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Making Your Fast Food Skills Resume-worthy

Posted on Oct 20, 2011
10 resume-worthy descriptions of fast food skills you might not have considered
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Making Your Fast Food Skills Resume-worthy

Fast food service may be the classic stereotype of an unskille job, but plenty of people have launched their professional lives by flipping burgers, making pizzas, or doling out donuts.

It might feel as if you're just pressing buttons and wrapping up greast products while wearing a silly hat. But fast food experience is actually a good way to develop a variety of skills that can transfer into other fields.

Here are 10 resume-worthy descriptions of fast food skills that you might not have considered:

  1. Maintain high standards of customer service during high-volume, fast-paced operations
  2. Communicated clearly and positively with coworkers and management
  3. Mastered point-of-service (POS) computer system for automated order taking
  4. Handled currency and credit transactions quickly and accurately
  5. Followed procedures for safe food preparation, assembly, and presentation
  6. Assisted management with inventory control and stock ordering
  7. Build loyal clientele through friendly interactions and consistent appreciation
  8. Resolved complaints promptly and professionally
  9. Cross-trained and coordinated scheduling with team members to ensure seamless service
  10. Took initiative to find extra tasks when scheduled duties were completed

It's not that you're trying to fool anyone. After all, as soon as someone sees Tastee McBurger Palace on your resume, they'll know what was in your job description. But if you describe your experience in professional terms, you'll set yourself apart by showing that you understand and possess the skills and traits that can make someone a valuable employee in any field.

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