Resume Templates

Now, it is time to work in your resume. However, before you start you should consider revising some resume samples that fit a variety of employment situations, besides of these free resume templates work for almost every jobseeker.
But, do not just copy the resume example that you have selected. Instead, choose it very carefully, and select the one that accents your strengths and achievements. Plus, do not forget that your selection and final format must be perfect in order to impress enough the hiring manager getting an interview.

Resume samples

Like a helper, resumetemplates.org will guide you when resumes need to be writing or rewriting. Remember, a resume template is not more than a starting point to create your own by adding your information and personalizing it. In addition, there are also samples by specific area and category.

Resume Format:

As any other document, a resume has a defined format, in which is generated your list of information compiling the details into a customized resume in order to send to employers.
However, there are many concepts referring to resume format including the structure, style or types. In this part we refer to the common style used in most of resumes, it means the way of how the content is organized.

  • CONTACT INFORMATION:
  • It does not include a title or heading; it is just a list that goes at the top of your resume including your current and accurate information. Be sure of do not mistype your phone number and, if you include your e-mail, check it regularly
Content:
  • Full name
  • Permanent address
  • Local or campus address
  • Phone number(s)

Optional Content:
  • E-mail address
  • Web address/URL
  • Fax number

Design:
  • Make this section easy to read.
  • Coordinate it with the rest of your resume.
  • Use designing strategies including the use of visual hierarchy, the whole page, a consistent format and the right paper.
  • Probably, add some graphic element like a horizontal line between this section and the rest of the resume. If you decide to use an image, make it simple.

Sample:

Charles M. Brown

UCLA Address
555 Resident Hall
Redwood City, CA 54321
510-123-4567
brown_c@e-mail.com

Permanent Address
111 Menlo Park Street
Menlo Park, CA 98765
610-543-9876
http://charlesbrown.com

  • OBJECTIVE:
  • This is an optional part, and it depends of the job you are applying to. In this part you should indicate all that you would like to do; however, remember that if you include this section you should also include a sentence or two about your employment goals. In addition, most of resumes rather describe in this section why the applicant is the perfect candidate in order to help the resume to stand out from the competition.
Importance:
  • Accentuate main qualifications.
  • Let your readers know about your career goals and the position you are seeking.
  • Appoint your professional identity.

Tips:
  • Call a position by the name the company you are applying uses it.
  • Might use the organizationís name.
  • Match your qualifications with the organizationís desires.
  • Accentuate main qualifications.
  • Let your readers know about your career goals and the position you are seeking.
  • Be as much specific as you can to help the readers what they have to offer you.
  • Ask yourself some questions about the type of organization you want to work in, your professional goals, your desired specific position, position titles thta are available, organizationís goals that interest you, types of organizations that are now hiring, etc.
  • Try to replace words like: use with develop, apply or employ; allow with require or give the opportunity; and enter with join, pursue, obtain, contribute or become a member.

Samples:
  • A position as a Support Specialist allowing me to use my skills in the fields of computer science and management information systems. (Source: Purdue OWL)
  • An opportunity to obtain a loan officer position, with eventual advancement to vice president for lending services, in a growth-oriented bank. (Source: Purdue OWL)
  • To join an aircraft research team allowing me to apply my knowledge of avionics and aircraft electrical systems. (Source: Purdue OWL)
  • To help children and families in troubled situations by utilizing my child protection services background. (Source: Purdue OWL)
  • Technical writer specializing in user documentation. (Source: Purdue OWL)
  • CAREER HIGHLIGHTS / QUALIFICATIONS:
  • This is also an optional section, in which are listed key achievements, traits, aptitudes, qualities, goals and experience that would be relevant to the position for which you are applying to. It highlights your relevant experience and lets the prospective employer know that you have taken the time to create a resume that shows how you are qualified for the job.
Tips:
  • Highlight relevant experience.
  • Demonstrate you took your time to create it.
  • Show you are qualified for the job.

Samples:
  • 29-time National Champion & 13 American Records. (Source: Deloggio)
  • Bronze Medallist 1999 World Championships. (Source: Deloggio)
  • EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
  • This section mainly lists your relevant education and training; however, this part varies hugely on resumes, some describe it in two lines while others use half a page.

    Plus, the location of this section into the resume is not well defined, it is usually placed in the middle, but it depends of you because if your educational background is strong enough or you graduated recently, it should be near to the top. On the other hand, if your experience section is stronger, you could move education part below it.
Content:
  • Schools and Universities.
  • Four year colleges, junior and community colleges.
  • Professional and technical schools.
  • Location of whole these schools.
  • Actual or anticipated date of graduation.
  • Earned degree(s)
  • GPA: Grade Point Average.

Optional Content:
  • Academic honours.
  • Study areas, concentrations, or specializations.
  • Superior/Inferior GPA.
  • Certifications.
  • Significant coursework.
  • Computer applications dominance.
  • Special research projects.
  • Continuing education.

