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									                        Resume Guide
      Basic Elements…………………………………………... 2

      Different Resume Styles………………………………….. 3

      Chronological Resume…………………………………… 4

      The Functional Resume………………………………….. 5

      Combination Resume……………………………………... 6

     Curriculum Vitae (CV)…………………………………….                    7-8

     International Resume……………………………………… 9

     Sample Resumes………………………………………….. 10 - 22

     Action Words……………………………………………… 23 - 25

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                        BASIC ELEMENTS
Although the order may vary, your resume should include the following information:

   ♦ Name, address (with zip), phone number, email address (good example: Bad example:
   ♦ Summary of Qualifications (list 3-4 of your best skills or qualities)
   ♦ Education (honors, awards, class standing, don’t list high school information)
   ♦ Co-Curricular Activities (including volunteer work)
   ♦ Languages & Special Skills/Interests
   ♦ Employment (full-time, part-time, summer, and internships)

Important Things to Remember:
   Consider providing a summary of qualifications and/or objective. Specify three or
four skills that match the employer’s needs. These highlights can appear in a short paragraph or
quick “bullet” format.

   List accomplishments, not just responsibilities.

    Determine your résumés length based on accomplishments. An experienced candidate
often has enough relevant accomplishments to expand his or her resume to a second page.
However, be sure the information you put on your resume is conducive to what the employer is
looking for. Be sure to specifically follow the directions on the job description. If it says
to submit a one page resume, make sure that’s what you’re submitting.

   Tailor each resume to include the accomplishments that relate to the particular
   employers’ needs.
   Careless typos, grammatical errors and misspelled words are INEXCUSABLE.
   Have at least two people you trust proof read your resume. Your computer has spell
   check for a reason – use it!

           Information cited from Job Choices for Business & Liberal Arts Students: 2005 48th Edition, page 37

There are five different types of resumes. The following pages will list and
explain each style. Remember, the counselors at Career Resources are happy
to help you pick which type is right for you. They are:
  •   Chronological Resume
  •   Functional Resume
  •   Combination Resume
  •   Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  •   International Resume

A chronological resume starts by listing your work history, with the most recent position listed first.
Your jobs are listed in reverse chronological order with your current or most recent job first.
Employers typically prefer this type of resume because it's easy to see what jobs you have held and
when you have worked at them. This type of resume works well for job seekers with a strong, solid
work history.

In using this format, the main body of the document becomes the Professional Experience section,
starting from the most recent experience going chronologically backwards through a succession of
previous experience. This resume works to build credibility through experience gained, while illustrating
career growth over time.

The outline for a chronological resume will generally follow this type of pattern:
   • Name and Address Header (include your name, address, phone number and email address)
   • Opening Headline, Objective or Occupational Title
   • A brief Summary of Qualifications
   • Professional Experience as main body of the document
   • Education and specific Computer, Software or Equipment Skills or Training

Borrowed from:

A functional resume focuses on your skills and experience, rather than on your chronological work
history. It is used most often by people who are changing careers or who have gaps in their
employment history (meaning they haven’t worked for an extended period of time).
The functional resume format is one that is used to assert a focus to relevant skills that are specific to
the type of position being sought. This format directly emphasizes specific professional capabilities
and utilizes experience summaries as its primary means of communicating professional
competency. In contrast, the chronological resume format will briefly highlight these competencies
prior to presenting a comprehensive timeline of career growth via reverse-chronological listing with
most recent experience listed first.

The outline for a functional resume will generally follow this type of pattern:
   • Name and Address Header
   • Objective or Summary of Qualifications
   • Experience Highlights
   • Work/Employment History
   • Education and specific Computer, Software or Equipment Skills or Training

Please note: The Functional Resume is not a recommended format to
use. Please see a Career Counselor for further explanation.
Borrowed from:

A combination resume combines elements of the Chronological and Functional Resumes. A
combination resume lists your skills and experience first. Your employment history is listed next. With
this type of resume you can highlight the skills you have that are relevant to the job you are applying
for, and also provide the chronological work history that employers prefer. Combination resumes are
used by candidates to highlight special accomplishments while giving employment history in
chronological order.

The major categories are:
   • Summary
   • Accomplishments
   • Experience
   • Education
   • Skills

Other categories can be:
   • Professional Objectives
   • Professional Memberships
   • Honors
   • Certifications

Borrowed from:

What is a Curriculum Vitae (CV) ?
A CV is a longer (two or more pages), more detailed synopsis of your background and skills. A CV
includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research
experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details. As with a resume,
you may need different versions of a CV for different types of positions.

