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Although each resume is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without the author's permission, the resumes here linked serve as samples of documents appropriate for submission to employers. Most of them are highly competitive. It is hoped they will be useful to other applicants in developing strategies, themes and concepts for their own resumes and covering letters.
 
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Accountant  [ RESUME ]

Ontario Secondary School Graduate Diploma, Central High School of Commerce, Toronto. Proficient in use of Simply Accounting software. Also able to use Lotus 1-2-3. Fluent in English (written and spoken) and Italian (spoken). Also, able to read and write Italian.

Administrator 1  [ RESUME AND COVER LETTER ]

Over 10 years' progressively responsible administrative employment. As Supervisor, Administration, Public Affairs, Shell Canada, saved $100,000 and increased productivity 40%. Accomplished by streamlining systems and restructuring department. Directly served President and senior management team. Assisted in preparing $13 million budget.

Administrator 2  [ RESUME ]

Certified Human Resources Professional (cand.) with over 10 years' progressively responsible employment. Extensive administrative experience. Demonstrated accuracy, initiative, and interpersonal skills. Ability to mediate disputes effectively. Supervised, trained and motivated staff.

Advertising / Marketing Representative  [ RESUME ]

Certificate in Business Management (cand.), BA in Psychology (won 4 academic awards). Relevant employment. Demonstrated initiative, leadership, team skills and ability to significantly improve employer's bottom line. Fluent in English and French.

Airport Operations / Security Officer  [ RESUME ]

International Transportation and Customs Administration Diploma (cand.). Demonstrated leadership, initiative and reliability. People-oriented. Attentive to employer's bottom line. Experience making mission-critical decisions. Fluent in English and Greek. Able to work in French.

Arborist / Landscape Technician  [ RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND PHOTO ]

Cert. Basic Rescuer. Landscape Technician / Urban Arboriculture Dipl. (cand.). Proficient in both areas. Established and maintained high client satisfaction rate. Won Millennium Scholarship in recognition of high marks. Fluent in English, Greek and Arabic.

Architect  [ RESUME ]

Master of Architecture with over 10 years' progressively responsible architectural and related employment. Demonstrated ability to consistently deliver services to satisfaction of employers and clients. Proven supervisory skills. Able to take project from start to finish. Played important role in winning architectural competitions.

Artist  [ RESUME ]

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Specialized Honours), Applied Arts Diploma. Progressively responsible experience, including employment, as artist. Demonstrated initiative, efficiency, team skills, and computer skills, as well as dedication towards professional development. Received favourable review of exhibition in local newspaper. Seek position in graphic arts, visual design or fashion.

Banker  [ RESUME ]

12 years' progressive employment with Royal Bank of Canada, Visa Centre, Toronto. Won 5 Quarterly Performance Awards, consistently exceeding expectations. Learns quickly. Works with little or no supervision.

Building Maintenance Person  [ RESUME ]

Diploma in Carpeting and Tiling. Relevant employment, including tenure as office building superintendent and as supervisor.

Buyer  [ RESUME ]

CPP (cand.). 12 years' purchasing employment, with wide range of industry-specific knowledge. Supervisory experience. As Senior Buyer for manufacturer, purchased commodities worth over $5 MM per annum.

Canadian Securities Course (CSC) cand.  [ RESUME ]   INDEX

Seeking customer service position within financial industry. Fluent in Japanese, this person taught a wide range of subjects, several of them finance-related, to Japanese students. He acquired proficiency in computer operations at University of Toronto.

Certified General Accountant (CGA)  [ RESUME ]

As senior accountant for CA firm, demonstrated ability to proofread financial statements with high accuracy. Trained and supervised CA students both in-house and at client locations.

Certified General Accountant (CGA) cand.  [ RESUME ]

Diploma in Accounting, Humber College. Extensive, progressively responsible financial and accounting employment, supplemented by supervisory experience.

Communications / Marketing Consultant  [ RESUME ]

Bachelor of Communication. Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations. 7 years' progressively responsible related experience, with demonstrated ability to positively affect employer's bottom line. Dazzled corporate executives with suggestions that demonstrated insight into public perception and consumer behaviour. Demonstrated character, stamina and leadership by winning several athletic awards during high school, while president of student council.

Computer Network Administrator  [ RESUME ]   INDEX

Installed Win 2000 Server primary domain controller. Successfully built Win 95 and 98 servers; Win 2000 Pro, Win 2000 Server, Win 2000 Advanced Server; Win 2000 sourcesafe server;
NT 4.0 workstation and servers. Maintain 50 servers on NT 4.0 network. Maintain CISCO firewall.

