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Job Development Specialist Resume

The duties and responsibilities of a Job Development Specialist refer to identifying and recommending various job opportunities to students, discussing them with employers in order to determine the job requirements, promoting services to students through news releases and brochures and providing references to students on appropriate job positions. Other duties of a Job Development Specialist include coordinating and supervising students in using career guidance systems and providing advice to students regarding job placement skills. Job Development Specialists also have to maintain accurate records and reports of student placements, to hire, train and supervise students and to permanently keep an updated directory of employers.


Your Job Development Specialist Resume can start with your contact details: full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. The next section of your Job Development Specialist Resume can contain the objective statement, that has to describe what position you are looking for and what skills and qualifications you have for the job. In the next section you can add your skills. Mention some general skills as well as some skills which you have gained in your experience as a Job Development Specialist: great communication skills, ability to multi-task or attention to details.

In the following section you have to add your professional work experience. This section has to run chronologically from your last to your current position. Present what your duties and tasks were in every position and how you helped students find appropriate jobs. Your last section has to focus on your education. Again, you have to add education from the last training or qualification. When listing your education remember that you have to add the name of the degree, the name of the school you attended and the location of the school. Here you can also mention additional workshops or courses that are relevant for a Job Development Specialist.

Job Development Specialists are required to possess a solid knowledge of employment opportunities, of hiring practices and of job markets.

Job Development Specialist Resume Sample

Contact Information

Name: Lindsay Cole
Address: 502 Broad Street
Marital Status: Single
Birth date: 15.06.1980


From my experience I can state that Job Development Specialists are responsible for promoting job opportunities for students and for developing the employer's networking contacts


Seeking to obtain a challenging and rewarding position as a Job Development Specialist in a well-reputed company that will allow me to use my communication skills and my solid knowledge of job requirements and opportunities


Hard-working and responsible Job Development Specialist with seven years experience in promoting job opportunities for students; ability to set priorities in recommending appropriate job positions to students

Skills and qualifications

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills used to communicate in an efficient manner with students and employers
  • Strong knowledge of the employment market, job opportunities and interviewing methods
  • Ability to plan and implement effective strategies used to recommend job positions for students
  • Proficiency in using a wide variety of computer programs: Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Efficient leadership and management skills
  • Ability to train and educate students and to obtain effective results
Work Experience

Job Development Specialist, Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation, Philadelphia, PA, 2007-present

Duties and responsibilities

  • Promoted employment opportunities for various applicants
  • Planned, developed and implemented job training program opportunities with employers
  • Instructed and trained applicants in resume writing, interviewing techniques and job search
Job Development Specialist, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2003-2007

Duties and responsibilities

  • Discussed problems and progress of recently placed students and recommended corrective measures with employers
  • Informed students on the training programs offered by the university through various media
  • Searched and recommended job positions to students

Master's Degree in Personnel Administration, University of Washington
Bachelor's Degree in Personnel Administration, University of Washington

Achievements and affiliations

Dean's Lister, University of Washington
Member of the American Society for Personnel Administration since 2007

Areas of interest

Personnel Administration


References available upon request

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