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Old 10-04-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Hi all,

I'm stumped here with regards to my resume'. I'll make this as short as possible.

I'm a drafter working barely part-time as a consultant. Drafting is the single occupation I've had for for my entire working life. I have basically sat behind a desk/computer the last 20 years since high school.

I'm looking for a part-time or seasonal retail job to get out of the home office. It's for additional income, but also to get out and interact with people. I have applied to places like Lowes, HD, lumber yard sales, small chain grocery, city clerk job, and a few other that are not related to drafting. So far I have had no call-backs. My 1 1/2 page resume is outlined like this:

Name-address
Summary of Qualifications: short paragraph
Work Experience: past/present employers (4 total) with duties listed (bullets)
Education: listed (no bullets)
Professional Affiliations: listed (no bullets)
Software Expertise: listed (no bullets)
Hardware Expertise: listed (no bullets)


So my question is this: How do I make my resume' stand out for these types of positions when all I have to list on my resume' is drafting related work?

Thanks!!!
MandK
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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I got my first job in fast food with no resume, no references, and no network. Resumes are needed for careers not seasonal retail jobs. If you were planning on a career in sales, then a resume with sales accomplishments would help.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: North Fulton
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I know nowadays people have to apply online for about any job. Try to emphasize somehow people skills and customer service on your resume. If you have volunteered somewhere helping people you could add that to your resume.

If the store is small, go visit them in person about seasonal jobs, that is probably the better approach.
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