Original publish date: Examiner.com Career section 2/3/2013
An entry-level resume can be used by many such as graduating seniors and employees changing from one career to another. When writing this type of resume a goal is to ensure clear details are provided. The best way to begin any resume is to determine what will be needed on a one-page resume first. Afterward it is best to use a pen and paper then structure each section. The below layout can be used as an example:
234 Any Street, Suite #567
Any Town, NY, 12345
|Home Phone: 567-789-0123Cell Phone: 234-987-6543
Smithfield College: Appleton, KS
BS Chemistry; 2007; G.P.A: 3.8
Concentration: Pre Medical Studies
Sound River Regional High School: Merrifield, NH
Regents Diploma with Salutatorian Status; 2003; G.P.A: 4.0
ABC Incorporated, Sales/Support Associate, Marconia, VT
June 2007 – Present
- Recruited new clients.
- Managed all facets of client support while establishing and maintaining a professional rapport.
- Performed financial analyses and reports and advised clients accordingly.
BDE Safety Supplies, Administrative Assistant, Merrifield, NH
June 1999 – June 2007 (Summers)
- Answered phone calls, greeting clients, and scheduled appointments.
- Assisted with purchasing of safety supplies and processed client orders.
- Managed financial bookkeeping for the company using QuickBooks.
Windows 2000/XP and Windows Vista, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Outlook, QuickBooks.
Relevant Test Scores
SAT: Quantitative Reasoning 99 percentile, GRE Quantitative Reasoning 95 percentile.
INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Coach – Marconia Youth Hockey
Smithfield College Varsity Hockey Team
The resume shown is an example from About.com using a more modern change in the name section. Two reasons for this change, 1) to give a modern appearance and 2) to keep a one-page resume. The breakdown of each section should be summarized. The goal of a resume is to obtain an interview, not to write out your life story. 3 P’s in job finding – practice, patience, and persistence!