Chronological Resume Example: Financial Editor

Here's a chronological resume sample for a Financial Editor who has solid experience as a contract writer for several financial publications. Notice how his resume handles his contractual work history so that it fits with the professional image he needs to present. In his cover letter (see Sample Cover Letter for a Financial Editor) he...more »

Chronological Resume Sample: Senior Sales Account Executive

Here's a chronological resume sample for a Senior Sales Account Executive who wants to stay in her career selling high-end cars. Although this job seeker is currently unemployed and has no college degree, her resume is very strong and puts her in the running for top jobs in her field. << Matching Cover Letter for...more »

Combination Resume Example: 3-D Modeler / Animator

Here's a resume sample for a 3-D Modeler / Animator. This resume has been around the block. It was first written in the 1990s in the functional resume format (see Functional Resume Example: 3-D Modeler/Animator) when functional resumes were the trend for job seekers with little or no experience. When I updated it, I changed...more »

Combination Resume Example: Automotive Service Manager

Here's a resume sample for an Automotive Service Manager/Director, which was first written in the functional resume format (see Functional Resume Example: Automotive Service Manager) in the 1990s, which was fine for that decade. Now, functional resumes are not well received by employers, so I converted it to the combination resume format you see below....more »

Chronological Resume Sample: Software Engineer / Programmer

This self-employed/unemployed professional is determined to stay in the same field as he now looks for full-time employment with a company. Note how he handled the name change of a former employer (top of page two) and how he includes his military service at the end of page two. << More Technical Resume Examples <<...more »

Functional Resume Sample: Sales Representative in Fashion

Here's a resume sample for a Manufacturer's Sales Representative in the fashion industry. It was written in the 1990s, when functional resume formats were often used for job seekers with colorful work histories. In this case, Duncan (not his real name) had a lot of job hopping, self-employment, and a gap in employment due to...more »

Resume Sample: Investment Banking, Financial Modeling and Valuation

This resume handles a few tough problems: job hopping and self-employment while the applicant was earning his MBA. He disguised his self-employment by using business job titles instead of "owner," and he beefed up his accomplishment statements with quantifiable results to show that he gets a lot done in a short period of time. Note...more »

Combination Resume Sample: Executive in Account Management

Here's a combination resume sample for an Executive in Account Management, focusing on integrated direct marketing and analysis. This job seeker is transitioning from self-employment to employee, which can be a tricky career move. See how this resume helps her do it smoothly. << More Executive Management Resume Examples << More Marketing Resume Examples <<...more »

Functional Resume Sample: Executive Director, Performing Arts

This resume for an Executive Director of a Performing Arts for Children Organization is in the functional resume format. When it was written in the mid 1990s, the functional resume was more common in the job market than it is now. Today, this same type of job search would do better with a combination resume...more »

Resume Sample: Senior Executive for a Financial Services Technology Company

Although this resume dates back 23 years, we don't know how old the job seeker is because she didn't list dates under Education. Her work history is filled with promotions and she is recently self-employed, which she downplayed by listing her job title as CEO, President & Founder. << More Executive Management Resume Examples <<...more »