In this chronological resume sample, the job seeker shows us right away that she wants to work at one particular company: Hewlett-Packard. She lists a number of positions that could be a good fit for her skills and current job goals. Let’s see what she does to describe her talents so that the hiring people at HP sit up and take notice!
About this Resume Sample
By choosing the chronological format, Gail (not her real name) achieves two things at once:
- She uses the format that is preferred by the IT industry.
- She shows her long-term history doing the same type of work that she wants to do in her next job.
What else does Gail do to create a winning resume?
- In her Objective statement, Gail lists a number of likely roles she could fulfill. This shows that she really wants to work at Hewlett-Packard, and that she is open to be placed wherever she is needed most!
- Gail’s Summary of Qualifications shows her years of experience, as well as her skills and special talents for the type of work she wants.
- In her achievement statements, Gail uses Bold type to highlight the key words and phrases that will catch the reader’s eye and impress upon them how well she can work with both machines and people!
- Next to each company, Gail provides a brief phrase to describe the type of products she worked with.
- Gail includes her role as a founder and co-owner of two companies, further back in her work history. Clearly, she is someone who knows how to make things happen!
- Notice that there is no Education section on Gail’s resume. She did not graduate from college, but instead went right to work at the Burley Design Co-op. Gail believes that the hiring person for the type of job she is going for will be impressed with her long work history and broad skills; she is betting that this will be more crucial to her getting the job than the fact that she has no degree.
See what other great tips you can find in Gail’s resume!
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