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The art of crafting an effective resume should be taught in school since it's so meaningful in our working lives. Most of us learned how to create our resumes from online samples and campus career-counseling handbooks, but those basic examples can only help us so much. While I'm not a professional career counselor or resume builder, I have a keen eye for resume blunders and have been helping my friends with their resumes for years. Think your resume could use a second opinion? Upload your resume without your personal information (or private message me) and I'll offer my advice on how to polish it to perfection.

Is my cover letter for personal assistant resume good enough?

Posted By truelyme on May 23, 2012 at 3:53AM

I am applying for a personal assistant position to a chief financial officer of a company,I got a cover letter at  http://www.bestsampleresume.com/resume-cover-letter.html. Please check if the cover letter below is good enough?  Give me any suggestions to help me make it better.


Joanna Jones

(PA Applicant)

E-Mail : joanna.jones@email.com

Contact Number : 435-223-1287


Mr. Henry Bullock

Hiring Manager

Accurate Finances

Dear Sir,

I write this letter to you as an application for the job of a Personal Assistant (PA) to the Chief Financial Officer of Accurate Finances. This is with reference to the advertisement I saw in the local newspaper, (name of the newspaper), on 05/18/2012. I feel I can do the job well as I have been working as a PA to the Manager of a well known company for two years. I sometimes doubled up as a receptionist too. I can say that you can hire me for my resourcefulness and decision making capabilities.

The reason for looking for an alternate job is relocation to another locality. I have shifted my residence from XYZ area to ABC area just last week and I feel I am spending too much time in traveling. Hoping to hear from you soon and looking forward to meet you in the next week. I will call you on the coming Monday.

Thank you for considering my letter.

Sincere regards,

Joanna Jones

Enclosure: Resume


Adding a photo is that the latest trend

Posted By Pam Drake on Apr 16, 2012 at 10:06AM
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No Internship Experience! Help!

Posted By SpencerFran on Aug 4, 2011 at 2:06PM

I'm in a bind! I'm a recent graduate looking for a internship, but  I can't seem to land one! Unlike most students, I didn't do any internships while in school (something I majorly regret). But what really stinks, is now i cannot even land one post-grad, it seems all employers are looking for someone with at least one on on their resume. What do I do? I feel so hopeless. I don't mean to get all emo...but I just don't know where to begin—and I'm not getting any younger.


how can I write a resume

Posted By niusha-ka on Apr 13, 2011 at 6:59AM


Posted By mediattack on Sep 29, 2010 at 11:01PM

what is this?

Please Review Resume

Posted By kereka on Sep 13, 2010 at 7:54PM

Hey guys i am looking into apply for a executive position, if you could please review my resume any suggestion is greatly appreciated.

  • Over four years of experience in a fast-paced, deadline- driven corporate environment
  • Unique talent in building relationships, communication across all age group and level of an organization
  • Ability to work efficiently: planning ahead, making good decisions, and analyzing different possibilities
  • Managed calendar of the Global Director which consisted of monitoring additions, deletions, and conflicts, resolve issues, verify location, time and date of events, keep meeting parties updated of schedules.
  • Expense Report Management: AMEX closed/reconciled, audit statement for finance team. Reviewed expense reports for other team members
  • Coordinate travel for Execs and team members ,populate travel info in Exec’s calendar, provide itineraries, process paperwork, reserve hotel rooms/car rentals, update profiles and calendar
  • Coordinate team events, conference room usage, order for team lunches/dinners and workshops.
  • Expense Report Management: AMEX close/reconcile, audit statements w/finance/CMG teams, find/reconcile mistakes/omissions, and update expense spreadsheet, binders and Executives of card activity. Review other team member’s expense reports and obtain approval signature from Execs
  • Coordinate travel for Execs and team members. Work logistics of travel w/extensive research (options/pricing), seat availability, assignment, and team members information, obtain boarding passes, process upgrades and changes, handle customer service issues, track/process airfare credits and/or refunds, use up airline credits, arrange transportation, populate travel info in Exec’s calendar, provide itineraries, process paperwork, reserve hotel rooms/car rentals, update profiles and calendar.
  • Daily calendar management which consisted of monitoring additions, deletions, and conflicts, resolve issues, verify location, time and date of events, keep meeting parties updated of schedules, updating FB calendar. Schedule, confirm and provide internal / external meetings information, make restaurant reservations, conference room setup/breakdown, catering, coordinate a/v needs, greeting guests, arrange events with FB offices.
  • Reviewed documents for clients before printing, binding, coping and sending them via the following: email, Fax, UPS or FedEx.
  • Verified accuracy of billing codes and invoices, deal w/refunds. POs for invoices generated, process paper work, follow-up on delivery of goods, work with admin/finance team.
  • Routinely managed Execs Contacts in Outlook/Entourage.
  • Time Entry SAP database: monitor time entry status, retrieve time entry directives from execs, and input accordingly.
  • Assisted in company events, calendar, conference room usage, upkeep vendor relation, and order for team lunches/dinners.
  • Managed executive calendar and coordinated meetings for department executives.
  • Processed executive’s expense reports.
  • Coordinated domestic and international travel for executives, including hotel, air and car rentals.
  • Responded to incoming calls and meeting requests.
  • Formatted/Developed Power Point deliverables.
  • Communicated with staff at all levels regarding purchases.
  • Filed invoices in SAP for payment processing.
  • Compiled invoices for incoming bills.
  • Goods Receipt purchase orders
  • Faxed and filed invoices

