Resume Examples Listed by Career Level

Whether you are writing a resume for your first job, a resume for your first professional position, or you are updating your resume to include relevant experience, it's helpful to review sample resumes. Sample resumes can give you ideas for how to organize and format your resume. They can also help you decide what kinds of information to include.

Your resume will vary based on your career level. For example, if you are a college student with limited work experience, you might focus on your extracurricular activities and internships. If you are looking for an upper-level management job, you will likely have a more detailed resume with an extensive "Work Experience" section.

Read below for resume examples organized by career level. Levels listed include high school, college, entry level, and management-level resumes, as well as resumes for a variety of different professions and industries. Use these sample resumes as a guideline to tailoring your own resume to best illustrate why you are a strong job candidate.

High School Resume Examples

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It can be hard to get started on writing a resume if you're a high school student without much - or any - work experience. However, it can be easier when you look at samples of resumes that other high schools students have written.

Read these sample resumes to learn how to demonstrate your skills and abilities, even when you don't have much work experience.

College Resume Samples

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When you're a college student or recent graduate it can be a challenge to figure out what to include on your resume. However, most employers know that college students don't have extensive employment histories, and therefore they don't expect you to have significant work experience on your resume.

In their resumes, college students can emphasize their academic experience, extracurriculars, and internships to demonstrate their value as job candidates.

Here are examples of resumes for college students and graduates including resumes for internships, summer jobs, and full-time positions for after graduation.

Entry-Level Resume Samples

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Resumes for entry-level jobs will obviously have less work experience than resumes for jobs which require experience. However, do tailor your resume as much as possible to show you're a good match for the jobs you are applying for. If you have had jobs in very different industries, you can still find ways to highlight relevant experiences and skills gained.

Here are entry-level resume examples for jobs in a variety of different industries.

Management Resume Samples

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When applying for a management-level position, you want to showcase your management experience, your responsibilities, and your accomplishments relevant to the jobs you are applying for. You also want to highlight your leadership skills and experiences.

Review these resume examples for advice on how to make your management resume the best it can be and illustrate your personal skills, talents, and experience. This list includes management resumes for jobs in a variety of industries, including IT, human resources, and more.

Resumes Samples for Professional Positions

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When you're writing a resume it's a good idea to look at resumes that are relevant to your profession. Review these resume examples for a variety of different professions. You can use these resumes as a starting point for creating your own resume.

By reading resume samples specific to your profession, you can craft a resume that highlights the skills, achievements, and experiences that are important to your field.

Resumes Listed by Career Field / Industry

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Here are resume examples listed by occupation. The list includes resumes for jobs in administration, banking, business, construction, customer service, education, finance, hospitality, retail, writing and more. Find a resume for a job that most closely matches your occupation or the occupation you want. Then use the example as inspiration for your own resume.

Resume Types

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There are several different types of resume formats you can use to apply for job openings. Formats include chronological, functional, combination, and targeted resumes. Each format provides certain benefits, depending on your level of experience. For example, a chronological resume allows you to show all of your recent work experience in a clear, easy-to-follow structure. On the other hand, a functional resume is great for someone with gaps in his or her work experience, and who wants to highlight their skills rather than their work history.

Resume Samples and Templates

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Want even more resume examples? Review these resume samples for a variety of employment situations. These sample resumes and templates provide job seekers with examples of resume formats that will work for almost every job seeker.