Sample Resumes

Sample Chronological Resume (PDF)

The chronological resume format is most commonly used by college students. In a chronological resume, you format your experiences chronologically, most recent first. Employers are familiar with the chronological format and often prefer it. Our sample chronological resume is one good example of a professionally written and formatted resume.

Sample Tailored Resume (PDF)

A demonstration of how to organize your work experiences chronologically under specific categories. For example, in the “Experience” section of your resume, you might have two sub-sections, such as “Finance Experience,” and “Legal Experience.”

Sample Resume for Underclassmen (PDF)

This sample shows how you might include information on your resume such as high school, current coursework, and leadership experience. It is also an example of a combination resume, with different categories highlighting relevant experience.

Sample Finance Resume (PDF)

Our sample finance resume is written from the point of view of a junior who is an incoming summer analyst with a variety of experiences.

Sample Federal Resume (PDF)

If you’re considering applying for jobs or internships in the federal government, you should know that federal resumes are often quite different from other types of resumes. This is one example of how you can create a successful federal resume. To learn more about the federal government application process, check out our guide to government careers.

Sample Cover Letter (PDF)

Download an example of a professionally written and formatted cover letter.

Action Verbs 

Find the right action verb in this exhaustive list so that you can strengthen the writing in your resume and cover letter.