Here are resume samples that were written for jobs in the hospitality industry. They are from real job seekers who had real resume issues to handle such as:
- Career change
- Work histories that contained spans of unemployment
- Dates that make the job seeker look older than most applying for the job
To handle these resume issues, some job seekers used nontraditional resume formats. Some listed unpaid work experience to fill gaps in their work histories. And some used techniques to avoid listing long-ago dates that might trigger age discrimination.
Among these resume examples you’ll find all three resume formats: chronological, functional, and combination. For each, we’ve given a few comments to help you understand how the job seeker showed off his strengths and solved his work history problems.
So browse through these sample resumes to see what tips you can pick up for writing your resume.
Here’s an interesting resume sample for a Front Office Manager at a luxury resort. It uses the chronological resume format in a slightly different way to highlight the job seeker’s experience in the luxury hotel world. See this sample resume.
This resume sample for a position as a Cook is a very clear chronological resume that quickly shows the job seeker’s skills and experience. Let’s take a closer look at this straightforward resume. See this resume sample.
Although this resume sample for Food Prep, Baking or Counter person uses the standard chronological format, it stands out from the crowd because of a few unique factors. Let’s see what this job seeker has done to create a winning resume. See this resume example.
In this chronological resume sample for Area Supervisor for restaurants at Paramount’s Great America, the job seeker tells us exactly where he wants to work right away. Let’s see what else sets this resume apart from the rest. See this resume.
Here’s a chronological resume that offers some unique and useful tips. In this resume sample for a Restaurant Management Trainee or Cook / Food Prep worker, the job seeker tells us both his short-term job goal and his long-term career goal. Let’s see what else is different about this resume. See this sample resume.
This job seeker chose the functional format to highlight his skills in this resume sample for a Management Trainee / Banquet Service / Waiter / Front Desk. Let’s see how that choice helps his job search. See this resume sample.
In this resume sample for Food Server / Dining Room Staff / Porter, the job seeker used the functional format and added a new section to his resume in order to highlight his skills and talents that prepare him for his career change. What makes this resume stand out as a success? See this sample resume.
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. Check out this sample resume.
This resume sample for a Housekeeping Supervisor uses the functional format so that the job seeker can focus our eyes on the skills he has used in similar jobs from his past, instead of being concerned that he has been out of work for a while. Let’s take a closer look at this resume. See this sample resume.
To better show his skills as a waiter, this job seeker chose the functional format in this resume sample for Waiter in a Top-Quality Restaurant. Let’s take a look at why he made that choice, and how the functional resume can help him open the door to his next great job. Take a look at this sample resume.
Here’s a resume sample for a Hotel Management Trainee or Food and Beverage Management. This job seeker uses the functional resume format in a different way, so that it is more of a hybrid or combination format. Let’s see what that looks like! Check out this resume sample .
Here is a strong resume sample for a Prep Cook job, using the functional resume format. Let’s take a closer look to see how the job seeker creates a clear, solid and focused resume. See this resume.
In this resume sample for a Banquet Manager at a large luxury hotel, a hybrid resume format is used. Why did the job seeker make this wise choice? Let’s take a look!
This is a different sort of resume sample for a Coordinator in a Catering or Special Events Department. Here, the job seeker uses a unique hybrid resume format to highlight her skills and achievements. Let’s take a closer look to see what she’s done to make this resume work. Check out this resume.
Here is an inspired functional resume sample for a homeless job seeker who is applying for a job as a casino dealer working for a cruise ship line. Although Martin (not his real name) has many years of experience working as a casino dealer, that experience isn’t recent. See this sample resume.