Can someone give me some input on my resume?

***I would really like someone who has experiences with resume or knows a lot about resumes to help me. I really need to get back out there after being a stay-at-home mother and a college student for some time now. Can someone give me some input on my resume? I am not sure I am doing this correct. I’ve read numerous resume how-to books, but it can be really intimidating to put your work history on paper. I read that I should put my education first, if it’s my strongest selling point, so that’s what I did, hopefully that’s right. And is it okay to add unpaid work experiences, such as family run business? Most of my jobs are similar how do I group them up so that it doesn’t take up so much space, because they basically are the same. Objective: To obtain a position in your Administrative/ Office Support Department… SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS Highly motivated, loyal, and dependable individual eager to learn, as demonstrated by successful academic achievement.  Computer Skills: Window XP, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher, (basic) MS Excel, (basic) MS Outlook, Internet, Email , (basic) HTML  Customer Service  Data Entry (alpha and numeric) 50 WPM; 10,500 SPH  Professional phone skills EDUCATION XYZ COLLEGE, ABC City, STATE (08/2005-Current) Currently pursing AA Degree to transfer towards Communication major. Cumulative GPA: 3.77 Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Dean’s List National Dean’s List XYZ High School, ABC City, STATE (01/ 2005) Diploma XYZ COLLEGE, ABC City, STATE (01/2004-12/2004) Earned 28 credits in General Studies and Administrative Assistant (PSEO) while implementing high school education. Cumulative GPA: 3.72 Courses included: Business Proof Editing, Computer 10 Key, Computer Fundamentals, MS Outlook Email EXPERIENCE DATA ENTRY XYZ, Inc. City, State Keyed clients’ customer information and rebate forms. Used handheld scanner to scan rebate UPC barcodes. Verified correct materials were submitted. Organized and recorded entries enter. FRONT END CASHIER XYZ, Inc. City, State Maintained friendly and professional manner to uphold customer satisfaction. Managed function of cash register and payment transactions. Organized work area to sustain professional setting. Contributed support to other departments when needed. Associate XYZ, Inc. City, State  Greeted customer, assigned tables, took customer orders, and cash register transaction.  Answered phone inquires.  Assisted in inventory stocking. Receptionist XYZ, Inc. City, State  Greeted customers and kept waiting area professional looking  Answered phone and took messages  Prepared invoices and placed orders

Asked By: UnknownJaneDoe - 12/29/2006
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I am good at resumes from a couple of decades of practice. Understand that your resume is the device that is intended to get you the interview. I recommend the following and we can correspond more at if you like... More
Answered By: cadelarge - 12/29/2006
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it's best to lie on your resume
Answered By: Bentframe - 12/29/2006
This looks good, but rather lengthy. If you have Microsoft Task Launcher, it will give you a resume outline and pointers to kinda organize and clarify what you already have here. Good Luck.
Answered By: droopy - 12/29/2006
It's good... More
Answered By: Aspiring Adv Copywriter-Hire Me! - 12/29/2006
keep it short and sweet with nothing but positives. They will look at your resume for 2 min if you don't impress them, you don't have a good chance at the job.
Answered By: adddictedtovault - 12/29/2006
I have to agree with cadelarge. I recently started working in human resources so I see a ton of resumes everyday. Since you've been out of work for a while, I recommend a funtional resume. I would also suggest putting your education towards the end since you haven't completed it unless it is directly related to the... More
Answered By: Aniyah - 12/30/2006
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