Seasonal Associate 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 5,289 Seasonal Associate 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 Seasonal Associate Job:

1.
Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
2.
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.
3.
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.
4.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
5.
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 Seasonal Associate Resume

1
Contact Information
Name
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.
Address
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.
2
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Seasonal Associate 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
3
Skills

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand seasonal associate skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a seasonal associate : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Seasonal Associate
Source: Zippia.com
POS, 2%
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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
4
Experience
How much work experience does the average seasonal associate candidate have?
The average seasonal associate resume contains 2.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your seasonal associate skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from seasonal associate resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Female
Bakery Associate

Candidate Info

6
Years In Workforce
2
Years As a Seasonal Associate
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Push racks or carts in order to transfer products to storage or cooling stations.
  • Assumed a leadership role in the deli.
  • Practice and ensure OSHA sanitation safety procedures.
  • Worked in seafood, bakery and deli.
  • Adhere to all company guidelines, policies and standard practices.
Female
Sales Floor Associate

Candidate Info

4
Years In Workforce
2
Years As a Seasonal Associate
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Displayed a positive, helpful attitude on a daily basis that was consistently praised by customers and employers alike.
  • Contributed to a positive work environment.
  • Provided information to the customer on current merchandise assortment, store promotions and events.
  • Process POS (point of sale) purchases.
  • Greet customers and provide assistance as needed * Operate POS system.
Male
Retail Sales Associate/Cashier

Candidate Info

5
Years In Workforce
5
Years As a Seasonal Associate
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Unload product from truck and sort * Replenish shelves * Customer service, and help at cash wrap
  • Maintain composer and efficiently process transactions within busy, fast paced retail environments.
  • Operated a POS system to itemize and complete an average of 100 customer purchases.
  • learned all different areas of store produce codes cashier experience working with people
  • Monitored the use of and maintained the unisex changing rooms in the apparel section.
Female
Bakery Associate

Candidate Info

5
Years In Workforce
2
Years As a Seasonal Associate
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Assist the Deli department when necessary.
  • Sliced coal cuts make sandwiches operate machinery clean trays and machines stock shelf wrap items break down pallets and delivery truck
  • Assist with making orders requested by management and customers Bake/Decorated cakes, pastries, muffins, cookies, bread, etc.
  • Bake and decorate cakes for different events Bake and decorate donuts daily.
  • Prepare donuts or bread for the day and calculate what will be needed for the next day.
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5
Education
As a seasonal associate, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Seasonal Associate roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of seasonal associate resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
Majors
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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

Seasonal Associate Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Seasonal Associates. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Seasonal Associates to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
$32,000
$21,000
Min 10%
$32,000
Median 50%
$50,000
Max 90%