Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Benefits of a Résumé

The Résumé has become an essential part of the work search process. A Résumé is:

  • A systematic assessment of your skills in terms of a specific work objective

  • A marketing device used to gain an interview

The purpose of the Résumé is to get an interview. It is like an advertisement: it should attract attention, create interest, describe accomplishments and invite a person to contact you. The average amount of time an employer takes to initially scan a Résumé is 30 seconds. It is very important that the Résumé be brief, one page if possible and two pages the limit. The Résumé tells a potential employer what you can do and have done, who you are, and what you know. It also states what kind of work you seek. The key is that the Résumé must provide enough information for the employer to evaluate your qualifications and interest the employer enough to invite you for an interview.

The Résumé is a more concise presentation of credential than a curriculum vita (CV), which is prepared for a teaching/research position in a university or for inclusion in an application package for graduate school. If you need help writing a CV, contact Career Services.

Life is a mirror and gives back to us the reflection of our own self.

~ Joseph Batten

The Steps to Writing Your Résumé

  1. Make detailed self-assessment notes and keep them together in a file.

  2. Obtain detailed job description information for the type(s) of work you want to do.

  3. Prepare a draft of a Chronological, Modified Chronological, or Functional Résumé.

  4. Organize major sections in order of importance, with Job Objective or Career Goal first and Summary of Qualifications or Skills Summary second.

  5. Have someone else proofread a draft of your Résumé.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Real Estate broker resume template

Bonnie Riggs

813 Landing St.

Atlanta, GA 30331

(821) 555 - 7254


A challenging and rewarding position as a real estate sales manager or broker.

Notable Achievements

• Drafted and negotiated sales and purchase contracts.

• Trained and motivated real estate sales teams.

• Strong rapport with customers, resulting in numerous referrals.

Professional Experience

Hoover Reality, Atlanta, GA

Sales Manager, 1998 - Present

Managed operations of an eight-person sales team. Drafted loan documents and negotiated loan terms and conditions. Advised lenders on land use issues. Prepared commercial purchase and sales agreements.

First USA Properties, Atlanta, GA

Salesperson, 1993 - 1997

Examined and evaluated prospective commercial and residential properties. Responsible for making offers, closing deals, and initiating resale activity. Negotiated final sale prices with buyers. Dealt with lawyers to create contracts.

Education and Training

State of Georgia

Real Estate License, 1993

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

B.A., Real Estate Management, 1992

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Superior Resume Writing

It is important to remember that your resume is an advertisement for you! It should be a true picture of you - your skills, achievements and abilities. Most resumes upon first glance are given an average of 10-20 seconds to make an impression. It is important for your resume to be focused, clearly stated and eye appealing.

Correct grammar, punctuation and spelling are crucial. Take time to carefully proofread your resume and have at least two other individuals provide insight and constructive criticism. Resume writing often requires hours and hours of preparation to convey the depth of your personality, skills and abilities, using the most succinct, effective wording.

Resume Appearance
Paper Color Choose traditional, conservative colors such as white, off-white, ivory or cream. This allows for ease of copying and scanning.
Paper Texture Select a nice grade/weight of paper (such as bond, linen or cotton weave) for your resume, cover letters, thank you letters and envelopes.
Paper Size Always use traditional 8 1/2" x 11" paper.
Text Color Always use black print. Avoid multicolor inks which may make your resume appear unprofessional and be detrimental to copying and scanning efforts.
Text Font Use an easy-to-read font (Times New Roman, CG Times, Arial or Tahoma) in a 10-12 point size.
Bolding Bold key words and quantifying elements of your experience to ensure they are identified by the reader.
White Space Make appropriate use of white space to focus the reader's eye on the substance of your resume. You don't want them to be distracted by the number of words per square inch.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Customer service agent resume

Michael Kamen

14 Palmer Terrace

Los Angeles, CA 90051

(319) 555-8210



Position as a Customer Service Manager.


8 years of customer service

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an eye for detail

Extremely productive in a high volume, high stress, environment

Proficient in the use of IBM clone and Mac desktops

Highly productive in the use of Office 2000 Professional

Self starter with a can do attitude

Employment History

1998 - Present City Financial, Los Angeles, CA

Customer Service Manager

Collaborated with the Product Development department in developing new Fee

Based products and their sales to the unbanked credit card membership base.

Answered an average of three hundred customer calls in a day through the call

center queue. Worked as a Senior Representative in the Promise to Pay department

to ensure customers where given assistance in bringing their over limit and/or pass

due account current Performed duties in the Retention department retaining customers

who wanted to cancel their accounts.

1994 - 1998 CitiTrust, Santa Monica, CA

Customer Service Representative

Answered inbound calls in support of customer needs. Conveyed in a reassuring

manner step by step instructions to resolve application issues. Reviewed and

issued audits on account information and processes. Performed queries in multiple

databases. Adhered to government monetary regulations. Assisted in the creation

and development of the banks customer relationship management system


Gonzaga Universeity, Spokane, WA

B.A., Business & Economics, 1994

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Architect resume template

Thomas Harwood

81 West Senneca St.

Washington, DC 20020

(213) 555-8590


To attain a position as senior architect with a multi-national architectural design firm.

Notable Accomplishments

· Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture at Hood College, 2000 - 01.

· 1996 Third Place, Western Plaza Redesign Competition.

· Designed 1999 addition to Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

Employment History

Davidson Associates Baltimore, MD

Architect, 1998 - Present

Condominium project, Cambridge, Massachusetts; designed addition for Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, MD; various office and hotel projects.

Jack Maudlin Inc. Washington, DC

Principal, 1992 - 1998

Projects include residential work, office tenant renovations, embassy projects, and presentation services.


