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Chapter I. Selling Yourself on Paper
Functional Resume - Displaced Homemaker
Christine stayed home to raise her children from 1992-2003. She then went for an Associate degree and now is ready to seek employment. Note how she downplays employment history in favor of school courses.
Christine C. Harrison
160 Bluff View
Spokane, WA 99210
Home Phone
(509) 862-7421

CAREER OBJECTIVE

A challenging and rewarding position within a growing organization in the field of Business Management which will utilize my skills, experience and education, as well as offer growth opportunity.


EDUCATION

Associate Degree: Business Management - March, 2005
Honors: Dean's List - All Quarters - G.P.A. 3.9/4.0
SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE


SKILLS COURSES
Management
Demonstrated competencies in management:
Management Decision Making, Credit Management,
Sales Techniques and Operations Management.
Communication
Excellent public relations with effective verbal
and written communication ability.
Technical Skills
Knowledge of computer functions including
Spreadsheet, Lotus 1-2-3 and word processing.
Human Resource Management
Management Decision Making
Operations Management
Verbal Communications
Accounting
Business Law
Principles of Marketing
Micro/Macro Economics
Principles of Advertising
Organizational Behavior
Consumer Behavior
Money and Banking


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

ABC
DEPARTMENT STORE
Rochester, NY 1981-1982
Sales/Food Service
Responsible for complete maintenance of snack bar which included inventory control, cash management and customer service.
MILTON'S
DEPARTMENT STORE
Rochester, NY 1980-1981
Sales Representative
Responsible for negotiating sales requiring excellent communication and interpersonal skills and customer relations.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Created a small business
Designed a new product
Executed an advertising campaign
Developed and wrote reports

VOLUNTEER WORK

Girl Scouts of America
Troop Leader
St. Ann's Nursing Home
Assisted Patient Care


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Ready to apply knowledge
Enthusiastic and dependable
Well organized and excellent planner

Self-confident with professional attitude
Dedicated and success oriented
Willing to accept challenge

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