When to Use a Curriculum Vitae:
When should job seekers use a curriculum vitae, commonly referred to as CV, rather than a resume? In
the United States, a CV is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research
positions. It is also applicable when applying for fellowships or grants.

When asking for a job in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Asia, expect to submit a CV rather than a
resume. Keep in mind that overseas employers often expect to read the type of personal information
on a curriculum vitae that would never be included on an American resume, such as date of birth,
nationality and place of birth. United States law on what information job applicants can be asked to
provide does not apply outside the country.

A CV might include:
Contact information -Include your name, address, phone, and e-mail for home and school or work, if
Education - Indicate your major, type of degree, and the date each degree was awarded for each
postsecondary school attended. If you haven't yet completed your degree, indicate the expected
graduation date.
Honors and Awards - List each award, granting institution and the date awarded.
Teaching Experience - List any courses that you assisted with as a TA, co-taught, or taught. Note the
institution, role held in each, and supervisor.
Research Experience - List assistantships, practical and other research experience. Include the
institution, nature of the position, duties, dates, and supervisor.
Statistical and Computer Experience - List courses that you've taken, statistical and computer
programs with which you're familiar, and data analysis techniques with which you're competent.
Professional Experience - List relevant professional experience such as administrative work and
summer jobs.
Grants Awarded - Include title of agency, projects for which funds were awarded, and dollar amounts.
Publications - Separate publications into sections for articles, reports, and other documents.
Conference Presentations - Separate this category into sections for posters and papers.
Professional Activities - List service activities, committee memberships, administrative work, lectures,
professional workshops you've delivered or attended, editorial activities, and any other professional
Professional Affiliations - List any professional societies with which you're affiliated.
Research Interests - Briefly summarize your research interests with four to six key descriptors. This is
best added during graduate school than before.
Teaching Interests - List courses you're prepared to teach or would like the opportunity to teach.
References - Provide names, phone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses for your referees. Ask
their permission beforehand. Be sure that they will speak highly of you.

Information NOT to include
An otherwise well-constructed CV can quickly become a liability for you if it includes irrelevant
information. Generally, the following information should be excluded.
    • Age
    •   Ethnic identity
    •   Political affiliation
    •   Religious preference
    •   Hobbies
    •   Marital status
    •   Sexual orientation
    •   Place of birth
    •   Photographs
    •   Height, weight, health

There are possible exceptions to these exclusions. For instance, if you are applying to a sectarian
institution, then your religious preference may be relevant. Even in such a situation, it is probably better
to omit the information and allow the institution to ask this information in person.

Present items chronologically within each category of the CV, with the most recent items first. Your
CV is a statement of your accomplishments, and most importantly, is a work in progress. Update it
frequently and you’ll find that taking pride in your accomplishments can be a source of motivation.

An international resume is similar to a CV in the sense that it is often multiple pages and
includes more detailed information. Sometimes, international employers will ask for a CV
rather than a resume.

When applying for an international job or internship, you may need to re-format your

Each country has different etiquette with regards to applying for a particular job or
internship. In some countries your resume wouldn’t need to be accompanied by a cover
letter or a photo, while in other countries it would.

International resumes differ from domestic resumes because international employers place
more emphasis on your personality. They want to know that you will succeed in an
international work environment.

Things to keep in mind when writing an international resume: First, you have to build a
resume that shows your personality and is organized to match the employer’s ideal
profile. Second, you need to emphasize your cross-cultural skills, especially in terms of
the cross-cultural work environment. Lastly, there are a host of smaller details that are
unique to international resumes such as language and travel descriptions. You might need
to list citizenship or other personal information such as marital status.

The following pages contain samples of the four different types of resumes. Names have
been changed to protect the writers’ identities.

Marge Simpson
4200 54th Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

       Bachelor of Arts, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL                        1/ 07
       Major: International Business
       Concentration: Marketing
       Minor: German

       Director of Research, USA Specialty Marketing, Clearwater, FL               1/07 – 3/08
                (Formerly Steinman Champagne, Inc.)
           • Coordinated Sales Locations for 13 Independent Contractors
           • Researched and Managed Advertising Campaigns
           • Conducted Research Projects
           • Recruited and Managed Interns
           • Analyzed Sales Information
           • Reviewed contracts
           • Prepared Presentations

       Assistant Scheduler, Steinman Champagne, Inc., Clearwater, FL              9/06-12/06
           • Implemented Filing System
           • Created Forms
           • Contacted Mall Specialty Leasing Managers regarding potential parking lot events

