American Resume format

By | February 25, 2009

American Resume

 

An American resume format is similar to other resume formats popularly used. The only difference lies in the presentation and content. Usually, American employers want to see only the details that are relevant to the position that you want.

Like any other resume intended for different cultures, an American resume format must reflect the work ethics of the country.

For example, emphasis is placed on work performance and progression rather than on education. This is the reason why it is presented in the first section after the objective and career profile.

In writing the work history, you must employ a reverse chronological format. Highlight your job title and list the company name and dates. This is followed by   detailed account of your main functions in each job.

Next, discuss your competencies or skills that have been developed in your years of experience. This shows your flexibility and the range of your capabilities.

American employers need to see that you are going to be a valuable asset in their company. Last, discuss your educational background to support all your other entries.

Moreover, you may also include your personal information and interests if they will help you boost your resume. Adding preferences specific to your work, such as locations, is also advisable. 

American Resume Format and Example

Tom Wagner

146 Atlanta
Georgia, USA

(012) 345-6789

tom.wagner@amrcn.com

OBJECTIVE

Seeking an entry-level position in management in order to utilize and further develop my skills in the field

CAREER PROFILE

  • Currently an assistant manager in the division of distribution and sales in a multi-national company
  • Currently taking MBA to further acquire knowledge on the different facets of management, especially corporate management
  • Result-oriented and determined to reach goals

WORK EXPERIENCE

Assistant Manager                         2006 – present

Coca Cola

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  • Handles the day-to-day processes in the division
  • Ensures that goals are accomplished and quota is reached
  • Worked with the Manager in ensuring the goals are met and strategies applied
  • Applied recommendations set by the Division Officers
  • Ensures that the strategic plans formulated by the Divisions Officers are carried out
  • Employee of the Year Awardee, 2008

Management Trainee                          2004 – 2006

Coca Cola

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  • In charge of the day-to-day distribution of products to all the distribution plants in the country
  • Coordinated with plant managers with regards to production
  • Handled day-to-day processes of the division
  • Assessed employee work
  • Determined weekly and monthly progress of personnel

Junior Management Trainee                       Summer 2003

Coca Cola

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Summer Internship

  • Trained under the supervisor in carrying out the day-to-day processes of the division
  • Checked if the distribution and delivery of the cargos

COMPETENCIES

  • Has competent skills in management, marketing, and sales
  • Has excellent abilities in devising strategic management plans in the long run
  • Has excellent problem solving and strategizing skills
  • Skillful in controlling the business based on a strategy being employed
  • Has excellent communication skills, both in written and oral

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Masters in Business Administration                 2007 – present

University of Atlanta

Georgia, USA

  • Dean’s Lister for 2 semesters

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration        2000 – 2004

University of Atlanta

Georgia, USA

  • Major in Management
  • Minors in Marketing and Sales
  • Graduated with honors
  • Dean’s Lister for 5 semesters

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