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How do you include work experience on a resume when you've never worked in that field?

I have just graduated from a CNA(Certified Nursing Assistant) program and am naturally putting together a resume so I can get a job as a CNA. So what do I put for work history when I've never worked as a CNA? Do I just put down jobs I've had that require similar skills like working at a daycare? Or would it be good to put down other jobs like cashier clerk too?

Asked By: Joni - 6/9/2011
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Absolutely include some or all of the older jobs - they can demonstrate even basic things like that you're a stable employee just by the fact you held those jobs for a length of time each (you'd be surprised how many people quit after just a few months at a job... More
Answered By: malica - 6/9/2011
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Put down any jobs you have had that used skills that could be applicable to your job as a CNA, even if not directly. Add two or three bullet points for each position on your resume, detailing a few of your primary (and most impressive) responsibilities in the order that they apply to the position you’re seeking... More
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Answered By: Polina - 6/10/2011
 
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