Resume Example

Joseph S Anderson   

1234 Maple Street | Topeka, KS  66601 | 785-XXX-XXXX |               


•Word, Excel, Access  

•Attention to detail, proofreading  

•Communicate well with all levels of organization            

Work History   

Company Name                   Topeka, KS                                01/16 - present   


•Complete payroll for 50 employees weekly  

•Deposit payroll taxes  

•Quarterly and annual government reporting  

•Generate monthly financial statements                                         

Company Name                   Topeka, KS                                 05/12- 12/15   

Payroll Assistant           

•Entered timesheets for payroll  

•Balanced reports  

•Generated pay checks  

•Answered employee payroll questions      

Company Name                    Topeka, KS                                05/10 - 05/12   

Accounting Clerk  

•Matched purchase orders to invoices  

•Entered invoices in payables  •Produced vendor checks  

•Received customer payments            


Name of University                                                                 08/12 - 05/15   

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, 3.92 GPA      

Name of Technical School                                                     08/08 - 05/09   

Account Clerk Certificate      

Name  of High School                                                            08/04 - 05/08   




Work references are supervisors, managers or co-workers.  Personal references are friends, neighbors or social acquaintances.       

Ask your references if you can use them.  Get a direct line or direct email address.  Ask them what they will say about you, so you can determine if you want them to speak about you.  Feel free to offer examples of your work habits to jog their memory.       

When you accept a position, remember to thank them for their input.        



Research company and interviewer through Google, Bing or other search engine.   Manta, Yelp, Super-pages, BBB and McRae's Blue Book give good basic information.       

MapQuest company address and drive to location before interview.       

Review questions most often asked at interviews and prepare answers.  Practice answering out loud.  You don't want the first time you hear the answer to be at the interview.  Likely it will sound weak.  The more you practice the stronger the conviction.       

When they ask if you have any questions, have four to five of them.  An internet search will provide you with many, many possibilities.       

At the end of the interview, if you want the position, ask for it!!  In your own words, let them know you want to be part of their team.  If you don't, they may assume you're not interested.       

After the interview, always send a thank you note and restate your desire to work for them.  Before it was recommended you send a hand-written note; now days it's acceptable to email your thanks.  While we're on the subject of thank you notes, be sure to thank anyone who helped you along the way - your references, your job coaches, your network contacts who mentioned openings, anybody.     


Thank You Note Template



(Company Name)


(City, Sttate, zip)  

Dear (interviewer):       

Thank you for meeting with me on Friday to discuss the (title of position) position.  I enjoyed our conversation, and I am very excited about the possibility of joining your team. After the interview, I have a better understanding of what the responsibilities and opportunities are in the position. 

I believe that my knowledge and goals are very compatible with your needs.      I have over (number) years of (background) experience including skills in ________, _________, and _____________.      

Again, thank you for considering me for this exciting opportunity. Please feel free to call me if you need additional information or have any questions.  I look forward to hearing from you.  Sincerely,  

(your name)