Resumes by Career: Reentering the Workforce

Career Counselor

Robin Saunders
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Sixteen years of success in Hotel/Restaurant Management and Career Counseling positions. Extensive background in Human Resources Management including morale/welfare, education, and training. Able to assess problems and initiate corrective action. Skilled in communicating ideas and guidance on all levels. Adapt easily to fast-paced high-stress situations requiring attention to detail and follow-through. Outstanding and dedicated team player with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, interviewing techniques, and employee recruiting expertise. Able to motivate personnel to high performance standards and excellence. Skilled at organizing tasks and establishing priorities to increase efficiency and achieve maximum results from limited material and manpower resources. Effectively communicate with prospective employees, groups, and the community.


U.S. Navy, Naval Telecommunicator, Hampton Roads, Virginia
1997 - 2000
Command Career Counselor
• Proven record as an effective administrator, counselor, and personnel manager supervising a staff of 90.
• Knowledge of software/database including Word, WordPerfect, Excel, and Powerpoint.
• Developed and directed standardization of employee policies, maintained statistics, generated reports, and upgraded retention program.
• Organized, trained, motivated, and provided extensive career counseling and guidance to 254 personnel.
• Provided vital statistics and data for a mentoring program pertaining to women. Assisted in the making of an education/training film.
• Polished oral and writing skills. Adept in public speaking on a variety of topics.

U.S. Navy, Hampton Roads, Virginia
1983 - 1997
Mess Specialist
• In-depth knowledge of Hotel and Restaurant Management.
• Managed a 450-seat dining facility, inventory, and grounds maintenance. Supervised 40 personnel.
• Expertly planned and organized the preparation and service of meals for more than 400 members of a highly publicized community event.
• Selected as a staff member for the Secretary of Defense Conference.
• Planned and organized a self-help renovation project improving the quality of life for housing residents.


Columbia Community College, Newport News, Virginia
A.A.S., Administrative Support Technology

Saint Leo College, Newport News, Virginia

The Department of Labor
Certificate, Counseling

Military Education
Career Counseling


• Letter of Commendation. 1996
• Meritorious Unit Commendation. 1996
• Letter of Appreciation, Hampton Roads Center for the Arts. 1996
• Letter of Appreciation. Commanding Officer, USS Enterprise. 1988

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Civil Engineer Structural

Lee Robertson
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Seeking a junior structural engineering, project management, or related position utilizing successful experience in civil engineering, consulting, design and building construction. Extensive experience in a wide variety of projects, featuring power plants, highways, gas lines, manufacturing plants, large buildings, and residential apartment structures.


Over 11 years of experience in positions with national and international companies, including Lead Structural Design Engineer, Structural Design Engineer, and Technical Office Manager. Skilled in all aspects of civil engineering, major project management, hands-on structural design and design management, international high-standard structural design for both steel and reinforced concrete structures, budgetary and labor cost controls, estimating and ordering equipment and materials, and coordination with technical staff. Arabic and English communication skills.

Administrative skills include expertise in automated accounting systems with job cost tracking, establishment and maintenance of banking, bonding, and insurance relationships, purchasing procedures, personnel management, knowledge of international construction law, generation of in-depth reports and proposals, group speaking and presentation skills, serving as liaison between government officials and clients, supervision of crews, and the ability to interact effectively with senior management, regulatory officials, inspectors, architects, clients, crews, and the public.

Proficient with a wide range of design and engineering software, including Staad/Pro, Robot Millennium, Saap 2000 (CSI), Etabs NL (CSI), Prokon, PCA Column, PCA Mat, AutoCAD, Xsteel, and Eritower. International standards included AISC, ACI, BS, ETA, ASCE, and UBC. Utilized ACI-318, UBC and ASCE standards for concrete, and EIA-222, AISC, ASCE standards for steel structures. Consistently noted by past and present superiors, associates, clients, and staff for attention to detail, outstanding job performance, leadership by example, ability to prioritize multiple projects, dedication to quality, and completion of all projects within budgets and deadlines.