Computer Network Analyst  [ RESUME ]

Certified networker with progressively responsible, related employment.

Computer Networking Professional 1  [ RESUME ]

Microsoft and A+ Certified. Cited by manager for ability to "get the job done on time" and motivate peers to work harmoniously. Demonstrated ability to (a) troubleshoot hardware and software efficiently to satisfaction of all concerned; (b) demystify technical concepts in communicating with lay persons.

Computer Networking Professional 2  [ RESUME ]

BSc, LAN Certificate (cand.). Saved employer time and money by training 12 peers in Win NT, resulting in significant decrease in user error. Cited by superior for ability to "handle routine tasks and special projects with full confidence" and manage her time effectively.

Computer Operator / Technician  [ RESUME ]

MCSE (cand.). All courses completed. Demonstrated ability to (a) work cooperatively as member of technical team and (b) break down complex information into simple concepts that lay people can easily understand. Served as Mainframe Administrator in public sector and Computer Technician in private sector.

Computer Programmer 1  [ RESUME ]

Programmer Analyst Diploma. Currently studying for MCSD designation. As Programmer/Analyst, served as member, team of two that enabled client firm to capitalize on power of the Web, resulting in substantial increase in profit. Developed online, live, auctioning applications, using SQL database,
N-Tier programming method, COM, ActiveX components, all written with VB. Built server and client program. Enabled sending of messages to either single user or all users.

Computer Programmer 2  [ RESUME ]

Software Programmer Engineer Dipl. (with Hons.), avg. 91%. Cited by professor for ability to avoid superfluous coding without sacrificing quality. Computer Science Dipl. (with Hons.), "A" avg.

Computer Programmer / Operator (AS/400)  [ RESUME ]   INDEX

AS/400 Business Applications Certificate. Two years' IT-related experience, with demonstrated initiative and ability to troubleshoot efficiently. Avoided loss of tens of thousands of dollars by solving problem that would have otherwise resulted in shipping delay.

Computer Software Developer 1  [ RESUME ]

Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science (cand.), PEng (cand.). As R&D Team Leader, was cited by superior for contribution to development of program designed to analyze data. Supervised programmer who designed application. Ensured graphical interface was aesthetic, practical and efficient. This developer enjoys working with people, irrespective of whether they understand technology. If they don't, he explains until they do. People pick up on the fact he is interested in them, and they like it. This enables him to develop rapport, ensuring end users are satisfied.

Computer Software Developer 2  [ RESUME ]

Master of Computer Science with concentration in Software Engineering, University of Toronto. GPA: 3.8/4.0. Thesis involved the invention, by this candidate, of a rule rewriting mechanism for a peer data management system, addressing the acute need for electronic data-sharing in the medical field. Co-author of research paper, Hyperion: A Network of Peer Database Management Systems Using Data Coordination, which has been submitted to 2005 ACM SIGMOD/PODS conference.
 
     Candidate has had 4 years' IT-related employment including more than 2 years as software developer. Played key role in writing research paper that was submitted for publication, while working for Microsoft in Asia. Saved tens of thousands of dollars per annum by automating administrative system. Wrote technical documents and user's manual. Demonstrated team skills and strong work ethic.

Computer Software Engineer  [ RESUME ]

BEng with major in software engineering accredited by Professional Engineers Ontario. Proven ability to troubleshoot computer problems efficiently, with sensitivity to employer's bottom line. Able to work in wide range of systems, programs and languages. Over 15 years' programming experience, self-taught. Fluently bilingual.

Computer Systems Administrator  [ RESUME ]

Bachelor of Science. As Systems Administrator for Toshiba, coordinated installation of NT server, creating new NT domain and migrating from Novell to MS. Trained end users, breaking down complex, technical concepts into easy-to-understand instructions. Instead of being a chore, the migration process was enjoyable, motivating users to get involved, learn quickly, and become productive with the new system.

Computer Technician  [ RESUME ]   INDEX

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. MCDBA, CCNA, MCSE+I, CNA and more.

Construction Worker / General Labourer  [ RESUME ]

15 years' experience as construction worker and labourer. Demonstrated reliability, efficiency and ability to satisfy customers. Extensive experience driving heavy vehicles. Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Customer Service Representative  [ RESUME ]

Extensive related employment. Won award for excellence from major grocery chain.

