Resume - help

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trudat15
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Resume - help

Postby trudat15 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:05 am

I spent a year in transition from one industry to my current one (I quit my previous job, got a job as a bartender, and worked as an intern at various companies to "get my foot in the door"). I dont have much room on my resume to put all the restaurants I worked at and companies I interned at, so was wondering if you guys had suggestions on how I can title it. Right now I have it as:

Various Companies, Los Angeles, CA
Development Intern, Bartender, Temporary Worker
• Served as a development intern at XXX and XXX while bartending at restaurants in the Los Angeles area
• Worked as a temporary worker at several XXX companies

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sundance95
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Re: Resume - help

Postby sundance95 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:08 am

I wouldn't combine all of them them-I'd simply list them with no bullet points underneath. If there are tons of restaurants and you don't have room, you can afford to lose a couple. If you need them all for showing continuous employment, I might just list Server-Various Locations for the restaurants and bartending.

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Re: Resume - help

Postby trudat15 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:10 am

sundance95 wrote:I wouldn't combine them-I'd simply list them with no bullet points underneath.


I've thought about that, but I've interned at 2 companies, bartended at 3 places, and worked as a temp at like 4-5 companies during that year, and my res is already pushing the limit in terms of length.

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Re: Resume - help

Postby sundance95 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:12 am

Just post your agency for temping as one long employment. List out each of your internships on your resume-that's why you worked for free, right? Lose the serving outright unless it would give you a 6 month+ unemployment gap.

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Re: Resume - help

Postby bk1 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:14 am

Fit the best possible ones you have. Cut whatever you can't fit. If they are that simple, no bullet points to save space.

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Re: Resume - help

Postby trudat15 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:24 am

Hmm. Thanks guys. Let's see what I can come up with. Do you know what the acceptable margins are for LS resumes?




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