how can i make my resume look somewhat decent?

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  1. Larrysümmers

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    i graduated hs in 2011 and have had 2 jobs. one was holding a sign outside a small business for a month and a half. and the other was a CSR job that sucked so bad that i quit after 4 weeks(im leaving that off of my resume haha) i put on that i volunteered for some tennis camps. should i put that i string tennis rackets for people?

    the job im looking at is a cleaner at a car dealership so i know that they arent looking for Einstein, but ive gone awhile without working, and havent had many past jobs so thatd look kinda bad, but im only 19 so it wouldnt be THAT big of a deal would it?

    anyways, thanks for reading. any help, guidance, or comments for the good of the people is always appreciated:)
     
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  2. r2473

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    tell them that you haven't failed a drug test in over 3 months (and you're suing those b@stards)

    also let them know that you are a people person
     
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  3. Larrysümmers

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    noted. thanks! :D
     
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  4. krz

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    As long as you come off and semi intelligent and hard working you'll probably get the job...

    That and as posted above you can pass a drug test.
     
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  5. Talker

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    Depending where you're at.......

    Apply for general factory work, after they assess you they might move you into a good area.
    You'll see a lot of different jobs people are doing and get an idea of what's out there.

    If you don't like it you can look elsewhere before you leave and have some spending money while you look.
     
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  6. El Diablo

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    ^^ Most of the "factory work" is in China --- do you speak any Mandarin? So your resume would show a HS diploma and one job holding a sign? Forget the resume. Show up at the dealership and tell them you'd like to clean a car for them free of charge so they can see the quality of your work. Do a very good job.
     
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  7. Larrysümmers

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    well i dont think this is one of those jobs that require a DT, i hope not anyway i mean its washing cars for 8.25.the only requirement is that you can lift 5olbs and have a valid DL lol.
    I emailed my resume as the ad said to. i figure i should call them in the morning or something and ask if someone has looked it.
     
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  8. stapletonj

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    If you have to have a valid DL, that means they expect you to drive the cars around (prob from cusotmer service area to wash area and back, etc.) that means they do not want druggies driving either theirs or customer's cars around.

    Pretty sure their ins. co will require drug testing of any employee that gets behind wheel of a car.

    It's a start.
     
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  9. mikeler

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    Ask them if they prosecute and quiz them on the speed of their high speed internet connection.

    In all seriousness, I'd list home stringing on my resume. It shows that you did have a job, it was just working for yourself.
     
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  10. chollyred

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    They're asking for a resume' for a car washer? :shock:

    I agree with Mikeler. Show that you have run a small independent racquet stringing service for x years with great customer service experience. Maybe that you've been driving, maintaining, and detailing automobiles since you were of driving age? State that you have a valid Driver's License, with no accidents or moving violations, etc.

    To be honest, I wouldn't know what kind of questions they would ask for a Car Washing position. I wouldn't show up for an interview with a dirty car though.
     
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  11. Fearsome Forehand

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    ^ Not a Car Washer! A Car Cleanliness Technician! :)

    A resume/cv seems redundant for an entry level job. Most places are going to make you fill out an application anyway.

    I like the racket stringing service idea. (Frankly, you could probably put an ad on CL and make as much or more stringing rackets than washing cars.) For that matter, you could cut lawns and make more, or detail cars on your own. or run errands for rich busy people. Or, all of the above. All cash businesses, no taxes, etc. Not too shabby.

    If you are determined to be a Car Cleanliness Technician, clean yourself up, show up at the dealership with a print out of the ad and ask to see the hiring manager. Tell him/her you are very interested in the job, that you are dependable, honest, etc and that you can start immediately. Good luck.
     
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  12. Slayer_of_Kings

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    Draw baby elephants on it.
     
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  13. Mongolmike

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    Storm in there with a bucket of sudsy water, slam it on their desk sloshy water everywhere, and shout loud enough that spittle flies out of your mouth saying "I CAN CLEAN ANYTHING BEOTCHES! BRING IT! COME ON, BRING IT! WANT ME TO SHOW YOU HOW I USE A SHAMMY BTICH?"
     
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  15. Eph

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    It is a marketing document. Nothing more. In that light, rewrite your CV.
     
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    Most important.
    Stress that you show up on time, every day you are scheduled. Then DO IT.
     
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  17. Avles

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    Go to college?
     
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  18. sanath123

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  19. OTMPut

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    the kind of jobs you are looking at don't put a premium on resumes. show up and show some enthusiasm. as someone mentioned offer to work for free to demonstrate how good you can be.

    (it is a different story if you are 19 and if you are in Spain)
     
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  20. LuckyR

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    In your job market knowing someone is vastly more important than applications and resumes. Use your network.
     
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