       Intern, Steinman Champagne, Inc., Clearwater, FL                            5/06 – 8/06
            • Researched US Malls and their demographics
            • Researched City Codes
       Office Assistant, Eckerd College Registrar’s Office, St. Petersburg, FL     9/03-12/06
           • Produced transcripts for students and alumni
           • Conducted data entry
           • Directed incoming communications to proper personnel
           • Assisted with faxing, filing, and all special projects

       Customer Service, New York Bagelry, Shillington, PA                         2001 to 2004
           • Assisted kitchen staff with various preparations
           • Handled financial transactions and maintained facility inventory

       Florida Notary - Present
       Special Talent Scholarship 2003 to 2006
       Dean’s List - Spring 2006

       Windows 98/XP/Vista, OSX, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer/Netscape/Safari, Banner (Oracle Database),
       Milestone (Scheduling Program)

                                           Barack Obama
                                               4200 54th Ave. S.
                                           St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Objective       Public relations position which will utilize my skills of management and public speaking for
                the benefit of the organization.
Key Skills
             Prioritize tasks for maximum efficiency
             Manage a multitude of simultaneous projects
             Work under multiple deadlines
             Public speaking

Education       Bachelor of Arts, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL May 2008
                Major: Communications          Minor: Human Development
                Presidential Student Service Award 2003

Public Relations Intern, Honda Grand Prix, St. Petersburg, FL                        1/08-Current
Write articles for the event program that includes profiles of the racing team and the people that work for the
team. In charge of the “Speed Zone” which involves soliciting vendors for participation, diagram where
venders are placed, and coordinate all special events that consist of several driver autograph sessions.

Publicist, Savvy Buzz, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL                                    6/07-Current
Write press releases, contact media to provide a variety of key stories, network with media administrators to
determine best use of information provided. Act as a media escort for special celebrities visiting the area.
Also plan and implement special events. Assist with creating and promoting marketing materials for clients.

Assistant Sports Information Director, Eckerd College                              9/06-Current
Take stats for all games, handle visiting team issues as well as media coverage for all games, implement
various announcements, set up fields, and maintain gym logistics. Commentator for the basketball team’s
radio broadcast. Also travel with team to continue keeping track of statistics.

Marketing Intern, New England Patriots/Revolution Foxborough, MA                 7/06-2/07
Planned, organized, set up, and implemented marketing team trips, escorted players and cheerleaders to
various appearances around the state, managed fan zone, coordinated data entry for special credit card offers
that were team based, and assisted with in-game promotions.

Marketing/Public Relations Intern, Pier Aquarium, St. Petersburg, FL               4/05-9/06
Daily responsibilities included keeping media lists current, writing press releases, media advisories and
photo opportunities, assembling press kits, strategizing, maintaining scheduling, updating the web site and
implementing and coordinating special events. Also assisted with the aquariums branding campaign for their
new corporate logo.

       Windows XP                Internet Explorer/Netscape                FrontPage
       Excel                     Outlook/Outlook Express                   PowerPoint
       Web Design                MSWord                                    Word Perfect

                                         Michael Phelps
                                         4200 54th Ave S.
                                    St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Objective   A graduate program in the Health Communication concentration where previous experience
                and a positive attitude and drive for helping others will benefit the team.

Education       Bachelor of Arts, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL       May 2008
                Majors: Communications / Theatre                           GPA: 3.66

                                           Honors and Awards
Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)         2007-2008      National Honor Society                       2004
Top Volunteer in Kansas           2001           Kansas Senate Resolution #18                 2001
Dean’s List                       2005- 2006     Student Government, PR Director              2006

Study Abroad Southeast Asia, Winter 2006 This once in a lifetime opportunity provided travel to
Southeast Asia and experience in the culture while visiting and talking with major companies such as James
Walter Thompson (JWT), the world’s fourth largest advertising company.

American Stage Theatre Company                                           St. Petersburg, FL
Marketing & Development Intern                                           September-November 2007
Developed marketing literature and distributed newsletters. Organized and developed press releases. Created
spreadsheets and charts for the educational department and designed flyers for theatre events.

                                             Volunteer Work
     Miracle League                      UNICEF                                  Dictionary Drive
     Circle K, President                 Stuffed Animal Drive                    College Activator
     4-H Club                            Ronald McDonald House                   Giving Tree
     Special Olympics                    YMCA After School Program               St. Pete Free Clinic

Eckerd College                                                            St. Petersburg, FL
Co-Director of Palmetto Productions                                       September 2005-2007
Program and coordinate activities for student life on and off campus by sponsoring events such as national
concerts, dinner cruises, and cultural events.

