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Advertising Agency Sample Resume

Purpose: Mid-career professional in the advertising industry seeking to advance and promote her career.

This sample resume is loaded with keywords important to this mid-career professional’s target industry and profession. Keywords are essential. If you are conducting a job search it is essential that you assume your resume will land in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Simply put, ATS are the databases in which your resume is stored and (hopefully) retrieved based on keyword searches related to positions a recruiter or employer is trying to fill. It is common for applicants to try to include many of these important keywords in the profile and this resume is no exception. But even more keywords have been included by using them to categorize accomplishment statements. A tip: collect 6-12 job announcements for positions that would interest you. Go through them with a highlighter, highlighting all the important keywords used in each. Now go back to your resume and make sure you have used these keywords in the text.

Example Resume for an Account Executive in an Advertising Agency

Sample resume written to help an advertising industry account executive advance her career – Page 1

Example resume for the advertising industry

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This sample resume is protected by copyright. Please do NOT copy it. This resume was written for a specific individual and the strategies used may not be appropriate to your career. More importantly, a copied resume is not authentic and will never be as effective for you as a resume written specifically for you. Please contact us to learn more about our professional resume writing services. Your career is worth it!

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Sorry I haven't got back to you sooner. I have been busy interviewing. I am on the brink of an offer in Boston and Pittsburgh. Boston is the role I'm hoping for. It is a great role with a world leading paper manufacturing company. I believe the resume and cover letter you prepared was very helpful in my job search. It clearly was far better than what was proposed by xxxxxxxxx consultants - the outplacement firm that I was working with. I got a lot of attention from headhunters after the first wave of your blast e-mail. Many discussions but nothing that came from it -- mostly match issues. Thanks for your support and I will keep in touch.

J.P., Pennyslvania

I just want to let you know that this week I had four interviews and 3 job offers! One is with my mentor's company, XXXXX, another with XXXXX, and a third with XXXXX. The salary ranges are from $80-$100k. I'm deliberating now about my options, and will start "negotiations" this afternoon. Two job offers came on the same day (yesterday). Three of the interviews came from my on line responses to ads. The XXXX interview was arranged by my mentor who suggested I apply for a position. This all happened (the callbacks) between 1-3 days after I posted my resume. The VP at XXXXX who interviewed me said that he reads thousands of resumes, and that mine was really exceptional. He was talking about your work. Thank you!

(Received a few days later from the same client...)

I start August 4th as an assistant PM working first on a 1.5 billion (with a "b") dollar proposal, then off to the job site in September, working either on the XXXXXX renovation project or various cultural projects with musuems, libraries, etc. in XXXXX. Starting salary $90k with a review and increase to $95 by the end of the year. If I finish my PMP and LEED certifications, I will get an additional $3k for each certification.

I'm so happy that this happened so quickly and that it's such a great job! As I mentioned, the reason they called is because of the resume. They were also impressed by the biography, and apparently the interview went well too :) Thanks again for everything. I couldn't have done it without you.

C.R., New York

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