Please review resume!

Posted By tripleee on Jun 17, 2010 at 8:55AM

Emily Everett (with contact info listed here). Must easier to read in pdf form.

To obtain a marketing-related position in the Charleston, SC region.

B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) May 2005

Major:  Marketing Management Minor: Global Business

Pamplin College of Business         Blacksburg, VA

Completed an internship abroad in London, England – Summer 2003

Bristol Public Library Foundation Bristol, VA

  • Directed and executed all phases of advertising and public relations campaigns, through television, radio and print media
  • Directed and implemented the library Discovery Series and Worldview Scholarship Series programs, which featured special appearances of prominent national figures, to include Chris Matthews (MSNBC), Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss, Soledad O'Brien (CNN) and author Nicholas Sparks
  • Managed and implemented a comprehensive redesign of the library website
  • Designed all advertisements, brochures and other publications
  • Established and managed social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Coordinated all personal media appearances (television & radio) for self and library staff
  • Provided regular, updated marketing reports for the Bristol Public Library Board of Directors and for the Library Foundation Board
  • Served on seven committees to benefit the library
  • Participated in library strategic planning

Jane L. Sheffey& Associates Bristol, TN

  • Prepared tax and settlement forms for estates and trusts
  • Invested client’s funds as needed acting as a fiduciary
  • Hired home healthcare for clients

Business Manager Jan. 2007-Mar. 2008

Genesis Learning Centers Nashville, TN

  • Managed business processes of four private schools for children with disabilities
  • Trained employees on important documents and billing procedures
  • Improved lunch program by implementing wellness initiatives and state billing

Property Manager July 2006-Sept. 2006

  • Managed two furnished, corporate apartment buildings

Administrative Assistant- Marketing Department Jan. 2006- July 2006

AmSouth Bank Nashville, TN

  • Organized branch grand openings, sales rallies, and other bank functions

Financial Services Specialist July 2005-Dec. 2005

Volunteer Efforts

  • YWCA Bristol TN/VA Junior Board of Directors, Secretary
  • Birthplace of Country Music Alliance Board of Directors, Marketing Committee Chair
  • Believe In Bristol, Downtown Volunteer

my resume, thanks!

Posted By moni9008 on Jun 15, 2010 at 7:11PM


Energetic college junior with career interest in the fashion industry seeks internship that would provide practical experience in the industry, builing on prior retailing and merchandising experience.


Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA - 2012

Bachelor of Business Administration: Marketing Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish


College Ambassador, Tory Burch, Los Angeles, CA, 2009-Present

Hold a Tory Burch shopping event twice a year on the Loyola Marymount University campus

Intern, Hudson & Jane Upscale Men's and Women's Fashions, Kansas City, MO, Summer 2009

Researched new brands to add to the store's inventory

Proposed plans to promote the store in its new location through social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, and a blog

Brand Representative, Limited Too; Kansas City, MO, 2006

Helped girls with their mothers choose new styles for their wardrobe

Top Seller: July 2006

Maintained the store's organization and cleanliness


Active Member, Pi Beta Phi; California Nu Chapter, Los Angeles, CA, 2009-Present

Fraternity Heritage Committee Chair, Spring 2010

Alumni Relations Committee Chair, Fall 2009

Pi Society Recognition 2009; Cumulative GPA Award

Member, Sister Cities Association of Kansas City; Kansas City, MO, 2006-2009

Helped efforts to create understanding and community development between Kansas CIty and Seville, Spain


Languages: Fluent in Spanish (Dual Citizenship: USA & Spain); Intermediate French

PC & Mac: Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign

Please give me some resume tips!!!

