In this resume sample for a Word Processor for a law firm, the job seeker uses the chronological format because he knows that this is the standard format used in the legal field. The chronological resume format is preferred because it’s easy to see a job seeker’s work history and get a sense of his career path.
Let’s see how he creates a strong resume to reach his target job.
About This Sample Resume
In this resume sample for a Word Processor in a law firm, we can see some resume writing choices that Randall (not his real name) made to show that he would be the best person for the job. What are some of the things he did to achieve that goal?
- The job objective quickly tells the reader not only what type of work Randall wants to do, but where he wants to do it. This shows that he is focused and knows what he wants.
- He lists fewer achievements in his most recent job, so that we get to read about his eight years at the law firm sooner.
- He gives a detailed list of all of the types of documents he has worked with at the law firm.
- Since two of his jobs took place during the same time frame, Randall tells the reader that they were both part-time jobs so that it does not look like a mistake on his resume.
- In every one of his jobs, Randall highlights his typing and word processing skills. He also shows his knowledge of the legal world at three of his four jobs and in his Summary section.
Let’s take a look at Randall’s sample resume.
Sample Resume for Word Processor
More Resume Help
To get more good advice on how to write a chronological resume (or one of the other two types of resumes: functional and combination), read The Damn Good Resume Guide (Ten-Speed Press) by Yana Parker and Beth Brown. This book holds everything you need to know to write a great resume.