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Old 07-16-2018, 07:51 AM
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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I worked part time for a retail store for 6 months and I was hired to work in the Rental Department. They felt I wasn't good enough there so they moved me to the Wash Bay and I left because that position is seasonal.

Here is my question: For my job title with them, I put down "Rental Clerk/Wash Bay Attendant", which is what I was being called.

There is very little need for a "Wash Bay Attendant" so I'd like to put down "Store Associate" on my resume. It's vague enough so I can, hopeful, get an interview and then describe to a potential employer what I did while employed with the store.

Should I check with the store first before making the change? I don't want to be considered a liar but the phone isn't ringing.

Thank you.
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:57 AM
Location: Western Washington
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Store associate is fine. It is generic enough that people understand what you were doing, and is not a lie, even if it wasn’t your exact title. It is in fact descriptive of your relative job position and responsibilities.

Only super pedantic managers would have a problem with this.
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