Resume samples model the basic formats and principles of resume writing. Draw the best from each to help style your resume.
A template is a tool for crafting your resume. It isn’t a fill-in-the-blank form, but it can help you get started. Ultimately, your resume should be unique to you and tailored to your particular strengths and experience.
The samples and templates below are organized by type. Choose the resume format that best matches your skills and qualifications.
- Groups work experience and skills by skill areas or job function.
- De-emphasizes lack of experience in a field.
- Useful for first-time job seekers, those reentering the workforce, and career changers.
- Combines the knowledge, skills and abilities as highlighted in a functional resume with a shorter, chronological work summary.
- Easily incorporates other experiences, like volunteering or internships.
- Often used by job seekers with a varied employment history, and by career changers.
- A plain-text version of a typical resume.
- Allows a computer to scan for certain terms and keywords more effectively.
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Source: Creative Job Search, a publication of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.