Eckerd College                                                        St. Petersburg, FL
Student Affairs Assistant                                             September 2004- May 2007
Worked with Dean of Students and office of Campus Activities to support student life on campus.

West Virginia DOT                                                    Wheeling, WV
Office Assistant                                                     Summers 2005-06
Organized payroll, managed incoming and outgoing telephone and radio communications, processed billing,
and maintained client files.

                           Windows XP, Mac OS X, MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint

                                           MILEY CYRUS
1234 Main Street                                                                         Residence: 727..555.1212
Anytown, FL 33711                                                                         Cellular: 727..555.1111

    Improving productivity and increasing profitability through innovative training strategies & cutting-edge
Motivated self-starter with over 15 years of experience designing and delivering high-quality training strategies to
Fortune 500 companies. Consistent record of positively impacting bottom line by documenting organization
requirements, developing new support tools, and revising system processes. Core qualifications include:
● Classroom / e-Learning Methods       ● Award-Winning Public Speaking        ● Technical Documentation
● Software / Process Development       ● Project Management                   ● Proven Peer Leadership
● Microsoft Office Certification       ● Virtual / On-Site Flexibility        ● B.A. in Business Management

                             CAREER SUMMARY & KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
GLOBAL SALES TOOLS MANAGER – Smith Industries,, Tampa, FL                                                 2000 to 2008
Managed software development life cycle for multiple services sales support tools.
Performance Highlights:
• Designed and delivered training and communications strategies, resulting in $2.4 billion of yearly service
• Trained tens of thousands of employees and hundreds of partners through various means, including live on-
    site and virtual demonstrations, pre-recorded web-based video and audio demonstrations, multimedia
    presentations, detailed user guides, and process documentation.
• Developed tool intranet sites and automated the quote process, reducing cycle time by 40%.
• Achieved over $1M in annual savings by bringing tool development and maintenance in-house.
• Expedited complex feature requests and detailed change management and communication processes.
• Supervised Associate Sales Tools Manager.

BUSINESS SUPPORT MANAGER – ABC Technologies, St. Petersburg, FL                                           1998 to 2000
Provided training, project management, price quotes and pre-sales support for largest single corporate account.
Performance Highlights:
• Conducted internal team training and wrote process user guides.
• Performed customer tours and presentations.
• Reconciled maintenance contracts and streamlined quoting process, contributing $3 million annually.

MARKETING COORDINATOR – Advanced-Systems, Inc., Clearwater, FL                                           1996 to 1998
Supervised fulfillment and direct mail programs, advertising response and revenue tracking, inventory control, and
program marketing communiqués.
Performance Highlights:
• Implemented and managed direct marketing campaigns and technical training classes.
• Created and maintained marketing and sales database and associated report generation.

TRAINING COORDINATOR / SALES REP - AT&T, Largo, FL                                                        1993 to 1996
Produced marketing process documentation and performed internal audits.
Performance Highlights:
• Conducted departmental training, wrote associated user guides, and initiated training feedback program.
• Established external vendor program, supervised agency employees, and negotiated respective contracts.
MILEY CYRUS                                                                                       Page Two

      Bachelor of Arts in Business Management - Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL         2000
               Information Technology concentration High Honors graduate with 4.0 GPA
                                      Writing Portfolio Honoree

      Associate of Arts - St. Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg, FL                1998
                               Communications concentration Honors graduate
                           Phi Theta Kappa Phi Rho Pi Speech & Debate Team

                                             Professional Skills
 How to Plan, Design, & Deliver Effective Training Successful Women Supervisors Managing Professional
   Resolving Conflict & Negotiating for Win-Win How to Deal with Difficult People Effective Human
   Building Customer Satisfaction Excellent Customer Service The Competitive Advantage in Selling
     Communication Skills Effective Written Business Communication Basic Data Communications
          The Basics of Benchmarking Applying Basic Continuous Improvement Tools (ABCIT)
              International Standards Organization (ISO) Documentation ISO Internal Auditor
               Project Management Time Management Stress Management Assertiveness
                     How to Project a Professional Image Professional Telephone Skills

                                         Software Applications
        Advanced Microsoft Office Suite certification: Word Excel PowerPoint Access Project
    Traditional certification: ABC Flowcharter Oracle SellingPoint Studio Visual Basic WordPerfect
Accomplished user: Internet Explorer Outlook WinMail Visio Adobe Photoshop ScreenCam Camtasia

                                 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
                               National Association for Female Executives
                                       Toastmasters International

                                       Angelina Jolie
                                           Eckerd College
                                   4200 54th Avenue South # 123
                              St. Petersburg, Fl 33711 (727) 333-1234

Objective: PhD program for Computer Science at George Mason University which will support
academic interests in evolutionary computation and artificial intelligence.

