 2008   Comments Off   

Resume format

“There are many ways to format a resume. I have found that the simplier the better and the following example is one I recommend”-Al Abrusia

Example: Resume format ….

Your Name

Your address

Telephone, Email

YOUR OBJECTIVES: This is your sales presentation. . Keep it short. Keep it precise. Don’t ramble. Stay focused. Write no more than one or two sentences.This is where a lot of people make themselves irrelevant by throwing in everything but the kitchen sink. Make sure your career objective pertains to the title of the position you are applying for.

EDUCATION Emphasize those skills, the education and training that specifically pertain to the position.

EXPERIENCE: This is your work history. Include the following facts:

Dates of employment. Make sure you don’t leave a gap in years. Employers like to see

the fact that you were always employed. Even if you were unemployed, put down

something that you did that was meaningful, like going back to school, or


Name and location of your employer. Type of work you did. Give not only the

position title, but also a very brief description of what you actually did and what makes you stand out from the rest.

For Sales Professionals: Position title, products, markets, applications, point of sale, example of customers, region covered and most importantly ACCOMPLISHMENTS.


Defined as:

Increased production

Increased sales

New accounts

Percentage increases

Generated profits

Increase business over previous year

New business

Saved your employer money

Cut costs


REFRENCES:You will be expected to list the names of people whom the employer

can contact for information about you. Make sure you get the permission of the people you’ll be putting down as references, because nothing is worse than a reference that is not available (vacation) or a cold call from someone you don’t expect to be calling

Give the following information about each reference

Full name

Title of their position

What was your relationship to this person (supervisor, peer, customer)

Name of business and address

Telephone, fax, email

Posted on - August 6, 2008   1 Comment   

Example of an Effective Resignation Letter

Great resignation letter! “I found this resignation letter to be an effective and professional tool when the time comes to advance your career” – Al Abrusia


Dear [ ]

I am writing you this letter to notify you that effective immediately I am resigning my position as [title] with [employer]. My starting date with my new employer is [ ]

I know you will appreciate my leaving without delay, however I am prepared to stay for the next two weeks if needed. I am returning to your attention all company materials in my possession including technical manuals, customer lists, documents and company records. In addition in order to ensure a smooth transition, I am submitting to you all works-in-progress for follow through.

I would like to express my sincerest thanks for giving me the opportunity to advance my career. Feel free to contact me regarding any further questions.

Please forward all appropriate mail to my home.



CC: Human resources and keep a copy for your records. Stick to this tone and format, avoid any sentiments or displays of emotion. Call me if you have any questions.

Posted on - August 6, 2008   3 Comments   

Counteroffer pitfalls…

Ten Reasons For NOT Accepting A Counteroffer:

What type of company do you work for if you have to threaten to resign before they give you what you are worth?

Where is the money for the counteroffer coming from? Is it your next raise early? All companies have strict wage and salary guidelines, which must be followed.

Your company will immediately start looking for a new person at a cheaper price.

You have now made your employer aware that you are unhappy. From this day on, your loyalty will always be in question.

When promotion time comes around, your employer will remember who was loyal, and who wasn’t.

When times get tough, your employer will begin the cutback with you.

The same circumstances that now cause you to consider a change will repeat themselves in the future; even if you accept a counteroffer.

Statistics show that if you accept a counteroffer, the probability of voluntarily leaving in six months or being let go within one year is extremely high. (95%)

Once the word gets out, the relationship that you now enjoy with your co-workers will never be the same. You will lose the personal satisfaction of peer group acceptance.

Posted on - August 6, 2008   1 Comment   

Resume tips

Helpful Resume Tips. “Here are some interesting tips on the do’s and don’ts of resume writing that I found to helpful. Check out this link. – Al Abrusia

Posted on - August 5, 2008   1 Comment   

Launches New Site

Abrusia & Associates announces the launch of their new website today. Employers, Candidates and Recruiters within the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry will be able to navigate with ease and immediately be informed of new job offerings from Abrusia & Associates and have the capability of submitting new offerings as well as candidates submitting their resumes.

Posted on - August 5, 2008   Comments Off   

Title: Business Manager
Market: Pharmaceutical/Biotech
Salary: $140,000.00+25%

Title: Account Manager
Market: Major Cosmetic Companies
Salary: $145,000.00+%

Title: Associate Business Director
Market: Major Pharma
Salary: $180,000.00+%

Title: Account Manager
Market: Oil and Gas
Salary: $100,000.00+%

Title: New Business Development Manager
Market: Rubber, Plastics, Compunders
Salary: $120,000.00+%

Title: Business Development Executive - API
Market: Pharmaceurtical
Salary: $150,000.00+open ended bonus.

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