This is your introduction to a prospective employer or recruiter. [65% of upper management jobs are filled by recruiters!]. The quality of your resume will determine if it gets read to the end. Be precise and clear.. Make certain your resume accurately contains the information employers and recruiters look for when reading resumes.
The resume should be one or two pages in length, honest, skimable, to the point, easy to read (ample white space).

Include:

  • Name, address, phone, cell phone, e-mail
  • Objective: May be limiting. If it's not on target, you may miss out. Instead you might want to include a summary statement of who you are. Include your title, years of experience and some skill sets.
  • Specific work experience in chronological order: employers, location, with dates, job titles, responsibilities, accomplishments/contributions/savings/improvements. Quantify and don't lie! Jobs covering up to the last 15 to 20 years is usually acceptable.
  • Education, degrees, institutions, dates. Outside coursework relative to your profession.
  • Professional organizations and offices held.
  • Military. dates, rank
  • Spell Check!!!
  • DO NOT PUT ON YOUR RESUME: MARRIAGE STATUS, # OF CHILDREN, SOCIAL SECURITY #, RACE, AGE RELIGION.

SAMPLE RESUME  (PDF Format)

Other accomplishments that interest employers:

Saved money, Increased efficiencies, Advertising campaigns, Cutting overhead, Increased productivity, Improved workplace safety, Budgeting, New products and new product lines.

Other resume components include:

Education: Degree (s) - Institution
 Example: B.S. Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 1982
Professional training
 Example: Dale Carnegie Sales Training Course, 1988
Affiliations/Appointments
 Example: Safer Grain Handling Association
Licenses
 Example: CPA
Computer skills
 Example: Adobe Page Maker, Excel, Power Point, Great Plains Accounting
Languages
 Example: Fluent Spanish and Japanese

   
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