                                       Core Qualifications
               4.0 GPA, Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science,
               1300 GRE Score, Experienced researcher, outstanding communication and
               interpersonal skills, Motivated and goal oriented student.

                                    Educational Background
Bachelor of Science Degree                                                      May 2008
Eckerd College                                                      St. Petersburg, Florida
       Major: Computer Science
       Minor: Russian Language

                                      Language Proficiency
                      Conversational Spanish            Conversational Russian

                                      Teaching Experience
Introduction to Computer Science                                  Eckerd College
Teaching Assistant                                       September 2007 – Present
Evaluated and commented on labs.

Advanced Computer Science Lab                                      Eckerd College
Lab Assistant                                                   September 2007 – Present
Assisted and tutored computer science students.

Chris Williams, Hayley Smith, and Fred Marning. Communication as a model
for crossover in genetic algorithms. In Paul P. Wang, editor, Information
Sciences 2007 --- Proceedings of the 10th Joint Conference. World Scientific
Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 2007. <>.

       Funding was received from the Natural Sciences department of Eckerd College,
       Dean Annarelli, Dean of students of Eckerd College, and Professor Stan Marsh.

St. Croix Country Day School                                           St. Croix, USVI
Network Intern                                                June 2007 – August 2007 Solved
software monitoring/inventory and push out problems. Installed and customized 50 new computers.

Angelina Jolie, Page 2

Calabash Technologies                                                 St. Croix, USVI
Programming Intern                                             July 2006 - August 2006
Optimized efficiency in code specifically for an embedded system.
Programmed part of a game on embedded system.

Calabash Technologies                                                     St. Croix, USVI
Product Research Intern                                                      January 2005
Researched and evaluated potential products to use as final device for electronic tourist guide.
Produced film on three-day international economic conference.

Kapok Management LLC                                                     St. Croix, USVI
IT Intern                                                        June 2004 – August 2004
Maintained and repaired computers.

H20 Bistro                                                                St. Croix, USVI
Waitress                                                          June 2007 - August 2007
Served day and night shifts in high traffic situations.

Ann Taylor Outlet                                                   Sarasota, Florida
Floor Sales                                           September 2006 – November 2006
Helped customers put together outfits and find appropriate sizes.

Carambola Resort Flamboyant Restaurant                                    St. Croix, USVI
Waitress                                                          July 2006 – August 2006
Served night shifts at one of the United States Virgin Island’s high-end resorts.

Patalidis Designs                                                 St. Croix, USVI
Floor Sales                                                     June 2005 – August 2005
Organized furniture and cloth samples on the floor and attended to customers.

Patalidis Household                                                        St. Croix, USVI
Babysitter                                                             April 2004 - Present
Facilitated play for a 6 yr. old and a 2 yr. old. Prepared and watched over meals.

                                      Professional Affiliations
                      Association for Computing Machinery - Student Member

                                 Software/ Technical Knowledge
               Languages: C++, C#, Java, HTML
               Programs: Photoshop, FrontPage, Microsoft Office, Final Cut
               Platforms: Windows, Apple Macintosh, Linux, Solaris

                                        Community Service
Friends of Strays                                                 St. Petersburg, Florida
Angelina Jolie, Page 3

Cleaned cages and socialized with animals.

Midtown Project                                              St. Petersburg, Florida
Helped produce film highlighting community service done for Midtown Project.

Give Kids the World                                                    Kissimmee, Florida
Entertained children in families with one or more terminally ill child.

The Allegro Senior Lifestyle                                    St. Petersburg, Florida
Talked with seniors and organized bingo.

Intramural Soccer Eckerd College                                          Spring 2007
Miss Virgin Islands National Teenager                                             2002
Eckerd College Sailing Team                                August 2004 – February 2005

                             International Study and Languages
Eckerd College Study Abroad Program                                          Fall 2002
Russian Language Immersion                                              Moscow, Russia

                                           Norah Jones
                                4200 54th Ave. South Box 123
                                  St.Petersburg, FL 33711
                                        (727) 555-1212


       •Extremely devoted and enthusiastic toward academics and activities on and around campus. Willing
        to tackle the challenges of a well-rounded Health Communication Program.
      • Passionate about community service and helping others including raising donations, feeding
        families, or helping disabled children.
      • A born leader who has been recognized on multiple occasions through honors and awards for her
        outstanding skills in bringing people together for a meaningful cause.


