Writing a resume as a recent college graduate can be quite challenging. When you're just starting out in your career, you have limited professional experience to prove the value you can bring to an employer.
By focusing on successes achieved during college and proving how these skill can be transferred to... Read More »
Barbara Kelly lost her job along with many other retail bank and credit union managers and employees. She decided she wanted a position with FDIC offering her retail banking experience. She turned to Kathryn Troutman, president of The Resume Place, Inc., to redesign and target her private industry retail bank... Read More »
Our resume experts have hand-selected the best (and worst) resume examples across industries, companies, job titles and resume styles. Use them for reference and inspiration when creating your own resume. Read More »
Cherie Brown was trying to get into a Nurse Practitioner program. She turned to University of Montana career counselor and resume writer Cheryl Minnick for guidance on how to craft a resume that would make her a desirable candidate for this highly-competitive program. Cherie had several obstacles to overcome... Read More »
Veronica needed help crafting a resume to land a new position as an electronics adjuster/assembler. She turned to Tessa Weeks, owner of Make Every Word Count, to help her build a more powerful resume. To make Veronica stand out, Weeks focused on more than just Veronica's technical skills. Weeks showcased... Read More »
Catherine Brinkman wanted a resume that would help her target B2B sales in healthcare/medical fields: pharmaceutical, medical device or biotech sectors. She turned to Barb Poole, President of Hire Imaging for help. I recently spoke with Barb to learn more about the strategy she used for creating Catherine's... Read More »
Mary was seeking a position in retail sales. Her experience working in a luxury retail environment and her ability to overcome objections to close a sale and exceed company expectations for sales performance was emphasized to position her as a top contributor in her field.
A competency section was used to... Read More »
Strong resumes for operations professionals focus on proving how the candidate can save time and money and increase productivity. John's resume uses action-oriented language and strong accomplishments to demonstrate his ability to do all of these things successfully.
Less content is dedicated to explaining... Read More »
Ben's resume showcases clear examples of how he did things smarter, faster, and more efficiently for his employers. Each bullet point focuses on success in core competency areas of accounting including bank reconciliation, fraud monitoring, and accounting software.
In addition to the typical accounting... Read More »
Many blue collar workers have never needed a resume before. But as they apply for positions in today's market or if they are seeking a white collar job, the resume may become a necessity. For George's resume, we focused on his experience managing vendor and contractor teams and directing large-scale capital... Read More »
Sam needed a resume he could use to apply for a prominent position on a local electricians board/association. He worked with Jill Grindle, President & Principal Resume Strategist of A Step Ahead Resume to document his career progression and accomplishments.
Grindle used functional keywords in the areas... Read More »
Strong sales resumes showcase how you grow the business, keep the business, introduce new product, and keep your customers happy. I love writing resumes for sales professionals because frequently they work in organizations where performance metrics are tracked on a regular basis so they have a lot of good,... Read More »
As an administrative assistant, Amy knew she would be competing against many other candidates with similar competencies. She needed a way to stand out from the sea of applicants who would be vying for the same positions. Through conversation with Amy, I learned that she had done much more than just the typical... Read More »
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As a customer service representative, Mary's performance was measured on a regular basis. Yet she never thought to showcase on her resume her ability to meet or exceed company expectations for customer service.
By reviewing previous performance appraisals, monthly productivity reports, and a stack of thank... Read More »
Melissa Blaser* was targeting positions as an elementary school principal. She enlisted the help of Tracy M. Parish, president of CareerPlan, Inc. & Executive Career Solutions, to help land her dream job. Parish worked with Melissa to craft a compelling document with a clear value proposition, rather than... Read More »
Ann managed all the day-to-day responsibilities of an executive assistant. But through my conversation with her I learned that she put in place multiple systems to make life easier for the team she supported.
Her resume focuses on how she created efficiencies within the department that ultimately saved time... Read More »
George's role as general manager was a mixture of operations and business development responsibilities. He was also quite tech-savvy and wanted that to come through in his resume.
We broke out George's accomplishments into two main categories: one that showcased his operations knowledge and another that... Read More »
John Blaine was seeking a position as an excavator. He turned to Bettie Biehn, President and Owner of Career Change Central for assistance. To best illustrate John's stories of success, Biehn separated out specific projects and listed project scope metrics, types of equipment used, and details on how the jobs... Read More »
Rodger Gonzales was looking for a new role as an IT Manager, but his resume was not leading to any interviews. He turned to Jennifer Hay, President of IT Resume Service, to help him create a resume that would help him get noticed.
After interviewing Rodger and learning more about his background, Hay realized... Read More »