I can't seem to find a decent job!? Help me with my resume?
Here is my resume, Could someone please give me a clue on how to make it better? FYI I took out my phone numbers and addresses.
Seeking an entry-level position where I can learn and grow in a career path.
•Hard-working and conscientious with a broad range of experience.
•Customer Service oriented.
•Maintain excellent interpersonal communication, time management, and problem resolution skills.
High School Diploma, 2005
Timberland High School, St. Stephen, SC
2005 Community Service Award | High School Student Council
•65 CWPM TYPING SPEED
•TELEPHONE ANSWERING/ SCREENING
•PROFICIENT IN USE OF OFFICE EQUIPMENT
Santee Cooper/Worley Parsons-Cross SC
06/07 – 11/08
Shared responsibilities in the handling of technical test documentation and procedures and ensured all completed system documentation files reviewed and transmitted then scanned to the receiving client and into the data base. I Acted as a liaison between various vendors/contract and management. I have become proficient in the use of various computer applications, Specifically Excel, Access, and Word. I also became well versed in complicated filing and handling systems.
Snelling’s Temporary Personnel Service
Drove to different destinations around Charleston and Mount Pleasant area and serve or wait tables at parties and weddings. Responsibilities included Cleaning, organizing, setting tables, running food, clearing, and customer service. I also worked for Andy’s pressure washer service at the temporary company, cleaning postal trucks for place to place.
Johnny’s Suzuki, Moncks Corner & Summerville, SC
Receptionist/ File Clerk09/06-05/07
Responsibilities included front desk customer service including providing customer refreshments; providing secretarial support to all salesmen, managers, financial advisors and the accounting department; ensuring all messages, faxes and phone calls are distributed appropriately; Answering multi-line telephone; preparing and sending customer correspondence as well as organizing all outgoing mail; proficient in use of FedEx internet for priority mail management; notifying customers when license plates and registration cards arrive, taking down payments and giving receipts, updating customer database, filing all customer status reports; organizing and filing receipts, alphabetically and numerically; pulling files as needed for all departments; running errands and miscellaneous tasks, as required.
Dino’s Diner, Moncks Corner, SC
Waitress01/06 – 09/06
Responsibilities included managing wait staff, waiting tables, hostess duties, regular cleaning, customer service, operating the cash register and reconciling all cash and credit transactions.
MWR Short Stay, Moncks Corner, SC
Front Desk Reservationists/ Cashier03/05 – 12/05
Responsibilities included making guest reservations for the military resort, taking payments for lodging and camping; operating cash register including balancing the register and reconciling deposits at the end of each shift; verifying stock and ordering supplies; answering the multi-line telephone, and assisting with checkout procedures; managing the front security gate; disseminating cleaning schedules to janitorial staff and daily guest lists to Security; and typing reservation confirmations.
A&M’S Brown’s BBQ, Moncks Corner, SC Waitress 07/04 -01/05
Responsibilities included waiting tables, taking dine in and take out orders, operating the cash register and general cleaning.
MICROSOFT WINDOWS 95-XP | MICROSOFT OFFICE| EXCEL| WORD | WORKS | POWERPOINT |
ROS 2000| INTERNET EXPLORER | ENCOMPASS | MICROSOFT ACCESS
OTHER INTEREST/ AWARDS
2005 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD OF OVER 200 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE |
2002 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL
Thanks everyone, these are really good answers, but just to let ya know most of these jobs ive had are temps, so thats why I the dates are shorter, but thanks :)
Asked By: stacy_lauren - 9/14/2009
Take out your objective unless you can make it more specific and give it a "wow" factor. A lot of people recommend not using them because too many people just use the generic statement. At the top of your resume list all of your applicable skills. It looks like you have skills in three different sections. List your office/administrative skills and computer skills together, using bulleted lists. Be specific with the programs and software that you are familiar with (like you did under computer skills). Then, list your work experiece (most recent first). Your resume should only be one page, if yours is more than that then you need to cut down on some of the job responsibilities that you list. You only need to list 3 or 4 main responsibilities in a bulleted format for each job (under the job name, title, and dates). Finally, the last thing that you list is your education.
I think that people are probably not willing to read your whole resume because it's like a novel. Realize that most places will only spend 10-15 seconds looking at a resume (if that). Tidy it up and organize it a little better. Keep the information clear and concise. Make sure to purchase the special "resume" paper to give it a nice, professional touch. Good luck!
Answered By: spalmer - 9/14/2009