I'm job hunting again and it isn't going well.
August 9, 2012 2:45 PM Subscribe
What can a high school graduate with no college experience do to pad her resume?
posted by Autumn to Work & Money (11 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I quit my jobs around a month ago because of personal issues going on in my life. I've been searching for a new job for around a month now, and the only bite I've had has been from for a sales position that didn't work out.
Most of the jobs I've applied for only required me to send in my resume. I've sent out many copies and can count the number of responses I've gotten on one hand.
What are some attractive qualifications, certificates, diplomas, volunteer work, etc I can do to increase my chances of finding a job? I don't care what field it's in right now as I'm getting desperate. My only stipulation is that I would prefer it not to be in an area with minimal human contact, because I would go crazy if I had to work by myself most of the time.
My current resume has most of my experience centered in customer service and animal care. The local animal care places aren't interested; one told me he didn't feel he could provide me with the hours/pay I was used to and even though I told him I didn't mind he seemed skeptical. There was one company in that field that were incredibly interested until they found out I'd have to relocate 3 hours away. I told them I didn't mind doing that (I really didn't!) but they stopped responding, their tone before that seemed to be that it really wasn't the type of job worth moving for. So, I think that my previous experience is keeping me out of that field right now.
The customer service jobs I've applied to just don't seem to be interested at all. Not sure why. I'm not discriminatory in where I apply either; McDonalds, Taco Bell, Burger King, wherever.
That's enough rambling... hopefully it's all relevant. I'm an early twenties female. My highest education level is high school, no internships, extracurricular activities, clubs, awards, anything. My resume basically consists of work experience and volunteer work at an animal shelter. Please help?