AOL Jobs Week Resume Contest Winner: Holly Wilson

Location: Washington, D.C.

Industry: Government/Legislative

Time Unemployed: 1 month

What do you want your potential employer to know about you?

I am an extremely dedicated and organized individual who works hard to complete tasks in an efficient and effective manner. I also strive to exhibit a positive, can-do attitude in every situation.


To obtain a position with an organization that will allow me to utilize my strong organizational, communication and decision-making skills.


University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

  • A.B. in Political Science

  • GPA: 3.75 – Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors

Professional Experience

September – December 2010 United States Senate – Office of Senator Johnny Isakson

University of Georgia Public Policy Fellow

  • Compile financial news clips for Senate staff

  • Compose letters in response to constituent concerns

  • Attend select Congressional hearings and write memoranda

  • Research public policy topics using the Library of Congress and other Senate resources

  • Meet with individuals to discuss their concerns and interests in various public policy matters, including agriculture, banking, budget, social security, real estate / mortgage and social issues

May – August 2010 Rob Fisher for Congress


  • Answer phones and welcome visitors to the campaign office

  • Attend campaign events on behalf of and with the candidate

  • Perform campaign research for staff

  • Assist in the maintenance of new media communications

  • Create call-lists and walk-lists utilizing TrailBlazer Political Campaign software

September – December 2009 United States House of Representatives – Office of Congressman Joseph Pitts


  • Answer phones, communicating effectively and politely with constituents

  • Process incoming mail and faxes

  • Assist in Values Action Team and special projects preparation

  • Lead constituent tours of the Capitol Complex

  • Provide support services to legislative assistants and other office employees

May – August 2009 Ross Stores, Inc,

Stock Associate

  • Process clothing and hard line materials as received in the store

  • Maintain a clean, safe and friendly sales floor

August 2008 – May 2009 University of Georgia Food Services

Student Employee

  • Become competent in all food service workstations and maintain a clean work environment

  • Communicate effectively with other students and full-time employees to complete tasks in a timely manner

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Experienced with Publisher

  • Ability to utilize Intranet Quorum (IQ), Trailblazer and VoterVault

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