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

M.A., Architecture, 1992

Emphasis: Urban Planning

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

B.A., Architecture, 1989

Portfolio & References

Available upon request.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Marketing Director Resume Template

Tyler Hart
723 South Beston St.
Indianapolis, IN 46021
(521) 555 - 0237

A challenging position as a marketing and sales director with an opportunity for challenge and personal growth.


Directed and coordinated the successful launch of several key product lines in the competitive high-tech industry where quick movement from conceptual stages to market is essential.


Marketing Sales Director, 1995 - Present Intel, Indianapolis, IN
Coordinated marketing and sales efforts as well as overseeing development of new products. Lead a team of ten associates in developing and marketing several new product lines. Designed a streamlined version of the antiquated customer feedback survey. Spearheaded successful product launches, resulting in added revenue of more than $5M in just twelve months.

Sales Manager, 1990 - 1995 Data Tech, Columbus, OH
Directed sales and marketing operations within the high-tech sector. Responsible for conducting thorough analysis of consumer survey data and devising successful marketing strategies based on survey results.


B.A., Marketing, 1990 Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Available upon request.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Computer engineer resume

Evan Hopkins

731 Easton Ave.

Scranton, PA

(814) 555-2156


A challenging position as a Software Engineer and the possibility of career advancement.


UNIX, C, C++, Visual Basic, Solaris, M68000 Development, SGI, DEC, VAX, System Servers, Intel 8086 Assembler, VMS, MS/DOS, Pascal, LISP, FORTRAN, Basic, Macro-II. ClearCase, HMS, TeamWare, SCCS, RCS

Employment History

1997 - Present Engineer

Arteck Industries, Scranton, PA

Worked on product planning and

prototyping. Set up firewall and LAN

consisting of Linux and Windows

machines. Set up Linux web server

running Apache, and wrote Perl

code to run on the server.

1993 - 1997 Software Engineer

Java Systems, Harrisburg, PA

Created web sites and documentation,

using HTML, to manage various projects.

Wrote design document, test plan, and

user documentation. Enhanced HP-UX C

library functions, such as setmntent, for

reliable shared access to the mount table.

Developed a new libc function, delmntent,

and fixed defects in other functions. Work

done in C and UNIX using ClearCase.


B.A. Computer Science, 1993

University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Banking executive resume

James Finnucaine

614 Newman Rd.

Tulsa, OK 74131

Home: (417) 555-7125

Office: (417) 555-6114

Objective A challenging and rewarding position as a commercial banking

executive that utilizes my expertise.


Citibank Financial, Tulsa, OK

Senior Vice President of International Affairs, 1998 - Present

Head of Business Development for South America. Managed the implementation of the division relocation to Mexico City, opened the Barbados branch, and supervised the division-wide business development of project financing programs for the South America Division. Designed and implemented successful training program for managers in the South America Division.

First Financial Trust, Oklahoma City, OK

Vice President and Mortgage Banking Department Head, 1992 - 1998

Bank Portfolio of 60 million (increase of 40 million).

Notable Achievements

· While increasing bank's own portfolio, I developed and implemented the Secondary Mortgage Departments for three separate banks.

· Directed a staff of 20, including 6 officers.

· Managed a $40 million bank portfollio


B.S., Finance, 1989

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Accountant Resume Sample

Lenore A. Example

23 ABC Avenue, #1

City ABC, State ABC, 1234



To obtain a tax position in a local accounting firm


Accountant 1998–present

University ABC City ABC, State ABC

§ Prepare financial statements and reports for the University system

§ Initiate and maintain the capital lease accounting

§ Assist with the audit of the University system

Staff Accountant 1998

Company ABC City ABC, State ABC

§ Prepared tax returns for corporations, partnerships, trusts, not-for-profits and individuals

§ Participated in multiple reviews, compilations, and audits

§ Prepared financial statements and reports based on results of field work

Tax Preparer 1995–1999

Company XYZ City ABC, State ABC

§ Prepared individual returns after interviewing clients and reviewing their documents

§ Prepared multiple state returns and verified corporate, partnership and foreign country returns for the owner and manager


Certified Public Accountant 1998

§ Successfully completed the examination in May 1998

§ Applied for licensure in WV in March 2000

State ABC University 1997

City ABC, State ABC

§ Master of Professional Accountancy, Summa Cum Laude. 4.0 GPA

§ Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honorary


Golf, cycling, and tennis


Available upon request.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Academic resume template

Below is a Resume Template for an Academic Job

David Warren

1823 Stackhouse Ln.

Akron, OH 44301

Home (817) 555-0021

Office (817) 555-9010



A tenure track position in a well estabilished sociology department, which will allow for adequate time and funding to be directed toward research.

Summary of Achievements

Rhodes Scholar

1988 - 1990: Awarded two years of post-graduate study at Oxford University. Pursued the M.Phil in Social Sciences.

Gene Landis Award for Outstanding Teaching

1995 & 1997: Selected by the student body of York College.


1999 - Present

Assistant Professor, Sociology - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Taught such notable courses as "Intro to Sociology", "Sociology of Inequality", and "The McDonaldization of Society".

1995 - 1998

Lecturer, York College, York, PA


Ph.D, Sociology, 1994

Penn State University, State College, PA

Specialization: Global inequality, sociology of marriage

M.Phil, Social Sciences, 1990

Oxford College, Oxford, UK

B.A. Sociology, Literature 1988

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Selected Publications

"Building More Prisons: Retribution or Rehabilitation?", American Journal of Sociology. Worthington Press, June 1995

"Big Mac Nation", published in The Globalization Reader. Bretton-Woods Press. August, 1997.