What are the examples of resumes that have landed an interview?

What are the examples of resumes?

You want to land a job, so the solution is simple, you need an interview-winning resume to compliment your job search. Unfortunately, it's not as straightforward as it sounds! Firstly, do you know what the perfect resume is? What should it include? What is a relevant resume example, and what is not? You may think you have a fair idea of what to include, but you're not 100% sure. So, you turn to Google and find so many conflicting opinions out there on how you should write the perfect resume. Then, you get fed up, or perhaps you try and put something together. You search for relevant positions and send hundreds of job applications out and wait… you hear nothing but silence. So, you turn to professional help. You type "Resume Writing Services" into Google and hundreds of resume writing companies come up. Now, you're jobless, getting anxious about how much longer you can remain unemployed, and it's hard to know who and what to trust.

We're here for you. The Perfect Resume team will collaborate with you along the process, so you know exactly how to write a resume that stands out from the crowd and gets interviews with a 96% success rate. Even if your experience level isn't ideal for the position you're applying for or if you've been laid off recently, your resume writer will teach you our proven step-by-step process so that your next application lands on top of the pile! Would you like to know which type of resumes have landed interviews? Read on for some examples:

Critical Sections for a Resume Template That Will Get You An Interview

Let's recap, what is the purpose of a resume? Let's say you want a better job, and you're not getting it. Your resume sucks! Your resume is:

  • Boring
  • Hard to read
  • Missing critical keywords
  • Confusing and the hiring manager doesn't even know what your skills are because they can't find them on your resume. 

Resume writing is a skill that takes time and effort to develop, but we've done all the work for you.

Our successful clients have been blown away at how we have transformed their terrible resume into an outstanding one they are proud to put forward for a job. As a result, they have been hired faster than ever before. Below are some hints about each section in your resume so that you can make your dream job a reality quicker than ever before!

How to write a resume

Personal Details

Make sure your details are accurate and that email addresses are appropriate for a professional audience. 

Profile

In this section, make a precise statement of about 4-6 lines stating your personal qualities, what you can offer the company, what skills you have that are relevant to the position and your amount of experience in the industry. 

Example Profile

A resilient and respected senior leader with over 15 years of operations management experience across the sports and education sectors. Team-oriented with impeccable relationship management and communication skills, offering the ability to deliver community engagement and development programs. Highly skilled in proactive management of team performance, with a commitment and passion for building strong, healthy, and cohesive communities.

Skills List or Career Highlights

When The Perfect Resume team receives your order, one of the first things your Resume Writer will do is research the employer and job carefully to ensure that your career objective fits with what they are seeking. You can do the same. Just remember, your resume is not the place to be modest! It is usually the initial opportunity that you must create a positive impression and will be the thing that gets you an interview - or not!

  • Look at the position description and selection criteria, then pick three to 8 primary skills/knowledge sets required to be your headings. 
  • Establish what you have to offer by backing up your claims with hard evidence. For example, if they are looking for customer service skills, let them know that you 'responded to approximately 50 calls per day with a professional phone manner, including responding helpfully to their queries.' The specific nature helps to demonstrate your skills. 
  • For each skill heading, construct 1-2 lines starting with action words or skill level. For example, instead of saying that you have 'good communication skills, you could say, "Fluent in 3 languages, including Japanese, French and Mandarin with natively written comprehension across the scope of the English language.'
  • Quantify your level of skill by giving an example of your level using the STAR technique. For example, 'Communication: Wrote a series of 3 scientific reports as part of academic study, resulting in securing a high distinction for the unit and positive feedback in the level of accuracy and quality content'.

Describe the SITUATION

Outline the TASK required of you

Explain the ACTION or the APPROACH you took

Explain the RESULT or outcome of your effort

Resume Examples For a Tailored Skills List 

  • Leadership: Adept in motivating teams of up to 30 staff members in various roles towards a unified target, using exceptional influencing skills to achieve goals, maintain enthusiasm, embed operational strategies, focus on streamlining processes and meet 100% compliance ratings.
  • Strategic Planning:Highly developed foresight and planning skills to set objectives and determine the optimum course of action, focusing energy and resources to strengthen operations toward common goals and adjusting the organisation's direction in response to a changing environment.
  • Executive-Level Communication: Strong communication skills with the ability to frame audience-specific messages with clear strategic objectives, desired outcomes, and well-defined challenges and opportunities.
  • Internal Compliance: Proven ability to understand, interpret and apply financial legislation, funding agreements, policies, and procedures, including regulatory compliance and oversight, and risk assessment.
  • Project Management: Strong time management and organisation skills to drive high performance, use appropriate judgment and expertise, support smooth operations, and meet project deadlines easily.
  • Professional Code of Ethics:Known for representing an organisation honestly and ethically, supporting a culture of integrity and professionalism with resilience and adaptability in high-pressure environments.
  • Technology:Proficient in using technology and has competency across many software applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce, Teleconferencing platforms, Surface, HP, Windows, and Google.

