502 Nautical Dr., Miami, FL 32400
Phone: 456-555-5554 E-Mail: KSmith321@googlemail.com
To find employment which enables me to use my experience in both marketing and business to find creative solutions in increasing revenue generation and sales.
Graduated with high honors, a GPA of 3.5, and was a member of Alpha Chi National Honors Society and Key Club.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business, minor in Marketing, GPA of 3.7 and 4 consecutive years on the Dean’s List for high grades.
Microsoft Office, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Wordpress
This resume is great example for a recent graduate who is pursing their first “career” or “real job” following graduation. This resume is an overview of the most important skills/experiences you've acquired. During your interview you can expand on specific examples of knowledge, experience, or skills learned to illustrate the key points of your resume (this gives you a chance to show off what you learned to the interviewer and you won't have to write it all down on the resume). Remember to keep an entry-level resume short and to the point and demonstrate that based on your experience you could be a great new addition to the company. Make sure to approach your resume with viewpoint of “What can I do for them?” – tell them why they should hire you!
Since this is probably your first 'real' job, employers aren't expecting you to have a ton of work experience. It's best to include any internships or past jobs which involve the key aspects of the job you're pursing. Kathryn, for example, worked as a store manager and although she didn't create marketing strategies she did implement them in her store and measure the results. During her internship she gained experience in creative problem solving and creating business strategies. Even if you've had 10 jobs before this one it isn't always necessary to list every past employment experience if it isn't relative to the job you're trying to get, however, it is important to show that you have worked before and are responsible enough to keep a job for an extended period of time (so if you have no relative work experience just list your past jobs, it's ok!).
This sample resume is part of the InternationalStudent.com Resume Writing Center.