Sample Resumé

John Doe Home address:
200-475 Anywhere Street
Toronto, Ontario T1E 2H3
Work address:
Diversified Corporation
150 Main Street
Central City, Ontario M5E 1R4
(only provide email addresses you check daily, even while on holidays) The highlighted information should not show in your final resumé version. They are here as a teaching prompt.


  • Multi-lingual: English, French (CCC), Spanish
  • Client-focused business-unit manager with proven track record in turnaround and change management.
  • Multi-skilled editor and writer with commitment to editorial excellence
  • Visionary, result-oriented leader with significant accomplishments in corporate developments, new technology development, and project management.
  • Lead and motivate by creating high-performing teams and inspiring staff to develop new methods.
  • Outstanding record for talent attraction, retention, and development
  • Over 15 years of hands-on, progressive experience in business improvement.


Bachelor of Business Administration Major: Human Resources
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

(Asset education) Graduated
Bachelor of Arts Major: English
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

(Essential education) Graduated
Grade 12
Province of Manitoba


E1, E2, AE1- these prompts represent the essential and asset experience you must demonstrate in your resume to be "screened in" to a process. Organize your examples so it is easy for a screener to find the screening factors.

Career Summary
Business Manager, Colorants & Textile/Leather Chemicals May 2003 – current

Diversified Corporation, Central City, Ontario

  • Reporting to the Senior Vice-President, with a budget of $5 million, lead a national business team focused on corporate clients in the automotive coatings, architectural coatings, plastics, inks, specialty coatings, textiles and leather industries. Manage a department of eleven highly skilled industry professionals. Member of Diversified's Quality Management Leadership Team.
  • E1 Reinvigorated an underperforming, low-morale team of eleven by implementing performance objectives, incentive programs, and training and development. Employee satisfaction ratings improved by 15%, employee turnover decreased by 25%.
  • AE1 Aggressively restructured unit through product portfolio management, staff changes, activity-based costing models, market/ customer-positioning changes, and overhead cost reductions
Managing Editor Jan 2000 – May 2003

Human Resources Now, HRN Publications, New York, New York

  • Oversaw the editorial budget and content for the journal. Managed a department of six. Hired and managed freelance writers and expert contributors. Oversaw editorial production.
  • E1 Supervised and managed personnel activities for a staff of six including the delegation of work, preparation and delivery of annual performance reviews; coordinated and approved leave and training requests; successfully mediated and managed difficult issues related to interpersonal conflict and reduced work performance.
  • E2 Edited a wide variety of materials, including consumer and trade magazines articles, directories, books, and websites. Have worked in all editorial positions including managing editor, section editor, and copy editor.
  • E2 Commissioned and led the redesign of Human Resources Now. Introduced new editorial features, including columns from freelance contributors and a new Careers section, increasing readership by 20% in the targeted demographic.
  • A1E Took over editorial reins of revenue-losing journal and relaunched with a new design. Revitalized staff of six, reduced staff turnover. Boosted advertising revenue by 10% in the first year.
Western Business Manager Aug 1998 – Jan 2000

Conglomerated Industries, Vancouver, BC

  • Assessed market opportunities in the Pacific Northwest region ( US and Canada) and implemented structural changes by integrating the US and Canadian sales teams. Led a cross-business marketing, customer-service, and logistics team of 15 delivering products and services to the regions with a total revenue budget of $ 3 million.
  • AE1 Restructured regional distribution and customer-service capabilities, resulting in improved service and saving of approximately $ 1 million in annual fixed costs.


Volunteer Summary
Crew Chief, LOVE Central City Initiative June 2007, June 2006, June 2005
  • E1 Led a team of 20 volunteers in cleaning up, beautifying inner city parks, boulevards and residences, assigned work, coached volunteers in safe work practices, provided supplies and feedback
  • Organized the appreciation barbeque for the volunteers afterwards and cooked the hot dogs
House Rebuilder – Habitat for Humanity- California and Mexico May 2005
  • Constructed houses, built house frames, installed floors, plumbed water taps, toilets, operated many construction tools including table saw, drills, power nailer, etc.


Professional Development
Staffing Delegation Training for Managers Diversified Corporation Apr 2006
Labour Relations for Managers Diversified Corporation Feb 2006
Creating a Respectful Workplace Human Resources Now Jan 2006
Financial Delegation Training for Cost Centre Managers Conglomerated Industries   Nov 2005
Bias-Free Selection University of Central City May 2003
Keeping Your Staff for Life University of Central City Apr 2003


(list anything you have for this section) Other sections may be needed in your resume depending on your background, occupational group (ie: science/research/communications – you may need to list your professional papers, publications, speaking engagements, etc.


(If you use a section like this for a federal process, it gives you a place to comment on info the poster mentions)

Other Requested Information
Citizenship: Canadian Citizen
Security: Enhanced Reliability Clearance – valid and current with ______________
Secret Security Clearance – valid and current with __________________

Willing and available to work overtime and travel with some notice



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