Example Career Highlights

  • Written & Verbal Communication: Presented reports to up to 20 graduates within tutorial groups, using audience-specific language to convey research findings. 
  • Research:Wrote articles for the University magazine about bushwalking club activities.
  • Customer Service:Effectively served customers of various backgrounds at Coles Supermarket as a part-time cashier for 3-years. 
  • Teamwork:Cooperatively planned work schedules with 4 staff at Rebel Sports
  • Prioritisation:Negotiated with colleagues regarding task allocation for major projects at University. 
  • Goal Attainment:Played an active role in attaining customer service goals at Coles. 

Employment History

  • Put your most recent positions first
  • Do not undervalue your work skills and experiences
  • List key tasks and challenges that you overcame
  • Include specific achievements

Professional Development

Include any relevant examples of training that links to your career objective or highlights additional skills and qualities. 

Other sections that may be relevant

  • Technology skills
  • Voluntary work
  • Licences
  • Memberships and affiliations

References

Referees should be able to comment on your academic abilities, vocational skills and personal attributes. Always gain their permission first and do not include more than three. For bonus points, send them a copy of your resume so they can be clear on dates and the tasks you did in the role, especially if it was more than 3 years ago. It is also a good idea to keep them informed so they can look out for a call. 

Example Resume

PROFILE

A business-oriented, dynamic, and highly respected senior leader with over 20 years of experience across strategic operations management, customer experience, and business development. Offering the ability to build organisational capability through people and systems while demonstrating a proven history of negotiation, procurement, and client management expertise. Skilled in leading high performing teams to deliver business objectives while increasing profit margins, improving efficiency, and optimising growth opportunities.

RECENT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Revenue Management: Improved market position and established XXX as the preferred customer choice by leveraging professional associations and industry expertise and developing lucrative professional relationships with community leaders and key industry players.
  • Business Growth:Achieved a return of 10% YoY growth for XXX by implementing new customer pricing across XXX stores, leveraging essential account management skills and carefully managing market spends of approximately $380K.
  • Strategic Planning: Provided industry expertise and feedback as one of the leading Global Remittance players, participating in groups with industry associations and regulatory bodies such as XXX and XXX.
  • Risk Management:Served as an active member of a Regional Governance group, providing a quarterly update to the Board of XXX on business and operational risk management to ensure business continuity in both countries.
  • Compliance: Initiated a global compliance program, partnering with regional and central compliance teams and addressing policy/process improvements, delivering the best customer experience.
  • Commercial Management: Derived revenue margins of 10% by leveraging commercial negotiation and contract management skills and nurturing the relationship with an existing key partner and 7 new retail and digital partners.
  • Sales Management: Amplified business growth by 60% and expanded the network across 5 Pacific Island countries by effectively partnering with vital strategic businesses in the area.
  • Negotiation: Optimised regional cost by 20% by realigning administration resources, aligning with a new vendor to offer broader service value and increasing the XXX staff engagement with the product.
  • Cross-Functional Teamwork: Expanded the XXX network by piloting the community consultant model with 2 community leaders, resulting in the onboarding of 15 new agents in 1-week and 20% incremental volume growth.
  • Relationship Management:Successfully renewed a commercial contract with the largest state-owned bank in XXX, resulting in business continuity across 18,000 bank branches and 14% of the XXX network.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Bachelor of Engineering 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Regional Head (Australia, New Zealand & Oceania) | XXX | 03/2019 – Present

Provide high-level regional leadership and strategic advice supporting organisational goals to amplify revenue, enhance people and culture, financial management, information technology, and communications. Contributions include:

  • Delivered regional priorities of $30M in revenue by collaborating with cross-functional leaders and providing business performance and inputs to the Executive Leadership team, supporting regional business growth.
  • Optimised marketing spending and corridor expansion by developing and executing the Go-To-Market strategy across Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania region, with key partners.
  • Grew XXX's distribution and volume by 20% with white spot mapping and working closely with the partner sales organisation, resulting in the acquisition of 100 new ethnic retail stores.
  • Acquired 5 new partnerships in Australia in the first year, delivering an incremental revenue opportunity of $2M by leveraging business development skills to provide a customer-centric solution to a high standard of excellence.

