This week I have chosen an accounting resume sample from career igniter, this website helps to give applicants tips on career building and shows samples. I will critique this resume and give the pros and cons.
After going through this resume I must say that there are many things that I like about this sample. I really enjoy the formatting of this resume, it’s not the same old boring resume format but it’s not too much that it’s distracting from the actual point of the resume. This resume is visually pleasing and to the point which is always necessary when creating a ruseme, businesses can sift through hundreds so you want your resume to catch the eye. I also very much enjoy the mission statement at the top of the page. A mission statement is great to give your resume a personal feel, another necessary tool to help your resume stand out.
This resume is not without it’s flaws. I dislike the way the bullets are such long points. When I see a bullet I expect something to the point, and quite frankly with these bullets set up the way they are I lose interest in reading the whole resume. This resume also really doesn’t list any accomplishments, which is certainly an issue. The bullets contain many duties but as an employer I would want to see someone who is going above and beyond not just doing the bare minimum.
Although this sample has good qualities I certainly think it has definite room for improvement. In any case, it is a good starting point for someone who does not have a lot of experience with resume writing.
For my PSA I decided to showcase a public service announcement for the organization No Kid Hungry. This organization is dedicated to ending child hunger in America. I really love this public service announcement because it shows that you don’t have to have a long announcement for it to be a powerful one. This video basically showcases children holding up signs saying things such as “I havent eaten yet today” or “I got my dinner from a gas station” This makes such a powerful point because it’s not just some representative giving you the facts, it’s personal, it’s a child that needs help.
This organization is certainly targeting adults, attempting to aquire donations for what they believe is the solution. This organization also uses a very good attention grabber, they have a celebrity endorsement from Jeff Bridges, who is an actor and producer. This may not push people to give but for some reason a celebrity pushes people to listen. In the end, this organizations goal is to 1) connect kids with nutrition programs 2) Educate and empower lower income families to stretch their budget to create healthy meals and 3) Shine a spotlight on this crisis in America. I believe this is a very powerful PSA and I think it does a great job of making this issue come to light even though it’s only a 32 second video. I am honestly very impressed with this organization and their message and how they market that message.