Genpro-Aram Industries, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2000 - 2002
Lead Structural Design Engineer
• Selected as Lead Structural Engineer for an international firm with project assignments related to the power industry. Designed and engineered equipment buildings with extensive electromechanical requirements, including slab and wall openings, trenches, basements, rafts, overhead cranes, and various embedments. All structures were designed to accept extreme vibration and dynamic loads.
• Utilized pre-tensile beams and hollow core for large spans, designed latticed steel structures, including cable Gantries (portiques) and towers connecting the main line to the station ( 380/132/33 KV). Issued complete shop drawings for all designs observing strict ACI-318, UBC and ASCE standards for concrete, and EIA-222, AISC, ASCE standards for steel structures.
• Utilized Staad/Pro, Robot Millennium, Safe, PCA-Col, Prokon, Powline, PCI-Mat, Xsteel, and related software, established a civil works Master Plan and managed all civil activities involving design and construction.
• Received recognition from superiors for achieving substantial cost savings on civil projects through finding better solutions, researching lower prices, insisting on better quality control, and ensuring that approvals and handovers were completed as scheduled.
• Supervised the work of two civil engineers, guided them on structural decisions, provided support through design, and approved design work.

Saudicom International, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1998 - 2000
Structural Design Engineer
• Served as Structural Design Engineer for a US $6 billion major telecommunications expansion project within Saudi Arabia with responsibility for design of telecommunications towers for Microwave, GSM, and SRS systems. Heights on the various structures ranged from 15 meter (monopoles) and 90 meter (latticed), to 120 meter (masts), utilizing Staad and Eritower software for the design.
• Additionally responsible for reviewing and checking shop drawings for towers, design of tower foundations using Staad, SAFE, and PCA-MAT software, and structural design for RC buildings to be modified for expansion, requiring complicated, challenging, and creative structural engineering analysis approaches and solutions. Prepared 'method of procedure' reports for various stages of construction to ensure safety.

Hannan Engineering, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1997 - 1998
Structural Design Engineer
• Assigned to coordinate a variety of engineering and design-build functions for Saudi royal family castles and estates involving projects in the U.S. $20 million and above range.
• Engineering duties included design for the castles, preparing calculations, creating shop drawings, and personally designing large spans, in-house swimming pools, underwater rooms, natural stone structures, theatres, caves, and artificial ruins.
• Utilized ACI-318, ASCE, and UBC standards, designed stone structures per design recommendations from different sources, and used Staad/Pro, Prokon, and Excel software to perform project tasks.

Nissan Heavy Industries and RBNC
1994 - 1996
Technical Office Manager
• Served as Technical Office Manager for TOEC, one of the largest and most successful civil contractors in Syria, with project including the Lattakia Harbor expansion, numerous power projects, gas lines, manufacturing plants, highways, buildings, residential apartment structures, and many other projects.
• Responsible for providing technical support, assisting with the tender stage and preliminary solution proposals, creating detailed project drawings, trouble shooting problems, and solving various construction difficulties.
• Assigned as Technical Office Manager for the 600MW Jandar C/C power plant project with responsibility for producing shop drawings for Mitsubishi designs, coordinating design of different trades, supervising multi-discipline engineers, and troubleshooting the entire project.
• Personally redesigned 3 main buildings with a better solution for the main steam turbine building, the workshop building, and the administration building, in addition to developing a complete design for a 5-story, 153-unit apartment complex. Utilized British standards for steel structures and ACI for RC structures.

Usima Hannad & Co., Damascus, Syria
1990 - 1994
Lead Structural Design Engineer
• Recruited to work with one of the leading engineering consultancies in the Middle East. Major projects included design of the reinforced concrete Baidram Zurnab Hotels Complex (one 5-star & one 4-star hotel and facilities), Mashti al Hila Resort, a combined RC and steel frame structure (one 5-star hotel & 11 apartment buildings), Bayet Gas Field Facilities, and Monument of the Unknown Soldier. Utilized British standards for steel structure and ACI for RC.


Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

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Order Administrator

Lee Robertson
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Skilled Customer Care Representative/Help Desk Administrator with seven years experience diagnosing and resolving technical/customer inquiries. MCSE Certified. Proficient in Windows-based environments, Internet, and MS Office applications. Strong working knowledge of Telecommunications Products and Services. Able to clearly understand problems and find positive solutions through use of troubleshooting, problem solving, teaming and communication skills. Bilingual English/Russian.


