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Resume Basics
 
Sample Resume Format
Resumes are the first thing that employers evaluate you on when considering your application. Below is a sample resume format that you can use as a tool to help you create your resume.
SAMPLE:

YOUR NAME
Address, City, Province, Postal Code
E-mail Phone Number


OBJECTIVE
(A sentence to state what type of work you are looking for)

To apply my analytical, interpersonal and strategic problem solving skills towards a career in marketing.

SUMMARY
(4 - 6 bullet points outlining your professional experience; optional if have less than 5 years experience)

 Market Research  Consumer Promotions
 Business Strategy and Development  Forecasting and Budgeting
 TV Advertising  New Product Development





PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


COMPANY, City, Province
MONTH YEAR - PRESENT
Job Title
Month Year - Present

1 - 3 bullets summarizing your significant accomplishments - should be specific and results oriented
Formula: Action verb (past tense) + What you did = End result (quantitative $, %, # or qualitative )
Example: Identified new category and consumer insights that led to the generation of over $500,000 in incremental revenue
  for the Foods business.
Describe more accomplishments for work experience that is most relevant to the position that you are applying for

Job Title
Month Year - Month Year
Accomplishment
Accomplishment
Accomplishment

COMPANY, City, Province
MONTH YEAR  - MONTH YEAR
Job Title
Month Year - Month Year
Accomplishment
Accomplishment
Accomplishment

Job Title
Month Year - Month Year
Accomplishment
Accomplishment
Accomplishment

COMPANY, City, Province
MONTH YEAR - MONTH YEAR
Job Title
Month Year - Month Year
Accomplishment
Accomplishment
Accomplishment

EDUCATION

BBA, Schulich School of Business, York University, 2002

List any educational accomplishments or awards:

First Runner-Up in the 14thAnnual Business Plan Competition, University of Lincoln-Nebraska, 2001
Second Runner-Up in the Queens Business Plan Competition, 2001
Third Runner-Up in the Venture Adventure Competition, Colorado State University, 2001

List any certificates or training that relate to your career:
Direct Marketing Certificate, Canadian Marketing Association, December 2006
AC Nielsen Training, Monitor, Market Track, MMI, Home Scan, Shopper Watch and SAP, December 2005
Wal-Mart Retail Link Training, September 2004

TECHNICAL SKILLS
(Summarize your computer and language skills)

Computer - Proficient in Windows XP, all Microsoft Office applications and Workstation Plus
Languages - English (mother tongue); conversational in French


RESUME RULES OF THUMB:

1. Be Concise and Clear
  • Keep copy concise and to the point (max of 3 - 5 lines per accomplishment)
  • Use lots of white space
2. Be Consistent
  • In formatting, bolding, use of capitals and highlighting
3. Format resume to be 1 or 2 full pages

4. Tailor your resume accordingly for different job applications

5. Always check for spelling and grammar

 
 
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