Sample Resumes - Sample Resume Templates
There are a number of free sample resume template and example
sites on the web. Many including orglearn offer sample resume examples that are
free for personal use. The difficulty I have with a number them is not
what is in the sample resumes rather with the set-out or format they
Here is a typical resume layout
(merged from a number of samples - examples)
Sample Resume Template
: Name, Address, Telephone numbers, Email
The objective should make a concise statement in your resume that tells
the reader about your career goals and/or expresses your interest in a
specific job or vacancy.
Summary of Qualifications : This section should consist of a
minimum of three, and preferably not more than ten 'bullet points',
each describing an accomplishment in terms of results.
: In a reverse chronological order, required information should include:
Degree(s) and major Date of graduation Universities attended etc
: Mention all your professionally related skills which make your resume
Experience : List the most recent experience at the top. Emphasize your
accounting related accomplishments and contributions.
: List of your extra-curricular activities.
Keywords : Extensively keywords related to your disciplines and
use action verbs.
Examples include: accelerate approve delegate establish implement plan
reorganize supervise train write
Personal : Certifications, security clearances, special awards,
Now the format I have presented atsample
resume if you care to take a look suggests that you should start
with an introduction statement the describes succinctly who you are.
Also I don't agree with putting all your contact details up front they
can be left on the back page and can be included in your cover letter.
If you look a the format the second and third sections cover
"skills/competencies" and "scope of positions held" both things
employers are exremely interested in.
The second major difficulty I have
with the above sample resume template
is it has a career Objective statement. I and many other writers on
this topic agree that employers want their problems solved and don't
really care about your career objective and won't until you have added
considerable value to their organization. Best leave it out.
I still think the sample resume template (follow the link) is a better
way to go. The other thing you must remember a sample resume is just
that a sample and you need a resume that is personal and sells you as
an individual of value that can solve an employers problems.
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