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    Jul 21, 2010, 09:01 PM
    Can someone help me with a Job Resume?
    Hello,
    I am a 15 year old female, I will be 16 the beginning of September. At 16 I will be able to work without a permit so it will be a little bit easier to get a job I enjoy. I understand that I am at the bottom of the highering pile but I do have Job experience. I have worked in two fast food restraunts(One was almost for a year and no I was not fired) and volunteered at the memorial cup delivering game stats and such to the media. I was wondering if someone on AMHD could help me write out my resume, I have checked online and such, but I want an original one of a kind resume that makes an employer take a double look. Can anyone help me?
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    #2

    Jul 21, 2010, 09:05 PM

    I've helped people write their resumes since 1985. I'm at your service, ma'am.
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    Jul 21, 2010, 09:13 PM

    All right, at the moment my resume is kind of bland.. I'll copy it..

    OBJECTIVE
    High school student who is looking for part-time job. I would like to work with people as I am very people orientated.


    EDUCATION
    School #1 2007-2008
    School #2 2008-2010
    School #3 2010– Present

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Enjoys math
    People orientated
    Organized
    Easy going
    Team player
    Punctual and reliable

    WORK EXPERIENCE
    Job #1
    March 2009-January 2010
    Addressee
    Phone

    Keeping work areas clean and efficient

    Helping customers choose and receive their product

    Receiving money and distributing change


    VOLUNTEER WORK
    Memorial Cup 2010

    Passed information including games stats, player information, and game information from person to person

    REFERENCES
    Reference
    Home- (555) 555-5555
    Cell- (555) 555-5555


    I've edited out some information (names, addresses, phone numbers, etc) but you still can get the point. It is boring :( I haven't updated my other job on there yet (I still work there until I find a better job that doesn't make me want to pull out my hair and come home and beat my pillow every single day!)

    I'm almost 100% sure I am a great working, at both jobs I have had I got a 50 cent raise in my first 2 months, I was/am making more than people who have been there for 3 years. I was NEVER late, and I have never called in sick (No matter how ill I was, I stuck through it). At both reviews I have had I have had nothing but good feedback.
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    Jul 21, 2010, 11:04 PM

    Omit the Objective. It doesn't say anything. Today's resumes don't use an objective. ("Orientated" means "faced the east." You must mean "oriented.")
    OBJECTIVE
    High school student who is looking for part-time job. I would like to work with people as I am very people orientated.

    I would put this at the bottom of the resume, most recent first.
    EDUCATION
    School #1 2007-2008
    School #2 2008-2010
    School #3 2010– Present

    I'll find you some better Qualifications. These are boring.
    QUALIFICATIONS
    Enjoys math
    People orientated
    Organized
    Easy going
    Team player
    Punctual and reliable

    Only one job? No other community/volunteer/church/babysitting/dog walking jobs?
    WORK EXPERIENCE
    Job #1 title, company, location, March 2009-January 2010

    Keeping work areas clean and efficient
    Helping customers choose and receive their product
    Receiving money and distributing change

    You need a little more info about this. Location? Time period?
    VOLUNTEER WORK
    Memorial Cup 2010

    Passed information including games stats, player information, and game information from person to person

    No references are to be put on the resume. Write up a separate page for them. You need three.
    REFERENCES
    Reference
    Home- (555) 555-5555
    Cell- (555) 555-5555
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    Jul 21, 2010, 11:08 PM

    I've had a few babysitting jobs, I can only think of one worth putting down, the others were a one or two time thing.
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    Jul 21, 2010, 11:12 PM

    Yes, babysitting would be good. You don't have to list the names of the families. Do you remember the time? How many families and kids were there?
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    Jul 21, 2010, 11:20 PM

    Here's a form I whomped up for someone else. The heading can be in caps and bolded. Check especially the Skills section. Do any sound like you? --

    Skills and Abilities

    > Offer professional-quality administrative assistant skills and excellent work ethic
    > Am proficient, loyal, thorough
    > Possess effective interpersonal and communication skills
    > Quickly comprehend new methods and procedures
    > Work well independently, and effectively within team environments
    > Possess very strong problem-solving skills
    > Have basic computer knowledge

    Work Experience

    Title of position, company name, location, dates of service

    Archivist, XYZ United, Plano, TX (02/06-06/09)
    > Organized and filed photos
    > Carefully separated photo batches
    > Assigned locations for filing

    Volunteer Experience

    Volunteer position, name of organization, location, dates of service

    Education

    Degree, college, location, year graduated
    High school, location, year graduated
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    Jul 21, 2010, 11:23 PM

    A few of the skills sounds like me :). Just a quick question, it's over a month away from when I turn 16.. Should I hand in resumes now? Or should I wait until I am 16?
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    Jul 21, 2010, 11:25 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Emily94 View Post
    A few of the skills sounds like me :). Just a quick question, it's over a month away from when i turn 16.. Should I hand in resumes now? Or should I wait until I am 16?
    Will waiting change anything on your resume? I bet not, so I'd start now.
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    Jul 21, 2010, 11:27 PM

    How about this for Qualifications? List them in any order.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    > Offer excellent work ethic
    > Am proficient, loyal, thorough
    > Possess effective interpersonal and communication skills
    > Quickly comprehend new methods and procedures
    > Work well within team environments
    > Possess very strong problem-solving skills
    > Have basic computer knowledge
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    Jul 22, 2010, 08:15 AM

    What do I need to put on it (Skills, qualifications, experience, anything else?)
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    Jul 22, 2010, 08:40 AM

    I just wondered about a covering letter?

