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Learn resume do's and don'ts with free samples

Sometimes the best way to learn resume tips is to see them in action. Here are some sample resumes you can download.

Sometimes the best way to learn resume tips is to see them in action. Here are some sample resumes you can download.

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I'm a visual learner. What this means is that you can lock me in a room with a stack of documentation explaining a procedure and leave me there for four days, and when I come out, I will still not have a complete idea of what to do. Processes and procedures are just not defined for me until I can see them happening.

That's the way it is with career advice. You can spout tips to me until you're blue in the face but, until I see them in action, I don't really have a handle on things. And I think a lot of people are like me in this respect.

For example, if I have a career expert tell me about the best formatting to use in a resume -- enough white space but not too much, a readable font but nothing too fancy -- I have a general idea of what to do. But show me a before and after example of a resume and that seals it.

So, for all those folks out there who are like me and need some visual emphasis in their learning, I'm providing some links to resume examples. These are some resumes that have published over the years on TechRepublic. They have been tweaked for maximum efficiency. Just follow the links:

About

Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.

9 comments
akiajohnson
akiajohnson

hi Guys,I am akia johnson(career counsellor).I want Fashion Designer Resume samples.I am writing Fashion Designer resume for my client.she is at fresher level.she don't have an experience but she perform well in his college days.What i can add for her so that he get best resume.I have mention link in BELOW please check and suggest me is this good formate for me or can i need to add more.link : http://www.aroj.com/sample-Arts/Fashion-Designer-Resume.htm

4gallen2
4gallen2

I enjoyed the examples and I might be able to spin some of these. Do you have any source or resource that could be posted that might advise the older worker who has retrained for a career in the IT field that will get their foot in the door especially when hands on experience at the institution was very limited and working in an unpaid internship is not a financial feasibility?

maurimev
maurimev

In my school shop was a sign reading: "Teaching by doing, learning by producing".

zbigniew.galus
zbigniew.galus

Contrary to you I'm not a visual man. But through all my career I stress the need of a working example. One who gives a theory with no working and ready to reuse and check case risk to have a very low impact on the reader/listener. In many cases I found that people who can't "translate" a theory into simple constructive facts either have no full comprehension of the subject they are conveying or simply have never learned to do.

CecilleSmith
CecilleSmith

This is great! What would you recommend for an experienced Web Developer resume? Do you think an online folio of work is a must for a Web Developer, or a nice to have? Thanks :)

metilley
metilley

I also think this is the best way to learn. Most programming texts are too difficult to understand. Learn by doing is the best way to learn!

mark2631
mark2631

I am also a visual learner, so I can commisserate! During a recent job search, I had "advice" from a counsellor who couldn't get it through head that I can't understand words - I need pictures (or examples)! I finally had to cater to her verbal style and provide examples of my own and ask for specific feedback ("enough white space this time?", "is the profile short enough?", "is the font OK?").