Sample Resumes

Your resume has just 15 seconds to win an interview!
If it isn’t a winner, it’s a killer. To place the vitality of your career in the hands of less-than-the-best, is a gamble you cannot afford. Here are samples of resumes written by Peter’s staff. These expertly written resumes:

Get the message out quickly and efficiently
Are formatted to capture the attention of recruiters and hiring managers
Are exceptionally written to win interviews for high-level positions.
Are an investment that takes the gamble out of your job search!

When you look at your resume you should say, “I’d hire me”. If you don’t, then it’s time to hire us!


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From The Experts:
Appearances Count – Don’t try to save money by printing onto a cheap copy paper instead of good quality stock. Check for typos, grammatical errors and coffee stains. Use the spellcheck feature on your word processor and ask a friend to review the resume to find mistakes you might have missed.
Does Size Matter? – If your career warrants a two-page resume, then go ahead and create a document that reflects the full range of your experience and accomplishments. Don’t reduce the type size to such a degree that your resume becomes difficult to read.
Truth or Consequences – Don’t fudge over dates or titles to hide the fact that you have been unemployed, that you switched jobs too frequently or that you held low-level positions. If a prospective employer conducts a background check and discovers that you lied, you can kiss the job good-bye.
State Your Case – If you are seeking a job in a field in which you have no prior experience, don’t use a chronological format. By using a functional or skills-oriented format, you can present your relevant experience and skills up front.
Put Your Best Foot Forward – Don’t simply copy the job description jargon from your company’s HR manual. To show that you are more qualified than the competition for the positions you are seeking, you need to do more than simply list your job responsibilities. Present specific accomplishments and achievements: percentages increased, accounts expanded, awards won, etc.
No Excuses – Don’t include the reasons you are no longer working at each job listed. The phrases “Company sold,” “Boss was an idiot” and “Left to make more money” should be avoided.
What Have You Done Lately? – While it is certainly acceptable to have a two-pager, don’t list every single job you’ve ever held. Personnel managers are most interested in your experience from the last 10 years, so focus on your most recent and most relevant career experience.
No Extra Papers, Please – When you send out your resume, don’t include copies of transcripts, letters of recommendation or awards, unless you are specifically asked to do so. If you are called in for an interview, you may bring these extra materials along in your briefcase for show-and-tell.
Don’t Get Personal – Personal information does not belong for jobs in the United States. Don’t include information on your marital status, age, race, family or hobbies.
International Resumes/CVs – The latest “best practice” in international resume writing is to NOT include personal details… even on CVs. Most countries/industry segments have drifted away from the traditional CV presentation – even in science and academia. The only difference in those presentations now are length – with patents, papers, posters, and presentation details expanding the resume to many pages. Most companies are global and digital today… and recruiting and hiring manager preferences are to use the standard resume format without those details, for numerous reasons (privacy/identity theft is one and being Western/global business savvy is another). There was a big discussion about this recently on the CDI forum (the new standard in current resume practices – as compared to PARW, etc.) and the best practice consensus was to advise international clients NOT to prepare their resume that way, unless requested.
If you look at the samples, you will love what “papa’s” staff can do for you. They would love to have your business. Papa's Girl

That which makes you a talented professional in your chosen industry, does not necessarily make you a talented resume/CV writer. Summarizing your skills and experience in a manner that appeals to a hiring professional and sets you apart from the competition takes time, effort and a really talented “wordsmith.” Think about it. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

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