Career and Job Search Guide

Resume Samples & Templates

Resume samples model ideal and recommended resume formats and styles.

A template is a tool for developing your resume. It is not a fill-in-the-blank form, but it can provide you an example of where to begin. Your resume should be unique to you and reflect your experience and special talents.

The samples and templates below are organized by resume type. Choose a style that matches your skills and qualifications.

Chronological Resume
  • Emphasizes work history: where you worked and when
  • Easy for employers to review
  • Often used by applicants with steady work experience in their desired career
  • Chronological Sample
  • Chronological Template
Functional Resume
  • Organizes work experience and skills by specific skill areas or job duties
  • De-emphasizes lack of experience in a specific field
  • Useful for first-time job seekers, people reentering the workforce, and those seeking career changes
  • Functional Sample
  • Functional Template
Combination Resume
  • Combines the knowledge, skills and abilities as highlighted in a functional resume with a shorter, chronological work summary
  • Easily incorporates other experiences, like volunteering or internships
  • Often used by job seekers with a varied employment history and those with many career changes
  • Combination Sample
  • Combination Template
Text Format
  • A plain-text version of a typical resume
  • Permits a computer to scan for certain keywords and terms more effectively
  • Text Format Sample