Can anyone edit or give advice on my resume?!?!PLEASE!!!?
My objective is to obtain a job in the fashion industry as a buyer or visual merchandiser from which I can evolve into a career.
Bachelor of Science
Consumer Science and Merchandising Houston, TX
Expected Graduation December 2008
§Courses pertaining to my degree aside from core curriculum
§Fall 2007: Merchandising Systems, Consumer Science and Merchandising, Consumer Science
§Summer 2007: Visual Merchandising, Entrepreneurship, Research Concepts
§Spring 2007: Leadership and Supervision
Graduated December 2006Houston, TX
§Fall 2006: Visual Merchandising, Internship as assistant stylist for fashion shows, photo shots, etc.
§Spring 2006: Fashion Production, Fashion Imaging/Styling
§Fall 2005: Fashion study tour in France, Fashion Retailing, Fashion Buying
§Summer 2005:Ready to Wear, Fashion Advertising
§Spring 2005:Supervision, Marketing
§Fall 2004:Textiles, Fashion Selling, Apparel Computer Systems, Photography
§Summer 2004:Intro to Fashion, Fashion Trends
§Spring 2004:Fashion History, Art for Fashion, Fashion Sketching
September 2007-Present Bookkeeper Houston, TX
Main objective is to collect and track client payments through QuickBooks. Create, mail, and follow up on invoices sent to our clients so that their retainers and fees are paid on time. Other tasks performed on a daily basis include heavy amounts of filing/Xerox/fax/phones/data entry into ACT. I am also responsible for paying office and attorneys bills, scheduling clients for meetings/mediations/etc., and light legal document processing from drafting to mailing.
September 2005 - May 2006RSR Houston, TX
Responsibilities as RSR consist of providing the best customer service by assisting customers with any questions/concerns they have regarding our services or phones. Other tasks performed on daily basis are floor counts/inventory, operating a till/register, and selling both rate plans or phones. Light Data Entry/Fax/Xerox/File/Answer Phones.
January 2005 - May 2005Teaching Assistant Houston, TX
Responsibilities as T.A. consisted of controlling behavior, teaching, observing, finding and creating new projects/lessons. Other tasks performed were creating a concept, executing it into a visual display in the classroom as well as the bulletin boards.
September 2001 - May 2002Bilingual Clerk/Aide Houston, TX
Responsibilities as Aide/Clerk consisted mainly of data entry into SASI, fax, xerox, file all paper work, schedule/prepare ARD meetings, translate, and assist as needed by staff/parents/students. Other duties assigned were creating visual boards and cover sheets.
Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, etc.
Asked By: jc207 - 8/15/2007
You are talented. This resume is too wordy.
Here are a few thoughts.
"from which I can evolve into a career" isn't what you want to say, unless you are going to turn into a career, rather than have one.
To obtain a position with career potential as a buyer or visual merchandiser in the fashion industry.
You don't list the school you attend (who cares which campus?)
Fluent Spanish Speaker
(drop the typing unless you want to be a typist)
Software experience includes: Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, ACT, Photoshop
Job descriptions: Tighten up the language
September 2001 - May 2002
Bilingual Clerk/Aide in [WHAT PLACE? YOU SHOULD LIST IT - WHAT IS ARD - no one will know] Houston, TX
Responsibilities include: preparation of graphics materials for meetings and reports (if that is accurate from your description), data entry into SASI, general office tasks, translation assistance for clients and staff, and meeting preparation for WHATEVER ARDs are.
Make sure I don't lead you to say anything untrue. More verbs, fewer nouns. Stress the visual arts experience
Move the course list off the resume (highlight it only) and attach a transcript if necessary. No reason not to list core classes if relevant.
What's your GPA and why isn't it on here?
I hope this helps
Answered By: tweedropjes - 8/15/2007