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post #1 of 6 Old 02-18-2009, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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what do you think of my resume? (for a tack shop)

I'm applying to a tack shop. Here is my resume. I've taken out the personal info (place names, etc) but I think you'll get the idea. It also looks a lot more organized and neater on the real thing, but here is the content:

*the points are supposed to be bulleted


Tel.: / Email:
[address here]


Motivated university student seeking a part-time summer
position in the customer service business.


Passionate involvement with horses for 6 years through riding lessons, volunteer work, summer camp and personal horse ownership
Assistant at ------Stables for feeding and horse maintenance
Thorough knowledge about riding, horse care, equipment and tack
Excellent customer service and organizational skills
Friendly, positive attitude
Knowledge of computers and cash registers
Team-player but can work independently
Good leadership skills and competent decision-maker


----- Coffee Shop
[date here]
Competently handle cash register and drive-thru
Prepare food and beverages
Take catering and basket orders over telephone
Responsible for closing entire store during night shift

------ Restaurant
[date here]
Worked as a waitress serving food and alcohol
Used customer service skills in taking orders
Handled cash register

--- Banquet Hall
[date here]
Served food, offered table service and managed buffet


---- Bible Camp
[date here]
Utilized leadership skills as cabin counsellor and child care-giver
Assisted in trail riding for the campers
Served meals as a waitress

----- Riding Camp
[date here]
Activity leader and assistant to riding instructor
Educated children about horsemanship, tack and general horse care


---- University
[date here]
English Bachelor of Arts Honours Program
4th year honour roll student


--- Stables Barn Manager
[address here]

Owner of --- Coffee Shop
[address here]

Bryan Windle
Director of --- Bible Camp
[address here]

I know it looks really ugly on here, but it looks much nicer on paper. Tell me what you think!

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future'" ~ Jeremiah 29:11

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-18-2009, 10:02 PM
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I think it looks fabulous! Very impressive. I'de hire ya!
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post #3 of 6 Old 02-18-2009, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Aww thanks, Lacy! I just hope the employer has the same reaction!

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post #4 of 6 Old 02-18-2009, 10:11 PM
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well i think (if you have an awesome resume) they mostly look at how you present yourself and how personable you are (at the tack shop they're definitely going to want some knowledge which you have). Remeber eye contact!
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-19-2009, 01:47 PM
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Looks great Gracie!!!

Remember to smile, but not too much, make eye contact and be brave, You're a great person and they'd be lucky to have you!!!!

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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post #6 of 6 Old 02-20-2009, 12:37 PM
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Looks good. I'd probably remove things like "Friendly, positive attitude" and "Team-player but can work independently" from Qualifications to either Objective or the attached letter (like "Responsible equine professional with friendly positive attitude is looking for the part-time position in ... I'm a great team-player, but can work independently...).

Generally (I'm not sure about EVERY job, but those in business, marketing, IT) the manager who reviews the candidate always starts with Objective (or attached letter). If it caught his/her eyes there is a good chance (s)he'll go through the resume from top to the bottom.

And #1 do NOT be shy describing your skills, qualifications, and advantages. Even if you exaggerate, that's still OK. Noone will say how great you are except yourself!
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