Is there something wrong with my resume?
In the past month, I have sent out about 80 resumes. Despite all this effort, I have only received one request for an interview. I'm wondering if there is anything I can improve on my resume that may help me stand out to prospective employers. Pasted below are the "objective", "experience", "education", and "skills" portions of my resume. Please keep in mind that I am straight out of school and fairly young, which is why I do not have much experience listed. In addition, the gap in my employment between last June and now can be explained by some personal family issues, moving 500 miles across the state, and getting married. If anyone is wiling to take a look and give me some constructive criticism, it would be greatly appreciated. Objective To obtain a long term position in an office setting where I can interact extensively with patients as well as run front desk functions and further my professional experience. Experience File Clerk, XXXX Chiropractic, Riverside, Ca.September 2007-June 2008 My duties included various accounting and billing tasks, answering phones, scheduling appointments, creating and maintaining patient files, maintaining various retail products available in the office, and light housekeeping. Chiropractic Assistant, XXXX Chiropractic, Vallejo, Ca.June 2007-September 2007 This job entailed running the front desk of a busy chiropractic office, which included assisting patients, maintaining retail and files, scheduling appointments, some billing, and occasionally performing therapeutic ultrasound for patients. File Clerk, Dr. XXXX DDS, Fairfield, Ca.February 2007-May 2007 The tasks I performed in this position were creating, maintaining, and organizing files and office forms, duplicating dental x-rays, and light housekeeping. Customer Service Associate, XXXX Co., Fairfield, Ca.June 2006-October 2006 As a Customer Service Associate, I assisted customers in locating merchandise and completed point of sale transactions as well as organizing and replacing merchandise on the sales floor. Central Aisle Cashier, XXXXX & Co., Fairfield, Ca.October 2005-June 2006 In this position, my main duties entailed performing point of sale transactions for customers as well as soliciting credit card applications. Education XXXX High School, Fairfield, Ca. International Baccalaureate Diploma with concentration in Computer Skills, History, French, and Biology. University of California- Riverside, Riverside, Ca. Coursework included French, Spanish, Arabic, English, Linguistics, History, Philosophy, Archeology, and Anthropology. XXXXX Therapy Wellness Center Massage Therapist Certification, achieved on 3/26/2009. Skills I have many specialized talents that will be very helpful in the workplace. Technical skills include advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Photo Editing and some web design. My life skills are just as diverse. I am very organized, flexible and adaptable as well as a hard worker and a quick learner. I am bilingual in French and English and also speak basic Spanish. I also have a passion for massage therapy and would enjoy a position where I can ease clients’ pain and help them relax using spa and medical modalities.
Asked By: in0the0middle - 4/9/2009
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first: you've got good experience and are quite "job worthy" for the type of position you appear to be applying for... More
Answered By: e-man - 4/9/2009
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Keep it simple. I know you would like to say a lot, but you must NOT write sentence after sentence, No one has the time or patience to read through it all. They normally just quickly read it. Use dot points. I use dot points and it works... More
Answered By: TeeJay - 4/9/2009
I know exactly why no one is calling you back, it looks like you havent held a job longer than 7 mths. Employers are looking for stability and commitment, even if they decide not to commit to you. Another thing is there are too many words, employers don't like to read: For example..... this is what you have on your... More
Answered By: roygiggle - 4/9/2009
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