AKA my Sister is the best one ever! I sent her a so-so resume, and she buffed it up like Emeril-- Bam! Bam! Bam! So I am posting it, not for personal accolades-- but so that anyone else looking for a sample can see what a nice one looks like. My searches did not bring back many hits, so this is for future reference for others! Thanks to my sister, Dale! Some of the tabs are off, and the bullets are missing, but you can get the idea, ya? Awesome! I hope that someone else is inspired by this to get out there and get that dream job!
In response to your ________ advertisement for a Part Time Cake Decorator, I am pleased to submit my cover letter and resume for your review. You will find that my background and experience are directly applicable to you needs. I have enclosed a resume and a photo collage of cakes I have done recently.
I will bring ten years of cake decorating experience, along with an unabashed passion for cakes. I am always looking for new ideas and putting my creativity to use by creating unique cakes for personal functions. I was a Wilton Class Instructor at Michaels for two years. In the past ten years with Giant, I have decorated thousands of cakes and still, it is what makes my heart sing. I am anxious to put my experience to work for you.
I saw photos of your work at ____________.com and I am sure that I would be a great addition to your team. I am a hard worker and take pride in the work that I create for my clients. I have experience in creating tiered layers and other creative configurations for wedding cakes. Please reference the photo collage Ive enclosed for your consideration.
Thank you for your time, consideration and review of my resume. I will follow up with you within the next week to find out when we can meet in person. Please contact me at the __________or via e-mail at [email protected] at your convenience.
Thank you for your consideration.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy work atmosphere
Excellent skills as a baker, with the pride necessary to create a beautiful, consistent product
Self motivated with an outstanding work ethic
Above average customer satisfaction skills
Experience with both convection and stone hearth ovens
Ability to bake from scratch and open to new recipes and flavors
March 1997 to present
______ FOOD STORES ________, PA
Cake Decorator 2003 to present
Responsible for the production of 50 70 cakes daily
Ice cakes with speed icer, experienced with torting
Create tiered wedding cakes
Create butter cream roses in 6 seconds
Completely decorate ¼ sheet cakes in under 10 minutes
Bakery Manager 1997 to 2003
Began part time and promoted to manager in three years
Responsible for ordering all items necessary to support bakery sales & store promotions
Managed the production and presentation of over 500 items daily
Increased sales by 20%, Averaged sales of $17,000 to $20,000 per week
Led Giant Food Stores with the top bakery sales, company-wide
Supervised, scheduled and trained an average of 18 employees
BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO _________, PA
Assistant Store Manager 2004 - 2006
Provided leadership, direction and management of 15 customer service and management associates
Thrived in both independent and collaborative work environments
Kept store presented at the highest standards for sales and cleanliness
Quickly learned and put into application new ideas, concepts, methods and technologies
Reached Million Dollar status in a changing industry
MICHAELS ARTS AND CRAFTS _____________, PA
Wilton Class Instructor 2001 - 2003
Planned and taught a four session, two-hour class weekly
Provided a lighthearted, relaxed atmosphere for an enjoyable evening
Shared my knowledge & passion with a variety of students, ranging in groups from 4 15
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