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Sample Resume Templates

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Two popular resume formats are the chronological and functional resume. Below are sample resume templates that showcase both styles.

The Chronological Resume lists your most recent occupation at the top, followed by the next most recent occupations.

Below is a sample chronological resume.

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 Janice Kendley
15 State St. Boston, MA 02112| 555-555-5555 | kendleyj@example.com

Experience

Microsoft Corporation, NY, NY                                                                  February 2012 – Present

Executive Assistant

  • Processing invoices and correspondence to meet end-of-month sales review
  • Overseeing the scheduling of two hundred attendee meetings weekly
  • (List a major accomplishment) Oversaw travel arrangements for Board of Directors during 2012’s Leadership Conference, resulting in an average net saving of $1,000/attendee.

 

AT&T, Woburn, MA                                                                                June 2010 – February 2012

Sales & Marketing Leader

  • Represented AT&T products to over 1,500 customers at field events, conferences, and seminars.
  • (List a major accomplishment) Garnered $8,000 in profits from sales of cellular devices.

 

Martha’s Bakery, Hartford, CT                                                                       May 2009 – June 2010

HR Assistant

  • Managed store operations including scheduling, inventory, and customer service.
  • (List a major accomplishment) Reduced wasted inventory through overseeing installation of new freezers, which increased inventory by 35%.

 

Education

University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
B.A. Psychology; Minor, History

 

Special Skills

  • Software/Applications: MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop
  • Languages: Proficient in Spanish

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Below is a sample functional resume. The Functional Resume is organized by functions/skills, instead of a chronological work history. For example, the sample resume below is organized by “Sales and Leadership” and “Writing/Editing Content”.

 

Janice Kendley
15 State St. Boston, MA 02112 | 555-555-5555 | kendleyj@example.com

Education

University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
B.A. Psychology; Minor, History

 

Relevant Experience

Sales and Leadership

  • (List a major accomplishment.) Represented AT&T products to over 1,500 customers at field events, conferences, and seminars.
  • Garnered $8,000 in profits from sales of cellular devices.
  • Answered customer service inquiries related to billing, plan upgrades, and technical assistance.
  • Maintained routine checks of store operations involving inventory and employee scheduling.

Writing/Editing Content

  • Writing content and editing manuscript for final review by editor.
  • Posted content and daily status updates for social media, such as Twitter and Facebook.
  • Managing a tracking system to ensure newsletter progress and provide management with periodic status updates.

 

Employment History

AT&T — Woburn, MA

  Sales & Marketing Leader, June 2010 – February 2012

Noah’s Publishing –Boston, MA

  Editorial Intern, June 2011 – August 2011

Martha’s Bakery, CT  

  Cashier, February 2010 – December 2010

 

Special Skills

  • Software/Applications: MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop
  • Languages: Proficient in Spanish
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