HLOOM’S INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC RESUME EXAMPLES
Six seconds. That’s the average amount of time that recruiters and hiring managers spend looking at a resume.
What does this startlingly short timeline mean for you? It means you need to make a strong impression with your resume, right away.
If you’re unsure as to how to write a top-notch resume, you’ll need to learn. You also need to know how to adapt your resume your field of interest, making sure it contains properly phrased, industry-specific content that demonstrates your understanding of the job at hand.
Starting off with a resume example is crucial to your success. Resume examples provide not only inspiration but also guidance on structure and key elements to include. Hloom’s resume examples—organized by industry and job title, and paired with on-page writing tips—show you how to generate a unique, eye-catching resume in no time at all.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
- 1.Food Industry, Restaurant & Bar Resume Examples
- 2.Customer Service & Retail Industry Resume Examples
- 3.Office Worker & Administrative Assistant Resume Examples
- 4.Maintenance & Janitorial Resume Examples
- 5.Nursing & Healthcare Resume Examples
- 6.Marketing & Sales Resume Examples
- 7.Engineering Resume Examples
- 8.Should I Use a Resume Builder
- 9.Education & Teaching Resume Examples
- 10. Construction Industry Resume Examples
- 11. Accounting & Finance Resume Examples
- 12. Driver & Transportation Resume Examples
- 13. Information Technology Resume Examples
- 14. Real Estate Resume Examples
- 15. Law Enforcement, Security & Fire Resume Examples
- 16. Internship & Student Resume Examples
- 17. Write a Matching Cover Letter
- 18. Final Resume Checklist
Build a Resume in 3 Steps
1First things first
Decide which resume format will do the best job of displaying your work experience and skills. Chronological, functional, and combination are the three most common formats; you can determine which one is best-suited for you via our handy Resume Format Guide.
2Next, you need to think about presentation,
specifically which resume template will work best for your needs. Things to consider here include industry (for example, if you’re applying for a job in a conservative field, like finance, find a basic template) and method of submission (say you’re submitting through an applicant tracking system— we have an ATS template you can use).
3Finally, it’s time to personalize
You need to customize your resume so that it tells your specific career story and speaks to the required skills and experience of the job at hand.
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Food Industry, Restaurant & Bar Resume Examples
Customer Service & Retail Industry Resume Examples
Office Worker & Administrative Assistant
Maintenance & Janitorial Resume Examples
Nursing & Healthcare Resume Examples
Marketing & Sales Resume Examples
Engineering Resume Examples
Should I Use a Resume Builder?
Here’s how a resume builder works:
First, you select a resume template from a library of professional designs, and then build out the resume with industry-specific bullet points. Along the way, custom content and personalized tips are provided to the jobseeker to help them find just the right words to describe their qualifications and allowing them to generate a resume that promotes their unique skills, experience, and qualifications.
Resume builders are useful for a number of reasons, one of the primary ones being that they allow jobseekers to generate resumes very quickly (usually, with just a few clicks). Also, since you’re starting with a professionally designed resume template, a lot of the writing and formatting work is already done for you. What could be better than that?
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Education & Teaching Resume Examples
Construction Industry Resume Examples
Accounting & Finance Resume Examples
Driver & Transportation Resume Examples
Information Technology Resume Examples
Real Estate Resume Examples
Law Enforcement, Security, & Fire Resume Examples
Internship and Student Resume Examples
Write a Matching Cover Letter
Having a cover letter that is well written and that speaks to the needs of both the role and the company will almost always improve your chances of snagging an interview. Your cover letter should complement your resume and expand on its contents by highlighting your relevant key skills and accomplishments.
Like with your resume, personalizing each cover letter is crucial to getting the job you want. That means, at its simplest, including the title of the job you’re applying for and the name of the company.
Write an eye-catching first paragraph –Your opening paragraph should be two to three sentences, tops. It must be commanding and dynamic and make the reader want to continue reading. You’ll need to note the title of the job you’re applying for, and the company you’re applying for, as well as display a little knowledge of what the company does. Then, briefly touch on the needed skills that you possess that will help the company succeed.
End on a note of enthusiasm – Your final paragraph should be brief—no more than three sentences. Reiterate your enthusiasm for the company and the role, thank the reader for their time, and note that you look forward to learning more.
One last thing: make sure your entire cover letter fits on one page.
Final Resume Tips
|First thing first: make sure your resume is the right length. Most resumes are a single page in length, but two-page resumes are fine, too, if you have many years of experience. The general rule of thumb? Include ten years of experience per-page.|
|Take note of font size, color, and style. Font size should never be below 10-point or larger than 12-point font. Play it safe and use black font color for all text. Also, make sure your resume is in easily digestible font style, like Cambria or Times New Roman.|
|Make sure the email address you provide is professional. Never use an email address that could have potentially negative connotations.|
|Double check that you’ve included the right phone number. Getting your digits correct is important for communication with a hiring manager.|
|Ensure you’ve included a summary statement, and not an (outdated) objective statement.|
|In the Experience section of your resume, start off with your current/most recent position, and go backward from there.|
|Make sure the location for each position is listed, and the dates of employment, too.|
|Aim for 5-8 descriptive bullet points for each profiled position. Make sure each profiled position contains a mix of responsibilities and accomplishments (preferably, quantifiable ones).|
|Check your verb tense. Make sure previous positions held are written about in the past tense, and that your current position (if you’re in one) is written about in the present tense.|
|Look for consistency, too. For example, make sure there are periods at the end of all of your bullet points – or none at all.|
|In the Education section of your resume, start with your most recent degree and go backward from there.|
|Make sure there’s nothing in your resume that could offend. Throw out anything that could be viewed as political, religious, or controversial.|
|Double- and triple-check your grammar and spelling. Let’s repeat that—double- and triple-check your grammar and spelling.|