    You could include any other information.

    Plus don't forget hobbies and interests,any state school exams,plus list certificates you may have.
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    Jul 22, 2010, 08:59 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Emily94 View Post
    What do I need to put on it (Skills, qualifications, expierence, anything else?)
    education, volunteer experience, special training, if any

    skills = typing, math, other things you have learned and can do well
    qualifications = abilities, including personal attributes, that qualify you for the job
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    Jul 23, 2010, 06:20 PM

    Just another quick question... are skills and abilities almost the same?

    Also, my mom said for hobbies I should put my hockey down, supposivly it shows I am a team player.. but that really is it that I could put under hobbies.. it's all I have time for :P
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    Jul 23, 2010, 07:02 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Emily94 View Post
    Just another quick question... are skills and abilities almost the same?
    I thought I answered that already. Skills are what you learn = typing, math, computer, hockey. Abilities = you can type 72 wpm, do math in your head and it's always correct, understand and use software programs such as Word or Excel, be a good scorer or defender in hockey. Or you can reverse the definitions: I'm able to type but am skilled enough with it that I can type 72 wpm. I'd put skills and abilities together.

    Hobbies are skills and abilities.

    I'd add it under Education if it's a school team. Otherwise, tell me where you play hockey, and I will figure out where to put it.
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    Jul 23, 2010, 07:08 PM

    All right here is my new resume so far..

    Skills and Abilities

    -Offers an excellent work ethic
    -Am proficient , loyal, and thorough
    -Posses very strong problem solving skills
    -Quickly comprehends new methods and procedures
    -Posses effective interpersonal and communication skills
    -Has basic computer knowledge

    Qualifications

    -Work well in a team environment
    -Has patients to deal with difficult customers
    -Able to work in a fast paced and stressful environment

    Work history

    Cashier
    Tim Hortons
    Street
    City
    Phone Number
    March 2009-January 2010

    -Helped customers choose and receive their products
    -Received money and distributed change
    -Kept work areas clean, sanitized, and efficient
    -Made product included coffee, sandwiches, wraps, soup, and meat

    Cashier
    McDonalds
    Street
    City
    Phone Number
    June 1010– Present

    -Took customers orders
    -Delivered customers product quick and efficiently
    -Kept all work areas clean, sanitized, and efficient
    -Helped make product included fries, coffee, and other drinks

    Volunteer history

    Media Runner
    2010 Memorial Cup
    Addressee
    City

    -Distributed game statistics, player statistics, and other such information throughout Westman Place during and after games


    How's it sounding?
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    Jul 23, 2010, 07:13 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Emily94 View Post
    How's it sounding?
    There are a bunch of misspelled words. For Skills and Abilities, you need a measurable amount of something, like 72 wpm, and you need to say which computer programs you can use effectively. Otherwise, they are Qualifications if they are just general information about you. "I" is understood, so make sure any verb goes with "I".
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    Jul 23, 2010, 07:16 PM

    What do you mean when you say you made meat?
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    Jul 23, 2010, 07:22 PM

    For instance --

    Cashier
    Tim Hortons
    Street
    City
    Phone Number
    March 2009-January 2010

    -Helped customers select items from the menu and packaged their choices
    -Accepted payment and gave correct change
    -Kept work areas clean, sanitized, and efficient
    -Prepared foods and drinks, including coffee, sandwiches, wraps, soups, and meat (?? )
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    Jul 23, 2010, 07:41 PM

    Qualifications

    -I work well in a team environment
    -I have patients to deal with difficult customers
    -I am able to work in a fast paced and stressful environment
    -I offer an excellent work ethic
    -I am proficient , loyal, and thorough
    -I posses very strong problem solving skills
    -I can quickly comprehend new methods and procedures
    -I possess effective interpersonal and communication skills


    Skills and Abilities

    -I have basic computer knowledge and can efficiently use Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office Excel, and took “Applying ICT (Information and Communication Technology)” in school



    --I fixed the part about meat :P


    -Made product included coffee, sandwiches, wraps, soup, and cooked and prepared meat


    I'm pretty bad at spelling and my computer's spell check doesn't pick up and words spelt wrong.. Can you tell me what's spelt wrong :p

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