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July 26, 1994 | DAVID E. BRADY
Tired of squinting over the classifieds, searching for those few companies with job openings? Well, at one local career center, the companies come looking for you --your resume, to be precise. Last year, Cal State Northridge's Career Center began collecting resumes from graduating seniors and alumni and making them available to local employers with jobs to fill.
April 25, 2014 | By Howard Blume
A Los Angeles high school science teacher returned to the classroom Friday two months after being suspended over concerns that two students had assembled "dangerous" science projects under his supervision. Both projects overseen by teacher Greg Schiller were capable of launching small objects. A staff member at the downtown Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts had raised concerns about one of them. Both are common in science fairs. "I am very excited to be back with my students and help them prepare for the Advanced Placement tests, which are a week away," Schiller said Thursday.
June 29, 1989
Free Monday morning counseling by SCORE (Senior Core of Retired Executives) has resumed at the Santa Monica Area Chamber of Commerce now that the chamber's remodeling has been completed. A SCORE counselor will advise anyone interested in starting a new business or having problems with an existing one. SCORE is funded by the Small Business Administration. In the fall, seminars on sales promotion and advertising, restaurant operations, catering, and starting a home business will be offered.
April 24, 2014 | By Steven Borowiec, This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
ANSAN, South Korea - Seniors from the high school that lost scores of students in last week's ferry sinking returned to class Thursday, a step toward resuming normal routines in the community that's become the focal point of South Korea's biggest maritime tragedy in decades. Of the 476 people aboard the Sewol when disaster struck on April 16, 340 were staff and students from Danwon High School. As of Thursday afternoon, a total of 171 people had been confirmed dead and 131 were still listed as missing.
September 16, 1991 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Concept by James Bates.
Most people rarely write a resume or cover letter. When they do, they're often rusty, or they act in haste. That's a big mistake. Resumes and cover letters are probably the most important tool job hunters have in getting past an initial screening. Whether you get an interview--or a rejection letter--often hinges on your papers. Remember, you're encapsulating yourself. Be concise, write in plain English and use common sense.
February 7, 1992
Bruce Perlowin, a convicted big-time drug smuggler who admitted his illegal expertise in an unusual resume, has landed a job. The resume, which began with the headline: "Ex-Marijuana Kingpin Needs a Job," helped Perlowin get a $25,000-a-year position as national sales manager for the Rainforest Products company in Mill Valley.
July 15, 1992
The Writers Guild of America West on Tuesday ousted one of its committee chairmen after determining that he had misrepresented his writing accomplishments when he joined the guild's East Coast branch in 1988.
The task at hand: Summarize everything there is to know about you in an enticingly brief manner to tempt someone who will pick you from the pack. Sound like drafting an ad for the personals? No, this is worse. It's called Writing the Resume. You know, boil your entire life down to one--or at the very most, two--neatly typed pages. It's an arduous and daunting task for even the most seasoned job hunter. Not to worry.
It's taken years of schooling and experience on the job to build up the credentials listed on your resume. But a personnel manager needs only 20 to 30 seconds to scan your resume before deciding not to hire you, or to put your resume in the pile of serious candidates. Someone who has read thousands of resumes is Richard Andre, vice president of human resources at 20th Century Industries, a Woodland Hills-based auto insurance company.
June 28, 2007 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
The newly appointed publisher of the Orange County Register won't be taking the newspaper's top spot because she lied about her college diploma on her resume, the newspaper said Wednesday. Marti Buscaglia, publisher of the Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune, was named to the position two weeks ago. On Wednesday, current Register Publisher N. Christian Anderson III announced that the deal was off.
April 16, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
The union representing Hollywood crew members has expressed dismay over plans by the producers of "Midnight Rider" to resume production of the film in Los Angeles, a few months after a train accident in Georgia killed a camera assistant. Michael Miller, international vice president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, told colleagues in an email this week that Unclaimed Freight Productions, the Pasadena-based producer of "Midnight Rider," informed the union that it would resume production of the movie in L.A. in June.
April 9, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Multi-talented performer Drake will be exercising his recently flexed hosting muscles at the helm of the 2014 ESPY Awards in July, ESPN announced Wednesday.  "This is an incredible opportunity for me to combine two of my biggest passions -- sports and performing," the rapper said in a statement .  Drake was warmly received as the host of "Saturday Night Live" in January -- Show Tracker called him "an ideal guest host with whom the...
