Resume Question

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  1. youmanj

    youmanj Rookie

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    Decided to redo my resume this year. I graduated last year and have been subbing since. Since I don't have any other teaching experience besides ST and subbing, should I still include my other various jobs such as BestBuy or Walmart. I look at the examples posted on here and most of the experiences are education related. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Do you have any other related experience...subbing, camp, nannying, summer school?
     
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    no...just subbing that is about it
     
  5. EdEd

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    I'd make sure you have a page of good stuff on your resume. If you find you only have a half page, maybe pad your resume. But, otherwise, I'd leave it off. Find other extra-curriculars you've done in college, one-day volunteer experiences, church volunteering, anything. I've reviewed a decent number of resumes, and I can say that I personally don't necessarily like to see things that are completely unrelated like "Best Buy," and I also personally don't like to see when people try to connect higher-order skill sets to those jobs, such as saying that at Best Buy they got experience with "problem-solving, working with difficult individuals, etc." That may be true, but it just looks like you're stretching to put things down, and it calls into question the rest of your package. If you don't have a lot of experiences, explain elsewhere why that was - did you have a very rigorous course loud? Did you have to work full-time to support yourself through school? When I hire, I personally don't need you to have a lot of experience, but if I see that you've wasted your time and not done anything productive - especially in college years when there tends to be tons of free time for diverse experiences (unless you're working a lot or triple majoring!) - I start to question the effort you'd put forth if you worked in my organization.

    Just my two cents - could be totally different where you are!
     

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