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Resume Format Tips. There are 4 types of resumes. See examples and read why certain styles are better suited to your employment background. Visit http://workatnight.jobamatic.com and …

Resume Format Tips. There are 4 types of resumes. See examples and read why certain styles are better suited to your employment background. Visit http://workatnight.jobamatic.com and http://www.workatnight.com for Immediate Job Openings.

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  • 1. 4 Formats and Examples www.workatnight.com
  • 2. There are several resume formats to choosefrom which include:• Chronological• Functional• Combination• TargetedTake note that each style shows theEmployment History differently but all thestyles show Education the same at the endof the document. www.workatnight.com
  • 3. WHICH FORMAT SHOULD YOU USE?Chronological People with a Functional People steady work changing jobs record or with little paidCombination People who experience. want to Targeted Everyone - highlight because any of the most relevant other formats can skills and be made into a accomplishm targeted resume ents and De- emphasize employment history in less relevant www.workatnight.com jobs
  • 4. Employment History section is shown as follows: Chronological Resume - Dates, position, location and experience Functional Resume - Does not include an employment historywww.workatnight.com Combination Resume - Dates, position and location Targeted Resume Employer, Title, Date or- will use any of the above formats but will be specifically tailored to the Objective
  • 5. » Sample Chronological Resume » Ben Turner » 2345 Brook Avenue, Englewood, Colorado 12345 » (123) 456-7890 » ben.turner@email.com »» Chronological » OBJECTIVE: Seeking a position as an armed security guard for Pinkerton Services Format » » SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS» »» ◊Focuses on your » • Active U.S. government security clearance » • Bilingual-fluent in both English and Spanish work history with » • Superior performance award for past four years in security management most recent » • Able to make difficult decisions in stressful situations position first » » EXPERIENCE »» ◊Easy for » 19XX-20XX Security Specialist U.S. Marine Corps employers to » • Supervised $100 million of highly sensitive equipment - efforts led to zero loss in a 3- year period. follow your » • Implemented new system security plan that led to increased lockdown protection for career history brig and career » personnel. » • Provided leadership, instruction, and supervision of 25 personnel - efforts resulted in progression a 30% » decrease in staff turnover and a 10% increase in promotions. » » 19XX-19XX Warehouse Supervisor Micro Chemical, Inc., Denver, CO » • Supervised a crew of 15 in daily operations, including evaluation and discipline - efforts led to a » company-record promotion rate for staff and a 10% decrease in staff turnover. » • Monitored complex cataloging and ordering systems - Implemented a fast-track procurement » system for office supplies resulting in a 20% decrease in supply turn-around.
  • 6. » Ben Turner » 2345 Brook Avenue, Englewood, Colorado 12345 » (123) 456-7890 » ben.turner@email.com » » OBJECTIVE: Seeking a position as an armed security guard for Pinkerton Services» Functional Format » » SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS »» ◊Focuses on your » • Active U.S. government security clearance skills and » • Bilingual-fluent in both English and Spanish experience. Skills » • Superior performance award for past four years in security management » • Able to make difficult decisions in stressful situations are grouped into » functional areas » EXPERIENCE » » Security» ◊Used most often » • Supervised $100 million of highly sensitive equipment - efforts led to zero loss in a when changing 3-year period. » • Implemented new system security plan that led to increased lockdown protection careers or if there for brig are employment » personnel. gaps » Investigation » • Investigated security and safety violations and wrote detailed incident reports - led to Mayfield » Mall being recognized as the "Safest Shopping Facility in the Mountain States." » » EMPLOYMENT HISTORY » » • Security Specialist U.S. Marine Corps » • Warehouseman Supervisor Micro Chemical, Inc. Denver, CO » • Security Guard Mayfield Malls Denver, CO
  • 7. » Sample Combination Resume » » Ben Turner » 2345 Brook Avenue, Englewood, Colorado 12345 » (123) 456-7890 » ben.turner@email.com » » OBJECTIVE: Seeking a position as an armed security guard for Pinkerton Services» Combination » Format » » SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS» » » • • Active U.S. government security clearance Bilingual-fluent in both English and Spanish» ◊Combination of » » • • Superior performance award for past four years in security management Able to make difficult decisions in stressful situations the Chronological » » EXPERIENCE and Functional » Resume formats » » Security • Supervised $100 million of highly sensitive equipment - efforts led to zero loss in a 3-year period. » • Implemented new system security plan that led to increased lockdown protection for brig » personnel.» ◊Highlights skills » » • Monitored restricted personnel in a correctional facility ensuring they remained in detention and provides the » Investigation chronological » » • Investigated security and safety violations and wrote detailed incident reports - led to Mayfield Mall being recognized as the "Safest Shopping Facility in the Mountain States." work history that » • Expertly managed investigative reports - recognized as NCO of the Quarter for efficiency and » accuracy of written instructions and documents. some employers » » EMPLOYMENT HISTORY» prefer » » • 19XX-20XX Security Specialist U.S. Marine Corps » • 19XX-19XX Warehouseman Supervisor Micro Chemical, Inc., Denver, CO » • 19XX-19XX Security Guard Mayfield Malls, Denver, CO »
  • 8. » John Q. Smith » 123 Any Street » Washington, DC 12345 » (123) 456-7890 » johnqsmith@email.com» Targeted Format » Objective: To obtain a responsible and challenging archivist position at the National Archives & Records Administration where my work experience will have valuable application and utilization of my opportunity for advancement.» ◊Customized to a » Career Achievements: specific Job »  Collections and archives internships and projects affording exposure to bibliographic, electronic archiving, cataloguing, and collection management techniques and technologies.» ◊Written »  areas of experience and study include: Key specifically to the » o Collection Cataloguing & Management employers needs » o Historical Research & Interpretation » Professional Experience:» ◊The Objective » National Museum of History, Washington, DC Statement is » Archivist important and » August 2000 – Present must specifically »  Directed filing and cross indexing of selected documents in alphabetical and chronological order in manual or computerized database systems. refer to the open »  Advised government agencies, scholars, journalists, and others conducting research by position. The supplying available materials and information according to familiarity with archives and resume will then with political, economic, military, and social history of period. be directly related » Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD to that position. » Assistant Archivist » July 1999 – August 2000 »  Assisted the archivist and curator in building and maintaining four permanent collections including the library (50,000 titles), manuscripts (1.5 million items), photographs and prints (50,000 images), and museum (10,000 items) for a thriving historical society with 5,000+ members and 12,000 annual visitors. »  Authored two articles published in the quarterly newsletter; first article focused on the Shenandoah campaigns of 1864 and the second showcased historical perspectives of World W
  • 9. How to Type the Resume• Font - Tahoma, Arial, Times New Roman, or Verdana• Font Size - 10 to 12 points• Font Styles - bold, italics, and capitalization to highlight key areas• Paper Color - white, light gray or ivory• Proofread and Spell Check• Place your name and a page number on the top of all subsequent pages of your resume• Writing Style: Always Write in First Person - No "I" www.workatnight.com
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  • 11. Credit for this content goes toTransistion Assistance Program, USDepartment of Labor from “Create anEffective Resume”