This resume sample is very precise: the job seeker wants to be a field representative for his Local 510 union. He is an older worker who has been a member of this union for many years. He would like to parlay the work he has done into a role that will provide him with added income and give him the power to do even more for his co-workers. Let’s see how he creates a resume that clearly tells his story!
About this Resume Sample
As a floor installer for 20+ years, Marty (not his real name) has been a strong member of his local union. The prospect of being a field rep is something he has wanted for a long time. Now the chance has come up, and Marty is ready to show that he has what it takes to do this job with gusto! What does he do to bring out the skills he needs to become the Local 510’s next field rep?
- He uses a concise job objective that gives us the job title he wants. This tells the reader that Marty is serious about wanting this exact job. It also helps Marty to create a resume that is clear and focused on this goal.
- Marty uses a unique heading for the next section on his resume: Demonstrated Effectiveness. This bold heading gives us a sense of Marty’s pride in what he has done for the union.
- He has chosen the achievement resume format to quickly display his top skills and achievements that relate to the field rep job. Using this format, he can place his bullet point statements first, and then list his work history in a section below. This approach highlights what he has done, rather than when or where or for how long he has done it.
- Marty’s Work History section also includes work he has done on a part-time basis, in between his union jobs. Being the campaign manager for a mayoral race, and being a bilingual teacher in the school district all help to show Marty’s many skills and talents that will also help him to be an even better field rep.
- Marty also lists his memberships in groups that are related to the world he wants to work in. The names A.P.R.I. and C.B.T.U. are groups that people in Marty’s target audience will know, so he does not have to spell them out.
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Marty’s Resume for a Union Field Representative
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