Writing Assignment: Resume Statements

1. Study these slides  Download these slidesbefore doing this assignment.  
2. Refer to BCOM textbook, Chapter 13, section 13-2a, “Work Experience.” 
3. Now, re-write the below resume work history statements.
In your revisions:

Don’t include personal pronouns (I, me, my, myself) or most articles (a, an, the)

Use descriptive action verbs

      Poor:  I researched, compiled, and wrote by myself a 35-page business plan in one of my classes.
      Improved: Researched and wrote 35-page business plan.

I was given the responsibility to supervise four associates and allocate their daily tasks.

2. I attended to a variety of customer inquiries in a busy office of 16 insurance agents.
3. Addressed and resolved complaints of tenants for problems such as leaky faucets and clogged drains.
4. It was my job to make sure that the office ran smoothly every day by answering phones and taking about 50 messages.
5. I was one of a small group of volunteers for an after-school tutoring program where I tutored a group of 12 boys and girls.
6. Managed an entire database for two months for one of the sales departments in the company while the manager was away on maternity leave.
7. When volunteering at a local hospital, I watched over 25 or more other volunteers and made sure they gave out magazines to the hospital patients.
8. Promoted after only six months to one of the first managerial positions for a start-up company’s business.
9. Assisted with the company’s financial bookkeeping with software like Excel.
10. Went to Spanish classes to improve my speaking and writing of Spanish.
11. Wrote down the minutes for meetings of the Future Accountants Club.
12. Led the analysis and strategic plan of the purchasing department to help the organization’s objective of reducing costs.
13. Designed and created a system that improved the day-to-day operating procedures.
14. I was awarded honors for gathering the most donations for a silent auction that benefited poor families in my community.
15. Did the coordination of costs for a project that brought in more than $5,000 net revenue.