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Old 07-04-2007, 12:13 PM   #1
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im putting in for a job transfer / promotion. to do so, i have to turn in an abbreviated resume.

following is my abbreviated resume. any input is greatly appreciated. also, there are a lot things i added in to my job descriptions which were not part of my job -- they were part of me going above and beyond. should i do something to draw attention to these, or should i rely on the manager who will be reviewing it [and who i worked with a couple years ago, for the same company] to notice that these are not the normal tasks for someone in my position?

and no, "Renaissance Man" is not my official title, but i worked so many departments during that time frame that there is no job title for me. i was officially "Mens Associate" but most of my time was actually spend in cash office, customer service, and jewelry.

Jeff Wolford
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Accomplishments
• Quarterly All-Star for Store #018, Fourth Quarter 2003
• Associate-nominated Super-Star, November 2006
• Quarterly Super-Star for Store #114, Fourth Quarter 2006

Professional Experience
Shoes Sales Specialist – Kohl’* Department Stores #114 ▪ July 2007 – Present
• Greet all customers with a smile, solicit Kohl’* charge cards, and properly hold merchandise for customers.
• Lead department associates in merchandising and recovery.
• Minimize mismatched shoes in accordance with audit guidelines.
• Successfully resolve any relevant customer issues.
• Answer Manager on Duty calls when Management is unable.
• Assist the Point of Sale Specialist in procuring change for the registers as well as opening/closing the registers as requested.
• Assist the Customer Service Area Supervisor (CSAS) in training new associates for all departments.
• Conduct new associate Orientations when requested.
• Train new associates.

Jewelry Sales Specialist – Kohl’* Department Stores #114 ▪ August 2005 – July 2007
• Greet all customers with a smile, solicit Kohl’* charge cards, and properly hold merchandise for customers.
• Lead department associates in merchandising and recovery.
• Process department damages in accordance with Company Best Practices.
• Successfully resolve any relevant customer issues.
• Answer Manager on Duty calls when Management is unable.
• Assist the Point of Sale Specialist in procuring change for the registers as well as opening/closing the registers if requested.
• Assist the Customer Service Area Supervisor (CSAS) in training new associates for all departments.
• Conduct new associate Orientations when requested.
• Train new associates.

Renaissance Man – Kohl’* Department Stores #490 ▪ January 2004 – July 2007
• Greet all customers with a smile, solicit Kohl’* charge cards, and properly hold merchandise for customers.
• Demonstrate competency in the following departments: Shoes, Mens, Jewelry, Housewares, Domestics, Seasonal, Customer Service, Point of Sale, and Cash office.
• Assist the Point of Sale Specialist in closing the registers if requested.

Truck Unload Associate – Kohl’* Department Stores #018 ▪ July 2002 – December 2003
• Greet all customers with a smile, solicit Kohl’* charge cards, and properly hold merchandise for customers.
• Unload and process merchandise from the truck per Company Best Practices.
• Accurately Complete paperwork and processing of truck manifests, vendor returns, and transfers.
• Assist with customer carryouts and housekeeping projects if requested.
• Fill in as Truck Unload Supervisor when requested, and lead the truck unload team in processing merchandise in accordance with Company Best Practices while directing the workflow of receiving associates.
• Assist the Receiving Supervisor if requested.

Education
Associate of Arts in Secondary Education – Rose State College, Midwest City, OK ▪ 2007
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I probably wouldn't highlight the duties where you went above and beyond, because it may come across as boasting. The manager as you said should be able to see that you did a lot of things not specific to your title.

Other than that the only thing that seemed "weird" (for lack of a better word) was the repetition of "greeting customers with a smile...." several times. I'm trying to think of a way you could sum up your entire Kohl'* experience, with that phrase included, so you didn't have to repeat it 4 or 5 times. Possibly a very brief paragraph (2 or 3 sentences) at the top before the listing of the job duties, and in that paragraph a short explanation of why you very well deserve a promotion. What do you think?
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I have taken LOTS of resume courses and all that (Marine Corps makes you before you get out) Would you like a copy of my resume? I have had great success with the layout and all if so send me your email address in a pm
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Keep it to one page, no fluff. Just like you have it. They don't want to waste time on long-winded resume'* That'* what an interview is for.
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Keep it to one page, no fluff. Just like you have it. They don't want to waste time on long-winded resume'* That'* what an interview is for.
Couldn't have said it better myself. And the first two positions you had sound like they have such similar responsabilities (albeit different departments) that I would be tempted to group them together. Or perhaps add a section later indicating the departments where you have worked. Of course, if you were applying for a position outside of Kohls, you would group all of your Kohls experience together (unless, for example, you served in roles that were not lateral, i.e. "sales associate from 1997 to 2001, store manager 2001 to present")
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thanks for the inputs so far.

the reason theyre divided like they are:

truck unload was at a different store than renaissance man
both spec. positions were at a different store than the other two.
i divided up both spec positions because i will be applying for the same two positions at the new store -- Shoes and Jewelry. i want them to know how long i did each before i get in there.

i would also like to emphasize my longevity with this company. ive been here for 6 years -- longer than the guy doing the hiring and longer than anyone in the metro area. emphasis on "im not leaving any time soon"

maybe to the right side of my name, put "6 years" or something? or is that cheesy?
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maybe to the right side of my name, put "6 years" or something? or is that cheesy?
That would be repeat information, and if I am not mistaken, that would be discouraged on a resume.
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cheesy it is, then.
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I'd reorder the Accomplishments section from most recent to oldest.

If the duties for the various positions are the same at all the stores then I would omit them, the managers already know whats entailed.

Add any relevant experience and job details that you obtained outside of Kohls
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okay i took most of your advice. thank you everyone.

i have an interview schedule for the 12th, so well see if i can get it off.
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