NM Workforce Connection Rachel Weber WIA Career Development Specialist 203 White Mountain Drive Ruidoso, NM 88345 [email_address] Writing a Clear and Effective Resume
Forget the Objective, Use a Summary of Your Successes, instead Instead of: Objective: “Highly qualified marketing professional seeks employment with agency, in a challenging position with opportunity for growth” Say: “ Marketing Professional with ten years advertising and sales experience, resulting in increased productivity by 125% . Especially skilled at building effective and solid relationships with clients and staff. Seeking management position in the retail product industry that offers extensive contact with public.”
Brag about your accomplishments “ Marketing Professional with ten years advertising and sales experience, resulting in increased productivity by 125% . Especially skilled at building effective and solid relationships with clients and staff. Seeking management position in the retail product industry that offers extensive contact with public.”
A Human Resource Professional with strengths in training and development, strategic program design, and business partnering. Experience and skills include:
Metrics & Analysis
More Summary Examples Administrative Assistant with four years experience managing business affairs for national law firm. Areas of expertise include client relations, accounting, and scheduling. Implemented accounting and collections system which streamlined client accounts and resulted in an increase of $10,000 annually for firm.
More Summary Examples Experienced restaurant manager, responsible for multi-unit franchise restaurant business. Five time “Best Customer Service in El Paso” recipient. Streamlined food and beverage ordering and inventory systems to achieve a 10% reduction in food cost. Successfully implemented “TeamWorks” employee incentive program, resulting in a 5% reduction in employee turnover.
Successfully planned (including budget, marketing plan, vendor relations and logistics) statewide arts and crafts show, featuring more than 200 vendors and resulting in $25,000 in revenue for area nonprofit.
It’s not necessarily WHAT you know, but WHAT YOU’VE done with that knowledge. By focusing on your accomplishments and successes, you let the prospective employer know you don’t just look good on paper, you can produce results.
What to Include/Omit from Your Resume Suggestions from Lisa Johnson Mandell in her book: Career Comeback, Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want Note: these are all suggestions. Use your discretion and the details of the specific job you are applying for when crafting your resume. These tips may not apply in all cases.