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- May 19th, 2005, 06:44 PM #1
Two days ago I picked up three job applications, at Express, Levi's Strauss and the school gym. On the Express application, up on the very top it says "Salary expected/Hourly Rate." Now, the thing is, I've never held a job, so I'm not sure as to what to write down there. For anyone whos worked in a clothing store, I'd appreciate some responses. What exactly is the starting salary? And, I know this may seem like a dumb question, but does the price of the merchandise sold have an effect on how much an employee gets paid?
Another thing is, in the "Employment History" section, what should I put down? Leaving it totally blank would pretty much land my application in teh garbage. I've done a fairly good amount of volunteer work in high school and college, but there's no space for "Volunteer work". And one last thing, again, I know it may seem quite dumb, but, where exactly does the resume go, on top of the application or behind? Is a cover letter always necessary? And do you automatically give them ur resume along with the application when u go to return it? ....The grass ain't always greener on the other side, it's green where you water it.
- May 19th, 2005, 06:58 PM #2
4 views... i feel hopelessThe grass ain't always greener on the other side, it's green where you water it.
- May 19th, 2005, 09:10 PM #3----
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i have no idea about these job sorry otherwise i would help u out.
but as long as u consider empolyment history then u can put ur experince which is better other wise just leave it blank. anything else i can help with
resume go behind the application i guess i am not sure, i think it should attched with ur applicationLaugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change. Kiss slowly, play hard, forgive quickly, take chances, give everything, and have no regrets
- May 20th, 2005, 04:15 AM #4
if you are submitting an application form, no need for a cover letter. and your resume would go behind the application form. leave the expected salary space blank. in the employment history, mention all the volunteer work you've done. but mention it with the same title (under employment history).
what is your age again? you are young so not having an "employment history" would not bother an employer. you only have to prove that you are good enough. prove it in the interview. the key is to have real passion for the kind of work you are applying for.
when i had 3 years of experience on my resume and was so rpoud of it, a senior HR personnel shocked me by saying that my CV was still in "infacny" state. and it should not be more than a page (mine was two pages).
- May 20th, 2005, 04:19 AM #5
and yeah, if you want to attach a covering letter. mention the voluntary work in the letter instead of the application form.
- May 20th, 2005, 09:54 AM #6
TNWB, I just turned 20. Both applications are for working in a clothing store, so I guess it would be working the cash register? So I guess my skills for this particular job would be: I know their products coz I shop there all the time, I'm great at lying...errr flattering and I have a lot of patience for iffy customers (coz I am one )The grass ain't always greener on the other side, it's green where you water it.
- May 20th, 2005, 12:30 PM #7
^ all the good points. tell them you've shopped but you'd also like to serve the customers. stay smart, bright and smiling. tell them you have real passion for selling/promoting the products you love to buy yourself and believe that you can do that much better than others for the simple reason of liking them yourself.
- May 20th, 2005, 08:07 PM #8----
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If you are hired, always start with high wages when you discuss this with your boss.. Since it's a clothing department job, you will expect more business as Summer is around the corner.If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone. Michael Corleone
- May 20th, 2005, 08:16 PM #9
Okay... well now i have a very specific question. Exactly how high is high? What is the average? 5, 6, 7 dollars perhour? I don't even know the minimum wage here ....The grass ain't always greener on the other side, it's green where you water it.
- May 20th, 2005, 08:24 PM #10
if this is your first job, then I too would advise you to leave the expected wage/salary information blank - or say "Open"... you really aren't in a position to negotiate just yet.
Also, if a form has specific sections for Education, Employment History, References etc., attaching a resume' is optional... again, in your case, is a resume' actually adding any value to your application (besides perhaps Presentation) ? or are you repeating the exact same info on the application form?For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining - and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction - Khalil Gibran
- May 20th, 2005, 08:31 PM #11
Well that depends Umar. Is it acceptable to put volunteer work under "Employment History/References" when you've never held a paying job? And what if u dont' have references? Lets say, I have a certain person in mind, but I have not approached them yet, and will not have the chance to until later on this week, but I want to give my application/resume in tomorrow. Should I leave the references part blank?The grass ain't always greener on the other side, it's green where you water it.
- May 20th, 2005, 08:52 PM #12
if the application doesn't have a specific section for volunteer experience, then its fine to note it under employment history.
As for references, in general you should always have them on you when you go in for interviews or applying for jobs... I'd advise having a copy of your resume' with your sheet of references at all times when you go in for an interview - and yes, talking to the reference before hand is imperative - quite a few times, I've had my references called right after the interview.For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining - and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction - Khalil Gibran
- May 20th, 2005, 09:03 PM #13
Yeah Umar ur right. It makes sense, but I want to submit my application as quickly as possible, so that the position doesn't get filled up that quickly.
Okay another question.. Sorry I'm just so clueless
When i give in an application, that's not automatically an interview right?The grass ain't always greener on the other side, it's green where you water it.
- May 20th, 2005, 09:06 PM #14Originally Posted by Sara516
Waisey... if this is your first job, then why haven't you tried for something on-campus? its typically a smoother and easier process cuz you can have a Prof. or someone write up a recommendation for you or something.For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining - and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction - Khalil Gibran
- May 20th, 2005, 09:16 PM #15
Well in my school, it's somewhat difficult to get a job on campus if ur not on financial aid. I dont' want to do work study, I'd rather have a real job. And as for references.... hahaha my professors hate me or i am sure that they would not write me very good recommendationsThe grass ain't always greener on the other side, it's green where you water it.
- May 21st, 2005, 12:50 AM #16
get family friends as references. get a job at a store, that way you make money and save some (maybe) cus of employee discounts.
7.25 ish in min wage in calif
5. min wage in texas ,<- suckers!!
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