Our Most Used Resume Samples

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How to use our resume samples for free

After you’ve found a resume example on our website that matches your job and experience level, it’s time to start working on your own resume. Our career expert and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) Eva walks you through the process of using our examples, even highlighting how you can customize a resume example with your own information using Chat GPT.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's a good example of a resume?

This is a good example of a resume:

professional resume example

This resume example is good because it clearly advertises all the candidate’s qualifications in a concise, clear format.

The resume immediately draws in the hiring manager with a convincing resume objective that highlights the candidate’s strengths, before moving into a substantial overview of their skills and experience.

Additionally, the candidate includes concrete examples of their accomplishments as a marketing specialist throughout their resume with hard numbers to back them up. These examples give employers a clear idea of what the candidate is capable of achieving if hired.

Are these the best resume examples for 2024?

Yes, these are the best resumes for 2024 because each one is:

  • Up-to-date: Each resume example is kept up-to-date by our team of career experts, and its page is regularly reviewed to ensure the content is relevant to current industry standards.
  • Written by experts: All of our resume samples are either written by human resources (HR) professionals and career advisors or are real resumes written by people who landed jobs.
  • Reviewed by experts: Our team of in-house Certified Professional Resume Writers (CPRWs) reviews each resume sample before it’s published. Current CPRWs on the team include Geoff Scott, Samuel Johns, Eva Chan, Corissa Peterson, and Aaron Case.
  • Easy to use: Each sample can easily be downloaded as a Microsoft Word doc or copy-pasted directly from the page. Pull ideas from our samples, and edit them to match your own experiences.

What should I do if I can’t find a resume example for my industry listed here?

We’ve made an effort to include resume examples for as many industries as possible. However, there are still many jobs we don’t have samples for.

If you can’t find a resume example for your target job, here are a few things you can do:

  • Check back later. We’re always adding new resume examples to our library, so if you don’t see the one you need now we might have it in the future.
  • Use a related resume sample. Even if we don’t have a sample for the specific job you want, using a resume sample for a similar job in the same industry might give you the inspiration you need.
  • Fill out a general resume. If you really can’t find a sample for your industry, writing a general resume designed to fit nearly any industry can help you get started on the job application process.

Can I use any of these examples to help write my own resume?

Yes, you can use any of the examples above to help you write your own resume. Select any resume example from the list on this page, and you’ll find the following:

  • A professional template with job-specific bullet points and information
  • Sections to present your skills, experience, education, and professional accomplishments
  • A free download in Microsoft Word (.doc) format for you to personalize
  • All resume information provided in text format – ready for you to copy and paste
  • Writing tips to help you create a resume for that particular job or industry

We also have guides on how to write your own resume introduction, how to use resume action verbs, and articles outlining every other part of resume writing and formatting imaginable. They’re all accessible on our resume help blog.

What's the best resume format?

There is no such thing as the best resume format. The type of resume you choose should be based on your unique work history, work experience, skills, and qualifications. Here are examples of the formats you can use, and who should use each one:

  1. Chronological resumes — best for mid-level professionals with consistent work history, or inexperienced job seekers who are able to swap out work experience with relevant coursework, volunteer work, or internships.
  2. Functional resumes — best for career changers, or people who have gaps in their work history.
  3. Combination resumes — best for experienced professionals who have a wide range of skills and qualifications for jobs in their industry.

Can a resume be two pages?

Yes, a resume can be two pages. If you have 10+ years of experience in your industry or an exceptional amount of relevant skills and accomplishments, it’s okay to write a two-page resume.

However, for entry to mid-level candidates, a one-page resume is best for most job applications.

Do employers look at a resume or cover letter first?

Employers look at your resume first to make sure you have the skills and experience they’re looking for before taking the time to read your cover letter. In fields that require job-specific hard skills, such as IT and engineering, employers are even more likely to look at your resume first because those skills are simply required to do the job.

However, in more creative fields such as editing, journalism, and marketing, employers may read your cover letter first to ensure that your writing and communication skills are at the level they expect in new hires.

Should I give my resume to a recruiter?

Yes, you should give your resume to a recruiter. Recruiters can help you find jobs that aren’t posted publicly, and will fast-track your application if you seem qualified for the position. However, you should consider the following details before you give your resume to a recruiter:

  • If the recruiter works in-house for a company, find out what role you’re being considered for so you can tailor your resume to the job’s requirements.
  • If the recruiter works for an agency, make sure they are reputable before you send any document that includes your personal information.

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Ready to start making your new resume?

Creating a resume takes time and energy, and even with a lot of effort still might not get you the job you want. Our resume builder software can help you quickly make a resume that best highlights your qualifications and earns you more interviews.