This resume sample for a bookbinder position makes a bold statement right away, telling us who the job seeker is and what she has to offer. Let’s take a look at how she does it!
About this Resume Sample
Lucy (not her real name) has worked for the same printing company for 15 years. She uses the Achievement resume format to put her knowledge and experience at the top, while showing us how she moved “up the ladder” at her job in a separate section near the bottom of her resume. What else does Lucy do to create a strong resume?
- Instead of using a Job Objective statement, Lucy puts her target job title at the top of the resume. This tells the reader that she is a confident and capable bookbinder!
- Lucy includes three key sections on her resume. First, the Summary section at the top provides the reader with an overview of her years of experience and skills. Second, she includes a separate section called Machinery Knowledge, and provides a table of the types of machines she knows how to use. The third section is called Bookbinder Experience, where she describes what she has done that will be relevant to the next hiring person. This approach paints a very strong picture of Lucy as an ideal candidate for her next job!
- In the Work History section, Lucy lists her job titles in bold type, to quickly show how she has moved up in her roles at Wilson’s.
- Lucy includes a Community Service section, to show that she is a solid community member who is committed to staying in the Cambridge area.
- In her Education section, Lucy shows that she likes to keep learning!
- She has used 12 pt. type and plenty of white space. Lucy wants her resume to be read easily by all hiring people!
Here’s Lucy’s resume – take a closer look!
Lucy’s Resume Sample for a Bookbinder Position
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.
If you’re in a bookstore or library, pick up a copy. Or check it out online!