 Bachelors of Arts, Communications, Theatre, Eckerd College, St.Petersburg, FL, May 18, 2008.
            Deans List (Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2006)
            Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)- Nominated as a member of this prestigious honor society for
            outstanding leadership and service to those in and around the community.

     January 2006- “Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos: A Business and Multicultural Adventure”-
     While visiting these four countries, the Eckerd College students experienced the Southeast Asian culture
     through learning their customs, religious studies and work ethics. Students also visited and discussed
     business and communications with consultants from JWT, the United State’s largest and the world’s
     fourth largest advertising company.


     Study Abroad Travel Grant- London, Paris                   Winter 2008
     Eckerd College Honors Scholarship                          2004-Present
     Kiwanis International Scholarship                          2006
     Omal Credit Union Scholarship                              2006
     Study Abroad Travel Grant- Southeast Asia                  Winter 2006
     Kiwanis Scholarship                                        2004-2005
     WV Army National Guard Community Service                   2004
     Rotary Scholarship                                         2004
     Comcast Leaders and Achievers                              2004
     Albert A. Christ                                           2004

        Norah Jones, Page 2

        American Stage Theatre Company                                     St. Petersburg, FL
        Marketing & Development Intern                                     September-November 2007
        Developed marketing literature and distributed newsletters. Organized and developed press releases.
        Created spreadsheets and charts for the educational department and designed flyers for theatre


WV Senate Resolution No. 36- Senate Resolution named in Megan Jones’ honor “for her outstanding record
of volunteer service, peer leadership and community service.” Received for recognition of being awarded the
Prudential Spirit of Community Award, which is given to one outstanding student for service and leadership
work from every state in the United States – 2001.

Student Speaker for Board of Trustees- Chosen by the Dean of Students to speak to the Eckerd College
Board of Trustees on student life and community on campus- a panel of four students were chosen to talk freely
about issues that matter on campus and how a college can be an academic institute as well as a community at
the same time through proper leadership and support.


   •  Circle K President – Voted by Eckerd College Circle K as President of the club for the academic years
      2006-2007 and 2007-2008. Duties include organizing and planning community service events for the
      year such as Miracle League, UNICEF collection, and The Giving Tree. One of the main goals is to
      complete a community service project every month around the community.
   • Director of Palmetto Productions- As director of the student activities board events, comedy and
      novelty, concerts, cultural events, and off campus outings that involve ticket sales. 2007-2008
   • Activator- As part of Eckerd College’s Autumn Term for freshmen, upperclassmen are chosen to act as
      leaders for the newcomers to college. Activators organize and run events planned for the freshmen
      throughout Autumn Term, which runs throughout August. Events include fishing, beach days, picnics,
      late night volleyball, karaoke, and game nights, and much more. These leaders serve not only as event
      staff and planners but also as peer mentors to the freshmen incase of any uneasiness, homesickness, or
      concerns about college life. 2005-2006


    •    Miracle League “Angel in the Outfield”- Every Saturday morning volunteers act as Angels in the
         Outfield working with this magnificent program known as The Miracle League. This league allows
         children who are confined to wheelchairs or walkers along with disabled children of all sorts to run the
         bases on the rubber made field. These are children who were told at one time they would never be able
         to play baseball like any other child but every Saturday for two hours their disabilities, doctors’ visits,
         and problems disappear and the smiles take over as they hit, run and score. 2006- Present

    •    Ronald McDonald House Volunteer- Once a month students and club members of Circle K help the
         sponsoring Kiwanis club feed families at the local Ronald McDonald House to families who have
         children in the All Children’s Hospital. The goal is to give them a break, a hot meal, and a smile to
         hopefully make them feel better about their situations. 2005- Present
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 •    Trick-or Treat for UNICEF- Every Halloween members of Circle K knock on dorm doors and local
      places for the UNICEF foundation, which helps children in Kenya who have to live with HIV. 2004-

 •    The Giving Tree- The Eckerd College Circle K club decided to raise money to help children who were
      less fortunate than most and help make their wish lists come true. As a group, they collected enough
      money to donate socks, underwear, clothes, and toys that their families could not afford to buy for
      them. The most rewarding part of the project however, was being able to deliver the gifts and see the
      smiles on the children’s faces. 2006

 •    YMCA After School Volunteer- Lead a group of students to a local YMCA where everyone helped
      children from grades Kindergarten through Eighth grade with their homework, games, and questions.
      Many of the children at the after school programs are from low income families where some of their
      parents have been placed in jail or are no longer around leaving them no role models. We as students
      try to be positive role models to these children and let them know that education really is key and will
      take them on the right path in life. 2006

