Overview Statement: The purpose of this journal entry is to summarize three sample resumes into one sentence for each resume. The threes resumes include many action verbs and I picked the ten best verbs that sounded professional. Every resume is unique and every person has different skills. I chose these resumes because they pertain to my major of business management. The resume samples can provide me with an idea of going about making a professional resume.
This sample resume includes a person who is seeking to expand his expertise of business management into a multi-billion dollar company and possesses well rounded skills in account development, budget management, Target marketing and contract negotiations.
This sample resume includes a person who is seeking to build a career in the restauraunt industry as a manager by listing his skills of familiarity, safety, and health dealing with food products.
This sample resume includes a person who is willing to deliver her skills of sales marketing to reach the company's stated goals and objectives of selling by using her past work experience in sales.
10 Action Verbs:
These sample resumes allowed me to gain some understanding in what a company is looking for in a person who possesses these business skills. Each resume includes past experience of jobs and the skills and responsibilities that each person learned and used. Since my major is business management, I can take these skills and responsibilities into consideration while I prepare to make resumes for future job opportunities. I noticed that the sample business resumes all pertain to some area of business and many of the skills for one type of job can be used for another job in business. This flexibility of skills and responsibilities gives me a broad sense of the things that I need to work on for my resume. All resumes need to have a certain boldness to it and strong action verbs can enhance a resume.
In the article "What Color Is Your Parachute?", Richard Nelson Bolles argues that many people are uncertain about their career choices. Bolles begins the article by stating that there is really never a right time to change careers and conditions may always be difficult. The article includes eight parts of a job or career that may be helpful for people considering a change. There will always be a change in two of the areas: the skills that people want to use, and the fields of knowledge or interest that people want to use them with. Bolles also presents the question, "Must I go back to school?". When people consider a career change they often think that they will have to go back to school for retraining. He explains that going back to school is not a guarantee to a new job, but sometimes it is necessary to do so. Bolles concludes by explaining the 'Holland Code' which groups the skills and qualities that people possess into a code in order to obtain the right career of their choice.