Here is a combination resume sample for a support position working with animals. This young job seeker is fairly new to the world of paid work, but has spent a lot of time taking care of his own pets. Let’s see how he translates that pet care into the skills he will need to do a well-paying job!
About this Resume Sample
Ken (not his real name) is a young man who loves all types of animals. He has worked with his parents in their dog breeding business, and has held two fairly short-term jobs, at the SPCA and at a local fish farm. He feels ready and willing to take the next step and get a better job. How does his resume show us that he has what it takes?
- His job objective tells us that he is looking for a support position, one in which he can make a decent living while learning more about animal care. What’s great about this is that he can use this resume to:
- get a job that helps him to save money for schooling;
- obtain summer work when he is not in school; or
- as a way to get started at a workplace where he can grow into a higher level job as he gains more skills and knowledge.
Good job, Ken!
- Ken’s summary section is called Personal Qualifications. Each one-line statement tells us what will make him an ideal choice for his next job.
- Using the section heading of Relevant Experience allows Ken to list both paid and unpaid work that relates to the work he wants to do next.
- Ken has used a hybrid resume format within his brief time at the SPCA. Since he had two job titles while there, he describes his work as a kennel worker first, and then lists his duties as receptionist. Although his time at this job was short, Ken makes the most of it! The way he describes his roles adds strength to his resume.
- Ken describes the care he gave to his own pets under the title Home Animal Care. Even though it was unpaid, this work was a key part of setting his ideal career path in motion.
What do you see, and what don’t you see in Ken’s resume? Take a closer look!
Resume for a Support Position Working with Animals
More Resume Help
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