Resume Sample for Retirees

Updated on November 20, 2015


Retired people often seek re-employment either to meet their financial needs or to get rid of their boredom. Whatever the case may be, a retiree re-entering the job market definitely needs a resume. Many professionals choose a career in consultancy related to their field. We offer guidelines on how to build a resume once you have retired, along with a sample resume for a retired business professional seeking a career as business consultant.

Considering you have been working at the same place for the past few years it is advisable to update and revitalize your resume as per modern resume writing standards. Showcase the years of experience you have in the summary and use them to your candidacy’s benefit. You probably have a long work history so express it as briefly as possible, focussing mainly on key accomplishments and latest held positions.


Resume Sample for Retirees


Samuel Drake

314 Rosemary Lane • Herndon, VA 89003 • (006) 333-2222 • samuel @ email . com

PERFORMANCE SUMMARY: Accomplished business professional with vast experience in business development and resource allocation. Proven entrepreneur who is attentive to details and produces profitable results, known for taking initiative and meeting challenging deadlines. Substantial experience in the corporate sector within areas of project coordination, business continuity management, financial advisory and impact analysis


♦ Project Analysis♦ Competition Analysis♦ Project Development
♦ Product Branding♦ Supervisory Auditing♦ Partner Collaboration
♦ Development Support♦ Strategic Alliance♦ Corporate Relationship
♦ Wealth Management♦ Team Building♦ Business Intelligence

• Augmented annual revenues by 100% through proactive collaboration and partnerships with other investors
• Directed 12 medium to large enterprise projects and exceeded sales targets by 70%
• Developed a contemporary business continuity and enhancement plan that led to swift recovery of losses and rendered a project worth $17M profitable


REED ELSEVIER, Herndon, VA, 8/2006 to 11/2014
Director Business Continuity

• Collaborate with management, production, engineering and customer service team to gather project requirements, establish business needs and develop subsequent business plans.
• Tune high level business requirements and direct the development team to undertake new and productive initiatives.
• Retain the wealth management process, oversee budget allocation and collaborate with potential partners for project elevation and capital enhancement


REED ELSEVIER, Herndon, VA, 3/1998 to 7/2006
Business Development Specialist

METEORIX, Herndon, VA, 8/1987 to 2/1998
Strategic Business Analyst

DELL, Herndon, VA, 5/1980 to 7/1987
Business Coordinator

Master’s Degree in Business Administration

• American Society for Entrepreneur ASFE
• Association for Financial Professionals AFP
• American Management Association AMA

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