Resume overview. This resume summarizes the work experience and education of an individual who does sales, service, and training related to computer hardware and and software as well as other office equipment.
Note: This resume has not been designed as an online or web resume. Web resumes take advantage of the web and online delivery medium in ways; this example is simply a rendering of the printed version.
Heading. This writer puts her name, address, and phone number in the heading portion of his resume. While most of the examples shown in this online textbook center the heading material, this one left-aligns it.
Qualifications summary. This writer chooses to present a sentence that summarizes his work experience at this key point in the resume. Resume experts believe that this point—about one-third to one-fourth of the way down the page—is where people first start looking at a resume.
Experience section. This writer presents his work experience, job by job, in reverse chronological order. Notice that although he lists the name of the company first, he underlines his job title, thereby making it more noticeable. Notice too that he bullets his work activities and responsibilities, making them more quickly readable and scannable. And finally this writer puts the dates in the details summary, rather than in the open space in left side of the resume.
Education section. The education section continues the same design started in the experience section, although the bulleted-list format is absent, either because less information is available or because space is running out on the page. Obviously, this writer has lots of experience detail to show. If your situation is the reverse, put your education first and bullet the details of your course work, special projects, and other such.
Activities and interest section. If you have room, include a small section listing the nonwork things you like to do. This rounds you out as a person and can give your interviewers something to chat with you about at those odd moments waiting for the elevator or for other interviewers to show up.
Design. This resume has a nice, clean, organized design. The headings appear in the left column; the detail in the right. A key detail—specifically, the job title and the degree name—is underlined in every section. Bulleted lists are used to spread out the detail and make it more readable and scannable.
That completes the comments for this example.