THE MAKING OF A RESUME: BUILDING YOUR FIRST PROFESSIONAL RESUME
By marciahancock on December 30, 2013
Part I: The Equine Industry
‘Professional Equine Grooms’, http://www.proequinegrooms.com/, is an online community with the goal to create a platform for Professional Equine Grooms in support of their short and long term career needs with a special focus on resumes.
In step with her mission, Liv Gude, Owner of ‘Professional Equine Grooms’, sponsored a Resume Scholarship for aspiring professional equine grooms. In collaboration with The Job Search Advisor, Liv solicited applicants via social media receiving requests from a very talented pool of potential equine grooms.
Applicants completed a short questionnaire in answer to the question, ‘Why are you requesting a resume scholarship?’
The scholarship has been awarded to ‘Sara’ who believes the Resume Scholarship will aid her in pursuit of her dream to be a groom.
A First Resume may be the most important investment of your entire career.
Your First Resume:
Sets the tone for your early career
Defines your initial professional direction
Introduces you to the ‘real work world’
Motivates you to move forward
Reflects your value in the job market
Is your professional reputation.
In Sara’s Own Words:
“I use my knowledge of the horse’s anatomy and muscular functions in all of my work with horses. It gives me a better understanding of their bodies and keeping them happy.”
“I help people better communicate with their horse. When people feel happy with their horses and have a good ride, or feel whatever they are doing is a success, it is because there was a clear flow of communication between horse and rider.
Frustration happens when there is a misunderstanding between horse and rider.”
Sara was an accomplished rider before she could walk. Her love of horses was instilled within her during her early years and continued into adulthood. Sara’s passion to succeed and make a difference carries her forward in her goal to be an accomplished equine professional.
‘Translating’ past barn and stable management and Trainer’s Assistant experience and youth-oriented equine competitions into ‘real world’ was the goal in creating a resume that would work for Sara.
- Amateur Status to professional recognition.
- Youth activities as solid work experience
- A passion for horses as tangible evidence of professional dedication.
- Life-long connection with Equine industry.
- Highlight Certifications, Competitions
- MN Paint Association Competitor
- Riding Master I
- Equine Sports Therapy Certificate
HEAD OF THE CLASS!
Your Heading Is Your Brand, tells the world Who and What You Are, What You Do and What Is Your Expertise.
MASSAGE THERAPY | STABLE MANAGEMENT | GROOM | HANDLER
DO YOU NEED A SUMMARY?
A Strong Summary Statement is an:
Introduction to Your Audience
Quick and Effective ‘Branding’ Statement
Clear and Concise Background Statement
Highlights Strengths, Skills
Communicates Your Uniqueness
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Combination 2 to 3 sentences w/ bullets
SUMMARY for the NEWCOMER
Life-long and dedicated Equestrian professional bringing to the Equine industry in-depth experience within multiple disciplines including Riding, Training, Horse Safety, Jumpers, and Equine Healthcare and maintenance.
WHAT ARE ACCOMPLISHMENTS?
Achievements ‘in sync’ with your Personal Brand. An Accomplishment is something completed, fulfilled or achieved that is ‘Above & Beyond’.
What are you most proud of?
How have you made a difference at work?
What completed special projects set you apart?
What do you do better than anyone else?
What were the quantifiable results?
- What challenges and obstacles did you overcome?
Designed and implemented a direct and effective method to communicate daily barn activities and operations ensuring horses were fed, exercised, and received veterinary care as needed.
Direct the care and safety of at leastthirty (30) horses for daily activities including exercise schedules, grooming, and health maintenance including preventive veterinary and Ferrier care, daily health assessments and staff assignments.
Competitor, Minnesota Paint Horse Association
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