There’s a difference between making ends meet and building your resume, know those differences. Here are 10 jobs to make ends meet that are certainly not resume builders.
10. Dog Walker
Yes, we all know how awesome of a job this would be. Could you imagine how cool it would be to get paid to hang out with a bunch of dogs? Totally cool. However, when you’re in your first big-kid job interview, describing your past experience as a glorified “poop-picker-upper” may not land you the job.
9. Blood Plasma Donor
You are literally selling your body for “employment”. No, you are not going to end up on the next episode of Cops, but do you really think this is a job? Actually, you know what? Keep it on your resume; I’m sure the person interviewing you could use a good laugh.
8. Ice Cream Attendant
Yes, customer relations may be a valuable skill set that you take away from your tenure as an ice cream scooper, however, you might want to try to avoid the awkward “what’s your favorite ice cream flavor?” question when you are interviewing for your first real job.
7. Parking Lot Attendant
If your chief responsibility is opening a gate and saying “haaaaaaave a good one!” you may want to reconsider putting this on your resume.
While being a janitor is a respectable job in its own light, cleaning off whiteboards and the mopping the hallways of your favorite building on campus may not be the experience that HR representative is looking for.
5. Drink Cart Girl
If you are at work and consistently answering the command of “beer me,” make yourself look good and leave this one of the good ol’ resume.
4. Campus Quick Copy
Literally, the only thing going through the interviewer’s mind is “I wonder if this guy can fix that paper jam Bill from accounting caused?”
3. Dancer, Exotic
2. Campus Food Service
Food service jobs, for the most part, totally suck. But working at the campus dining hall? That double sucks. Job experience does not come in the form of washing the dishes of hundreds of college students.
A houseboy is someone who works in a sorority house, washing dishes, serving food, sweeping floors, among other things. In exchange, a houseboy is compensated by meals during the week. Make no mistake, indentured servitude is alive and well on college campuses.