Age 20...No work exp, have social anxiety...would like a resume critique
Hey everyone! I'm 20 and I'm finally going to apply for jobs. Mostly due to financial troubles and I really don't want to ask my dad or my sister for money. I've been seeing a psychiatrist due to my social anxiety and he thinks I might be able to start job hunting, so I'm gonna try it out and hopefully everything turns out well. I've never had a job before, so brainstorming up relevant experience is kinda hard for me. I'm targeting mostly big name fast food restaurants/chains and department stores.
Here's the link:
What I wasn't sure about putting on my resume was my past couple of years of Biochemistry at Waterloo. It'd probably suggest how old I might be to the employer, but there are some experiences I gained from those years and I thought it might be worthwhile to add them in.
Any suggestions or ideas? Help is always appreciated!
Edit: Here's the new one. It surpasses my one page limit though. Would that be alright?
There's something I've been thinking about that someone did mention:
I was kind of surprised by that statement. I thought the resume was a staple thing. I guess if he's right at least I can still have a few copies in case I do ever need it. The big thing would be my image since first impressions are pretty important. I'm kind of getting nervous just thinking about talking to the manager. What if the manager isn't around? Should I ask when he would be around or would I hand in my resume/application anyway?Zeeshan wrote:since you just started university and i think are looking for a job in retail, i can tell you that making a resume is useless.
I am in Toronto too, there are ridicolous amount of retail jobs, especially in sauga so i you wont have much problem. Just go to the stores and ask for the manager.
The mistake people make is that they show up in stores and drop a resume off usually to another employee who subsequently trashes it (Think about it why would they help you)
most places here are looking to hire, so just ask for the manager. Let them know that you are looking for a job, and let them see you dressed well! shake their hands firmly, and ask if they are looking. Chances are at this point they will give you an application. fill it out, return it directly to them! Ask for the manager again, give it to other employees and in the trash it goes
Watch how fast you get a job. Since your a computer science major, i bet you probably want to start at future shop best buy ect.
My sense of fashion is pretty much...like...I have no sense I guess . Dunno if this is the right thread to ask ppl in, but Ill do it anyway.
I only have like a dress shirt and dress pants to wear T_T. Not sure if I should wear my dress shoes since they are damn too big. I don't have a nice jacket either which is really sad. Got like a really fob jacket -sigh-.
What do you guys think?