Our resume writing partners have contributed hundreds of professional resume examples that can be used to help you create your own career document. Learn how to write a resume related to your job target by exploring how professional writers build a resume.
The resume examples on this site will contain at least 3 basic sections: The introduction or summary; the body content or experience; and the supporting content such as education or affiliations. Most are written in reverse chronological order.
Resumes by Profession, Industry or Job Field
Professionals with experience in business administration both as management and entry level. Common job positions include administrative assistant, cashier, customer service, secretary and receptionists. Higher level positions are available for for Office Manager, HR Executive and Executive Assistant.
Job seekers in the financial fields such as accounting, banking, insurance, investments and real estate. Common jobs include accountant, actuary, banker, appraiser and trader. Upper level positions for Director of Finance, Finance Executive, CPA, Mortgage Banker and many more.
Individuals with jobs within industrial, construction, manufacturing and trades. Typical examples include mechanic, operator, inventory, plumber, electrician, inventory manager and production coordinator.
Attorneys, lawyers and general counsel will find a variety of resumes for areas such as property, healthcare, real estate, litigation and patent law. Also includes samples for civil leader, court clerk, paralegal and compliance officer.
Candidates looking for jobs in healthcare will find a variety of positions in our list of samples. Fields including nursing, research, dental, therapy and athletics. Popular resumes include nurse, volunteer and medical student. Additional documents for specialists such as transcriptionist, paramedic, doctor and researcher.
Our general category includes a wide variety of professions that span multiple areas. Typical job titles include cosmetologist, stylist, event planner and truck driver. You’ll also find resumes for police, fireman, corrections and security officers in this section. If you can’t find the right category then this the place to start.
If you are in any kind of position involving sales or customer account management then this can generate some great ideas. Sales positions for channel, enterprise, area, outside, inside and regional. Also includes resume examples for marketing jobs for business development, consulting, event marketing and insurance.
This section includes examples for teachers and educators. The teaching resumes cover jobs at in child care, grade school, high school and special ed. Several fields are covered such as math, home economics, PE and art.
Computer professionals will find some useful resources in this category. Popular resume examples include network engineers, software developers, quality assurance and database administrators. Also includes CTO, Technical Managers and other IT Executives.
Resumes by Career Level
Other than specific job fields, it can be very helpful to review resumes at a similar level. Even if you are an executive in finance, you may find useful resume statements from a Marketing Vice President or Director of Technology.
This section includes a wide variety of management positions from basic oversight to high level management. You will find common job titles such as Manager, Director, Supervisor, Coordinator and Administrator in this area.
It’s often the most difficult to prepare a resume as a student or entry level professionals. Without extensive experience, you have to find other areas of your training to highlight on the resume. These examples should give you statements you can incorporate in your own resume.
Resumes by Format
Many of our latest resume examples also include an Adobe Acrobat PDF version of the resume. These documents are easier to read and print than images. You can also copy and paste sections that you fin appropriate for your job field.
The Curriculum Vitae is similar to a resume but formatted quite differently. The CV is usually much longer and more detailed. Most often this document is used outside of the U.S. or within Academic positions.
This special section includes some examples by a professional writer that shows the resume before it was written. The writer describes the challenges of the resume and demonstrates tactics use to make improvements.
One of the more challenging tasks is to transition from military to civilian jobs. These examples show you how some military and government professionals described their responsibilities and achievements with success.
Tips for Using Professional Resume Examples
You may notice that the summary statement will be written differently than those in the experience section. The summary should be brief and is used to explain your overall career experience and tells the reader why you are qualified for the job position. Some resumes use objectives, but a well-written summary can often generate a job interview and is helpful when hiring managers only glance at a resume.
he experience section is a description of specific duties and responsibilities you had at each job. These statements are more detailed and help support the content in the summary or objective. Additionally, the experience content should highlight accomplishments written as action then result. Accomplishments demonstrate how you had a positive impact with your previous employers. It is ideal if you can quantify results (increase sales by $1 million or improved productivity by 50%). You can see a basic professional layout below:
Looking at the format of the document, you will also learn how to:
- list your education, college, honors, GPA, certifications
- create a core competencies section
- emphasize affiliations, community work, volunteering
- format a functional or hybrid functional resume
- structure publications or speaking engagements
- generate ideas for including related experiences
- create achievements with quantified results
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About Our Contributors
Our Resume Examples were written by certified and professional resume writers from the NRWA and PARW. They were written for actual job seekers in multiple industries (IT, Finance, Sales, Education, Teaching, Legal, Medical, Office) at various career level (student, management and executive level professionals). We have also included pages for government and military jobs seekers in academic curriculum vitae (CV) format. Many of our resumes are available for download in Adobe Acrobat PDF to provide a clean readable format.
The image thumbnails are meant to provide a quick visual example of each document. Each page has a link to the source contributor’s website. We encourage you to visit these sites to learn more about the writers and the career services offered.