One of the best ways to learn how to write an effective resume is to study examples of successful resumes. Our sample resume is for Beth Smith, an administrative assistant seeking work as a project coordinator.*
As you view the sample, notice that each section of the resume—from the opening summary to the final section—is focused on Beth's goal of working as a project coordinator.
Select a link below to view different sections of Beth’s resume.
Top portion of resume
Header (contact information)
Headline and summary
Skills and Abilities
When arranging sections of your resume, use whatever order best showcases your qualifications. For example, Beth places her Professional Development section (her preferred section name for continuing education) before her Education section to showcase training she has taken.
*Beth Smith is a fictitious person. Any resemblance to a real person is unintended.
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