Customer Service / Investigations Officer  [ RESUME ]

At Royal Bank, won Performance Award. Member, group that won Performance Team Award. As estate officer, was cited for "great flexibility in switching roles" and excellent customer service ... "a team player of the highest calibre," "true champion of change." As liability officer, "solved numerous problems ... thought of as impossible."

Customer Service / Sales Representative 1  [ RESUME ]

Progressively responsible experience in sales and customer service. Supervised 50 associates. Retained customers by resolving conflicts.

Customer Service / Sales Representative 2  [ RESUME ]

BA (cand.). Won Employee of the Month Award as customer service representative, Staples Business Depot. Cited by manager as efficient, reliable and punctual.

Distribution Manager  [ RESUME ]   INDEX

Played instrumental role in winning Publisher of Year Award as Distribution Manager, Pearson Education Canada. Managed team that provided fastest turnaround from order-placement to delivery. Cited by Director of Distribution for supervisory and interpersonal skills.

Early Childhood Educator  [ RESUME ]

Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

Engineer  [ RESUME ]

Electronic Engineering Technician Diploma. Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma (cand.).
Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic Diploma. AutoCAD R14 Certificate. CATIA 1, 2, and 3 Certificate of Achievement.

Engineer (Civil)  [ RESUME ]

Nine years' employment building, maintaining and operating national highway and provincial roads. Extensive experience with road, power, industrial, water and housing projects. Well-developed project-planning, management, coordination and interpersonal skills. Computer proficiency. Valid Ontario driver's licence.

Engineer (Electronics)  [ RESUME ]

Over 10 years' progressively responsible engineering employment. Capitalize on interpersonal skills to communicate effectively. Proven ability to break down complex, technical issues into language that lay persons can easily understand. Demonstrated efficiency and productivity. Attentive to employer's bottom line. Degree in Telecommunications Engineering. Diploma in Electronics Engineering.

Engineer (Electronics / Telecommunications)  [ RESUME ]   INDEX

Bachelor of Science, PEng (cand.). Over 10 years' progressively responsible engineering employment. experienced in electronics, telecommunications and related fields. Demonstrated technical, managerial and interpersonal competence across an extremely wide range of technologies. Proven ability to enhance employer's bottom line by increasing efficiency.

Engineer (Quality / Project)  [ RESUME ]

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. As result of work done by team of which this person was member, client Xerox is now building world's fastest digital printer. Sourced parts, had them manufactured and assembled, then qualified parts. Played crucial role in enabling employer to pass ISO 9001 / QS 9000 audit. Saved other employer $200K by identifying and correcting discrepancy with CSA standards.

Financial Candidate (Entry Level)  [ RESUME ]

Progressively responsible business employment. Demonstrated attentiveness to customers. Proven ability to enhance employer's bottom line. Showed entrepreneurship by breaking into highly competitive film industry and playing key role in developing financially successful projects. Fluent in English and Hindi (listen, speak, read, write); Urdu, Punjabi, and Gujarati (listen, speak).

Financial Consultant  [ RESUME ]

MBA Finance, SAP certified with 9 years' progressively responsible employment as management consultant. Proven ability to oversee broad range of corporate activities, e.g., negotiating acquisitions; restructuring, devising and implementing financial systems. Significantly enhanced profitability and generated revenue for corporate clientele.

Financial Officer 1  [ RESUME ]

Seeking intermediate financial position. MBA, CSC (cand.). Demonstrated efficiency, punctuality and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure as Financial Analyst for bank.

Financial Officer 2  [ RESUME ]   INDEX

MBA, BComm (Hons.), CSC, PFPC, CMA (cand.).

Hairstylist  [ RESUME ]

Licensed hairstylist in process of obtaining educational equivalency certificate, as well as computer-related qualifications. Yellow Belt in Kung-Fu, with demonstrated ability to perform at level of Blue Belt. Seeking alternative employment; especially interested in computer-related position.

Human Resources Candidate (Entry Level)  [ RESUME ]

Human Resources Management Post-Diploma Certificate (cand.), Seneca College, Toronto. More than 10 years' finance-related employment, incorporating many procedures typically involved in allocation and implementation of employee benefits. Demonstrated team-related skills. Proven ability to work well under pressure. Proficient in wide range of computer applications.

