Sample Rsums

Sample Résumés

The two résumés presented so far cover many of the cases you’re likely to encounter when you write your résumé. You may want to see more examples of good résumés for different sorts of people to get a feel for how to write an effective résumé. The remaining portion of this appendix presents three résumés of people with different experience searching for different kinds of technical jobs, as shown in Figures A-6, A-7, and A-8. As you look at the résumés, notice what content stands out and how this helps sell the person as a potentially valuable employee.

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Jenny Ramirez

MIT University

PO BOX 4558

Cambridge, MA 02238




Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. BS, Electrical Engineering, 2007 (GPA 3.7/4.0)

  • Specialist in databases and security

  • National Merit Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa



E-Commerce Developer, WebWorks Corporation, Huntington Beach, CA. Implemented search feature on Fortune 500 company’s Internet storefront using ASP.NET and SQL Server. Designed sample projects, using Oracleand MS SQL Server to demonstrate performance trade-offs between


the products to clients. Made initial contact with two companies that became clients and resulted in $80,000 in revenues. Wrote three proposals that were accepted and resulted in $200,000 in revenues.


Web Software Developer, The Aircraft Tech., Renton, WA.

  • Designed, researched and implemented a database solution to improve tracking and reporting of employee accomplishments.

  • Designed and implemented CGI scripts to dynamically report Web server statistics.


Computer Instructor, MIT Computer Science Department


Deans Tutor, MIT School of Engineering


  • Languages: C, C++; C#; Java; ADA

  • Internet Technology: Java servlets; ASP; ASP.NET; mod_perl; XML and XSL; HTML

  • Systems: UNIX (HP-UX, Solaris); Windows XP, 98

  • Database: SQL; MS SQL Server; SQL Anywhere



Fluent in French, proficient in German

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Figure A-6

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Mike Shronsky

1814 Park Dr. #244

Albuquerque, NM 98872


Objective: Software Engineer in Web Development

Work Experience:


Warner Tractors Manufacturers, Albuquerque, NM, Software Engineer

  • Created AJAX interface to allow customers to compare various tractors.

  • Wrote Java servlets to generate dynamic Web content from Oracle database.

  • Implemented Perl CGI reporting scripts for CORBA system.

  • Wrote SQL queries and designed database schema for Oracle database.

  • Researched and selected development environment of Linux, Apache, and Tomcat.


Problems Solved, Inc., Albuquerque, NM, Programmer

  • Incorporated focus group input into redesign of order tracking UI to improve workflow efficiency by 20 percent.

  • Wrote 160 pages of product documentation for order tracking application.

  • Analyzed product performance by writing shell scripts.

  • Wrote hundreds of Perl scripts to test various Web server responses for clients.


Hernson and Walker Insurance Agents, Austin, TX, Systems Administrator

Maintained network, ordered systems, and implemented data tracking system.

Technical Skills:

  • Languages: Java, Perl, JavaScript

  • Databases: Oracle, DB2, MySQL

  • Systems: Windows XP, 98, NT, Unix (Solaris, Linux)

  • Web Skills: CGI, JSP, Apache, IIS, Tomcat, Netscape Enterprise Web Server

Education: Harcum College, Ardmore, PA, 2002, BA in management

Other: Fluent in Russian

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Figure A-7

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Elaine Mackenzie

22 Mt. Rogers Rd.

Nashville, TN 37212


Objective: Technology Consulting Technical Skills:

  • Languages: C#, C++, Visual Basic, VBScript, JavaScript

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT

  • Internet: ASP.NET, IIS, ColdFusion, HTML, DHTML, CSS, XML and XSL



Web Integrations Specialist, National Web Consulting, Inc., Nashville, TN

  • Lead consultant on three projects generating $900,000.

  • Built Web front end in ASP.NET to interact with legacy databases and perform all Human Resources-related functions for a Fortune 100 client.

  • Wrote ASP.NET code to interface with legacy hierarchical IBM database.

  • Constructed Web user interface component on six different projects.

  • Managed $300,000 project resulting in on-time and on-budget delivery.

  • Landed three accounts, generating $720,000 in revenues.

  • Formed partnerships with three third-party software vendors.

    Partnerships generated $1,500,000 through joint contracts.


Information Systems Technology Specialist, Johnson & Warner, Systems Integration Division, Nashville, TN

  • Wrote 200,000 lines of C++ code and 150 pages of documentation and billed $1,200,000.

  • Built order tracking system for Fortune 500 client, using ASP and SQL Server.

  • Led design team that architected system layout for 25 Windows 2000

    Web Servers using Resonate load balancing software.

  • Landed two accounts generating $250,000 total.

  • Sold $200,000 in follow-on services.

  • Hired and trained two associate consultants.

Additional Information:

Fluent in Spanish and Czech


Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA, BA in Accounting, 1995

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Figure A-8

Programming Interviews Exposed. Secrets to Landing Your Next Job
Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job, 2nd Edition (Programmer to Programmer)
ISBN: 047012167X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 94

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