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Old 12-22-2013, 03:14 AM
 
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I'm twenty years old and I'm trying to get my first job. I'm applying for general labor and custodial work (minimum wage). Since I don't have a High School Diploma, and I know I can never get a G.E.D, I'm planning to work two minimum wage jobs for eighty hours a week for about five years until I can afford a house. Here's my resume; would you hire me if you read this? What can I change to make it better?



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(My Name)
(My Address)
(My City)
(My Cell Number)
(My Email)

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Objective
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to consider hiring me. I'm a reliable, disciplined worker and I assure you that I'll give 110% if you hire me. I have a fantastic work ethic, and I work well with people. I'll get you results, and cause no problems. Thank you again.
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Skills
Yard Work, Construction, Painting
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Education
(The High School I attended)
None
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:25 AM
 
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You don't need a resume. You need to concentrate on places that take applications (verbal or electronic) or just hire folks on the spot.

Funny thing is most places will even want a GED. Why can't you get one?
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:37 AM
 
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You don't need a resume. You need to concentrate on places that take applications (verbal or electronic) or just hire folks on the spot.

Funny thing is most places will even want a GED. Why can't you get one?
I tried to get a GED for two years, just managed to pass everything except math, but they just erased all of my work and made the GED harder, so my morale for trying to get one is gone. Plus I have a learning disorder. I'm just trying to find a job without one.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:07 AM
 
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I wouldn't put "none" - just eliminate it and hope they assume otherwise.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:19 AM
 
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I tried to get a GED for two years, just managed to pass everything except math, but they just erased all of my work and made the GED harder, so my morale for trying to get one is gone. Plus I have a learning disorder. I'm just trying to find a job without one.
You are reading and writing on an internet forum. You are using punctuation. You passed most of the GED . Having a learning disorder doesn't mean you are stupid or can't learn. Don't get in the habit of using your LD as an excuse.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:34 AM
 
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You are reading and writing on an internet forum. You are using punctuation. You passed most of the GED . Having a learning disorder doesn't mean you are stupid or can't learn. Don't get in the habit of using your LD as an excuse.
The GED was bumped up to college level now. I just barely passed it when it was easier, and I had to work my ass off for two years to do that. And they erased everything I did. It's like I never even tried. What if I by some miracle I manage to pass the new college level GED, and they erase my scores again? I don't have time to waste on this bureaucracy. I need money now. If I don't get a source of income soon, I'm going to be homeless and probably dead. I don't want to be homeless/dead.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:41 AM
 
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I wouldn't put "none" - just eliminate it and hope they assume otherwise.
I wasn't aware I could do that. I thought they'd just call and ask anyway, and omitting my educational background might come off as unethical to the employer, as opposed to just being straight and honest about it. Good advice, thank you.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:54 AM
 
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I wasn't aware I could do that. I thought they'd just call and ask anyway, and omitting my educational background might come off as unethical to the employer, as opposed to just being straight and honest about it. Good advice, thank you.
It is only unethical if you lie about it when they ask.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:23 AM
 
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I wasn't aware I could do that. I thought they'd just call and ask anyway, and omitting my educational background might come off as unethical to the employer, as opposed to just being straight and honest about it. Good advice, thank you.
You don't have an educational background. And I agree with the poster above - you need to focus on places that take applications, not resumes.

And never, ever, openly disclose shortcomings.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:40 AM
 
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Never list any school, if you did not complete a degree or diploma.

For the jobs that you are seeking, they do not want a resume. They just want somebody to pass a **** test and show up on time.

If you need money now, look at day labor companies.
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