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Tips on Writing Your Resume

Here's a few tips on writing your resume.

  • Study the duties for the job you're applying for. Identify two or three general skills that are important to the job.
  • Review your background and experience list. Find talents and accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to perform the job skills.
  • List your talents and accomplishments under the job skills they relate to.
  • Use simple, short, active sentences.

Robert Yee
139 River Lane, Cedar, OH 01234
(513) 987-6543


Part-time entry level position in bookkeeping.


  • Earned Exceptional Employee Accomplishment raise at McDonald's.
  • Excellent at thinking through problem situations.
  • 1 year successful experience in bookkeeping and as cashier at McDonald's.
  • Finished business classes with high grades.

[This applicant is still in high school. He wants to work part-time until he graduates.]



  • Accurately completed bookkeeping assignments at McDonald's in half the usual time required.
  • Recorded daily sales.
  • Computed total items sold and tallied total daily revenues.
  • Assembled monthly reports showing cashiering errors and audited employee register records.
  • Verified accuracy of vendor invoices and helped compute employee hours on time cards.
  • Balanced family checkbook and helped pay bills.

Administrative Support

  • Assisted store manager in training and assigning employees.
  • Prepared new employee personnel folders.
  • Called substitutes to cover during illness or rush hours.
  • Filed and retrieved personnel records.
  • Posted and filed official documents.
  • Word processed letters, answered telephone, scheduled interviews, made reservations.

*Focus attention on strong points.

Work History

1990 Full-time student Cedar High School
May 89-Present Cashier McDonald's
Dec. 88-May 89 Bookkeeper McDonald's
Summer 1988 Clerk Cedar Recreation Center

Education and Training

  • Senior - Cedar High School
  • Business Courses: accounting, word processing, journalism
  • President of school Business Club

*Resumes do NOT include references.