In my search for sample resumes, I came across the website Blue Sky Resumes. In addition to sample resumes for a variety of industries and positions, the website also offers a free resume course as well as articles and advice for job searches. Here are a few good ones:
I’m in a rather transitional point in my career; the time between a having a job and making a career. I’ve been with the same company for about 7 years, and have held a variety of positions from sales to project management and marketing. So that puts me somewhere in that middle area of above entry level, but below management. I tried to find a sample resume of someone at a similar point in their career and in a similar field.
I chose this resume sample for a Social Media Specialist.
I like the layout of this resume. The professional profile is like the summary field that appears in LinkedIn and VisualCV. During the class, we’ve discussed this is similiar to an elevator speech as it gives a snapshot of your professional personality.
- Professional profile
- Career History
- Technical Skills
- Work Experience
But, how can I add more interest to my existing resume? Is a new layout enough?
- blogging/blog commenting
- youtube production
- business development
- project management
- emerging technologies
- technology implementation
- digital asset management
- technical skills: working knowledge of HTML and XML, OS, etc…
Anyone have any thoughts on adding Microsoft Office as a skills set? Aren’t these expected now?
- Add my website/Twitter/LinkedIn accounts
- Bold key career highlights/accomplishments.
- Qualify my career successes with more numbers (“increased digital sales by 40%…)
I definitely found it beneficial to take a look at how other professionals with similar backgrounds structure their resumes, and I have some new ideas on how to add more interest to my own.
Blue Sky Resumes. http://www.blueskyresumes.com/