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Sample: Two-Page Chronological Résumé

A two-page résumé is acceptable for a person with well-established experience seeking a job in the same field. Pages should be single-sided and the applicant's name should appear on both pages. More space is dedicated to the most recent job, with less space to earlier positions. In this résumé, the part-time job held in 1989-1990 is simply listed because it is unrelated to the applicant's field. If requested, further explanation would be offered during an interview.


HOLLY JENKINS
555 Main Street
Colchester, CT 06040
(860) 555-6633


CAREER OBJECTIVE:
A marketing managerial position offering opportunity in solving marketing problems and creating profitable programs. Well-qualified to contribute in such areas as Marketing Management, Marketing Research, Planning or New Product Development.

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE:

  • Self-directed and motivated professional with vision and eleven years progressive experience in product sales and marketing support.
  • Innovative, dedicated manager with excellent ability to both plan ahead and improvise as situations present themselves.
  • Proficient at coordinating and managing projects with proven track record of improving sales and reducing costs.
  • Qualified in motivational training and thematic approaches, cooperative learning strategies, and integrated lessons.
  • Possess strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills in highly visible and responsible positions.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
1992 - Present ABC Company, Colchester, Connecticut
Communications Manager, Agency Marketing Services

  • Developed and implemented a marketing support program for over 20 new and 30 improved product lines.
  • Expanded field sales by 30% through research and development of a direct mail campaign.
  • Developed and conducted in-house training sessions for field representatives on software set-up, life and annuity products, taxation, and consumer investment strategies.
  • Directed a series of consumer/dealer acceptance studies responsible for the introduction of a $3,200,000 contra-seasonal recreation product.
  • Headed task force that introduced computerized forecasting and inventory control system saving $21,000 annually and improving cash flow.
  • Received bonus for creating Marketing Expense Control System allowing for monthly detailed budget analysis and providing guidelines for projected expenditures.
  • Involved with almost all levels of product design. Credited with saving over $60,000 in production costs and providing product line continuity by personally designing new graphics, logo, and color scheme for entire consumer line.

HOLLY JENKINS
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1990-1992 XYZ COMPANY, Charlotte, North Carolina
Sales Administration Manager

  • Handled all bid quotations for statewide and international requests for corporate consumer products and distribution in foreign markets.
  • Developed sales opportunities with appropriate overseas affiliates and provided specific product sales data, prices and information from all domestic companies, as well as outside vendors.
  • Redesigned international sales campaign of five product lines which resulted in 65% increase in efficiency of operations and 40% increase in sales during the first year.
  • Decreased shipping costs by $35,000 by combining customer orders and establishing series of dealer-located factory warehouses. Strategic move allowed floor-plan lender to advance funds for further production.

1989 - 1990 QRS PHARMACY, Atlanta, Georgia
Assistant Manager

1983 - 1989 LMN CORPORATION, Oakdale, California
Marketing Manager, Employee Insurance Administration

  • Motivated and directed two line managers and 14 sales personnel.
  • Maintained close liaison with 200 dealers and 12 foreign distributors.
  • Administered marketing budget and formulated pricing and margin structures.
  • Supervised creation of advertising and promotional materials and coordinated media purchases.
  • Instituted cost reduction program and converted previous loss situation into $17,000 profit.
  • Restructured compensation program and installed new sales quota system to be more responsive to changing company needs.
  • Saved over $13,000 by renegotiating manufacturer representative accounts.

EDUCATION:
1982 M.B.A., NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New York, New York
1980 B.S., Marketing/Finance, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, Georgia

COMPUTER SKILLS:
ACCESS, DBase III+, Excel, FoxPro, Internet savvy, MicroSoft Word, Powerbase, PowerPoint, Unisys


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