Free Sample Resume Template

Use the free sample resume template to write an effective and well-structured resume that contains the information a prospective employer is looking for.

Include your own career information into this template and use the detailed examples for each section to construct a convincing resume that clearly demonstrates why you are the right candidate for the job opportunity.

Take your job application to the next level with a powerful resume that highlights your suitability.

Free Sample Resume Template

Your Full Name

Your Mailing Address
 Your Phone Numbers
Your Email Address


The type of job and company you are looking for. Sample objectives for resumes

Objective Statement

List the relevant skills and competencies that show what you offer to a prospective employer. Find examples here.

Work Experience

Start with your most recent position and work backwards chronologically using this format:

Job Title

Company name, City and State

Dates of employment

Job tasks and responsibilities -begin each sentence with an action word and use bullet points. For example:

  • planned
  • prepared
  • operated
  • analyzed
  • managed
  • handled
  • co-ordinated

Use these job descriptions to help you with this section.


List your highest qualification first.

College Name, City, State

Name of Degree, Date awarded


Organization/Institution name, City, State

Name of Diploma/Certificate, Date awarded


If you have a college degree it is not necessary to include high school details. If you have a vocational or technical qualification that took less than a year to achieve then list your high school.

Name of High School, City, State

Highest Level Achieved

Dates attended

List any relevant honors or awards you received at each institution.

Professional Development

Include noteworthy continuing education (courses, training, seminars, workshops) you have undertaken relevant to your work. For example:

Accounting Institute, New York, NY

5 Day Financial Skills Workshop, June 2010

Technical Skills

List the skills (concrete job ability) you have that are related to the job you are looking for. For example:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Excel
  • Data Management

Core Competencies

List the job-related behaviors (core competencies) you have demonstrated. For example:

  • organizing and planning
  • problem analysis
  • decision-making


It is best to not include reference details but rather state "References available on request"

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