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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.

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

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.


  • 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.

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.

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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.

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

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