Here's a chronological resume sample for a Program Director / Coordinator in the International NGO (Nongovernmental Organization) sector. This job seeker is making a career change, while working on his Masters degree. See how he handles all that on his resume.
About This Sample Resume for a Program Director / Coordinator
Guy (not his real name) wrote a two-page resume that spotlights his strengths and handles a few job search problems. Let me explain.
- Career change. Guy's work history is in the fields of education and media. He created a Career Objective statement at the top of his resume to make it clear that he wants to make a career change.
- Masters degree in progress. Guy is still in school, working on his Masters degree. That's why he wrote, "to be completed 2015." Because his two degrees and three certificates support his career change, he placed the Education section near the top of page one.
- Internship. Guy listed his internship under his Career Accomplishments section instead of under Education because he wanted to break up his two teaching jobs with a job title (Mediator) that is more relevant to his job objective.
- Achievement statements. Guy could have written many bullet point statements under each of his job titles. Instead, he wrote about only what was relevant to his new career. For example, notice how he highlighted cultural diversity throughout his Career Accomplishments section.
- Previous relevant experience. Guy wanted to list jobs going back to 1999 because they support his objective and show a strong foundation for his career change. But he didn't need to give details so he simply wrote a list of those jobs at the end of his resume, under the heading, "Previous relevant experience."
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