It's kind of fun putting together a resume for something in which you have no useful experience. It means whoever's reading it will be bored to tears by a detailed description of your duties as a library employee, so you take out your nice formatted bullet-point list and replace it with "occasional patron assistance, sorting and reshelving books, receiving and processing daily shipments, updating library records, and general problem-solving".
I'm loathe to give up my eloquent and somewhat defensive paragraph under the heading of "education", explaining my incredible breadth and dedication as a student at UC Berkeley and the tragic, tragic financial and administrative woes that have forced my withdrawal from classes at this time HOWEVER! I remain dedicated to the pursuit of my degree and the education it signifies and I may be withdrawn, but madam, I am not beaten.
But given that it comes immediately after "35-hour intensive practical training including drink recipes, pouring techniques, operating cash registers and point-of-sale systems, customer service and server etiquette, and general knowledge of liquor and spirits".... it perhaps may not be the most relevant thing on the page, nor the foremost concern in the mind of the reader. I suppose the time has come for it to step aside and be replaced by "4 years undergraduate education in a variety of subjects; currently withdrawn for financial reasons".
But by god I'm still going to tell them about that gold star I got in third grade. Some things are important.Posted by dianna at December 18, 2003 11:07 AM