Award-Winning Resume Samples

Sales Executive Resume Sample – A reverse chronological, accomplishment-focused resume with results graphs.
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“Jennifer felt she was at the peak of her sales management roles at her current company and wanted a change. She was interested in moving into a similar role but for a small- to mid-sized technology start up or an internet-based company.”
CFO Resume Sample – Reverse chronological showcasing client’s Core Competencies.
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“Bill has had significant achievements as he progressed up the ladder. His writer kept the accomplishments brief and to-the-point. A globe design was added to emphasize his global experience as he wanted to move more into a global role again.”
This is a chronological, accomplishment-based résumé with an ‘Executive Highlights’ focus area.
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“John was looking for another C-Level position after having his own consulting business for a few years. He didn’t want to be pigeon-holed into any one industry and wanted to keep his options open. So instead we concentrated on his accomplishments and minimized industry focus.”
Executive Financial Turnarounds Resume Sample
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“Margaret wanted to get back into a corporate role after taking on entrepreneurial roles. Her writer, Marie, focused on her skillset and helped move her back into a corporate position.”
Marketing Manager Resume Sample
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“Maryann has had a successful career in brand management and wanted to move into a more senior level marketing role. Expertise was highlighted and a bold format was created to showcase accomplishments and skill set.”
Chief Technology Officer Resume Sample
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“Brad had been in senior level (c-level) roles for the same company and was ready to take on more challenges at a different company. His writer, Rene, didn’t focus on industry as much as skill so he could choose the industry he wanted. Sean later moved into a CTO role at a healthcare device company.”
Executive Leadership (West) Resume Sample
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“Sean had a steady career progression with a major communications company. Feeling he had reached as high as he could go, he was ready to move on and lead another company. Three weeks later, he became CEO of a Fortune 500 communications company.”
Operations Executive Resume Sample
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“Michael’s long and distinguished career at a financial institution led him to want to explore new opportunities. His writer focused on value and skill while showcasing his leadership.”
Executive Management Resume Sample
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“Joe had a great career but was ready to move into another industry. His writer focused on his many accomplishments and showcased them in a Career Highlights section on the first page. Joe is now working for a software development company as their VP of Strategy.”
Health & Wellness Resume Sample
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“As Ericka’s career progressed, she found her passion was in health, nutrition, education, and daily living. She enjoyed her present job but wanted to leave the start up and sink her teeth into a similar, but more challenging role, for a larger corporation. Her writer, Christina, indicated her strengths in a column on the right and created a brief but interesting Executive Profile.”
A “Chrono-Hybrid” resume focusing on each position’s accomplishments and strengths.
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“Michael had branched out to consultancy positions within the insurance industry, but was now looking at new roles in business development for other industries. He excelled at creating new business pipelines and developing programs that move businesses forward.”
Asset Management Executive Resume – Client was looking for a similar role as interim CIO or CIO for a publicly traded company.
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Business Development/Procurement Senior Manager Resume – Client has a steady mix of business development and procurement. Both focuses are shown in this example.
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Business Technology Executive Resume – Client wanted to move into a CTO role, so resume was achievement-focused with an added “Career Highlights” box.
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VP Finance Resume – Senior Exec client with a strong achievement focus in a chronological format.
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Professional & ProPlus Resumes

