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    Default Department switch and resume help

    Hi everyone, first time posting, so please let me know if this needs to be somewhere else.

    My question is two fold:
    1) Does anyone have any experience/advice for potentially switching fire departments? I am currently a career FF with a municipal department, my wife lives 9 hours away because she is going to school. We both would like to live in that area permanently, which is home to a much larger department (or 5). I obviously would like to be closer to my wife, but would also like the opportunity to serve with this bigger department, as they have many special teams that I am currently a part of.

    2) When completing a resume in Capt. Bob's format (Name; Address; Number; Job exp; Education; Volunteer), would it be wise to include a separate section for all of my certs, or should I just bullet point them under current employment? (Cert's as in IAFF HM Tech, IAFF Peer Fitness Trainer, IFSAC certs, etc.)

    Thanks ahead of time for any help.

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    I would say separate sheet

    How many years with current dept??

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    4 years with current department. Currently a D/O, but fully aware that I'll have to start over.

    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    I would say separate sheet

    How many years with current dept??

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    Sounds good

    Good luck are they testing soon??

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    Not sure when the test date is, but they open up for applications pretty soon.

    I was just rereading my post, and might have a correction to throw in. My question about certs wasn't for the actual copies of certificates themselves, just a list of them. I'm assuming I should just bullet point them with my current position, and to keep it brief, on the bottom of the resume say something along the lines of "Actual certificates available upon request." Is that a good idea?
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    Sounds good

    Good luck are they testing soon??

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    Yes , if you do not have that many and are submitting a paper application , I would do both list and submit,

    Or submit the actual cert if you do a personal history

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    I've seen few resumes that couldn't fit on one page. Write it believing they7 won't go off the first page.

    You can use 3 columns to include all your certs. Starting with the most important on the upper left column.

    I would be happy to look at your resume.

    Nothing counts til you have the badge . . . Absolutely nothing!

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    I've seen few resumes that couldn't fit on one page. Write it believing they7 won't go off the first page.

    You can use 3 columns to include all your certs. Starting with the most important on the upper left column.

    I would be happy to look at your resume.

    Nothing counts til you have the badge . . . Absolutely nothing!

    "Captain Bob"

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