<p>I worked at a restaurant last summer, and I'll be working there again this summer. But I haven't moved up, I'll be doing the same work. Does this reflect badly on a resume? Speaking of, how do college students with no significant resumes get jobs?</p>
Speaking of, how do college students with no significant resumes get jobs?
<p>That was my problem. No one would hire me because my only "work experience" was off the books (babysitting and tutoring).
Got help from a friend, who got me my job on campus. And now I actually have something to put on a resume.</p>
<p>OP: To be honest, whoever looks at your resume will not look very hard at your restaurant experience. They'll understand that it's on there because you're a new grad starting your professional career, so don't sweat it too much. </p>
<p>I would even recommend leaving it off the resume all together. No one is going to make a decision about hiring you based on your restaurant experience (unless your career focus is restaurant related).</p>
<p>I've repeatedly been told to include all work experience on there, no matter how banal it may seem. Babysitting? Good, it means that you're responsible enough for someone to trust you with their child. Tutoring? Good, it means you can teach, which is far more useful than it may sound. Restaurant experience? Good, it shows that you can work in a structured organization, deal with coworkers and managers, interact with customers, etc.</p>
<p>A lot of jobs on campus only hire students and don't really look at your resume. If you want to do something like be a grader they might not ask for your resume at all.</p>
<p>I think you should include your work history on your resume. A potential employer will see that you had the responsibility of showing up and working with the public. I also think it speaks well that you were invited back to the same employer this summer which means they liked your work ethic.</p>
<p>I hard a hard time finding work because of my work experience, so I did volunteer work which led to an unpaid internship which led to a job.</p>
<p>I have ZERO work experience but helped my dad in his office during the summer which doesn't really count. Applied for 50 jobs and got turned down from each one this summer. However, since I'm in the hospitality industry having a job in the restaurant sector helps my resume.</p>
<p>On-campus jobs are great. Generally you don't need experience, since it's essentially an internship. What is your major? If it's finance, then you could work in the controller, accounts payable, etc.
If you're tech related: apply for an student work IT position.
If you're in the humanities, history, english, philosophy, appy to be a student assistant to a prof that you might know, to grade papers etc.
Find what you like to do at your school, because that leads to great reccomendation, experience, and money!!</p>