Sample Resume Template
What is a resume?
A resume is a brief history of your working experience, education, and accomplishments that you prepare for job application. In general, a great resume should be:
- Clearly presents your facts in an easy-to-read style.
- Your employer can find your strength at a glance.
- Dynamic action verbs to make your past come alive
- Its appearance says, “I’m proud of who I am and what I have
Resume Writing Tips
- Think Relevance. Your resume is not an
autobiography; it is a compilation of what you’ve got that
the employer is seeking!
- Limit resume to one page. Most of the time, recent
college graduates do not have the experience to justify a
two-page resume. If you need two pages, make them two
Accuracy counts. Make sure your resume is
organized and neat. It should contain NO
spelling and/or grammatical errors. Have several people -
CDC staff, professors, classmates, supervisors - read it to
look at it with "fresh eyes."
Use action words. Avoid passive or weak phrases.
Be consistent throughout the entire resume with
display techniques, punctuation, verb tense, dates, and
Never include high school information on your resume.
Use bullets to describe your duties/responsibilities. They
create the illusion your resume will be quick and concise to
read. Begin each bullet with an action verb.
Do not include references on your resume.
Your resume should look professional. Use white,
cream, or gray bond paper. Do not include fancy fonts,
pictures of yourself, personal information, or unusual
Personal information (religious affiliation, sexual
orientation, gender, marital status, age, etc.) is
Never use resume templates or wizards. Always use a
word processing document to create and update your resume.
Font size: 10 (minimum), 12 (maximum); Headings may
Margins: 1 inch (ideal); 1/2 inch (minimum)
More tips on creating a good resume:
Note: The resume template is meant as a starting place for
resume creation. Each individual using it must tailor it to meet
his/her own specific needs, and the individual assumes full
responsibility for the finished resume.
To assist you in preparing your
resume, sample resumes have been provided in a gif format. For professional help, please see the Free Resume Builder