Human Resources Professional  [ RESUME ]

BA. Professional Recruiting and Hiring Practices Certificate (cand.), Canadian Recruiters Guild. Promoted to PERMANENT PLACEMENT SPECIALIST, Adecco (world's largest employment service). Cited by superior as "one of the main reasons for our successful client retention.... A team player who is always available to...provide direction to her co-workers." Documented 90% client satisfaction rate.

Immigration Officer  [ RESUME ]

Bachelor of Science (cand.). More than 20 years' progressive employment with Government of Canada. According to supervisor, "conducts and maintains control of interviews and counselling sessions ensuring that essential information is obtained in an effective, efficient and professional manner ... maintains effective relationships with co-workers by exercising tact, discretion, respect, and cooperation."

Information and Knowledge Management Specialist  [ RESUME ]

Master of Library Science. 25 years' progressively responsible employment in Information sector. Documented managerial, analytical, communicative and team skills. Demonstrated sensitivity to equity issues. Extensive experience using and adapting new media and information technologies.

Information Technologist 1  [ RESUME ]   INDEX

BA, AIT (cand.). Progressively responsible IT employment. Demonstrated efficiency and ability to generate revenue. Advanced Web development skills. Chairperson, Board of Directors, community organization.

Information Technologist 2  [ RESUME ]

CCNA (cand.), CNA, MCSE. Progressively responsible IT employment. Won awards as IT Specialist, GE Capital. Cited by superior for "excellent technical ability." Saved thousands of dollars by negotiating favourable contracts.

Information Technologist 3  [ RESUME ]

Bachelor of Science (cand.), MS & CompTIA Certified. 8 years' progressive IT employment.

Information Technologist 4  [ RESUME ]

Bachelor of Science, CCNP (cand.), CCNA. Over 6 years' progressive IT employment.

Information Technologist 5  [ RESUME ]

Bachelor of Science, Programmer / Analyst Dipl. Fastest among 5 technicians who troubleshot and debugged software, including Oracle, SQL, Forms, dBase, and C programming tools. Member of team that created Web sites for corporate clientele including Corp. of Town of Pickering, whose expectations were exceeded.

Information Technologist 6  [ RESUME ]

MS and A+ Certified. 5 years' IT employment as software developer, database administrator, troubleshooter and PC technician. Demonstrated ability to increase efficiency and conserve resources.

Information Technologist 7  [ RESUME ]   INDEX

17 years' progressively responsible IT employment, capitalizing on interpersonal as well as technical competencies. Demonstrated ability to positively affect employer's bottom line. Proven managerial skill. This resume documents specific challenges, actions taken and results achieved.

Investment / Real Estate Marketer  [ RESUME ]

CSC (cand.) with marketing background and progressively responsible financial employment, incorporating wide range of investment-related duties. Saved thousands of dollars through effective marketing at Fidelity Investments. Established and maintained 100% track record in overcoming client objections and retaining their business.

Logistics / Production Coordinator  [ RESUME ]

Saved pharmaceutical manufacturer $40K by renegotiating terms and conditions for purchase of regular stock. Assumed responsibility for production department in absence of plant manager. Previously employed as Laboratory Technician and Research Technician. Supervisory experience.

Manager 1  [ RESUME ]

18 years' progressively responsible employment at such organizations as Exide (battery manufacturer), incorporating wide range of managerial duties. Won awards for excellence in service and product quality. Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, produce under pressure, cut costs, and work with high accuracy.

Manager 2  [ RESUME ]

Business Administration / Marketing Diploma. 7 years' managerial employment. Demonstrated ability to motivate staff. Strong service ethic. Team player. Results-oriented. Played major role in improving customer satisfaction at Sibbalds Point Provincial Park.

Manager (Financial)  [ RESUME ]

Won Outstanding Performance Award. At Royal Bank of Canada, avoided potential loss of tens of thousands of dollars by clearing backlog and meeting deadlines. Fluent in Spanish.

Manager (Travel / Tourism)  [ RESUME ]   INDEX

More than 14 years' managerial employment in this industry. Demonstrated ability to retain clientele, boost sales, and substantially increase profit for employers. Hired, trained and supervised 30 destination representatives.

Marketer (Bilingual)  [ RESUME ]

BComm, University of Toronto. Marketing Certificate (cand.), Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto. Fluent in French. Presently working as Bilingual Market Researcher. Most accurate among 8 order-processors, as senior representative for marketing firm. Rated high on product knowledge through customer survey. Demonstrated ability to work quickly. Successfully helped train three staff, all of whom remain with company.

