Sample Resume for a Group Home Manager

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  Career Services
     Why Your Resume is
• Expands on application
• Allows you control
• Summarizes pertinent experience
          Resume Facts
• 1st screening – 5-30 seconds
• 2nd screening – 1-2 minutes
• 100-300 resumes per position
• Underestimation of skills and abilities
         The Five C’s
• Clear
• Clean
• Concise
• Credible
• Communicate/Customize
• Look at weekly classifieds or on-line
  job banks
• Pick out qualities listed you possess
• Target your resume
       Types of Resumes
Generally, there are considered to be
 three styles of resumes:

• Chronological
• Functional
• Vita (CV)
• “Traditional” resume
• List your work history in reverse
  chronological order
• Best: Experience in their field,
  employment longevity with no gaps
                          R. Louis Green
             847 University Blvd., Apt. 3, Syracuse, NY 13244
              Phone: (315) 555-3214 -- Cell: (315) 555-3834
                  Email Address:

Profile      Creative problem-solver and marketer, who can see big picture while never losing sight of details that deliver results.
             Motivated team player with demonstrated talent for deploying research and organizational skills toward analyzing,
             upgrading, and streamlining complex marketing processes for improvement opportunities.
             Enthusiastic self-starter who can boost productivity, cut costs, foster efficiency, and ensure profitability.
             Goal-driven achiever with strong organizational skills, detail orientation.
Education    Bachelor of Business Administration
             Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
             Graduation Date: May 2003
             Major: Marketing
             Minor: Information Technology
             Overall GPA: 3.89 Minor GPA: 4.00
Experience   Computer Lab Manager
             Syracuse University, Division of Information Technology, August 2000 - present
             Manage team of five assistants in 30-desktop lab.
             Develop solutions for all aspects of lab usage.
             Ensure safety and security in the lab.
             Serve as key member of IT management solutions team.
             Marketing Specialist
             Manlius Temporary Services, Manlius, NY, May 2000 - present
             Function as versatile team player with ability to quickly assess, comprehend, and manage new business scenarios, customer
             groups, and product types.
             Play key role in the development, rollout, and management of numerous marketing campaigns for a variety of employers,
                      oCarrier Corporation: Marketing Assistant in brand development department
                      oUniversity Hospital Home Care Services: Marketing Assistant in public relations department
                      oOrangemen Products Company: Marketing Assistant in marketing department

Awards and   Syracuse University Business School Foundation Merit Award in Marketing
Honors       Outstanding Marketing Senior Award
             Beta Gamma Sigma - Business Honor Society
             Mortar Board
             Dean's List
             Who's Who Among American College Students
• Focuses on skills and abilities instead
  of work history
• Set up skill headings; ie,
  Communication Skills:, Management
  Skills:, Accounting, Etc.
• Best: no work experience in their
  field, changing careers, and short
  periods of employment or
  employment gaps
                            Functional Sample
Sperry Willson
9344 S. Pleasant Avenue, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone: 904-555-8559

Professional Profile
o Creative marketing professional with significant experience in public relations writing,
communications, and media relations.
o Results-driven achiever and effective team leader with exceptional interpersonal skills.
o Highly flexible and adaptable performer; adept at multi-tasking and thriving in a fast-paced
environment while coordinating numerous time-sensitive projects.

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. December 2002.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing: Minor: Spanish

Highlights of Professional Skills and Accomplishments
Marketing Experience:
o Attained training in public relations writing, communications, and media relations.
o Promoted events and programs to generate new membership and participation.
o Assisted in writing, organizing, and distributing press packets and news releases.

Organizational Experience:
o Assisted in registering 21,000 runners at sports complex.
o Produced a theatrical performance involving 100 volunteer actors, musicians, and crew.
o Selected and collaborated with professional convention planners and caterers for events.

Professional History
Harvey, Communications,             Public Relations Intern             May 2001 - Present
Lackland Services,                  Assistant to the Controller         May 2001 - present.
• Use formats of both styles
• Targeted resumes
• Insert specific skills you have that
  are being asked for
Pack action in your resume
• Use strong, action-oriented,
  descriptive words, like “exceeded”,
  “developed”, “initiated”, “increased”
  and “directed” as they fit.
• Vary power words
• Dictionary/Thesaurus
       Name and contact
• Full (legal) name, permanent
  address, current phone (message
• Use professional e-mail address only
  if you check it at least every other
    Job title or Objective?
• Inform employer of what you want
• If you are interested in more than
  one thing, either create several
  resumes, or delete job title/objective
     Job title or Objective?
• Job title: one or two words exactly as
• Objective: simple, short sentence that
  describes the kind of job you want.
• Avoid being too general
 The experience summary section
    markets your “Skills Set”
• The Experience Summary section
  appears after your job title and
  before your Education
• “Profile” “Summary of
  Qualifications,” or “Experience
• “Book Jacket Summary”: Grabs
  attention and summarizes experience
The Experience Summary Section
    Markets your “Skills Set”
• Think about qualifications; what’s
  important and unique?
• Brainstorm and then narrow down
• Group similar skills in sets
• Spend time; these are your marketing
Summary Examples:
   The Education Section – Your
• Highlights formal education,
  specialized training, special courses
  and required certifications
• Consider listing courses, class
  projects or observations
• List dates only on most recent
 Related Experience, Skills or
     Work History Section
• The heart of your resume
• Detail work experience
• Backs up your Summary of
• For Ed Majors: Classroom
  Experience; for Nursing majors:
  Clinical Experience
      What goes in your Work
       Experience Section?
• Company Name
• Company Location
• Your job title
• Dates of Employment
• Brief description of job duties
• Achievements and results, make
  these quantifiable and verifiable
 What if I don’t know what to
• Research
  – Career Counselor
  – Discover Program - Assessments
• Informational Interviewing
• Soft skills; can be trained for
  technical skills
• Use if pertinent to the position you
  are applying for
• Show leadership and community
• Typically for graduate school
• Available Upon Request
• Reference Sheet
• At least one professional reference
• Contact your references ahead of
• Proofread
• Use spell check
• Show it to people
• Encourage criticism
• Mistake = garbage can
    Resume Design and Layout
•   Do not use pastels, fluorescent, or dark colors of paper.
•   Use standard business colors.
•   Use quality paper
•   Use a word processing program so you have the flexibility to
    target specific employers and job openings.
•   Use a simple, clean typeface like Times New Roman, Helvetica or
•   Use open spaces to make your resume look clean and easy to
    read. Avoid cramming with lots of print.
•   Mail originals, not photocopies.
•   Proofread your resume at every step in the process.
•   Don’t settle for less than the very best.- Your resume reflects you.
    Packaging Tips for your
• Print your resume, reference sheet
  and cover letter on the same paper
• Cover letter, resume, references
• Mail flat in a large envelope
• Never fold your resume
• Print mailing labels
• Use adequate postage

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