Business Development Manager | XXX | 01/2018 – 02/2019

Led teams across Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania region, including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Palau, and Saipan, while overseeing business growth, people management, strategic partnerships, and performance. Contributions included:

  • Recognised for outstanding performance as the recipient of the Excellence Award.
  • Delivered network expansion through strategic and collaborative partnerships in existing markets, including leading expansion into 4 newer countries in the region across retail and digital product channels.
  • Streamlined the agent's onboarding process through continuous engagement with functional leaders, effectively reviewing the business environment and introducing alternatives, such as direct agent model and digital partners.
  • Established 5 new strategic partnerships with a projected incremental net revenue of $500K per annum, including developing a strategic relationship with 5 community leaders to act as Brand Ambassadors.
  • Achieved incremental revenue growth of 90% by spearheading the rapid addition of the direct agent network and adding 100+ new agents in 12-months.
  • Improved revenue margins by concluding commercial discussions with one of the top XXX providers, including ongoing contract negotiations and integration.

Business Development Manager | XXX | 07/2017 – 01/2018

Provided high level professional and executive leadership, including implementing processes and seeking opportunities to optimise revenue, process efficiencies, and performance outcomes in line with strategic goals. Contributions included:

  • Delivered new business sales of $412K with gross revenue of $104K in 12-months by contributing to the acquisition of 10 major clients, thereby optimising the customer's expense cost and focusing on law and aged care firms.
  • Delivered incremental sales pipelines, leveraging superior relationship-building skills to represent the company and engage key decision-makers monthly XXX events, further generating revenue opportunities of more than $500k.
  • Maximised cross-sell and up-sell opportunities by improving category opportunities and instigating customer interest, including holding quarterly customer reviews to highlight savings opportunities and efficiencies.

NSW Account Manager | XXX | 05/2015 – 06/2017

Managed an account portfolio of 300 clients valued at $500k, including building professional relationships and industry networks while delivering 10% revenue growth. Contributions included:

  • Secured a $1M ongoing contract by leveraging new business development skills, acquiring 29 new customers that contributed $300K annually in new business revenue, maintaining revenue margin over 20%.
  • Optimised revenue margins by 5% by identifying cross-sell opportunities in new categories and offering a customised solution to the client to increase monthly sales.
  • Developed cost comparison and savings template to demonstrate savings opportunity among prospective clients using the XXX product range to simplify their decision-making process.

National & Regional Manager| XXX | 08/2011 – 02/2015

Directed business expansion and strategic direction to achieve revenue growth while overseeing the National and Regional team in various countries, such as India (9), Sri Lanka (6) and the Maldives (3). Contributions included:

  • Delivered 6% revenue growth against a target of 3%, raising $15M for West India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives by collaborating with XXX and deploying marketing investment focusing on growth and continual improvement.
  • Facilitated a successful joint program resulting in revenue growth to Sri Lanka from Canada (29%), Qatar (21%), France (20%) by leveraging specialist knowledge and industry expertise with a commitment to service excellence.
  • Gained incremental revenues from XXX inward remittances by expanding new products to Sri Lanka, working with cross-functional teams, including development, marketing, operation, projects, finance, treasury, and IT.
  • Presented 2 key recommendations resulting in the successful rollout across the XXX network, delivering 600K revenue growth (10%) against the country growth of 5.5%.
  • Renewed the XXX Contract with exclusivity intact, no change in commission structure, and nil sign-on bonus, securing 80% of XXX business by participating as a team member of the strategic Think Tank initiative.
  • Received accolades and recognition from the Managing Director, Country Director, and Marketing Director for demonstrating core values and leading a country-level Consumer program that delivered 9% Year-on-Year growth.
  • Renewed a 5-year exclusive contract with 3 bank partners, including the XXX largest state-owned bank, leveraging commercial and negotiation skills optimising 3% revenue margin while securing over 26% of the volume.

Strategic Business Development Manager | XXX | 12/2008 – 06/2011

Operated within the strategic Business Development team, engaging CXOs of a broad range of financial institutions to forge partnerships for insurance distribution by leveraging active customer bases. Contributions included:

  • Forged opportunities within 4 chemical, fertiliser, and gas distribution companies by delivering alternate product distribution channels and establishing pilot programs with government entities.
  • Secured partnerships with 6 banks and XXX, delivering an industry-first achievement with an incremental annual revenue of $20M and access to over 3 million customers.
  • Developed partner pitch and RFQ documents to cater to the government procurement processes by working closely with product and marketing teams.
  • Developed 10 cross-sell opportunities in Group Insurance, product handballing to a specialist team leading to an incremental revenue opportunity of $5M.

References and further career history are available upon request.

 

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