Mathematician  [ RESUME ]

Bachelor of Science (cand.), York University, Toronto. Won Governors' Award of Distinction: Murray Ross Entrance Scholarship. As tutor, played important role in raising students' marks from approx. 50% to approx. 80%. Seek position as applied mathematician or statistician.

Mechanic  [ RESUME ]

Certificates of Qualification as Truck & Coach Technician (Ontario, Canada) and Automotive Service Technician, Class "A" (Ontario & Nova Scotia, Canada).

Medical Doctor  [ RESUME ]

Currently enrolled in Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Toronto. Consistently received positive feedback from senior physicians with respect to professional orientation, industry, bedside manner and efficiency in treating patients. Acquired teaching experience.

Merchandiser (Retail)  [ RESUME ]

BA (cand.). Over 8 years' progressively responsible retail employment. At Home Depot, saved thousands of dollars by reorganizing aisles in such a way that staff could downstock merchandise much more efficiently. Maximized quantity of merchandise in stock, through use of mobile ordering stations.

Nurse (Registered)  [ RESUME ]

6 years' employment as RN. Demonstrated organizational skills and leadership ability. Learns quickly. Works with extremely minimal supervision.

Project Coordinator  [ RESUME ]

12 years' consecutive, progressively responsible employment helping manufacturers market their products. Proven ability to build relationships, negotiate win-win contracts, open markets, and help executives develop effective strategies. Generated over $20 million for Compugen. Won sales and service awards.

Project Manager  [ RESUME ]

BA. Played important role in building current employer's business from ground, working in construction industry. Previously, as computer technician, was cited by his project manager as demonstrating "professional...conduct" and "working effectively with others. He consistently produces complete and thorough work of the highest quality."

Psychotherapist  [ RESUME ]

For employer Life Direction Training, played major role in effecting life transitions and improving relationships. Also employed as music therapist, Toronto Catholic school board. Hons. Bachelor of Music Therapy, Certified Music Therapist (cand.). Blue Belt in Capoeira (cand.).

Real Estate Professional  [ RESUME ]

BComm (Hons.). Seek senior position. Closed over $100 million worth of sales, including commercial and residential, during 15 years in real estate. Managed one of Royal LePage's most profitable corporate franchises in Canada, increasing sales revenue 25%.

Sales Channel Manager  [ RESUME ]   INDEX

BComm. Twelve years in sales. Strong record of achievement, supported by statistics. Demonstrated, effective leadership. Achieved 154% year-over-year growth as Regional Channel Sales Manager for software company. Persuaded distributors to purchase our product. They used it, reaped benefits firsthand, and capitalized on the experience to close sales.

Sales / Marketing Manager  [ RESUME ]

Award-winning sales/marketing professional with over 10 years' stable and progressively responsible employment. Developed key account from zero to $15 million per annum.

Sales Representative  [ RESUME ]

More than 15 years' experience as Account Executive and automotive business owner. Built company from scratch. Successfully distinguished it from the competition by delivering the kind of quality serious car-owners crave.

Sales Representative (Outside)  [ RESUME ]

Hons. Bachelor of Science, MBA (cand.). Award-winning outside-sales professional with 14 years' experience. Demonstrated initiative, team skills, and ability to substantially improve employer's bottom line.

Sports Club Manager  [ RESUME ]

Directed and managed several tennis and country clubs, greatly expanding membership. National, provincial, international, ATP, and Davis Cup coach.

Teacher  [ RESUME ]

BEd (cand.), primary/junior, consecutive program, York University, Toronto. Millennium Scholarship. Cited by host teacher in practicum as "conscientious and very capable.... Students... easily approach [her].... Full of energy.... Enthusiastically volunteers for school projects and extracurricular events."
Fluent in Greek.  Able to work in French.

Teacher / Administrator  [ RESUME ]

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (cand.) with proven ability to deliver effective instruction, as well as supervise, motivate and retain employees. Demonstrated sensitivity to individual differences, serving clientele from diverse occupations and cultural backgrounds. Ability to mediate effectively and make boring tasks interesting. Empathic. Attentive to employer's bottom line.

Television Broadcasting Technician  [ RESUME ]

Broadcasting Diploma. Won coveted TSN scholarship, leading to internship in Toronto. Acquired technical proficiency in wide range of TV and radio duties. Progressively responsible employment.

Tennis Coach  [ RESUME ]

Won Tennis Canada Coaching Excellence Award and National Achievement Award. Coached numerous international, national, and provincial players. National 35 and Over Singles Champion (indoor and outdoor), 1987.
 

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