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SAMPLE APPLICANT Commented [A1]: By not making it big / bold, it sort of

100 Street Ave. #100 blends in; Name should be in bolder + slightly larger font.
Hollywood CA 90099
Commented [A2]: No need to include this – they’ll have
(310) 555-1212 Sample.Applicant@gmail.com
your contact info from elsewhere!
OBJECTIVE
To earn an MBA from one of the world’s leading programs that will allow me to apply my empathetic team building, coaching and
Commented [A3]: MY OBJECTIVE IS TO GET INTO YOUR
management skills to a challenging career in human capital development and organizational management. MBA PROGRAM. They know it. That’s why you’re applying.
Pretty much everyone can eliminate this waste of space.
EXPERIENCE
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES, 2012 – 2016 Los Angeles, CA Commented [A4]: I have never heard of this company. Is
Social Media Marketing Analyst it a “Real” company, or is it the applicant’s dad that created
 Implemented advanced social media and social marketing strategies for leading companies. Developed and implemented Google a fake company for Junior to run? How do I know if this
AdWords, Omniture, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest digital marketing campaigns. company is legit?
 Worked with clients to strengthen their social media presence. Helped them establish and strengthen their brand. Commented [A5]: 2 things wrong here:
 Compiled monthly reports to help clients understand their social media impact and the effect of their social media campaigns. 1) This gets a little jargony. Sometimes people will do
DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTS, 2011 – 2012 Los Angeles, CA similar things with listing out tons of technical things, or ...
Project Manager
Commented [A6]: Anyone I’ve heard of? Maybe your ...
 Project managed a cross-functional team of 20 people from the engineering, QA, product development, front-end development,
database architecture, and SysOps to meet frequent, significant product prototyping and content deadlines while maintaining a healthy, Commented [A7]: Yoo-hoo! Any specifics, chief?
positive team culture.
Commented [A8]: This is a “responsibility”, not an ...
 Managed smooth execution of all product demos by effectively communicating Executive objectives and needs to production, content
and tech teams Commented [A9]: Only mention departments you work ...
 Drove objectives, planning and execution of product testing by project-managing technical team to ensure deliverables met.
Commented [A10]: This is , surprisingly, a good thing to ...
MEDIA COMPANY, INC. 2010 – 2011
Partner Relations Coordinator Commented [A11]: Saying something vague like “ensured
...
 Led the creation and development of the #1 multi-channel women’s community on YouTube, Kin Community, which grew to over 42
Commented [A12]: Whew! This job was 4 years ago, and...
million subscribers
 Developed and executed a process for identifying, growing, and maintaining all key partnerships, including educating partners on Commented [A13]: This bullet point is basically the same...
ways to maximize their revenue
Commented [A14]: Overall Jargon is bad -- *company- ...
 Managed another leading women’s video syndication network of over 100 content distributors, including NBC Universal and Viacom,
generating over 40 million monthly video views Commented [A15]: Whew! These things are all smushed...
 Created welcome package and onboarding document to ensure their transition to the network was a smooth one, and led training
Commented [A17]: Whew! These things are all smushed...
sessions on use of our YouTube Ultra-Matrix Platform 3000 technology
MEDIA COMPANY, INC. Summer, 2010 Commented [A16]: Honestly, this is of zero value to an ...
Summer Marketing Intern
Commented [A18]: Honestly, this is of zero value to an ...
Answered phones, reserved conference rooms, ordered office supplies. Did all the same stuff from the previous job but did more of it
MEDIA COMPANY, INC. Summer, 201.0 Commented [A19]: Inconsistent spacing makes it look ...
Summer Marketing Intern
Commented [A20]: You can probably move basic ...
 Answered phones, reserved conference rooms, ordered office supplies.
Commented [A21]: What was the basis of being ...
Commented [A22]: If the college costs $60k/year, a $200...
EDUCATION
LOS ANGELES NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Los Angeles, CA Commented [A23]: Hmm, not necessarily based on ...
BA, Communication Studies, 2010
Commented [A24]: If you really did win a bunch of VERY...
 G.P.A. 3.9; Dean’s list for three years
 Winner of the LA super scholarship; the Mickey Mouse scholarship; and a $200 scholarship for having the best smile. Commented [A25]: No need to put coursework here – ...
 Coursework included “Cross-Cultural Discourse”; Public Speaking; Interpretive Dancing in the Workforce; Lies Lies Lies.
Commented [A26]: Meh. Does this really merit resume ...
 Extracurricular activities included:
 Golden Unicorn community service society: volunteered over 100 hours to help homeless ponies feel like unicorns for a day. Fed Commented [A27]: We GET IT: you like to volunteer with...
them magical hay and groomed their coats until they were shiny and bright.
Commented [A28]: And….any leadership role? If ...
 Magical Pony homeless shelter: spent weekends feeding ponies free hay donated from Farmer Brown.
 Gamma Gamma Gramma Sorority: member of campus’ largest female sorority Commented [A29]:
 Red Cross volunteer: from 9/2008 – 6/2009. Helped check in blood donors. Helped them fill out paperwork and then showed them to
Commented [A30]: If having to choose between several ...
their seats in the waiting room. Afterwards, I would give them a cookie and pat them gently on the head.
Commented [A31]: don't list an extra-curricular / college...
OLD ITALIAN UNIVERSITY, Florence, Italy
Commented [A32]: This took up 1/8 of your college ...
 Exchange Student, autumn 2009
 Spent a semester abroad in Italy. Improved ability to read, speak, and write in Italian, while living with an Italian family. Commented [A33]: Uh – isn’t it obvious that this would ...
Commented [A34]: Not only is this repetitive, but it’s a ...
SKILLS / OTHER
 Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint. Google AdWords & Facebook Advertising power-editor platform Commented [A35]: Obvious, given current job. Don’t ...
 Hard-working, motivated team player that strives to find new ways to excel Commented [A36]: Try not to use any adjectives to ...
 Enjoy yoga, travel, cooking, and sports
Commented [A37]: Hey! You like to travel and eat? SO ...