/ Asked by Kaitlin
I used to be a veterinary technician and before that I was in mostly administrative work. I'm looking for a part time, minimum wage job but nowhere I am applying to is calling me back. Do I appear overqualified? Also I bounced around a lot as a veterinary technician (common among many vet techs until they find the right practice) so, on paper, I'm worried it looks bad. What can I do?
Answered by Hallice, Hiring Expert at Avery Dennison Corporation, on Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Without seeing your resume it would be tough to say if your resume looks bad. What I would recommend doing is following up with the places of employment a few days after submitting your resume. Many times places get a ton of resumes and this is a good way to get yourself noticed. 
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, December 5, 2018
It's difficult to say for sure without seeing your resume and knowing the types of jobs you are applying to. If they are positions not related to your vet tech background, a potential employer may be wondering why you are switching career fields and could potentially overlook your application. If it's appropriate, include a cover letter with your application that explains your interest in their company and the position. This could help better clarify your interest in the position as opposed to an employer just seeing your past experience. Also, don't be afraid to follow-up with the companies you are applying to. This shows initiative and can help demonstrate your genuine interest in the position.

Good luck!
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