Professional Résumé sample based on a functional style that focuses on new skills obtained to transition into a different role.
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“Jordan’s experience started on a technician level but as he gained more technical experience he realized he wanted to move into an IT Systems Analyst role. We added a bulleted keyword list to emphasize what he learned and a Technology Snapshot text box so the reader would know what he specialized in.”
ProPlus Résumé in a reverse chronological, accomplishment-focused format.
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“Kristin recently added an undergrad and graduate degree to her portfolio, so she wanted to take on a new role with more responsibility (and more money!). We added her education and credentials on the first page to let the reader know she has what it takes for the role.”
Professional Plus level résumé in a chronological format with a shaded “specialties” box. Achievements are highlighted.
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“Kate wanted to stay in the same line of work, but not the same industry. We focused on her accomplishments, skills, and progress while minimizing the industries she was in.”
Professional level sales résumé in a chronological format with a graph highlighting growth. Professional Plus résumé with a career change aspect to it. Chronological format.
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“Bill had significant sales growth despite the economic downturn. All other brands in the company were losing sales except his. We showcased his progress with a chart embedded into the document. “ “Victor had been at the same company his entire career. He wanted to step down a bit and take on a less high-pressure/managerial role and get back to doing what he loved best– working with clients. We created a bulleted list of what he had done during his career with a client-centered focus.”
Senior Manager, Lean Manufacturing/Process Improvement Resume – Client had enriched his potential marketability by earning an Executive MBA. He needed to document his exceptional achievements and show his scope of experience in a senior management, lean manufacturing position.
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Organizational Leadership Resume – Client wanted to transition back into organizational leadership or change management after trying his hand at teaching. Focus of resume was change management and process improvements due to leadership strategies and development.
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Director Project/Program Management Resume – Client wanted a similar role but with a different company after hearing of possible cutbacks.
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General-Operation Management Resume – Client wanted to move from a role of manager of a family-owned store into a general manager or operational manager role.
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SystemsAdmin/Network Engineer Resume – Client wanted an updated resume for a systems administrator/network engineering position. Format is chronological with a ”technical proficiencies” section in the middle of the first page to showcase what he excels in.
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Entry Level Resumes

Entry-Level Résumé in a chronological format with a column and clip art. Entry-Level Résumé in a chrono/functional/hybrid format with clip art.
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“Savannah was fresh out of college and wanted to get into IT. She didn’t want to be labeled a “computer geek” who “couldn’t communicate with the real world”, so we added some fun elements (clip art) and also made it clear in the summary that she could talk at both technical and non-technical levels. We also didn’t minimize her customer service experience. We wanted to show how she is great with people.” “Josh wanted to work for National Geographic. He had some great experiences in college– working overseas and living with the “natives” while capturing them in their natural habitat. We added a career summary at the top that highlighted his camera and photography knowledge. We followed that with a bulleted list of his actual projects and “service learning” to give the reader a sense of what he learned during his travels.”
Nursing Entry Level Resume – Client wanted to utilize recent degree to land a nursing job.
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Military to Civilian Transitional Resumes

Mil-to-Civil Professional Sample – A military-to-civilian resume focusing on experience and skill transition.
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“Mike had been in Kuwait for 5+ years and wanted to transition back into a civilian role within a hospital. His writer brought out the skills he gained while in Kuwait and highlighted them in an easy-to-read text box. The writer also included a Highlights section to focus on what he did in previous hospital position.”
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“Griffin was retiring from the Army and wanted to transition into a Senior-Level Finance position for a large, public corporation. We showcased his career achievements and highlighted his transferable skills.”

Career Transition Resumes

Typical Career Change résumé that focuses on the client’s skills rather than job positions.
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“Farrah had been in various office management, administrative, and travel management positions with some human resources. Our goal was to transition her current skills to a Human Resources Generalist job, which was what she had just gotten a degree in. A functional format was used to showcase her leadership, training, human resource experience and transferable skills.”

CV (Curriculum Vitae) Resumes

Curriculum Vitae, 4-page with lists of accomplishments.
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“The sample provided here was for a Research Physician looking to find a position as a Nephrologist within the pharmaceutical industry. Nameesh sent over 15 pages of information that I weeded through and brought down to a nicely effective 4. We added his lists of training, experience, publications, affiliations and more.”

LinkedIn Profiles

A LinkedIn profile will greatly improve your chance of being seen by hundreds or even thousands of potential contacts. It’s a great way to connect with old co-workers, prospect companies, and respond to job openings.
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Cover Letters

A cover letter with bulleted accomplishments.
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A cover letter is essential to your job search. It is an introduction to the reader of who you are. Your résumé is your proof, but the cover letter leaves more of a personal impression. Don’t send your résumé without one!

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