Here’s a very strong resume sample for Master Cake Decorator. For this resume, the job seeker used the chronological format to describe her achievements and skills. Let’s review the resume to see what she did to make her resume shine.
About This Resume Sample
It becomes clear very quickly that Maureen (not her real name) is an expert in her field. She may use this resume to get a job, or more likely, to help her attract new clients for her thriving business. How can this resume help Maureen to secure the work she wants?
- Maureen’s Objective is partly a statement of what she wants, but more than that, it’s more of a title, letting the reader know that she is sure of herself as a master in her chosen field.
- She uses the Highlights section to tell the reader at a glance that she has the years of experience, the high-level training, the creative flair, and the skill in working with clients – all of the things she needs to do her job well.
- Maureen begins the list of her achievements for her wedding and party service with a mention of a high-profile client and having her cake chosen for the first-page photo in a wedding guide. These honors convey to the reader (that is, a potential employer or a new client) both the level of her skill and the senior level of Maureen’s target audience
- Under Party Time, she mentions the large number of people at events she has catered and the number of cakes she has decorated. These numbers further impress the reader and say, “Maureen can handle it all!”
Here’s a closer look at Maureen’s sample resume.
Resume Sample: Master Cake Decorator
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