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  • Already have a resume? Excellent! But don't hit send just yet!

    By: Shannon, shannon@annarbortees.com

    9 months

    Our online job application is available here

    Perhaps you have applied to one or more jobs previously, and already have a resume. That’s great news, and surely will make your life easier so you are not building a resume from scratch.

    However, there’s a good chance that your resume isn’t quite ready for Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company HR’s eyes just yet. There are a few simple steps you should follow before sending in your already-complete resume:

    1. Update your education and experiences.

    Perhaps you used your resume to apply for a job back in high school or college, but you’ve probably done a lot since then! Think about all the work, volunteer, and educational experiences you have had since you last updated your resume and add them to your list of accomplishments. All of your experiences are important, but we do want to know what you have been doing recently.

    This might mean that along with adding your new experiences, you should omit your high school dog-walking job or your lawn-mowing job for the neighbors, since recently, you’ve held more relevant positions.

    Include the highest level of education that you have completed. If you’ve completed any degree past a high school diploma or GED, you might want to omit your high school education from your resume - it’s implied that you completed high school, and where you went to high school is not going to make a difference to our hiring decision.

    2. Check your objective.

    If you do choose to include an objective on your resume, it may be outdated or irrelevant to your application to Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company.

    For example, if you had used your resume to get a summer job scooping ice cream, your objective undoubtedly reflects your love for ice cream. If you forget to change your objective to reflect your love of t-shirts instead of ice cream, your application will likely not be seriously considered.

    3. Update your address and contact information.

    No longer living at your parents house in Ohio? Update your address! When we see that you live in another state and do not indicate your plans to move in your cover email, we’ll be a bit wary of your seriousness in applying.

    Double check that your email address and phone number are correct. These are our two gateways of contacting you, and if they are not correctly written on your resume, our correspondence may be lost before it begins.

    4. Check that all information you have included is relevant.

    If you cannot draw upon an example from a previous experience that you are including in your resume to show us that you are an excellent fit for the company, you probably shouldn’t include it. Think about examples related to work ethic, teamwork, positive attitude in the face of a challenge, ability to pick processes up quickly, etc. when thinking about whether or not your experiences are relevant.

    5. Spell check!

    Remember, attention to detail is one of the most important qualities we look for in a candidate. Typos on your resume indicate that attentiveness to detail may not be your forte.

    Even if you have used your current resume to apply for another job before (and perhaps even landed the job!), we recommend that you follow these steps and make the necessary edits. It’s important that your resume is catered towards your interest in working at Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company.

    Just as if you were building a resume from scratch, put it down for a night or two, and read over it with a fresh pair of eyes once you are done editing. You might consider asking a friend to look it over as well. When you feel comfortable with your work, then you’re ready to send it in! Check out the next blog post for details on when to apply. And visit this link when you are ready to apply!


    Tags: #resume help, #ann arbor t-shirt company, #apply today, #t-shirt
  • No Resume? No Problem! Creating a Stellar Resume

    By: Jerred, jerred@annarbortees.com

    9 months

    Our online job application is available here

    A resume is a paper snapshot of your experiences and accomplishments, and is the pathway to your interview - if you don’t look good on paper, we’ll never get to meet you in person, despite your awesome personality.

    No resume? No problem! Here’s how you make one.

    1. Begin by gathering the basic information that you would like to include on your resume. Think education. Think employment. Think volunteer opportunities and extracurricular activities. You’ll want to have the dates handy that you went to school, worked in various positions, and participated in various events. Get this information all down on paper, so it will be simple to organize.

    2. Next, organize your thoughts into a resume template. There’s no one ‘right’ way to organize your resume - different people will tell you various things that you should include (e.g., some may recommend a section for Skills or Publications) and in what order to include them. A rule of thumb is to include what is relevant for the job you want.

    A basic way to organize is with the following headings:

    Basic Information

    This should be at the very top of your resume and stand out (and does not need to be a formal heading). Put your name large and in bold, and include your address and contact information (phone number and email).

    Objective

    Include 1-2 sentences explaining what kind of job experience you are looking for. E.g., Seeking an opportunity to utilize my knowledge of printing technology to and grow in a company that shares my passion for apparel.

    Some people nix this section - it is not absolutely necessary, but is another opportunity to express your interest in our company or a specific position.

    Education

    Indicate where you attended (or perhaps currently attend) school, your graduation date or expected graduation date, your major or concentration area and minor if you have one, your GPA, and any academic honors and awards you have received.

    If you are in or have graduated from college or an institute of higher learning, it may not be necessary for you to include your high school education in this section, but it is up to you whether you prefer to include it or not.

    Work Experience

    This will likely be the heart of your resume. For each job you have held, you will want to include the company or organization name, your job title, and the dates you worked. Your work experiences should be listed in order, most recent to least recent. You will also want to include 3-4 bullet points about your responsibilities and results of your work for each position you held.

    Use action words, and be specific and measurable with your bullet points. Perhaps you used to work as an ice cream scooper. To explain your role on your resume, you might write:

    • Gave customers ice cream and made them happy.

    But this is not specific or measurable, nor does it show action. Instead, write:

    • Scooped ice cream cones for 50-100 customers daily, resulting in 100% customer satisfaction.

    If you’ve held numerous jobs, you may consider not including all of them. Include the 2-3 most recent positions you have held, and then choose which others to include based on relevance to obtaining a job at Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company.

    Oppositely, if you have not had any work experience, this does not mean you will not be considered for a position. We understand that you have to start somewhere, and we’re willing to give you that shot, as long as you shine in other areas of your resume!

