Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

Pretty please help me. Resume included?

I was laid off in March and since then I have sent out literally hundreds of resumes and completed hundreds of applications yet so far I haven't even had so much as an interview. I'm getting scared as the money is running out and I have no job in sight. Its like I'm being rejected out of hand. I live in a large city (Cincinnati) and I can't understand why I can't find a job in such a big place. Could it be a problem with my resume? Please review and tell me if there's a problem.

Objective

To work to the height of my potential in order to better

serve my employer. By using the skills I have acquired

through my college education and past job

experience I will be an added asset to my employer.

Summary

Included in this resume are details about my professional

and educational experience. If you require any more

information, or have any questions at all, please feel free

to contact me at the number listed above. Thank you for your time.

Experience

Finlay Jewelry, Cincinnati, Ohio

Operations Clerical, 2008-2009

Balancing of daily transactions

Inventoring merchandise worth a total value of U.S.$2,000,000.

Responsible for all operations aspect of store

Supervises staff of 8 sales associates, resolves customer

service issues and makes management decisions in absence of store manager.

Trak Staffing Solutions, Cincinnati, Ohio

Clerical Assistant, 2008

Working beneath Records Manager in Standard Textile’s legal department.

Inventoring contents and nature of unlabeled boxes of

company hard copy files; organizing data in Excel;

reboxing, relabeling and properly ordering of hard copy boxes.

Various clerical and office duties as needed.

Kelly Services, North Canton, Ohio

Customer Service/Collections, 2007

1 Customer service and rentention for GE Moneybank lines of credit

2 Collections on past due accounts

Ryan Alternative Staffing, North Canton, Ohio

Customer Service Representative, 2006-2007

1 Technical support and troubleshooting

for Overhead Door's product line in in-bound call center.

2 Sales of clients' product accessories.

3 Maintaining customer brand loyalty through prompt and responsive customer service.

McDonalds, Navarre, Ohio

Midnight Shift Supervisor, 2004-2006

Customer Service

Equipment Care and Maintenance

Cash Handling

Flexibility in Availability and in performing multiple roles

Demonstrated high efficiency: Franchise was considering

suspending 24 hour service at that location, shift was

maintained after transfer; profit became at least $7,000 a month.

Teamwork

Shearers Foods Inc, Brewster, Ohio

Packer, Maintenance, 2003-2004

Product Packaging

Product quality selection

Store maintenance, equipment care

Hardees, Navarre, Ohio

Senior Crew, 2000-2003

Customer Service

Training Junior Crew

Education

University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College, Blue Ash, Ohio

B.S. Radiation Sciences, 2010

Cuyahoga Community College, Corporate College, Warrensville Heights, Ohio

Certificate. Insurance: Life, Accident, Health and Variables, 2006

Stark State College of Technology, North Canton, Ohio

Business Administration and Marketing, 2003-2004

Fairless High School, Navarre, Ohio

High School Diploma, 2002

Other Experience

Stark Raving Mad, Kent Stark, North Canton, Ohio 2002-2004

Improvisation comedy group, thinking quickly on one’s feet in front of an audience

Teamwork

Creativity

Boy Scouts of America

Eagle Scout Award, 2000

Thespian Society

Thespian Award, 2001

References

Available Upon Request

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Matthew,

    If you email me at wes@thesaleswhisperer.com I'll send you my resume to see how I format it. Your Objective is too passive. You need to show results.

    Example: you didn't "supervise" 8 sales people, you "led" 8 sales people and grew sales 10%, raised customer satisfaction scores 15%, etc.

    "Inventoring" is not a word.

    It looks like you're about 25 so your resume should be on one page. Cut to the chase.

    Then get out and go face to face and get the job you want. Don't leave until you meet the decision maker. Offer to work for free for one or two weeks with the understanding that if you pass their tests that they pay you for those two weeks then hire you.

    You must be bold in these times. Timid salespeople have skinny kids, as old Zig Ziglar says.

    Source(s): Wes Schaeffer, http://www.thesaleswhisperer.com
  • 4 years ago

    First, get rid of your objective & summary. They are too wordy. By the time the employer reads those, they won't want to read much further. You do not have to mention the Eagle Scouts or Thespian either. What kind of job do you want? Your resume doesn't say how qualified you are in the job you are applying for. I have learned that you need to "write" your resume for the kind of job you are looking for. Does the job need an Eagle Scout? Probably not. What kind of job do you want? Do you want retail? Your resume should speak to the potential employer to fit their needs.

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