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Resume Writing Basic Guide with Example

 

Resumes and application forms are two ways to provide employers with written evidence of your qualifications and skills. Generally, the same information appears on both a resume and an application form. The way it is presented differs.

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Example 1 Outline

First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name
Street Address, Apt. No.
City, State, Zip Code
Area Code/Telephone Number

 

Employment Objective
Tell the employer the specific position you are interested in.

 

Summary of Qualifications
A brief summary of your best selling points

 

Work History

Company Name

City, State

Dates of employment

Your Job TitleDescribe your duties, skills, responsibilities:

  • State your major accomplishments, achievements, skill area.
  • Start each with an action verb; try to keep each to 1-2 lines.
  • Use an asterisk (*), dash (-), or bullet (•) to draw attention to each statement.
  • Give specific results to show your qualifications.
  • List your most important accomplishments first.

(Use the above format for additional employers. Start with your most recent job and work backward. Give the most space to more recent and more relevant work.)

 

Education

School City, State Degree

Dates attended (optional)

Military (Optional)

Branch, rank

Type of discharge (optional)

Dates served (optional)

Special Skills and Abilities

Interests, hobbies, foreign languages, clubs, etc.

 

References
Available upon request.

 


Example 1 Resume

Malik Abdul
1234  Street
Gulberg, Lahore
04535-555-4444

 

Employment Objective
Seeking a position as a retail sales clerk.

 

Summary of Qualifications
Five years successful experience in direct retail sales.

Excellent communication skills; sincere commitment to providing quality customer service.

 

Work History

ShopWell

Stylo Shoes,

2001-present

Sales AssociateAssisted customers with item selection, operated computerized cash register, balanced cash register daily, monitored inventory and stocked shelves.

  • Set new monthly sales record, surpassing all sales associates for any given month in company history.
  • Accurately balanced cash register daily. Never was short.
  • Maintained detailed paperwork for inventory control. Operated automated inventory equipment.
  • Handled customer problems with patience and sensitivity.
  • Promoted to sales associate lead worker after one year. Trained new associates.

PickRite

Rosholt, Wisconsin

1999-2001

Sales ClerkOperated computerized cash register and automated scanning equipment for the local branch of a large department store chain.

  • Worked cash register and scanning equipment in all departments.
  • Conducted inventories. Reconciled counts against inventory control systems.
  • Entered data into computer for special orders.
  • Received customer service and inventory control training.
  • Trained two new sales clerks.

Education

Montessori School Course Roots School Diploma

2006 graduate

Special Skills and Abilities

Able to speak, read and write Spanish

 

References
Available upon request.

 


Example 2 Outline

First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name
Street Address, Apt. No.
City, State, Zip Code
Area Code/Telephone Number

 

Employment Objective
Tell the employer the specific position you are interested in.

Prior Experience

Major skill areas or functions (list 3-5)

  • bulleted skills, successes or accomplishments
  • short phrases that start with verbs
  • result-oriented statements

(Use the above format for additional skill areas or functions.)

 

Work History

Company  Name

City, State

Dates of employment

Job Title(Use the above format for additional skill areas or functions.)

Education

Degree School City, State

Dates attended (optional)

Special Skills and Abilities
Interests, hobbies, foreign languages, clubs, etc.

References
Available upon request.

Cover Letter Outline

Your Address
City, State, Zip
Date
(Ms. or Mr.) Personnel Manager
Name of Company
Company Address
City, State, Zip
Dear (Ms. or Mr.) Hiring:
Your opening paragraph should arouse interest on the part of the reader. Tell the employer why you are writing the letter. Do not say in the first paragraph that you are looking for a job. Give information to show your specific interest in the company.Your middle paragraphs should create desire. Give details of your background that will show the reader why one should consider you as a candidate. Be as specific as possible about the kind of a job you want. Don’t make the reader try to guess what you would be interested in.

Refer the reader to your general qualifications on your enclosed resume or other material. Use as much space as you need to tell your story but keep it brief and to the point.

In your closing paragraph you ask for action. Ask for an appointment suggesting a time when you will contact the individual. You may now list your dates of availability.

Sincerely yours,

[Your Signature]

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