 •    St. Pete Free Clinic- As a service project with the Dean of Students, a group of Eckerd students spent
      some time at the St. Pete Free clinic where health care is provided for free and there is no fee for a
      doctor if one cannot afford it. Students worked in the food pantry where they sorted food for the
      satellite shelters located throughout the city. The mission statement for this organization is: “ The
      St.Petersburg Free Clinic is a caring organization helping to meet basic, unserved human needs through
      resources, volunteers, and advocacy.” 2006

 •    Dictionary Drive- The members of Circle K got together and collected money for the local YMCA for
      the after school program. Many of these children did not even know what a dictionary was, let alone
      ever see or touch one in their lifetime. With the help of the Eckerd College Community the club was
      able to donate dictionaries for children to use. 2005

 •    Stuffed Animal Toy Drive- As a member of Circle K, lead a group of students to put together a toy
      drive for a local charity. Faculty, staff, and the student body were asked to donate gently used or newly
      bought stuffed animals for local children who were not as fortunate as others in the area. Everyone
      joined hands on our small campus and helped many local children have a very Merry Christmas. 2004

     Eckerd College                                                             St. Petersburg, FL
     Co-Director of Palmetto Productions                                September 2007- Present
     Program and coordinate activities for student life on and off campus by sponsoring events such as
     national concerts, dinner cruises, and cultural events.

     Eckerd College                                                          St. Petersburg, FL
     Student Affairs Assistant                                        September 2004- May 2007
     Worked with Dean of Students and office of Campus Activities to support student life on campus.

     West Virginia DOT                                                   Wheeling, WV
  Office Assistant                                               Summers 2005-06
  Organized payroll, managed incoming and outgoing telephone and radio communications,
  processed billing, and maintained client files.

  NACA Nationals, Nashville, TN, February 2007- As student leaders, Campus Activities, Student Senate,
  and Palmetto Productions formed a group to attend this student leadership conference where colleges
  from all over the nation come together to get a taste of bands, speakers, poets, and solo artists they can
  book for their campuses. Workshops are also provided in advertising, leadership, and campus life.

  NACA South, Charleston, SC October 2007- The student activities board traveled to this conference to
  meet other schools in their region to discuss, plan, and book events with other colleges who are close to
  them. Through networking and communication the board was able to book many events for the year and
  get fresh new ideas on how to get a college campus more involved.

                                    Antonio Banderas
                                           4200 54th Ave S.
                                      St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Age: 26 Nationality: American

Objective: A marketing position with a fast growing consumer products company in Latin America

Work Experience: National Household Goods Company
Assistant Brand Manager, Cleaning Products                                  Caracas, Venezuela
2006 - 2008
During my two years working for the Cleaning Products Department (annual turnover $1.2 billion) I
worked on various assignments of increasing responsibility, including analysis of the Venezuelan
and Columbian markets for possible launch of new products. During this project I coordinated and
worked closely with our Latin American offices. Other activities included the successful launch of a
new line of organic cleansing products and a specialty display initiative within client stores that
resulted in a doubling of the number of displays over a 15-month period.

Local Sport Marketing Company - $3 million revenue specialty marketing company focused on
sports and entertainment marketing.

Marketing and Communications Intern                                        Caracas, Venezuela
Summers 2005 and 2006
During the two summers that I interned at this local company, I learned the basics of marketing
communication, including how to conduct focus groups, how to analyze results, and the basics of

Education: Eckerd College                                               St. Petersburg, FL
Bachelor of Arts, June 2006
Major in Political Science, minor in Spanish Language and Literature
GPA 3.55 on a 4.0 scale, Dean's List (top 20% of graduating class)
• Active in debating union and volleyball team
• Senior Thesis: "The Role of the Rising Middle Class in the Democracy Movement in Brazil"

Languages: English: Native fluency
Spanish: Fluent
Portuguese: Proficient

• Latin American literature
• Volleyball and sports
• Volunteering - volunteered for three semesters as a crisis translator at the local church, working
primarily with Central American refugees

Resume Action Verbs & Keywords

If your resume is scanned electronically by a potential employer, the computer scanner will pick up on
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Without them, your resume could be discarded. Use the below as a starting point, however we
recommend to read the job posting closely. The verbs they are looking for will usually be included in
the posting.

