Food Clerk Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 4,478 Food Clerk resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Food Clerk Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Customer Service, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Food Clerk Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Food Clerk CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
For Food Clerks, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on food clerk resumes is customer service, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: food preparation. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as a food clerk.
Top Skills for a Food Clerk
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
How much work experience does the average food clerk candidate have?
The average food clerk resume contains 1.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your food clerk skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from food clerk resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Grill Operator (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Food Clerk
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Psychology
  • Lead my staff of salespeople and other grill operators by emphasizing teamwork and leading by example.
  • Specialized in helping people that have little knowledge of technology.
  • Cook all food requested by customer an/or sales people.
  • Cook order arranging from 20 to 50 people a day.
  • Operated the grill during my shift Maintained efficient cleanliness Exemplified proper customer service to both customers, sales people and managers
Sales Clerk

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Food Clerk
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Provided premium experience for every consumer by creating a positive environment for the consumer through friendly and efficient service.
  • Act as cashier - accurately maintained POS system and offered upsell of additional services and products.
  • Organize and restock apparel and occasionally footwear.
  • Send out transfers with packing lists, labels using Fedex and getting ready to have it sent out.
  • Maintain brand goals of Nike Inc. through positive and memorable interactions with consumers.
Frozen Food Clerk

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Food Clerk
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - History
  • Transfer to Wal-Mart D.C.) Job consists of stocking shelves and provide customer support.
  • Cleaned and organized sales floor, work area, shelves.Scanned products with barcodereader.
  • Packed, stacked stock/merchandise Crew Position
  • Set up the store from the transition to Super Wal-Mart.
  • Stock produce and merchandise in the produce section while maintaining an assortment of inventory and goods for customers

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Food Clerk
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Helped with consumers buy Nike products.
  • Assisted consumers with Footwear related questions, pertaining to the Nike brand.
  • Deliver a superior customer experience by representing the Nike brand and culture.
  • Review policy on each interaction while documenting every purpose, action, and resolution.
  • Give great customer service and expertise on Nike products
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As a food clerk, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Food Clerk roles often require a Less than a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of food clerk resumes that we looked at contained a less than a high school diploma degree.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained