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This is a general business resume sample for an applicant applying for non-specific management or administrative positions. The sample resume highlights qualifications, skills and abilities sought by prospective owners seeking to employ someone to run a business. Examine the business resume sample for some insight when it comes to crafting your own resume.

Cheryl Riddle
2310 Berkshire Circle, Knoxville, TN 37917 – (777) 777 7777 – criddle@cab.net


Business professional with more than nine years experience consulting, training, marketing and managing. Developed skills include expert-level communications skills both written and verbal. Self-motivated business manager possessing valuable MBA degree education and a great deal of practical experience. Considered to be a productive asset for any company in a managerial capacity.

Professional Experience

Southern Market Consultants, Knoxville, TN 2005 - Present
Training Consultant

• Manage a team of training consultants overseeing mainly OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) compliance.
• Create on-site company executive OSHA compliance training programs.
• Provide annotated literature and other documents for OSHA training.
• Supervise the production of video training tools.
• Train company employees in the OSHA compliance training process.
• Manage relations and negotiate sales contracts with training clients.

The Brunswick Boat Group, Knoxville, TN 2004-2005
Sales Training Manager

• Recruited, interviewed hired and trained national sales force for nation’s largest pleasure boat manufacturer.
• Designed and created multi-phase training programs for company sales force.
• Researched and made suggestions for developing industry-leading sales force compensation plan.
• Created company sales force performance evaluation criteria.

Sea Ray, Knoxville, TN 2002-2004
Production Training Manager

• Supervised the initial training for all new employees of a major pleasure boat manufacturer.
• Reviewed safety compliance records making recommendations to institute enhancements and change.
• Examined company production manufacturing procedures for safety, efficiency, coast and productivity.

Bush Brothers and Company, Knoxville, TN 1998-2002
Marketing Manager

• Supervised all promotional operation from original concepts though program execution for nationally known baked beans food manufacturing enterprise.
• Developed varied marketing strategies per individual products.
• Planned and executed technical and entertaining industry convention show features.
• Trained marketing/sales teams.
• Helped negotiate vendor sales contracts.

Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville TN Summers 1996, 1997
Summer Intern

• Helped conduct public opinion telephone surveys.
• Conducted computer data input.
• Put together information packages for consumer requests.
• Executed a variety of marketing-based clerical chores.


University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN
MBA, 1999
BS in Business Administration, 1998

• Student Government Association of UTC
• Member Alpha Kappa Psi
• Pride of the Southland Marching Band - Four Year Member
• Holt Scholar
• Graduate in top 10 percent
• Member, Freshman Mentors

Professional Organizations

• American Management Association
• The Association of Business Process Management Professionals
• Association of Professionals in Business Management
• American Society of Training and Development
• National Association of Training Professionals

Community Involvement

• Workforce Tennessee
• Greater Knoxville Big Brothers/Big Sisters
• United Way
• Habitat for Humanity


• Conversational in Spanish

Technical Skills

• Adobe products including Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver
• Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and Power Point
• Various video and audio editing software

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