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How to Write Sample Resumes?

Before we start with actual designing of a resume, let’s take a look at two popular and most commonly searched resume samples. They are Accounting resume and Nursing resume.

If you are wondering why we are discussing resume samples in this section, let me explain the purpose first. By discussing a sample accounting resume first, it will help us to evaluate our understanding of the basics behind striking resume designs. Then, we can subsequently implement the same in further discussions.
In this section today, we are going to see a sample accounting resume. An accounting resume can be helpful for presenting your candidature for the relevant accounting job and to promote the credentials which can win you the job. In variably, these credentials have to be at par with the job description as discussed in earlier sections.

Accounting Resume Sample

Elisa j. Wagers
133 Hickory Heights Drive, Columbia,
Maryland – 21045, United States
Tel: (443) 910 2209, Email:

Career Goal: In quest for challenging assignments with a reputed organization as an accounting executive, with opportunities to explore personal skill-sets for mutual growth and development.

Skills Summary: I am an experienced professional with 3 years of experience with comprehensive exposure in different accounting jobs. My skills and knowledge of latest accounting practices at international level help me maintain the records at par with global norms.

Work Experience:
I. Assistant Accounts Executive (2008 – till date)
Imperial Tax Solutions LLC, 3231 Superior St, Bowie, MD

Job Responsibilities:
  • Maintain accounting records of all transactions
  • Generate reports for management decision making
  • Advice clients with suitable tax solutions
  • Close all deals and maintain a log of same
  • Assist the Accounting manager in different operational activities

Education Qualifications:

College/ University
Grade/ Percentage
MBA (Finance)
The Global Business School
(Silver Spring, MD)
2006 - 2008
A / 87%
B. Com
Strayer University
(Bethesda, MD)
2003 – 2006
B+ / 81 %

Professional Skills:
  • MS Office
  • Tally 9.0
  • International Accounting standards specialization

Personal Skills:
  • Effective communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Meticulous work approach
  • Quick decision making ability
  • Resourcefulness

References: Any references would be provided only if asked for.

I, Elisa J. Wagers, declare that all the details given above are true to best of my knowledge and belief.


Date: 01/ December/ 2011 Place: Columbia, Maryland

In the above given sample resume, you may further add more details depending upon their relevancy to the desired job profile.
From the sample resumes, you can refer to different sub-titles under which the necessary credentials can be shared. The layout can be chosen depending upon how attractive and professional it looks. Use of different formats for sharing the information such as bulleted lists, tables or paragraph should be judiciously used to maintain the formal look of the accounting resume.
In our next blog, in line with the concept behind starting this free resume website blog; we would be discussing a sample nursing resume. This will help us to quickly grab the basic idea behind designing a job winning resume. Then, we can easily understand and relate our subsequent discussion.

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