April 8, 2014 | By Jessica Garrison
A Vernon battery recycler may not resume lead smelting until its furnaces can operate in compliance with tough new air district rules on arsenic emissions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District's hearing board ruled Tuesday that Exide Technologies, which is accused of endangering the health of more than 100,000 people across southeast Los Angeles County, must maintain "negative pressure" in its furnaces. That means particles from the smelting process must be sucked into air pollution control devices that can keep toxic compounds from wafting over neighborhoods.
April 6, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
VANCOUVER, Canada - Three games remaining in the regular season on the yellow brick road to the playoffs, and the Kings finally catch a break in the schedule. They don't play again until Wednesday. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter is always mulling schedules and timetables - maybe it's the lasting influence of his early farm years - and he pondered what to do during the three days between games. One consideration was having a mini-camp in scenic Banff, Alberta, before Wednesday's game at Calgary.
March 26, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
It never pays to lie, especially on your resume. Former Georgia Tech football coach George O'Leary found out years ago when he lost the Notre Dame job for fudging his credentials. Manhattan basketball Coach Steve Masiello found out this week when he lost the head coaching job at South Florida after it was revealed he erroneously stated on his resume that he had graduated from the University of Kentucky. The bio in Manhattan's media guide stated Masiello graduated in 2000 with a degree in communications.
March 25, 2014 | By Gary Klein
After taking a week off for spring break, USC's football team resumes spring practice Tuesday on campus at Brian Kennedy-Howard Jones Field. The Trojans have 12 workouts remaining, including a scrimmage at the Coliseum on April 19. First-year Coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff spent the first three practices implementing new offensive and defensive schemes. USC is adopting the fast-paced, no-huddle offense that Sarkisian ran last season at Washington. Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox is installing a hybrid 3-4 scheme.
September 8, 1992 | ANITA AMIRREZVANI, Anita Amirrezvani is a contributing editor to PC World
Writer's block isn't limited to writers. If you've ever had to write your resume, you know the terror of facing a blank page, especially one that must summarize your entire life. "Even if you've been referred to a position, a resume is still the crucial screening device most companies use before setting up an interview," says Alan Boris, branch manager of the Robert Half International employment agency in San Francisco.
February 7, 2010 | By Tina Susman
Susan Coyle threw back her shoulders, lifted her chin and forced a crooked smile. "What I want you to think about is that grumpy patient," a photographer bellowed at the former healthcare worker from the other side of a camera. "Now you're going to give that guy a shot, and think how much fun it's gonna be!" A few seconds and a few snaps later, Coyle had a fresh portrait for her online resume. She then plunged into the fray of the job fair, joining thousands of others in hopes of finding a company to send it to. In the same week the government released statistics showing signs of economic growth, the only signs of growth here were the lines: lines that snaked like a giant scorpion's tail to get into Philadelphia's Wachovia Center; lines to thrust resumes toward potential employers, who piled them by the hundreds into plastic buckets; lines to grab business cards and other company handouts that ran dry within two hours; lines to buy $3 cups of muddy coffee and soggy $5.25 sandwiches.
March 21, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- The crisis in Crimea tops the agenda when Congress resumes next week, with lawmakers expected to consider measures to sanction Russia and expedite up to $1 billion in loans to the new government in Ukraine. Senators are set to vote Monday to advance a bipartisan package of sanctions and loans that has run into resistance with some Republicans. The measure is expected to clear the Senate's 60-vote hurdle to overcome a filibuster, despite objections from some GOP senators to provisions backed by the White House that would also expand loan authority at the International Monetary Fund.
March 21, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Genethia Hudley-Hayes is a contender to return to the Los Angeles Board of Education seat she formerly held and can claim many accomplishments. But an MBA that can't be verified has magnified other resume problems, including an inaccurate description of an honorary doctorate. These issues have become fodder for an opponent, undermining a long record of public service. On her resume, Hudley-Hayes lists an MBA with emphasis on nonprofit management from a joint program of San Jose State and the Los Angeles-based Center for Nonprofit Management.
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