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Sample resume walk-through

Learn details about each section of the resume and what to include. 

One of the best ways to learn how to write an effective resume is to study examples. Below, find a section-by-section example for Beth Smith, an administrative assistant who wants to move into work as a project coordinator.

Start writing with a focus on the key messages you want the reader to take away from reading your resume. Then showcase your strengths in every section, and order the sections to your advantage. Find key details for each resume section here:

Full resume
Top portion of resume
Header, or contact information
Headline and summary
Skills and abilities
Work experience
Continuing education
Other information

Check out these additional sample resumes for a range of styles, formats, and fields.