How much information is needed in a job description on a resume?
I'm trying to help a friend of mine write his resume. He has few skills and is a felon. When I ask him what he did, he gives simple answers. Is that all that is necessary? I'm trying to get him to be more detailed, but he doesn't see the need. Example: Auto detailer- Detailed cars. Warehouse worker- loaded and unloaded boxes When looking for "general labor" jobs, is that all that's needed?
Asked By: GIG45TXFL - 1/15/2009
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There should be more detail than that. I know it seems like a simple job, but if you really think about it, there's more involved. Did he use a forklift or pallet jack? Does he know how to shrink wrap? Did he have to assess how high something could be safely stacked, rotate stock so the oldest was used first... More
Answered By: misslabeled - 1/15/2009
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The job title and a brief description of what you did. Its suppose to highlight what you are capable of doing. The rest you can describe when you meet in person. Putting too much down on the resume may backfire. This is like trying to woo the opposite sex.....come on too strong and it turns people off.
Answered By: John T - 1/15/2009
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