job search: day one.

For those of you who don't already know, today marked the official start of my last two weeks at Reeves. Last week, I took a leap of faith and put in my notice at a job that not only barely pays my rent, but that also does nothing to fulfill my creative desires.

Ideally, I'm hoping to find a job in the fields of writing or design, but my professional experiences in both areas are still in their infancy. At the very least, I'd like to find a job with a schedule that allows for me to pursue these careers outside of my work hours. And if I get desperate, I can always wait tables...even that sounds more fulfilling than my current position.

Tonight's assignment on the job front: re-vamping the resume.

I decided to askew the formal guidelines slightly in the hopes of creating something a little more noticeable. Here's what I came up with [minus the personal info for safety's sake, of course]:

Note: this is a general resume for office or clerical work. Thoughts?
Next I might try tackling something with a writing theme. Though that one will be a bit sparse.

Question for my writer friends: any ideas to bulk up what could potentially be a two-line resume without having to rely on publishing?

Tomorrow's task: getting it all online and making phone calls.
[Today's tasks also included an unanswered call for a beauty shop receptionist, but there's more on the list for tomorrow.]


Wendy City said...

looks good! :D

I added a splash of color to my resume when I applied for an internship at NUVO and they remembered me because of it. The first thing I heard was, "Oh, you're the interesting one!" haha. :)

lauren ashley said...

looks great, 'chelle!

way to go, getting on this so well, so quickly! major props!
filetable.com is a great, free site for uploading an online portfolio of your designs, fyi (for future designy stuff).

as for the writing resume - i'd say, make it clean and use white space as your friend ... and play up the places where your potential employer(s) can locate examples of your work (ie: make the link to your site huge with a really striking typeface).
you'll do great !!
good luck - hope this helps. :)

Kiley said...

I almost think you are too detailed in your duties at Reeves. I'd just say "Covered cashier duties" and "managed multi-line phone system"...putting in the rest of those lines just minimizes the time and effort spent doing those tasks and makes them sound minimal.

michelle shea said...

Good point, Kiley. I was attempting to write it a bit like I would answer the question 'what did you do there?' if asked in person, but less rambling is probably best. Thanks!