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Bad Resume Example

This resume is too lengthy and conversational. It is hard on the eyes because of its narrative form. It sounds unprofessional at points, and includes references. References need to be available upon request, but not included with the resume. The resume is also riddled with spelling mistakes.

Natalie Employee

123 Job Street
Workerville, New York 90210
(555) 555-5555

Objetive: To get a good paying job


Local Bussiness School, Workerville, New York

I received my Associate Degree in Legal Administrative Assistant in August, 2002. During this time I studied various subjects, which I did well in. Some of the computer skills that I am proficient in are Microsoft Office Suite, Word Perfect, and Desktop Publishing. I also did well in course work in the areas of Business Law, Accounting, Legal Office Systems, Information technology, and Composition and Research. I scored well on all exams, and feel that I am capableof working in these areas.

Local Vocational School, Workerville, New York
I received Certification for Computer Information Processing (CIP) in June, 2000. During this time I studied, and excelled at Web Page Design and Computer Programming. I feel i could work well in these areas, but might need to brush up, as it's been six years.

Work Skills/Duties I Have Performed

I have worked in the Legal Assistant/Secretarial field for several years. I have performed general legal office procedures, prepared legal documents, composed legal correspondence, prepared bank forms for mortgage closings and refinances, and performed title searches. I have handled general filing for a busy law office, operated a switchboard in a busy law office, and carried out other general reception duties as required.

I have also worked in customer service and fod service. In these areas, I have proccesed customer orders, handled the cash drawer, solved customer problems, prepared food for a busy sandwich shop, and performed general cleaning and maintenance duties. My employers told me that I was a very conscientious worker, and that they enjoyed having me on board.

Jobs/Work Experiences

Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe, LLP, Workerville, New York Legal Assistant
Law Offices of Attorney Cheryl L. Stein, Workerville, New York Legal Assistant
Jerry Seinfeld Law Offices, Workerville, New York Legal Assistant Intern
American Automobile Association, Workerville, New York Legal Assistant Intern
Bill and Ted's Sandwich Shop, Workerville, New York Customer Service/Food Prep
Burger King Carols Corporation, Workerville, New York Cahier/Cook

In addition to these employers and experiences, I also have very good references. I have included these references hear:
Joe Reference
Bill and Ted's Sandwich Shop

Mary Reference

Mike Reference
Bible School Teacher



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