Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
about 3 years ago

Make a list and check it twice!

Make a list of all the work you’ve done in the past with the JOB at the top and what you did underneath. Then take that list and break it down into a brief sentence describing what you did. Let’s take a look at an example, shall we? : )

JOB: Target, cashier

WHAT YOU DID: -greeted customers -collected payments -managed returns and refunds -answered customer inquiries -stocked shelves.

NOW TIME TO LIST IT: -Enthusiastically greeted and assisted customers on a daily basis -Maintained consistent accuracy of cash register, made sure all payment transactions were correct and proficient -Checked out customers purchases quickly, ensuring accurate prices codes, discounts and provided efficient customer service -Took initiative during slow times to re-stock, or other tasks assigned by the supervisor

Your experience matters! So, make sure to create those lists for each job title. You may have forgotten one or two things that you did that really helped define your role, and that an employer may be looking for right now. Remember, It's NEVER too late to UPDATE!

Good luck!

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Marianna Lopez

I love lists, they help me organize my scattered brain thoughts. I am sometimes ALL over the place. This was helpful, thanks.

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