Posted By jillybean923 on Mar 18, 2010 at 6:53PM


Shift Manager, 4/2001 - Present, Starbucks, Twinsburg, Ohio
*Providing excellent customer service to all patrons
*Managing at least 3 partners, running all aspects of a typical shift at Starbucks by following company deployment, guidelines and standards and uphold the mission statement.
*Challenging employees to maintain the Starbucks standards and to create enthusiastically satisfied customers.
*Handling daily scheduling issues, all cash, opening and closing the store

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist, 10/2000 - 2/2001    Adecco    Delray Beach, FL
*Worked as a temporary employee at a Financial Corporations
*Handled incoming phone calls on a multi-line phone
*Greeted all guests and clients
*Helped to build and update a client database

Office Manager, 2/2000 - 8/2000, 01/2005 - 08/2008, Gary F. Bialek, DDS    Garfield Hts, Ohio
*Acted as office manger, receptionist and dental assistant in a busy dental office
*Perfomed all office functions, answered multi line phone system, kept the schedule, processed patient insurance forms, managed all accounts payable/receivable
*Assisted the Dentist, chairside

Admin Assistant, 11/1996 - 12/1999, Compaq Computer Corp, Washington, DC
* Managed all office systems, desktops, servers, software and hardware
* Planned and organized meetings and conferences
* Provided administrative support for four attorneys and a legislative specialist, including all scheduling, communications and travel
* Researched the WWW and alternative forms of information distribution and publication for news pertaining to the Information Technology Industry
* Implemented a new, more effective filing system and maintained the law library

Office Mgr, 5/1996 - 10/1996, Congressional Hunger Center, Washington, DC
* Responsible for office management, supervision of interns and maintaining supplies & equipment
* Acted as Systems Administrator, maintained computer systems and employee records
* Served as liaison between CHC and building manager
* Directed and assisted in the implementation of new site on the World Wide Web for the CHC

Intern, 1/1996 - 5/1996, Congressional Hunger Center, Washington, DC
* Assisted program directors at meetings and briefings
* Prepared complex reports, analyzing current domestic programs and their implications
* Researched information related to hunger, and hunger issues using online resources, including the
Internet, the Web and Handsnet, government documents and various news sources

5/1996    Kent State University    US - OH - Kent, BA, Political Science

4/1996 - 4/2000    Hands on DC    Site Administrator
1/1997 - 1/2000    Kent State Alumni Assoc.    President

Effective and outstanding resume writing

Posted By Georgia Peach on Feb 24, 2010 at 1:57PM

I started my own business of Resume Writing about a year ago. I am currently unemployed, finishing my B.S. in Global Management with an exceptional talent for communication and english writing skills. One thing that I had a hard time with, which eventually was my deciding factor not to further my business venture, was how often people wanted their resume created fast and cheap. Depending on the levels, Exec, Mgmt or entry level/college, clients thought I should do the resume in about a weeks time. The other issue was with the cost. I charged anywhere from $220 for high level to $150 for lower level resumes and clients were reluctant to pay. Some even decided to ask me for tips instead of giving me the job because they thought they could do it themselves. There are lot's of resume services on the web that charge $400+ for resumes. I think that it is an extreme amount however, I can not speak to their volume of clients. Resume writing takes skill, patience, time and talent. The tips that the online sites give for resume writing are not enough and if you want a resume that will get you noticed out of the crowd whether it be a Human Resource software your resume is going through or a pair of eyes from a company recruiter, it is imperative that your resume be impeccable. Although I see many resumes for every industry and field you can think of, I always come across a client who says, "I really like my resume as it is, I would just like you to look over it real fast and let me know if you see anything I could change." That is like asking a mechanic to fix a problem on a car when the entire engine has given out. There is no way to fix them without redoing them. I see a lot of awfule resumes that people think are just fine and then submit them for jobs. Sometimes they get them, sometimes they don't, but the clients I have done resumes for always get an interview.


Just some informaton for people to know. When looking at your resume don't think that you have the best resume or it's good enough, think whether the other person going for the same job has a perfect one.