I want to work *less hard* for the money
November 5, 2012 3:55 PM Subscribe
Help me sell out! How can I manipulate a resume full of customer service and food jobs to land me an entry level office job?
posted by jaksemas to Work & Money (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 24 year old who has worked since I was 18 in specialty food, coffee, and high end boutique jobs. I am trying to shift from the food/customer service field into office work because I'm just so burnt out, and want more financial security than any jobs I've held so far can offer. I'm probably going to be targeting administrative/file clerk/secretary jobs at large firms. I do have some networking contacts that are willing to help me out and vouch for me, but I want to be prepared. How can I manipulate my resume best to land me a job?
I think one of my biggest hangups will be that I don't have a college degree. I've held jobs for as little as 9 months and as long as 3 1/2 years. I have had supervisory roles, and I have ordering and inventory management experience. I'm excellent at customer service, a quick learner, and a hard worker. My references are great, and I have them from my three most recent jobs.
How can I best spin things to my advantage? Also, any tips you have about job searching, interviews, etc. with this particular situation will be appreciated too!