Resume Examples

With Ginger’s resume examples, you can review sample resumes, choose the best type of resume to highlight your achievements and strengths, and get ideas about what kind of information you should include in your resume. In addition, these resume samples allow you to view various resume formats before you get started with your own. Remember, hiring managers are impressed by perfect resumes. Use the following examples of resumes to be sure yours looks just right.

Chronological Resume Example

This sample resume is a very simple one, designed to allow hiring managers to focus on important details quickly. Notice that this chronological resume example includes no extraneous information. It is very easy to read, and though the information it contains is basic, it stresses experiences that relate to the writer’s job objective. In addition, each of the jobs and duties listed begins with an action word.

Keep in mind that this chronological resume sample is provided as a tool you can use to get started. Be certain to thoughtfully plan your resume to highlight your special skills.

JASMINE BROWN

692 Clearwater Drive

Mathias, WV 26812

(540)-555-3241

email: jbrown71@test.net

OBJECTIVE: Position as a receptionist for a company requiring a reliable, personable receptionist.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

2004 – Present         Receptionist         Comfort Furniture, Mathias, West Virginia

Employed as the lead receptionist for a furniture retailer.

  • Greeted customers
  • Answered telephones
  • Scheduled deliveries
  • Delivered messages
  • Processed mail and email
  • Provided information about products and services
  • Prepared invoices and forms using Microsoft Word

2000 – 2004              Receptionist         ACE Medical, Los Angeles, California

Employed in the billing office of a medical supply company.

  • Answered telephones
  • Processed mail and email
  • Greeted customers
  • Typed forms
  • Maintained filing system

1998 – 2000              Clerk Typist         Carter Grade School, Los Angeles, California

  • Worked as a school office assistant.
  • Greeted students and parents
  • Filed documents
  • Made copies
  • Answered telephones

EDUCATION:         Carter High School, Los Angeles, California. High School diploma with emphasis in business education.

Functional Resume Example

This functional resume sample includes categories employers want to see, such as objective, work experience, and education. Information is grouped under each of the categories, making the resume easy for hiring managers to follow. As in Ginger’s other resume examples, it has just one objective statement. In contrast with the chronological resume sample, this sample resume centers on the writer’s skills and accomplishments.

This functional resume sample is provided as a tool you can use to get started. Remember to thoughtfully plan your resume to highlight your special skills.

TERRY BARRONS

1692 Cedarwood Road

Marysville, CA 92000

(610)-555-3000

email: Tbar2@test.net

OBJECTIVE: Position as a light truck or local delivery driver for a company requiring a dependable employee with four years driving experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Earned an outstanding accomplishment raise at Smart Office Products.
  • Excel at maintaining excellent customer relationships.
  • Possess a Class A California commercial driver’s license.

EXPERIENCE:

Driver

  • Delivered office products to customers.
  • Planned daily business delivery routes.
  • Transported children back and forth from school.
  • Delivered flowers to a variety of customers.
  • Excellent driving record.
  • Conducted daily safety inspection and vehicle maintenance.

Trustworthy

  • Transported children to and from school safely, on time, with no traffic accidents.
  • Collected payments when delivering office products to customers.

Customer Service

  • Developed good relationships with customers.
  • Followed up on customer questions or complaints.

Dependable

  • Maintained a reputation for responsibility.
  • Delivered 98% of shipments on time with a low return/damage rate.
  • Worked well under stressful situations such as driving in heavy traffic or short deadlines.
  • Able to lift 100 pounds.

Employment History

2011 – Present         Delivery Driver         Smart Office Products, Sparkling Spring, CA

2010 – 2011              Driver                          Montessori School, Sparkling Spring, CA

2008 – 2010              Driver                          Amy’s Flowers, Sparkling Spring, CA

2007 – 2008              Driver                          Jack’s Pizza, Sparkling Spring, CA

Education and Training

Sparkling Spring High School

Community Driving School, Defensive Driving

Combination Resume Example

This sample resume is designed to incorporate the best features of the chronological and functional resume alike. Notice that this combination resume example is very easy to read, and though the information it contains is quite basic, it summarizes skills and highlights experiences that directly relate to the writer’s job objective. As with other examples of resumes provided, each of the jobs and duties listed begins with an action word. Unlike the other resume examples provided, this resume belongs to someone with no paid job experience. Even so, the writer effectively conveys information about her skills, increasing her odds of winning interviews.

Keep in mind that this combination resume sample is provided as a tool you can use to get started. Be certain that you thoughtfully plan your resume to showcase your special skills.

SHIRLEY MARSHALL

12344 Vine Street

Tucson, AZ, 85725

(510)-555-1234

email: SMarshall7@test.net

SUMMARY

Dependable, skilled General Office Worker with over ten years of transferable experience. Proven communication, clerical, and customer service skills in a variety of setting. Positive, personable attitude with a history of producing quality results and satisfied customers. Computer literate.

SELECTED SKILLS

General Office

  • Scheduled appointments
  • Paid invoices and maintained accurate financial records
  • Answered phones and took messages
  • Organized and implemented meetings efficiently
  • Created documents and prepared reports using WordPerfect and MS Word

Customer Service

  • Welcomed visitors in a friendly, courteous manner
  • Provided clients with desired information in a timely, efficient manner
  • Assisted customers with concerns
  • Established friendly, lasting relationships with clientele and vendors

Communication

  • Utilized email as an effective tool for communication
  • Answered phones in a professional, courteous manner
  • Demonstrated ability to express ideas and influence action in a team environment
  • Established rapport with diverse groups and individuals

RELATED VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

General Office Volunteer         Veterans of Foreign Wars – Tucson, AZ            4 years

Event Coordinator                     Neighborhood Watch – Phoenix, AZ                 5 years

Elected Secretary                       Parent Teachers Association – Phoenix, AZ     6 years

Group/Activities Leader           Boy Scouts of America – Phoenix, AZ                6 years

Family Manager                         Self-employed – Phoenix, AZ                              8 years

EDUCATION

High School Diploma: St. Mary’s Catholic High School, Phoenix, AZ