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Sample Résumé

Here is an example of a resume to help you write your own. Personalize it as you wish so it reflects who you are.

Your resume must:

  • Represent you
  • Be personalized
  • Capture the reader’s interest
  • Be easy to read and understand
  • Indicate what you can do (experience) and what you could do (aptitudes)
  • Be concise and well-spaced
  • Include action verbs (i.e. act, coordinate, create, initiate, resolve)

 

First name, last name
123 Abc Street
City, Province
X1X 1X1
Home telephone number: 514-123-1234
(Include your cell phone, pager, or work number if you can take a few minutes off to talk while you’re at work.)
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@xyz.com

Objective

To work in a dynamic company where my skills can be put to good use and where I may use and enhance my knowledge while actively participating in the company’s success. Professional, creative, responsible and punctual.

Education

Secondary 4
Shoreline High School
Montreal
(Grade A average)

2003-2004

Babysitter Education course
Shoreline High School
Montreal

2001

 

Work experience

Summer 2003 – Clerk – Dépanneur Moineau (Montreal)

    • Customer service and cash register
    • Maintenance and cleaning

Learned the workings of a cash register and improved my mental math speed. Discovered the importance of good listening skills and proactivity to meet client needs and properly represent the company.

Summer 2002 – Babysitter

    • Ensured the children’s well-being and safety.
    • Entertained and watched over them.
    • Provided hygienic care as needed, as well as meals and snacks.
    • Performed some household chores.

To care for two small children and earn the parents’ trust, I had to be attentive to their needs and intervene whenever problems arose.

Additional experience

  • Spoken and written French, English and Spanish.
  • Driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and the Internet.
  • Student Council President, Secondary 4.
  • Darkroom photo developing skills.

Hobbies and interests

  • Host of a weekly community radio show.
  • Volunteer – Operation Red Nose.
  • Karate brown belt.
  • Love to read.

References available upon request.

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