Work at Home Wednesday

Here is a sample resume to use when applying for a telecommute position. Notice that your skills should be listed first.

Johnathan Doe
12345 Statestreet Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33703
(813) 555-2121

e-mail: johnathan@aol.com


To obtain a telecommuting position with a professional organization where I can be creative and utilize my skills as a technical writer/desktop publisher.


  • Technical writing (end user manuals, installation/maintenance/repair manuals, courseware, MS Windows help screens)
  • Course development and instruction
  • Desktop publishing skills (design/typesetting/illustration), and marketing experience
  • Organized, self starter, detail oriented, with excellent communication abilities
  • Supervisory background
  • Operation, repair, and training of PC, and Macintosh computer systems
  • Knowledgeable in wide variety of software applications: Adobe PageMaker, Macromedia Freehand, Adobe Photoshop, MS Word, HTML authoring tools, RoboHelp, dBase, EXCEL, various Internet apps, etc.


1991 - Present COMPANY 1 INC., Homestead, Florida
Widget manufacturer & telecommunications
Technical Writer
  • Create end user manuals and MS Windows help screens detailing the installation/maintenance of hardware and software applications designed for Company 1 products.
  • Develop procedures and standards for creating technical product bulletins and installation/maintenance manuals.
  • Interface with all departments to acquire needed information for documentation.
  • Assist company personnel with learning productive techniques for using computer software and hardware.
1979-1990 COMPANY 2, INC, Hauppauge, New York
International electronics communication company
Senior Technical Instructor (5/87-5/90)
  • Developed and presented technical courses designed to train field engineers on procedures for installing/maintaining computer hardware and software specific to Information Services, Inc.
  • Instructed field engineers on troubleshooting techniques for the repair and maintenance of computer hardware and software.
  • Instructed on the use of test equipment: data analyzers, oscilloscopes, multimeters, and software diagnostic tools.
  • Wrote technical manuals and handbooks detailing installation and repair procedures.
  • Designed and presented courses for technical staff, non-technical staff, sales, and management users.
  • Provided evaluation reports and testing of trainees to determine competency level.
  • Traveled Europe and U.S. to assemble course development information.
    • Promoted to Senior Technical Instructor position.
    • Initiated and completed a plan to design and develop all documentation given to trainees.
Repair Line Supervisor (12/83-5/87)
  • Appointed to reorganize and supervise the daily operation of the repair department.
  • Implemented necessary changes for increased productivity.
  • Hired, trained, and evaluated repair personnel.
  • Maintained repair parts inventory.
  • Provided management with status and productivity reports.
    • Promoted to Technical Instructor position.
    • Decreased turnaround time of incoming equipment from two weeks to two days.
    • Initiated new inventory control program. Program was accepted for use in other departments.
    • Increased productivity by 40% within 2 months.
Senior Repair Technician (12/79-5/83)
  • Repaired computer systems and peripherals to board and component level by locating defective parts and replacing them.
    • Promoted to Supervisor.
    • Increased productivity level of the department by introducing new testing and troubleshooting methods.
    • Promoted from entry-level Technician to Senior Technician.


AS - Electronic Engineering
State University of New York
Minor in Psychology
Certificate in Digital Computer Technology
Computer Technical School, 1979

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