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Former Business Owner Resume

Purpose: Example resume written to help an entrepreneur return to traditional employment

Quick Resume Writing Tip: This example resume that we wrote for a client illustrates a technique that entrepreneurs can use when trying to return to traditional employment. This person had worked for himself for more than a decade, but was selling his business and wanted to land a new job in sales. When you write your resume it is crucial to know your audience and then frame your experience in ways that will show how you are the best person for the job. Entrepreneurs and business owners often have a tough time because the potential employer will be concerned that they are too independent to return to employment, often over qualified, and they also may worry that the entrepreneur is just passing time until the next good business opportunity. In this resume, we chose to emphasize all the aspects of the person’s experience that were relevant to sales and business development-related positions and to de-emphasize all the aspects that have to do with high-level business management.

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Hi Sharon- I just wanted to let you know that I sent my resume in Tuesday morning to the Xxxxxxxxx Association and they called my Tuesday afternoon to schedule an interview for Thursday morning. The job I applied for is Director of Events Planning and Volunteers. Thanks for writing a great resume. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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B.S., Ohio

Thought you'd like to know that I've just accepted a new position and am happy as can be. You should know that I began my search in earnest in the beginning of November and my success rate in getting calls from the companies whose postings (Monster and HeadHunter) I responded to was nothing short of phenomenal. Thanks a million Michelle for getting me noticed.

E.S., Washington, D.C.

Hi Michelle. Since our mailing,I have had six phone interviews with recruiters leading to being a candidate for Chairman of a {Name of State} based company, CEO for a {Name of State} Company and being introduced to two private equity firms by another recruiter for Board Directorships. Two others want to introduce me to private equity firms they partner with for proprietary deals. Finally, {Name of Recruiter} of {Name of Firm} out of Silicon Valley said the resume was among the best five he has ever seen from both a format and content standpoint (maybe all 5 are your clients !)...On the VC side, I received a couple Email responses. I thought you might want to know all of this. Thanks for the great work.

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