accelerated, acclimated, accompanied, accomplished, achieved, acquired, acted, activated, actuated,
adapted, added, addressed, adhered, adjusted, administered, admitted, adopted, advanced, advertised,
advised, advocated, aided, aired, affected, allocated, altered, amended, amplified, analyzed, answered,
anticipated, appointed, appraised, approached, approved, arbitrated, arranged, ascertained, asked,
assembled, assigned, assumed, assessed, assisted, attained, attracted, audited, augmented, authored,
authorized, automated, awarded, avail

balanced, bargained, borrowed, bought, broadened, budgeted, built

calculated, canvassed, capitalized, captured, carried, out, cast, cataloged, centralized, challenged,
chaired, changed, channeled, charted, checked, chose, circulated, clarified, classified, cleared,
closed, co-authored, cold, called, collaborated, collected, combined, commissioned, committed,
communicated, compared, compiled, complied, completed, composed, computed, conceived,
conceptualized, concluded, condensed, conducted, conferred, consolidated, constructed,
consulted, contracted, contrasted, contributed, contrived, controlled, converted, convinced,
coordinated, corrected, corresponded, counseled, counted, created, critiqued, cultivated

debugged, decided, decentralized, decreased, deferred, defined, delegated, delivered,
demonstrated, depreciated, described, designated, designed, determined, developed, devised,
devoted, diagrammed, directed, disclosed, discounted, discovered, dispatched, displayed,
dissembled, distinguished, distributed, diversified, divested, documented, doubled, drafted

earned, eased, edited, effected, elected, eliminated, employed, enabled, encouraged, endorsed,
enforced, engaged, engineered, enhanced, enlarged, enriched, entered, entertained, established,
estimated, evaluated, examined, exceeded, exchanged, executed, exempted, exercised, expanded,
expedited, explained, exposed, extended, extracted, extrapolated

facilitated, familiarized, fashioned, fielded, figured, financed, fit, focused, forecasted, formalized,
formed, formulated, fortified, found, founded, framed, fulfilled, functioned, furnished,

gained, gathered, gauged, gave, generated, governed, graded, granted, greeted, grouped, guided

handled, headed, hired, hosted

identified, illustrated, illuminated, implemented, improved, improvised, inaugurated,
indoctrinated, increased, incurred, induced, influenced, informed, initiated, innovated, inquired,
inspected, inspired, installed, instigated, instilled, instituted, instructed, insured, interfaced,
interpreted, interviewed, introduced, invented, inventoried, invested, investigated, invited,
involved, isolated, issued

joined, judged,

launched, lectured, led, lightened, liquidated, litigated, lobbied, localized, located

maintained, managed, mapped, marketed, maximized, measured, mediated, merchandised,
merged, met, minimized, modeled, moderated, modernized, modified, monitored, motivated,
moved, multiplied

named, narrated, negotiated, noticed, nurtured

observed, obtained, offered, offset, opened, operated, orchestrated, ordered, organized,
oriented, originated, overhauled, oversaw

paid, participated, passed, patterned, penalized, perceived, performed, permitted, persuaded,
phased, out, pinpointed, pioneered, placed, planned, polled, prepared, presented, preserved,
presided, prevented, priced, printed, prioritized, probed, processed, procured, produced,
profiled, programmed, projected, promoted, prompted, proposed, proved, provided, publicized,
published, purchased, pursued

quantified, quoted

raised, ranked, rated, reacted, read, received, recommended, reconciled, recorded, recovered,
recruited, rectified, redesigned, reduced, referred, refined, regained, regulated, rehabilitated,
reinforced, reinstated, rejected, related, remedied, remodeled, renegotiated, reorganized,
replaced, repaired, reported, represented, requested, researched, resolved, responded, restored,
restructured, resulted, retained, retrieved, revamped, revealed, reversed, reviewed, revised,
revitalized, rewarded, routed

safeguarded, salvaged, saved, scheduled, screened, secured, segmented, selected, sent, separated,
served, serviced, settled, shaped, shortened, showed, shrank, signed, simplified, sold, solved,
spearheaded, specified, speculated, spoke, spread, stabilized, staffed, staged, standardized,
steered, stimulated, strategized, streamlined, strengthened, stressed, structured, studied,
submitted, substantiated, substituted, suggested, summarized, superseded, supervised, supplied,
supported, surpassed, surveyed, synchronized, synthesized, systematized

tabulated, tailored, targeted, taught, terminated, tested, testified, tightened, took, traced, traded, trained,
transacted, transferred, transformed, translated, transported, traveled, treated, tripled

uncovered, undertook, unified, united, updated, upgraded, used, utilized

validated, valued, verified, viewed, visited

weighed, welcomed, widened, witnessed, won, worked, wrote


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