Importance:
  • Demonstrate your education is important and helpful to do an effective job into the organization.
  • Certify your qualifications.
  • Highlight your expertise areas.

Tips:
  • Order your list in reverse chronological order starting with the highest degree.
  • Name courses, seminars, workshops, or training that have relevance with the job objective.
  • Distinguish your relevant qualifications by analyzing ads and literature of the organizations.
  • You may tailor your education section in three main ways
  • Accentuate and underline your content by placement and design

Sample:
  • Bachelor in Information Technologies Management - May 2008
  • UCLA University, Santa Cruz, California - GPA: 3.5/4.0
  • EXPERIENCE:
  • On this part is located whole your work history until today. This section documents your skills, abilities, aptitudes and accomplishments did in previous and present organizations or jobs.
    There are many titles given for this section such as Work History, Field Work, Professional Experience, Work Experience, etc. This depends also of your work experiences and you might also need more than one section to organize it by classifying for areas or categories. Finally, like the Education Section, this part is placed according to your strengths.
Content:
  • Name of the Organization or company and if possible the organization location.
  • Position title.
  • Started and finished dates of employment.
  • Responsibilities and duties description.

Importance:
  • Demonstrate your education is important and helpful to do an effective job into the organization.
  • Evidence your abilities and aptitudes.
  • Impress the readers with your most relevant duties.

Tips:
  • Describe accurately and briefly what exactly you did by using action verbs.
  • Evidence the results and/or impact of your actions; plus, try to use numbers.
  • Use the right words and statements focused on your problems solutions.
  • Add also a list of your acquired valuable skills while you have other things to do such as to raise a family, to manage a household, etc.
  • Use some writing strategies in your experience descriptions trying with some action words or verbs in both past and present tense in order to emphasize your skills.
  • Ask yourself with some journalistic questions like who, what, why, where, when, and how; in order to include enough detail in your descriptions.
  • Write with parallel statements into your experience descriptions to make the reader’s job easier so that they can process and understand your information more quickly.

Sample:
  • Toyota Motors Corporation, Erlanger, KY
  • Manager of Mechanical Engineering Department, January 2007 to April 2008.
  • Assisted with motors engine management, mechanical part management, personal management,...
  • HONOURS AND ACTIVITIES INFORMATION:
  • This section in your resume is also optional and it includes some more other obtained skills related to your career field emphasizing in your more relevant activities you have participated and the honours you have received and that have given you a valuable experience.
Content:
  • Educational scholarships and awards.
  • International and national organizations membership and/or leadership.
  • Campus membership and/or leadership.
  • Service positions at university and community.
  • Dates of involvement in any activity.

Importance:
  • Improve the resume for specific positions.
  • Evidence qualifications.
  • Show how other recognizes high job quality.
  • Demonstrate being a well-rounded person.
  • Prove a valuable commitment.

Tips:
  • Make a list of the most relevant honours and activities using the brainstorm strategy.
  • Do not include those that have no relation with the desired job position.
  • Ask yourself some questions including what honours and activities have a high value in your field, which ones would the company consider most valuable, which ones reveal most your values and commitment, etc.
  • Include basically those honours and activities in which you had relevant experiences.
  • Enumerate first your most impressive experiences.
  • Base your list according to the organization’s values

Sample:
  • Vice President, School of Mathematical Science (May 2006 - June 2008)
  • Honours in Mathematics: “The numerical solution of partial differential equations” (January 2006 - February 2007)
  • Prospectus for Honours Thesis (2004 - 2005)
  • REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:
  • Despite this section is not necessary to include in the resume, some applicants rather to do it. Still, it would be better to have a separate list in case the employers request it.
Content:
  • Personal information of the applicant including name and last name, address, city and state zip, phone number(s), and/or email.
  • References list including name and last name, title, name of company, address, city and state zip, phone number(s) and/or email

Tips:
  • Do not include the references list until the employers ask for it.
  • Keep this list on a separate page.
  • Look for possible persons and/or organizations that could give you a reference, just in case.
  • Verify you have requested permission to use that person or company as a reference.
  • Include full information of each contact reference.

Sample:

Charles M. Brown
111 Menlo Park Street
Menlo Park, CA 98765
610-543-9876
http://charlesbrown.com

REFERENCE LIST

Katherine Johnson
Human Resources Manager
Motorola Company
Algonquin Rd. Schaumburg
IL 60196
847-576-5000
katherine_johnson@email.com

George M. Smith
Engineering Department Manager
Kavo Dental Corporation
East Main Street. Lake Zurich
IL 60047
847-550-6800
smith_george@email.com


  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Might be that you still have much more information, but remember to include it just if it is relevant to the job. Most people include in this section some more information about foreign languages, publications, military service, etc.