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Resume Makeover - Solutions and After Resume

After a dialogue with the client, each of the problems noted on the Before Resume were addressed.  See the After Resume for the final results of this effort.

This sample resume makeover example is provided courtesy of Quest Outplacement, an outplacement company that provides outplacement services to jobseekers located throughout the world. 

This resume makeover example is reprinted with Quest's permission.  To learn more about Quest Outplacement,  click here

Solutions:

  1. A specific job objective was developed and added to the resume to give the resume focus. The type of job he wanted and why he was qualified for it was made clear to the reader of the resume.
  2. A summary section was developed and added to the resume to highlight his broad range of experience and to highlight his strongest work experience sooner.
  3. Instead of a chronological style resume, a functional style resume was developed and used. By making this change in resume style, the problems of the chronological style resume were eliminated. The resume no longer started off by highlighting his weaknesses of being currently unemployed and of his most recent employment not being his strongest work experience.
  4. Key information that he had left off his resume was discovered and added as the result of questions raised by his Quest Career Transition Consultant. This key information included numerous detailed duties relating to product roll outs as well as project management experience with project schedule and budget responsibility.
  5. The Related Experience section was deleted from the resume and key information from this section was included in a new section called Skills.
  6. The Education section was changed to reduce the number of institutions listed to reduce the reader's focus on this section since the client does not have a college degree.
  7. The statement about references being available upon request was deleted as it is unnecessary.

The results of incorporating these solutions to the client's resume are reflected in the After Resume given below.

 

Before Resume After Resume

After Resume

John Doe
2100 Logan Avenue
Los Angeles, CA   12345
213-123-4567
Objective

To obtain a marketing position which utilizes my marketing management experience as well my supervisory skills.

Summary

Experience with rolling out products, producing product training materials, conducting product training, developing and implementing marketing strategies. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Proven record in project development and management.

Experience

Marketing Management

  • Developed and managed a budget of $750K.
  • Coordinated product roll outs to sales channels and customers.
  • Worked with outside vendors to develop product packaging.
  • Determined proper collateral materials to include with a product roll outs and managed the design of these materials.
  • Managed efforts of roll out teams including overseeing the project schedule and budget.

Marketing Communications

  • Extensive experience as company spokesperson. Spoke to business owners and appeared on television and radio.
  • Designed and created advertising exhibits including the production of interactive and linear video programs.
  • Created and implemented direct marketing programs.

Sales Training

  • Produced training packages and trained sales representatives and account executives in product and sales knowledge.
  • Developed and produced interactive video sales program saving the company $1.5M over an 18-month period.
  • Developed and implemented stimulation packages to increase sales.

Management

  • Extensive project management experience, managing and coordinating teams on several high-level projects including the multi-million dollar A1 Exhibit.
  • Experienced in business plan development and formulating budgets.
  • Supervisory experience including supervising both staff and managers.
  • Excellent "associate," with ability to mentor others.

After Resume

John Doe                                                                                                        Page 2

Employment
Sales Associate
ABC Video
June 1996 - May 1997
Owner
XYZ Cleaners
September 1991 - March 1996
Marketing Communications Manager
Able, Inc.
November 1990 - July 1991
Marketing Manager
A1 Company
June 1988 - October 1990
Advertising Assistant Manager
A1 Company
November 1980 - May 1988
Advertising Supervisor
A1 Company
August 1976 - October 1980

Education

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE
American Film Institute - Hollywood, CA

Skills

Pagemaker and Microsoft Word
Experienced Photographer

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