Question by HulaHoop Neckringer: What job or job field should I go into?
Based on the info below, which includes everything on my real resume/job history, What job or jobs am I qualified for???
I’ve worked in a few different industries, but I have no idea what OTHER PEOPLE THINK I am qualified for vs. not eligible for. By “Other people” I mean moronic HR/hiring managers who are younger than me– and I’m in my mid 20′s.
I know what I’ve done & what I can do, but sometimes HR/hiring mangers don’t see my Point of View.
So… I’m asking random internet people: What job or job field should I apply for????
What job could I ACTUALLY get if I applied to day and I could start work tomorrow?
What skills do I have & what skills should I highlight on a resume or “addition comments section” on a paper or online cookie cutter application???
What KEYWORDS should I use to trick or trigger word searching programs that companies use?
Feb 08- 3-10
cashier, LP, stockroom, r’cving etc…
Adecco — real company name (Temp/placement agency)
month long retail job– Greeter
Temp agency ES
Temp agency “E”
feb 08- 1 week long fill in for truck dispatch
Aug- Sept- machine loader “as needed” temp job
Feb 08- May 08
server,waiter, hostess, some bartend, etc..
Company AP (long term temp)
Feb 08- Aug 08
receptionist, secretary, bookkeeping, etc…
Company FM (seasonal)
May 08- Aug 08
unload-er, receiver, etc
Evil Co “V”
receiver, order picker, forklift driver, then office work, data entry clerk, etc.
Company OL (seasonal but didn’t know it at the time- Tax season, technically classified as “temp to perm”, except there was no real permanent employment option, they just didn’t want to call it temp, since it was thru the real CO, and NOT thru a temp agency)
inventory, Loss prevention, forklift/cherry picker/moto P-Jack, cycle counts data entry, etc.
May 06-Jan 07
shipping r’cving order picking, forklift driving – 3 different kinds, then inventory management/manager, truck route set up & pre dispatch paperwork, etc…
Evil Company: RGIS
(almost the real company name.. ha ha ha)
Dec 05- April 07
Inventory, cycle counts, various other Inventory crap, etc
order picking/shipping/special shipping/sortation/accuracy checker/inventory, etc….
Other random retail companies—
Ames- cashier, floor person, CS desk, etc… (2 yrs)
regional Chain grocery store- cashier, floor stocker, etc… (1 yr exactly to the day)
regional Chain Convenient mart- cashier, coffee maker, etc… (6 mos )
privately owned donut shop/deli- cashier, server, cook, etc – (9 mos.)
gas station/C-mart/deli- cashier, freezer stocker, etc… (4 mos.)
I usually choose to not put temp jobs on the applications, but then it also brings up the subject of an employment gap. Also, how far should I go back when writing a resume VS. applications??
How far should I go back in general?
What jobs should I put vs. should not put when filling out online “generic” applications, or paper applications?
(Most co’s have spaces for 3 or 4 jobs AND they say your most recent 3 or 4, but which ones should I put, based on the info I gave???)
Any other “real” advice from helpful people would be appreciated. The more details the better!!!!
Answer by redgator
So you think HR managers don’t know their own organization or what positions they need to hire for? Obviously you are applying for the wrong position or you’re not qualified if you’re not getting the jobs.
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