This sample resume (chronological format) is designed to show you how you can format your own resume to customize it for the job you're seeking. A resume that shows an employer how you can help them will put you ahead of the competition. Keep your resume relevant and targeted.
TIP: When seeking any position, be sure to note all the qualifications listed in the job posting and include them in your resume.
Your City, Your State, Your Zip Code
Your Phone: (703) 555-1111
Your Email: email@example.com
A short paragraph here summarizing your experience and qualifications. This should show a potential employer how your skills and qualifications will help them, and compel them to research your resume further.
For Example: Experienced customer service manager with over 9 years customer service experience. Committed to finding solutions and building strong, motivated teams focused on customer care. Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict and retain customers.
Your current or most recent employer here, City and State (Years worked)
Your Current Position
Example: Customer Care Manager
Your next most recent employer here, City and State (Years worked)
Continue with each employer, going back at least 10 years (if applicable). For positions you held that are not relevant to the position you're seeking, include them to show no gaps in employment, trying to find relevancy with the skills or accomplishments of that position. For example, if you waited tables at one point, and are seeking a customer service manager position, waiting tables requires lots of customer attention and focus - be sure to highlight those skills and achievements on your resume.
If you have gaps in employment (e.g. stay-at-home mom) include any volunteer or other activities showing what you achieved. For example, if you manage the household budget, are the chairperson for a committee for your neighborhood association, or are the outreach coordinator for your church, etc., include anything that is relevant to the position you're seeking.
Include any college courses, degrees, etc. whether they are relevant to the position or not. Include any honors or special recognition. Also include any Professional Development training that is relevant to the position you're seeking.
George Mason University
Bachelor of Arts, History
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Completed 7 Management Courses offered by ABC Corporation, including Diversity, Leading through Change, Building Great Teams, Department Budgeting, Conflict Resolution, Strategic Planning and Leadership Principles.
Use the above sample resume to help you customize and create your own powerful resume.
Keep in mind that a sample resume should help give you ideas to customize your own resume, and should not be used in lieu of creating your own resume. Your resume will appear much stronger and more personal when you include your own specific accomplishments and achievements.
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