Resume - Gina Checchia
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Location: Long Beach, CA, USA
School: California State University, Long Beach
Major: Fashion Merchandising

Resume - Gina Checchia

SKILLS
Hard-working, Reliable, Efficient, Diplomatic, Friendly, Outgoing, Courteous
EXPERIENCE
Acapulco Restaurant y Cantina, Long Beach - Host
September 2019 -
● Greet guests and create conversation with guests
● Clean menus and administer menus to guests
● Recommend dishes to guests
● Seat guests in appropriate server sections/areas
● Sweep/mop Host area
● Use of Ipad Opentable application to assign server sections, assign guests to each table, plan reservations, create reservations, administer waitlist
● Ring-in all to go orders and bag/prepare/label the orders
● Count money in assigned host drawer and use drawer for to go orders or gift cards when guests pay with cash/card
● Close checks at the end of the shift through the computer system
● Help bus/clean tables
● Move tables and put together tables for large parties
● Clean and stock restrooms
● Take out bathroom and front host desk trash
● Clean and stack high chairs
● Take all guest phone calls
● Set up events for guests and fill out paperwork for guests trying to rent our private rooms for events
● Set up the Sunday Brunch buffet on Saturday nights with decorations (about 2 hour process)
● Sunday Brunch- administer buffet tickets to each table
● Sunday Brunch- sort, match, and count all buffet tickets to ensure that the number of guests on tickets match the number of sales for that day
● Sunday Brunch- clean up buffet once its over and put away all decorations
● Stock to go utensils, mints, toothpicks, business cards, to go bags, and kids menus/crayons at host desk
● Help guests with whatever they need
Sara Borgese Styling, Los Angeles - Assistant Stylist/Intern
November 2018 - September 2019
● Fold, hang, sort, and merchandise clothing, shoes, and accessories
● Email clients, brands, and partners in business for styling jobs
● Return clothing, shoes, and/or accessories to stores, designers, or PR firms
● Pick up clothing, shoes, and/or accessories from stores, designers, or PR firms
● Shop at stores for clothing, shoes, and/or accessories for styling jobs
● Clean studio
● Pull clothing, shoes, and/or accessories from designers, PR firms, or studio services at stores for styling jobs
● Steam clothing for shoots
● Help dress clients and prepare outfits at shoots or other styling jobs
● Ship out packages
● Help organize receipts and paperwork for invoices according to different styling jobs
● Organize shoes, clothes, and jewelry at shoots or other styling jobs
● Wrap up styling jobs by putting away clothing, shoes, and/or jewelry in the studio
● Keep track of and organize pull sheets and other paperwork for styling jobs
● Deliver or pick up clothing, shoes, and/or accessories from clients
● Sell clothing through Poshmark
Polo Ralph Lauren, Carlsbad — Sales Associate
May 2018 - September 2018
● Greeted customers walking into the store, tell them about promotions and sales
● Help customers find items, get customers other sizes from stockroom, help them shop around the store in men’s, women’s, and children’s departments
● Make sales to customers, recommend other items to increase sales
● Work in fitting rooms, giving recommendations to other items, making sales, getting other sizes for customers
● Order items for customers through our program “From Our Home to Yours”
● Sign customers up for our newsletter program, “Polo Connect” to drive sales
● Fold merchandise, hang merchandise, recover the store during closing/opening
● Restock inventory, replenish sizes from stockroom
● Dress mannequin rigs in store and in window displays according to company’s directives that were sent over
● Organize and take inventory in back stockroom
● Work cashwrap, checking customers out, signing customers up for “Polo Connect,” do returns/exchanges
● Accessories Champion position- I was in charge at my store for driving sales for accessories for men’s, women’s, and children’s departments, as well as doing the visual merchandising for the accessories
● Place new merchandise in store
● Overnight shifts- change fixtures in each department, change out merchandise in each fixture according to company directives, place new merchandise, re-do visual merchandising of the store, standardize folding and hanging of merchandise, size items, organize back stockroom, take pictures to send to corporate
● Price items with price sticker gun
● Scan all departments during store closing with inventory scan gun and scan back stockroom


Trattoria i Trulli, Encinitas — Hostess
January 2016 - January 2018
● Seat guests at appropriate tables and in waiter’s sections
● Take reservations
● Take phone calls
● Help bus tables
● Help clean glasses and silverware
● Set and reset tables
● Administer waitlist, sometimes over 3 pages long
● Fold napkins
● Greet guests and converse with/accommodate waiting guests
● Help food run on busy nights
Vixen Boutique, Leucadia — Intern
December 2016
● Visual Merchandising- Helped design window display and decorate store
● Dressed mannequins in clothing that corresponded to the window display
● Hung up clothes on racks
● Display Merchandising- Helped organize merchandise and choose what to display
● Marked price tags for clothing

EDUCATION
California State University Long Beach, Long Beach — Fashion Merchandising
August 2016 - Present, Long Beach
Sophomore, working towards Bachelor’s Degree, goal to become a fashion stylist with this degree or open up my own boutique; learning basic fashion merchandising and design skills with this major
San Dieguito Academy High School- Diploma
August 2012 - June, 2016, Encinitas
High School Diploma. Thespian Troupe Club. Costume Designer for 8 different school plays. Staff of school newspaper for 2 years.

AWARDS
Outstanding student award in Spanish at California State University, Long Beach.
Honor’s award for 4.0 at California State University, Long Beach.
Thespian award for best costume designer in a drama play at my high school.
Graduated with honors from high school.

References

Jacob Harvey
Manager, Trattoria i Trulli
830 S Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Erin Whittle
Administrator, Social Security Office
2160 S El Camino Real
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Dustin Tarver
Assistant Manager, Polo Ralph Lauren
5600 Paseo Del Norte #100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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fashion, merchandising, student, graduate, styling