XPastor has some samples of great resumes—either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put his stamp of approval on this resume and his comments are below, as well as picture links to the original resume and revised resume.
Claudio and I met an at an XP-Day in Chicago. He is a “go getter” who wanted to meet for breakfast before the event. We got to know each other and enjoyed talking about great ministry. When it came time for Claudio to put together a resume, he sent me a copy. His first version had three pages of text and a final page with a family photograph. It weighed in at a whopping 23.1 megabytes! Check out the difference between the old version and the new one.
- Claudio looked at the great resume page and totally renovated his resume. There are some great artistic elements now, which add visual clarity to his message.
- The reader can easily see what Claudio stands for and what his gifts are.
- His experiences is clearly put forward and one gets an good idea of his giftedness as an XP.
- In the final resume, I opened it in Adobe Acrobat and reduced the file size for him. Always do this! It cut the “unused bytes” by about a third or half (by the way, when I did this with his original resume, it went from 23.1 megabytes to 225 kilobytes!)