    Volunteer/Extracurricular Activities

    Have you participated in any events or activities that make you stand out from others? Here we want to see your leadership experience, and take a peek into your values and interests. Also, we do sell to groups - volunteer and extracurricular. Connections that may help us win a new customer make you valuable to Sales.

    You can create your own resume template on a basic word processing program, or to really simplify things, you can download a basic template from the internet and fill in your information (simply Google ‘Resume Template’ - your options will be countless). Some word processing programs, such as Microsoft Word, have pre-made templates for resumes as well that you may find helpful for organization.

    3. Once you have your thoughts typed up and organized, put your resume away for a night or two. You’ve undoubtedly been working on it for several hours, and will have more to contribute once you look at it with a fresh pair of eyes.

    4. With well-rested eyes, read through your resume again. Does everything sound okay? Perhaps you should reword that bullet point that sounds awkward. Are there any egregious typos? Make edits as you deem necessary.

    5. Send it off to a couple people you trust to give you honest feedback (maybe not your mom if you already know she will tell you it looks great no matter what it says). Take a look at the feedback they give you, and seriously consider it. If something is confusing to them or difficult to read, there’s a good chance it may be confusing to us here at Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company as well. Again, make any edits that you deem necessary.

    6. Finalize it. There is a good chance that you’ll never completely ‘love’ your resume. You could work on it for countless hours and still not be satisfied. Once you feel that it is excellent, send it in! More details on how to go about this in an upcoming post.

    We want to hear from you! Send in your resume to jobs@annarbortees.com after applying here!! Or keep following our blog to find out how to craft the perfect email to send with your resume.


    Tags: #resume help, #ann arbor t-shirt company, #apply today, #t-shirt
  • Should I apply to Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company?

    By: Shannon, shannon@annarbortees.com

    10 months

    Our online job application is available here

    The first step in applying for a job at Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company is to determine both if the company is a good fit for you, as well as if you are a good fit for the company.

    Not everyone shares our love for cotton or our enthusiasm for custom apparel. But for those who do, you may just be an excellent match for us.

    Before applying to Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company, ask yourself:

    Is Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company a good fit for me?

    Here is what we can offer you:

    • A fun atmosphere and youthful company culture. (Did you know we have 3 dogs that work in the office daily?!)
    • Flexible hours that fit your schedule. Daytime, evening, and weekend shifts are available during the holiday season, as is your choice between part-time and full-time work.
    • Learning opportunities. Never printed before? Don’t sweat it! No experience is necessary - we will train you on all of the processes and technology you need to manage.
    • Free lunch daily and discounts on apparel! Not to mention, plenty of Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company apparel for your wardrobe.
    • An endless supply of popsicles for hot days. It gets hot in the warehouse, so we like to keep our workers cool!
    • Opportunities for growth and permanent positions for the right candidates. The best seasonal employees may be offered permanent positions for the following year.

    If this sounds like a place you might like to work, then proceed to asking yourself:

    Do you have what we are looking for?

    We want employees who:

    • Work efficiently and produce quality.
    • Consistently exhibit a positive attitude.
    • Pay close attention to detail.
    • Follow standard procedures, and make suggestions for improvement.
    • Work as part of a team.
    • Are able to work independently.
    • Are reliable (always come to work, and always come on time!).
    • Can lift at least 50 pounds.
    • Can stand for a 10 hour shift. *Not all of our shifts are this lengthy, but when things ramp up during the holidays, you may experience a few extra-long shifts!
    • Have availability at least 3 days M-F.

    If you believe yourself to be an excellent fit, then we absolutely want to hear from you! Check out our next blog post to find out how to get your resume in order! If you feel 100% ready and eager to work at the Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company, visit here to apply today!


    Tags: #summer popsicles, #apply today, #ann arbor t-shirt company, #t-shirt, #interview
  • How to land a job at Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company - Overview

    By: Shannon, shannon@annarbortees.com

    10 months

    Our online job application is available here

    Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company is often looking for general production help, especially in the latter half of the year. The holiday season is our busiest time of year, and we hire seasonal workers to assist us with the production process. Available work ranges from receiving and inventorying garments to printing garments to folding, bagging, and boxing them for customers.

    Other types of work periodically become available as well, such as sales, campus representative, and art and proofing positions. However, there is no timeline for when these types of positions will be open. Consider applying for and starting as a general production worker, as we often hire for higher level positions like these from within-house.

    There are a few steps you should follow to land your dream job at Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company:

    Step 1: Apply!

    If you feel you’d be a good fit for us, we would love to hear from you! Your resume will be the heart of your application to Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company, and our Human Resources team will notify you if we would like to set up an interview.

    Step 2: Ace the inverview.

    You’ve made it through the round of resume cuts. This means we were impressed with you on paper, and now we want to meet you in person. Show up on time, dress to impress, and ‘wow’ us with your insightful experiences.

    Step 3: Accept the offer.

    Congratulations! You’ve been offered a job at Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company. If you still feel, after your interview and getting a taste of the Ann Arbor Tees atmosphere, that this is the place for you, simply let us know, “Yes! I’ll take the job!”

    Step 4: Begin working.

    Your first day will consist of a bundle of paperwork, an introduction to the handbook, safety training, and a tour of the facility. Once you’re oriented, you will go over standard procedures and begin training.

    Step 5: Make it permanent

    There’s a good chance you were on-boarded as a seasonal employee. However, there is opportunity for permanent employment following the holiday season - continue to impress us with your work ethic, teamwork, concern for the customer, and positive attitude, and you may just be asked to stay on.

    Follow our blog to see how to ace each of these steps in depth or if you are ready to apply, visit this link today!


    Tags: #need a job?, #interview, #ann arbor t-shirt company, #local, #apply today, #t-shirt

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