Landing a job in this tight market is very difficult. Thousands of candidats send their résumés every day, hoping to hear back. Some do, but most don’t, which is why using a tool such as resunate may actually increase your chances of landing a job that fits your experience (disclosure: I never used this tool myself. It received good reviews on some of the social media websites, so I thought of sharing it with you).
Before You Start
I am sure there are dozens of tools out there that can help you build your résumé to match almost any position, which is all fine. However, I think there is one important thing you ought to keep in mind: applying to jobs that you are under-qualified, or even over-qualified, is not going to do you any good. Most likely you will find the position to be either boring, overwhelming or both. Before you use any résumé building tools, make sure you are 100% passionate about the position. Passion should be the main drive to get the position, not money.
What is Resunate
Resunate is a tool that scores your résumé against the job description. This is how it works:
The higher the score, the more likely your résumé will pass the screening. Again, I have never used this tool before, but it looked interesting enough to share. The video below does a good job describing the service. Good luck with your search!
Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically. At an underground rave, she meets Iranian born Saman, now an Australian citizen, who offers her a way out of her country and the possibility of living without fear.
This movie is so good that I had to revise what I previously wrote about it. The director did a brilliant job showing the struggle of a Middle Eastern immigrant (I can attest to it from my own experience) coming to the United States trying to adjust to a new culture, as well as facing the unjustifiable Islam-phobia that is taking place in this country.
It chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single Palestinian mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small town Illinois. In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle.
Unfortunately the screen cannot be enlarged, but the movie is still worth watching.
WARNING, this is a VERY FUNNY movie (note: you need to understand middle eastern culture a bit). A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands in the West Bank.
David, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with the beautiful Palestinian cashier, Fatima, despite the animosity between their families’ dueling restaurants. Can the couple’s love withstand a 2000 year old conflict and their families’ desire to control the future of the chic pea in the Middle East?
Directed by Ari Sandel, written by Kim Ray & Ari Sandel; an official selection of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
Call Center is an award winning short film by Manish Goyal. It is absolutely hilarious. Have you ever wondered who picks up the phone when you call your credit card company, your cable company, or even the online travel agent?
The film is a tragic story in which one of the leading characters, Yusuf, (Salman Khalid) leads an honest and religious life. He encounters many hurdles that he learns to overcome one at a time, until he is diagnosed with cancer and only has a few months to live. Lost for words he confides in his good friend Ali (Haider Shah) for comfort and pleads him not to tell his adoptive parents or his younger brother Saf (Fazal Shah); a young and rebellious teenager who only sees the error of his ways after the tragic death of his adopted brother, Yusuf, whose life was taken unexpectedly early. The little time that Yusuf had left was pulled out from underneath him as he fell victim to a terrorist attack. In a interesting twist to the tail, an old friend, Salman, (Shazad Mahmood) is struggling to provide for his family and will do anything to change his situation, when the terrorists makes him an offer that would solve all of his familys financial needs, he accepts without any second thought.
Generation 2010 is an award winning short film directed, written and edited by Haider Shah (click here to go to his facebook page where he shares more interesting movies).
The short film of the week is titled New Boy. Directed by Steph Green, the film tells the story of a young African boy with a haunting back story that starts school in Ireland, and finds out quickly exactly what it means to be the new kid in class. The film was a Winner of Best Narrative Short Film at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, as well as nominated for an Oscar. It brought both sadness, laughter and happiness to my eyes.
This film, directed by Ahmed Imamovic, delivers a very powerful message, and has a horrific ending. For a better viewing experience I suggest you watch it in a fullscreen mode.
1994 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Rome, Italy. How many different things can happen during 10 Minutes. The film won the award for the best European short film in 2002.
This short film, as its title indicates, lasts only 10 minutes. It tells a story which unravels only in our imagination upon seeing the end of the film. While 10 minutes in someone’s life mean nothing, they can be fatal in another.
I decided not to reveal any further information, as it might ruin the end of the film.
I am a big fan of short films. I think short films have the ability to make an impact on the viewer and deliver a message in a profound, although at times peculiar, way. For this reason I have decided to create a new category on my blog titled “Short Films“.
The idea is quite simple: I will post a new short film, that I found particularly intriguing, every Saturday. Normally, the duration of the movie will last for about 6-10 minutes.
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Feel free to comment if you have any questions about the movie.