What is wrong with my resume?
I've asked this question before and I'm asking again. I've sent hundreds of resumes out and no call backs. Not even for a interview. I ALWAYS send my resume with a cover letter and I adjust it for each job. I'm getting desperate! My unemployment is almost finished so please give me your honest criticism. Objective To deliver professional, courteous and customer focused front desk services as a administrative assistant in which my communication and organizational skills can be optimized for success in this position. Work Experience Sales Associate October 2011-January 2012 Assist in floor moves, merchandising, display maintenance and housekeeping Assist in processing and replenishing merchandise and monitoring floor stock Aid customers in locating merchandise Communicate customers request to management Participate in inventory and cycle counts Complete understanding of pricing Sell consultatively and make recommendations to prospects and clients of the various solutions the company offers to their issues. Ability to take and record customer measurements, fitting techniques, knowledge and understanding of merchandise features. Maintain contact with all clients to ensure high levels of Client Satisfaction. Sales Associate February 2010--September 2011 Ensure that each customer receives outstanding service by providing a friendly environment, which includes greeting and acknowledging every customer, maintaining solid product knowledge and all other aspects of customer service. Assist in floor moves, merchandising, display maintenance, and housekeeping Assist in processing and replenishing merchandise and monitoring floor stock. Aid customers in locating merchandise. Communicate customer requests to management. Assist in completing price changes within the department. Participate in year-end inventory and cycle counts. Administrative Assistant September 2008-January 2010 Answer telephones and transfer to appropriate staff member. Meet and greet clients and visitors. Create and modify documents using Microsoft Office. Print office documents. Make changes to website and documents using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Fax, photocopy, mail documents to customers. Maintain hard copy and electronic filing system. Sign for and distribute UPS and Fed Ex packages.. Cashier January 2007 - September 2007 Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits. Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers. Count money in cash drawers at the beginning of shifts to ensure that amounts are correct and that there is adequate change. Greet customers entering establishments. Maintain clean and orderly checkout areas. Weigh items sold by weight to determine prices. Identify prices of goods,and tabulate bills using calculators, cash registers. Bag items for customers. Process merchandise returns and exchanges. Sort, count and wrap currency and coins. Stock shelves at the end of shift. Clean up check out area at the end up shift. Hostess/Server February 2004 - May 2008 Greet, welcome and usher patrons to their seat and provide the menu. Know the menu items individually to answer customers questions about any of them. Take orders from customers ensuring they are part of the menu and offer house specialties and promotional items. Ensure kitchen receives orders with the specific requests of customers. Serve the meals and drinks without any accident. Regularly check with customers to ensure they are enjoying their meals and to make yourself available for any requests or to address problems which you need to resolve immediately. Present client with bill, ensuring the items are accurate and collect payment for processing by the cashier. Clean tables or counters after customers have finished dining. Prepare hot, cold, and mixed drinks for customers, and chill bottles of wine. Prepare tables for meals, including setting up items such as linens, silverware, and glassware. Perform food preparation duties such as preparing salads, appetizers, and cold dishes, portioning desserts, and brewing coffee. Stock service areas with supplies such as coffee, food, tableware, and linens. Fill salt, pepper, sugar, cream, condiment, and napkin containers. Languages French (up to 5th grade level) Computer Skills Windows, Apple, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Internet. References Available Upon Request
Asked By: Christine - 5/14/2012
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You don't need to put an objective on your resume; they're becoming pretty obsolete. Also, you only need 3 or 4 past positions to show that you're experienced. Try including some hobbies and activities; something more personal that shows what you're like will help a lot. Showing personality as much as possible is a... More
Answered By: Ryan - 5/14/2012
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its too long
Answered By: Charlie Kelly - 5/14/2012
do you have it in a word doc or pdf? I will gladly take a look at it, shoot it to my email! I could also show you a sample of what mine used to look like, I often got great comments on it as well.
Answered By: Megan - 5/14/2012
The main thing missing that i can, see is what are you selling? And is it low-value stuff like a supermarket or high-value stuff or more specialised like PC's... More
Answered By: Stephen - 5/14/2012
If your resume is not landing you jobs or at least interviews you need to change the format. A good format for your resume will communicate your qualifications effectively to the hiring manager... More
Answered By: Tony - 5/16/2012
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