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Sample Resumes

For your guidance, we offer the following sample resumes.

NOTE: All resumes are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader. Clicking on a link will open the resume in a new browser window.

Chronological Resume

Chronological Resume Sample (PDF: 18k) PDF Document

This is an example of a chronological resume. This format is ideal where you have consistent work experience in the same or similar field as your career objective. Recruiters and some hiring managers prefer this logical, easy to qualify format.

Ageless Functional Resume

Ageless Functional Resume Sample (PDF: 17k) PDF Document

An ageless resume is a resume designed to highlight experience and achievements without revealing a candidate's chronological age. Why do this? Do this to present your "best self" on paper and to avoid initial age discrimination. This resume is in a functional format which focuses on different position functions and is helpful if you are changing careers or have gaps in your experience.

Text-Only Scannable Resume

The text-only resume (e-resume) is basically a block version of your resume without any formatting. In most cases, an employer or jobsite portal will advise you when to send a text-only resume. When in doubt, ask.


Here are easy instructions for creating an Electronic Resume for employer scanning, sending by e-mail, or posting on line.

Directions for creating a text-only, scannable resume (PDF: 49k) PDF Document

Sample Text-Only, Scannable Resume:

KEYWORDS:Human Resources Assistant,Administrative Support,Administrative Management, Recruiting, Interviewing, Presentation, Search Engines, Writing, Editing,White Paper, CostControl, Employee Orientation, Procurement, Training, Material Design,Management, Performance Appraisal, Supervision, Word, Excel,Powerpoint, Lotus Notes Name and contact information Objective:Human Resources Assistant/Human Resources Recruiter/ Administrative Support Administrative Management/ Supervision QUALIFICATIONS Energetic and accomplished business professional with proven ability to provide excellent support for Human Resources, including recruitment, administrative support and supervision. Personal strengths include creativity, adaptability, positive verbal and written communication skills, self-direction and team orientation. Logical, analytical, systematic,detail oriented and procedure minded professional who is stimulated by challenging situations. Expertise includes: Recruiting, interviewing and supervising Human Resources support for personnel issues Seminar presentation and new employee orientation Knowledge and supervision of internet search engines Strong writing and editing skills including marketing material design, position descriptions, and a white paper on productivity improvement Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes Productivity improvement and cost control SELECTED RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS Effectively recruited, interviewed, hired, managed and handled personnel issues for staff of 20 employees for the xxxx from 1999-2006. Received Outstanding Performance Awards in 1997, 2000, 2002,2005,2007 for excellent performance, for taking additional classes and for sharing in upper management responsibilities. Handled day to day personnel issues such as commuting, child care, work scheduling, family illness and death, and served a Human Resources liaison. Presented internal technical seminars and handled new employee orientations. Received Certificate of Merit in 1997 for managing a staff of 12 full and part time employees in the absence of a department manager. Provided small group guidance on technical and soft skills such as time management and information databases. Designed promotional materials: hard copy and online brochures for a one-stop information center for the Knowledge Connection. Converted online catalog to an electronic database utilized in 10 states by scientists and researchers. Promoted and received pay increases in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 1997 from Level 1 to Level 4 for outstanding performance. Researched project budgets, procured equipment and technology supplies. Supervised specialists, technicians and clerks who provided electronic scientific research for the natural resources and scientific community. Successfully recruited, trained and supervised professionally educated senior citizens for part time positions as team members for the Knowledge Connection. Received a Merit Award in 1997($8000) for voluntarily writing a management white paper on improving governmental efficiency, productivity, and costs through learned corporate best practices. Suggestions for paper reduction and elimination of position redundancy were adopted throughout the organization. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE xxxx 2006-2008 Program Assistant xxxx 2001-2006 Library Technician xxxx 1997-2001 Library Technician EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION BS Business Administration, xxxx Associate Degree, Business Administration,xxxx Work Plans Budgets Procurement Systems Information Databases Introduction to Supervision Dale Carnegie Seminars

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