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RESUMES/COVER LETTERS
SAMPLE FUNCTIONAL RESUME
BEN PIERCE
Present Address: Permanent Address:
6756 Ventura, #36 13 Moss Lane
Palo Alto, CA 94306 Crabapple Cove, WI 55555
(650) 555-2190 (612) 555-3520
OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position as a paralegal with a corporate law firm.
EDUCATION: Stanford University, Stanford, CA. BA degree in Psychology.
Course work has included criminal law, economics, political science, and
sociology (9/XX-6/XX).
EXPERIENCE: RESEARCHING/WRITING
• Researchedlanguagedevelopmentininfantsutilizingboth
library resources and experimental data.
• Generatedwrittenreportofresearchprojectresults.
ORGANIZING/SUPERVISING
• Asoneoffourclasspresidents,plannedeventsandactivitiesfor
the Stanford senior class. Contacted businesses targeted for
participation in these events.
• Organizedandsupervisedcommitteestoassistinpublicizing,
promoting and raising funds for various senior class functions.
• Setgoalsandguidelinesforcommitteemeetings.
PUBLIC SPEAKING/COMMUNICATING
• ActedasseniorclassliaisontoUniversityofficials.Informed
them of senior class activities and enlisted their support and
approval.
• Discussedcampaignplatformandissuesatresidencehallswhile
running for class office.
ParticipatedinpublicrelationseventstopublicizetheVarsity
Football program to the surrounding community.
• Conductedimpromptuinterviewswithvariousmedia
representatives.
FINANCIAL PLANNING/BUDGETING
• Coordinatedabudgetof$9,000forseniorclassevents.
• Estimatedandquotedpricesforavarietyofconstruction
projects.
EMPLOYMENT
HISTORY: Crew Member, Pierce’s Asphalt and Seal Coating Service, Crabapple
Cove, WI (6/XX-9/XX, summers).
ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION: President, Senior Class, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Running Back, Stanford Varsity Football Team.
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