Writing your resume seems like a daunting task, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. Sometimes the easiest solution is to look at other resumes; they can give you a good idea of how to format your own, and show you how to present yourself and your skills in the best light possible.
- The simplest way to find resume examples is to search for them online. Using a major search engine, such as Google, Yahoo, or Lycos, type in “free resume examples.” You should get thousands of hits. Putting the phrase in quotation marks, or using the + sign (resume+examples+free) will narrow your search a bit.
- Free resume templates are also available online, should you prefer to employ a copy-and-paste method rather than composing your own completely from scratch. Sites like Monster.com, College Grad, and Quest Career offer tips, tutorials and templates for no cost.
- If you’d rather do a physical search, head to your local bookstore. Large chains like Borders allow you to read any book in stock, so while you have to buy it to take it home with you, you can open up any publication in the “Careers” section and glance over the example resumes provided. This option is not the most practical one, but for those without access to the internet, it can help.
- High school and college students can also find free resume examples, as well as advice and even resume-writing workshops, at their campus career counseling centers.