Even Presidents need resumes. Obama's resume shows how even when you're focusing mostly on your accomplishments from a single job, you can still show your values, strengths, and what you're most proud of.
It’s hard to imagine a bigger undertaking than serving 8 years as President, but Obama’s resume manages to make it succinct and impactful. Not to mention his rise in Illinois politics.
President of the United States
Starting off passing a stimulus to end the recession and enacting once in a lifetime healthcare reform before moving on to winding down the Iraq war, legalizing marriage for all, and fighting climate change.
Beginning with strong opposition to the Iraq war, Obama’s senate career focused on government transparency and national security. While he co-sponsored a number of successful bills, he also failed to pass bills protecting voters from intimidation and de-escalating the Iraq war.
Obama fought predatory lending and racial profiling while increasing tax credits and subsidies for childcare.
Most proud of
Elected as the first African-American President of the United States
Led the raid that took out Osama Bin Laden
Raising his daughters
With the help of his amazing wife Michelle!
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
In honor of “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy”
What does the resume of a president look like? It’s certainly not easy fitting everything a president might do in their lifetime into a single page, but Obama’s resume shows how you can make the right choices for the greatest impact.
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