Sample Resume for First-Time Job Seeker (No Related Experience)

Alexandria Cryor is a recent college graduate trying to find a job in the field in which she just received a degree. She doesn't have any work experience in this field — tourism — but she does have skills that employers should find desirable.

Alexandria Cryor

1440 Armor Street

Rocky Bluff, IA 50318

(712) 555-1212

E-mail: acryor@aol.com

Objective: A career in the tourism industry that utilizes my organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Summary of Qualifications

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Successful at dispute resolution

  • Excellent ability to communicate with a diverse group of individuals

Education

  • B.S., Travel and Tourism, Blevins University, College Town, IA, 1998

Relevant Skills

Organization

  • Planned social events for 200 residents of a university dormitory

  • Developed personal itinerary for three-month tour of the Far East

  • Computerized accounts of a large restaurant and caterer with Quicken software

Communication

  • Coordinated itineraries through effectively communicating with tourism businesses like airlines, travel agents, and hotels in various countries

  • Presented explanations of meals to large parties of customers to help them select those best suited to their individual tastes and dietary needs

  • Exhibited strong persuasive abilities to achieve highest sales in telemarketing division

Interpersonal

  • Interacted with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds through extensive foreign travel and advising dormitory residents

  • Mediated multiple dormitory disputes to arrive at favorable outcomes

  • Established amiable rapport with restaurant patrons

Employment History

  • 8/97–5/98   Resident Advisor, Blevins University, College Town, IA

  • Summer 1997  Food Server: Smorgazborg, Decatur, IA

  • Summer 1996  Telemarketer: At-Home Co., Newtown, IA

  • Summer 1995  Secretary: The Tire Shop, Wheeling, IA

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