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How do I write a resume when my experiences haven't been challenging?

I know that employers want to see your accomplishments on the job, but what if you didn't accomplish much besides showing up to work and doing the job? So far my work experience has been just that with no real room for major accomplishments. So should I limit my work experience, although I've had a lot, and focus a little more on my academics which I can say more about?

Asked By: Blaire - 2/12/2010
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There should always be a way to twist it to a benefit... More
Answered By: B. - 2/12/2010
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Other than the basics, employers don't need or want to know details of your academics. List levels completed at secondary/post secondary levels, any awards and/or certifications you've received... More
Answered By: Sam - 2/12/2010
 
Start with the job you are wanting. Decide what a perfect candidate would look like. Decide if you would like to act like that. Then look at your own experience and pikc out things that you did that met thoses requirements... More
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Answered By: Peter D - 2/13/2010
 
There's always a way to make your experiences and strengths at previous jobs sound impressive. Showing up on time and doing the job can turn into strengths like punctuality, commitment and follow-through on your resume... it's all about how you phrase it. It's called using "power words." Power-words and active voice... More
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Answered By: Polina - 2/16/2010
 
That is truly an excellent question! Unfortunately, I am not entirely sure of the answer, so therefore I wish you the very best of luck in finding it! Hopefully, there will be someone who knows this! Once again, good luck!
Answered By: yeah - 2/20/2010
 
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