Strayer College, Falls Church, VA
1998 - 1999
• Diploma of Enterprise Network Professional
• Install and configure MS DOS 6.22, Windows 95/ 98 and Windows NT 4.0 Server and Workstation
• Create and manage user accounts. Establish security policies for accounts
• Configure user/system-specific settings
• Design and implement single and multiple master NT domain models
• Use Windows NT Diagnostics, Event Viewer, and Server Manager for troubleshooting


Networks Communications, Inc, Herndon, VA
1998 - 2001
Order Administrator
Reviewed all paperwork for new and existing orders to ensure accuracy and completeness
• Created new orders in TBS for voice and data services
• Researched customer's accounts utilizing Telecom Business Solutions Software Version 5.0, Saville Billing System, and Sales On-Line database
• Made changes to existing customer accounts, enforced process flows for Revisions, Expedites, and Cancellations
• Maintained Access database regarding order status to ensure accurate reporting
• Trained and mentored new employees
• Contributed to Siebel-TBS Order Integration Project implemented by Net2000 EAI Team
• Recognized as the Top Producer in Technical Administration Team

SITELFEL Corporation, Herndon, VA
1998 - 1998
Associate Support Engineer
• Provided technical support of HotSync synchronization between Palm personal organizers and desktop PC
• Responded to requests regarding Palm personal organizers hardware/OS software and HotSync conduit data synchronization technology
• Responded to customer calls within designated timeframes

NBC Telecommunications Corporation, Arlington, VA
1996 - 1997
Customer Service Representative
• Provided superior customer care service while maintaining company objectives
• Researched and updated computerized accounts of MCI customers utilizing the OS/2 IBM database


Moscow University, Moscow, Russia
Bachelor of Arts, International Relations

PRWRA Cory Edwards - Partnering For Success, LLC - Sterling, Virginia 20165 - - - 703-444-7835 - 703-444-2005 fax

Police Officer

Drew Anderson
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Extensive law enforcement background with expertise in leadership, administration, human resource development, strategic planning, emergency management, and management reporting.

• Leadership Skills: Preparing and developing programs of action to accomplish objectives; demonstrating a positive attitude, strong work ethic, loyalty and dedication; considering the impact of decisions on the department, its members and community; obtaining cooperation; utilizing logic and sound judgment in decision-making; diplomatic, setting an example of integrity
• Administrative Skills: Ensuring accountability of subordinates related to conduct and productivity; quick to recognize problems and execute solutions; systematically securing relevant information and identifying key issues; paying attention to detail; structuring tasks, plans and objectives to establish priorities and set goals
• Human Resource Skills: Interacting effectively with individuals as all levels; fostering a spirit of cooperation and respect; leading by example; making recommendations based on research and familiarity with various elements; soliciting ideas/opinions of others and utilizing input on key issues; encouraging and providing training
• Communication Skills: Expressing ideas (written and orally) in an articulate, clear, concise, and effective manner; addressing large groups


City Police Department, Fredericksburg, Virginia
1986 - 1989
Veteran Officer/ Canine Handler
• Conducted criminal investigations
• Ensured evidence was properly collected, documented and handled
• Provided training to other officers
• Canine handler

Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax, Virginia
1982 - 1986
Police Officer

Bay Colony Police Department, Bayside, CA
1981 - 1982
Armed Security Officer/Shift Sergeant
• Supervised shift officers
• Established and maintained daily logs of activities

United States Marine Corp
1976 - 1981
Police Officer
• Honorable Discharge
• Base accident investigator
• Classified documents courier
• Provided safe transportation of personnel and property


• Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
• City of Richmond Police Canine Academy
• United States Marine Police Academy
• Traffic Management and Accident Investigation

PRWRA Cory Edwards - Partnering For Success, LLC - Sterling, Virginia 20165 - - - 703-444-7835 - 703-444-2005 fax

Product Legal Assistant

Dale Wong
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Executive support or administrative role at a law firm or corporate legal department that will benefit from initiative, organizational skills, hard work ethic, and multi-tasking abilities.


• More than 5 years experience as an administrative assistant to upper level executives and general counsel at a Fortune 500 company.
• Employee service award winner for demonstrated leadership and commitment to the company, employees, and community.
• Initiated and coordinated a reorganization of more than 24,000 legal files that increased document access and efficiency in the corporate legal department.
• Versed in a variety of support positions in corporate marketing, accounting, inventory, and legal departments.
• Demonstrated multi-tasking ability, shown recently in the simultaneous administrative support of two corporate departments.
• Interpersonal skills, including negotiation, international correspondence, and public relations.


Jaybird Corporation, Mt. Carol, NJ
2000 - 2002
Product Legal Assistant
• Created reports for over 4,000 products a year detailing product specifications including copyright, trademark and licensor information.
• Coordinated product development and merchandising order schedules for legal department.
• Extensive data entry, organization, and maintenance of corporate product and patent files for general counsel.

