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Former Small Business Owner (Desktop Publishing) Resume

The resume of a former small business owner (desktop publishing) should reflect the candidate's proficiency and experience in the design, creation, and publication of printed information using applications and software for page layout. Having been an owner of a DTP business proves as a great advantage in the course of job search. As a highly skilled competitor, strive to project your essential skills and knowledge, where the information that you include must bear utmost relevance to the specifications of the job profile that you are currently seeking. Starting to write a resume has always been the known origin of confusion. Your resume needs to start with your contact details, followed by a strong career objective that expresses your interests and aspirations pertaining to desktop publishing. It acts as an official title to your profile, so frame it well. Remember that your application is your tool for marketing your own profile. It is therefore advised that you contact the recruiter to discuss the requirements laid forth by the employer. Once you get a clear idea as to what the recruiter expects to see in your resume, start jotting down all that you can think of on a rough notepad, then pick the major elements that give shape to your vision.

Then follows the profile summary, which contains the information pertaining to your profession, highlighting the most important roles that you have played along the career line so far. You may also include the information pertaining to any awards or achievements, provided that they're not mundane. If you feel that you have a great deal of accomplishments to include, then you're most welcome to draw a separate section for that. Using bullets here would facilitate clearer visibility, which would keep the reader engaged in your application. Following the summary, include a section that is dedicated to your core competencies. Include 5-6 points highlighting your technical skills, while bringing into light your character. Frame brief, error-free sentences to portray your strengths.

In the sample of a desktop publishing business owner resume given below, you'll see that the employment section only bears the most fundamental details such as the name and location of the company, and the duration of your ownership. There's no need to include the job descriptions here as you have already summarized the details in your executive summary. But remember to arrange all information in descending order of dates, with the most recent employment on top. You'll also notice that the education section is also not elaborated, as you are not required to do that unless you're a recently graduated student. In case the employer specifies to include references, you need to include the contact details of at least two professionals you know from the industry.

See below for a free sample of a former small business owner (desktop publishing) resume:

Sandra D. Bennett
1151 Shady Pines Drive
Galax, VA 24333
(276) 238-5965


Former business owner and a desktop publishing professional seeks an opportunity to further utilize the best of skills and knowledge in DTP and become an active part of the organization's vision to proliferate its business.

Profile Summary:

  • Have been a former owner of the desktop publishing company Mantz Content Publishing, for over 14 years
  • Working as a publishing professional for the past 21 years, with active involvement in processing, graphic designing, contract management, printing, accounting, taxation, budgeting, and quality control
  • Overlooked the purchase of materials and equipment and ensure proper maintenance for smooth operations
  • Deeply involved in work force management, planning and implementation of business strategies, directing the work force towards the vision, and monitoring their performance, determined by the effective running of the business
  • High degree of involvement in taxation and audit procedures (internal and external)
  • Coordinated the purchase of printing materials, overlook the maintenance of all equipment
  • Involved in core human resources activities including payroll management and performance appraisals

Core Competencies:

  • Highly self-motivated, innovative leadership abilities, with a creative vision for grown in terms of profession
  • Proficient in regulating and channelizing interdepartmental communication
  • Excellent negotiation skills, quick decisiveness, with a multi-dimensional approach to critical situations
  • Proficient in the use of computers and DTP applications namely: Adobe Page Maker, Adobe Personal Press, Corel Draw, iStudio Publisher, MS Office Publisher, QuarkXpress, Adobe InDesign, Scribus, Adobe Photoshop
  • Experienced in HTML editing and development of web pages using Dreamweaver

Professional Experience:

Owner/President1994 till 2008
Mantz Content Publishing
2740 Lantern Road, Radford, VA

Chief Production Editor1985 till 1992
Framebox Publishing Inc - Meadows of Dan, VA


PG Diploma in Mass Communication - Print Media1983
Virginia State University
Placed in grade A

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Print and Photo Media1980
Old Dominion University, VA
Placed in Grade A


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