“There are many ways to format a resume. I have found that the simplier the better and the following example is one I recommend”-Al Abrusia
Example: Resume format ….
YOUR OBJECTIVES: This is your sales presentation. . Keep it short. Keep it precise. Don’t ramble. Stay focused. Write no more than one or two sentences.This is where a lot of people make themselves irrelevant by throwing in everything but the kitchen sink. Make sure your career objective pertains to the title of the position you are applying for.
EDUCATION Emphasize those skills, the education and training that specifically pertain to the position.
EXPERIENCE: This is your work history. Include the following facts:
Dates of employment. Make sure you don’t leave a gap in years. Employers like to see
the fact that you were always employed. Even if you were unemployed, put down
something that you did that was meaningful, like going back to school, or
Name and location of your employer. Type of work you did. Give not only the
position title, but also a very brief description of what you actually did and what makes you stand out from the rest.
For Sales Professionals: Position title, products, markets, applications, point of sale, example of customers, region covered and most importantly ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Very Important
Increase business over previous year
Saved your employer money
REFRENCES:You will be expected to list the names of people whom the employer
can contact for information about you. Make sure you get the permission of the people you’ll be putting down as references, because nothing is worse than a reference that is not available (vacation) or a cold call from someone you don’t expect to be calling
Give the following information about each reference
Title of their position
What was your relationship to this person (supervisor, peer, customer)
Name of business and address
Telephone, fax, email
Posted on - August 6, 2008 1 Comment