Jaybird Corporation, Mt. Carol, NJ
2001 - 2002
Financial Assistant
• Asked to handle accounts payable duties in conjunction with legal administrative support functions.
• Processed all invoices and purchase orders for East Coast office.
• Insured compliance and proper processing of company expense reports.
• Experienced on Millennium and XMS accounts payable systems.

Jaybird Corporation, Mt. Carol, NJ
1997 - 1999
Legal Secretary
• Handled all correspondence for general counsel, including agreement negotiations, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, international correspondence, and legal files.
• Distribution and tracking of trademark and copyright search results.
• Arranged travel itineraries and accommodations for legal staff and clients.

Jaybird Corporation, Mt. Carol, NJ
1995 - 1997
Marketing Administrative Assistant
• Secretary for Fortune 500 company Vice-President.
• Duties included written and oral correspondence.

XYZ Temporary Services, Philadelphia, PA
1994 - 1995

FJK Corporation, Willow Glade, PA & Trenton, NJ
1990 - 1994
Inventory Clerk


Chairperson, Hasbro Employee Association, 2002

Co-Chairperson, Hasbro Employee Association, 2001
• Elected by Hasbro employees to lead Eastern Region employee association
• Coordinated numerous charity events that raised more than $15,000
• Experienced public speaker, leader, and delegator to 19 member association

Service Award, Hasbro Employee Association, 2000
• Selected out of over 10,000 employees as one of 12 award recipients
• Recognized for commitment to the company, employees, and community service

Member, Hasbro Employee Association, 2000

Rutgers University
• Treasurer, Residence Hall Council
• Freshman Orientation Leader
• Vice-President, Chorale Society


• Microsoft Word
• Microsoft Excel
• Microsoft Access
• Windows
• Word Perfect
• Millennium and XMS Accounts Payable Software


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
GPA: 3.0, Completed 3 semesters
Dean's List, 1992
Working towards Bachelors degree; left due to financial constraints

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School Nurse

Taylor Anderson
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


• Current Louisiana Nursing License.
• 8 years direct patient care experience.
• Ability to ensure quality health care to adults and children.
• Skilled in interfacing with staff on both professional and community levels.
• Current member of Mandeville Elementary School PTA Board.
• Health & Safety Coordinator, Mandeville Middle School PTA Board, 1999-2000.


Elementary School, Mandeville, LA
1998 - 2000
First Aid Room Volunteer and School Nurse Substitute for Special Education

Middle and Elementary Schools, Mandeville, LA
1995 - 1998
Tutor / Assistant to Teachers

General Hospital, Covington, LA
1992 - 1995
Ambulatory Care Nurse
• Provided outpatient services for adults and children.
• Operating Room Circulating RN.

County Hospital, Abbeville, LA
1983 - 1992
Charge Nurse / Staff Nurse


Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
Bachelor of Science, Nursing
GPA: 3.37, Secondary Teaching Certification

University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
Post Doctorate
Received "Outstanding Graduate" award from College of Nursing
Selected into Who's Who Among American College Students.


• TATU (Teens Against Tobacco Use) Training, AHA, 1999
• Basic CPR Certification, Current

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Staff Nurse

Lee Robertson
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Medical Professional with over 10 years experience as a Registered Nurse in a variety of medical settings.


• Medical Terminology: Developed extensive medical terminology background by hands-on nursing experience and training in multiple specialty areas including: Surgical, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Cardiology, Pharmacology, Oncology, Dermatology, Urology.

• Communication: Skilled in interfacing with individuals at all levels in the medical profession, in both oral and written communication.
- Coordinated extensively with Medicaid representatives.

• Administration: Accomplished at reading and reviewing medical charts and reports.
- Accurate typing and keyboarding skills.


Elementary School, Tampa, FL
1996 - Present
Clinic / School Volunteer

General Hospital, Atlanta, GA
1994 - 1996
Staff Nurse

The Hospital Group, Schenectady, NY
1993 - 1994
Staff Evaluation Nurse
Performed client evaluations and annual renewals.

Hospital University, Albany, NY
1990 - 1993
Staff Nurse


St. Mary's School of Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia
Bachelor of Science, Nursing

• State of Florida, Georgia and New York RN licenses, current


• Microsoft Windows and Word

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