2017 ROAR Award-Winning Resume, Experienced Professional

Assistant Controller Resume – ROAR Award Winner

Joanne isn’t just an accomplished Accountant, but a dynamic person and a self-proclaimed champion of unceasing improvement. She has garnered a reputation of a professional who can be trusted to zoom in on the minute details and figure out how to fix a variance or optimize a painfully slow process to keep things moving for her employers. That’s why she saw the position of Assistant Controller as the natural next step in her career progression.

Since Joanne’s field of work is quite conservative, we’ve decided to go with a traditional layout for her résumé, peppering it with the keywords from the job descriptions she was targeting. However, in addition to a restrained gray, I’ve introduced a tasteful shade of green that not just goes with the money/finance theme, but also symbolizes the client’s drive for streamlining processes, and makes her résumé stand out compared to those of her peers.

I have also decided to highlight Joanne’s accomplishments with the help of special sidebar graphics, which give the recruiter a quick and convincing overview of the value added Joanne brings to the table as an employee. Here, the green arrow graphics coupled with bold and clear figures emphasize the client’s professional vigor and commitment to optimization.

Joanne thought that her new résumé was right on brand for her professionally. When I checked in with her a couple of months after completing her project, she told me she had gotten exponentially more invitations to interviews with her new résumé, and that she was happily employed by a large industrial corporation where she could put her experience and skills to good use.

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