Sample Resumes by Type
Standard Resume (Reverse Chronological)
There is no one “right” way to organize all content within your resume. There is, however, a standard. All students should use reverse chronological order to prioritize your experiences. When using reverse chronological order, list your entries from most recent (i.e., current) to oldest within each section.
Reverse Chronological Resume: Education & Chemistry
Reverse Chronological Resume: Accounting
Reverse Chronological Resume: Nursing
Reverse Chronological Resume: Fine Arts
Resumes can vary by industry in terms of how information is prioritized or organized, with some fields having strict standards. Here are some of the ways you can prioritize the information on your resume
Use a technical resume prioritizes technical skills and experiences before other experiences. Technical industries are constantly evolving with many diverse areas of specialization it is important to organize sections in order of importance.
Technical Resume: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Use a functional resume to focus attention on abilities or transferable skills instead of work experience. This is most appropriate for individuals who may be reentering the workforce, have frequently changed positions, or are looking to transition into a new field or career. Functional resumes are not well received by all employers. If you are considering a functional resume, stop in for Resume Lab to review the best solution for your individual needs.
Functional Resume: Family Studies and Human Development & Psychology
If you are a graduate student or an experienced professional with significant relevant experience, you will want to review the options of a a reduced 2-page CV. If you are considering a 2-page resume, stop in for Resume Lab to review the best solution for your individual needs.
Reduced Curriculum Vitae: Natural Resources Management
Curriculum Vitae: Civil Engineering
Resumes submitted for federal job applications require specific information in multiple categories, including:
- Work experience: employer name, full employer address, formal job title, start date, end date, salary, average hours per week, duties and accomplishments, related skills
- Education: school/program name, full address, degree/level attained, completion date, major/minor, GPA, total credits earned, system for awarded credits (semester, quarter, CEU), relevant coursework, licensures, certifications
- Job related training: training courses, language skills, organizations/affiliations, professional publications
Detailed instructions for federal resumes can be found at USAjobs.gov.