In this resume sample for a manicurist/esthetician, the job seeker has given a lot of thought about the best way to show her talents. She may want to use her resume to get a job at a spa, resort, or other venue. She might also use this resume to attract private clients. Let’s see how she is able to create one resume that can be used for both job targets!
About this Resume Sample
Although Sherry (not her real name) has more than eight years of experience as a manicurist, she wants to let the reader know that she has more than just manicurist skills. How does she achieve this? Let’s take a look!
- Sherry uses a “mission statement” at the top of her resume. This statement tells the reader that she is skilled in a type of healing massage, which sets her apart from many others in her profession. She uses italics to set her mission statement apart and to set the tone of the rest of the resume.
- In her Summary, Sherry lists her years of experience, her talents in design and in working with both clients and colleagues. She also tells of her willingness to take on new job duties.
- She uses the skills-based format to show the reader that she knows a great deal about what it takes to do her job well. She believes that Sensitive Customer Service, Clientele Development, Creative Design, Product Expertise, and Health Knowledge are all crucial to the work she does now and the work she wants to do in the future.
- Under each skill heading, Sherry only lists one or two bullet point statements. This makes it easy for the reader to quickly get a sense of what she has done. She includes her First Place award to show how strong and unique her work is.
- Sherry’s work history shows that she has worked for private clients, at a spa, and as an independent operator at a nail salon. Her prior work at Wells Fargo Bank tells us that she knows what it is like in the business world. She is ready and able to do a great job in any setting!
- In the Education & Training section, Sherry lists the courses she has taken at two colleges. At both schools, she took classes that would be helpful to her in her current career.
See what else inspires you about Sherry’s resume!
Sherry’s Resume for a Manicurist/Esthetician
More Resume Help
The Damn Good Resume Guide, Fifth Edition has lots more resume samples in the chronological, functional, and combination resume formats. The book starts with a set of 10 steps for writing a great resume, including when to use a functional resume format and when to steer towards one of the other two more common formats. Sometimes job seekers think they need a functional resume because they have work history problems. Co-authors Yana Parker and Beth Brown explain how these same problems can be solved just as well with the chronological or combination resume formats.
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