Here is a very clear resume sample for joining a program to become an internal organizer for the AFL-CIO. The resume is a key part of the package the job seeker will submit for entry into this training program. Let’s see how he uses the hybrid resume format to show that he is ready for the challenge!
About this Resume Sample
George (not his real name) works in the warehouse of Lucky Stores. In addition to his standard warehouse duties, he has also worked hard to make sure that team members are treated fairly. He is eager to learn more about the AFL-CIO, and has received the go-ahead from his boss to attend the training program. In this resume, George wants to focus on his skills and achievements in standing up for workers’ rights. Let’s see how he does it!
- George’s job objective is very brief and to the point. This helps him in two ways: It tells the reader that this program is what he wants, and that this resume is geared toward that purpose. It also helps George to decide what to highlight for this resume, and what to downplay or leave out.
- In the Highlights section, George lists four statements that tell us he is ready for this program. In the fourth point, he lets us know that his boss has given his consent for George to take time off of work to be part of the program. This shows how George has thought this process through – he is ready and able to do this program!
- George has chosen the heading of Relevant Accomplishments to let the reader know that he will be sharing what is most fitting for his entry into the program. He uses the hybrid resume format so that he can combine the chronological and functional formats to have the greatest impact. First, he lists his years of work and his title at Lucky Stores at the top. Then, under his job title, he has three skill areas. Each skill area is designed to show the reader what George has done that would be helpful to the AFL-CIO.
- Under each skill heading, George provides a more detailed picture of what he has done that would be helpful to being an organizer. The third skill area is called Training. Here, George has only one bullet point statement. Since it highlights his many hours as a trainer, he feels good about having only one statement that will impress his readers.
- In the Education & Training section, George lists the names of his courses, programs, and certifications in bold type. Bold type draws the reader’s eyes and attention, so using it with restraint gives power and strength to the resume.
What else do you see that makes George’s resume strong?
Resume for an Internal Organizer, AFL-CIO
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