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A well-crafted resume is the foundation of a successful job search. It's through your resume, after all, that you make your first impression with a prospective employer. And if it's a good first impression (and if you're a fit for the job), chances are good that you'll be called in for an interview. So what makes for a good resume? The answer to that question may vary based on your particular career situation. But in general, effective resumes are succinct and easy to skim. The should include a professional summary that highlights your skills at top, followed by sections that touch on work experience, relevant skills and education.

Need some resume inspiration? You're in the right place. JobHero is home to the Web's most comprehensive library of resume samples. For each job title – from Accountant to Zookeeper, and everything in between – we provide several samples from the work experience sections of job-getting resumes. Use these resume samples to help decide what experience and accomplishments to include and highlight in your own resume, and how to present the information in a way that is compelling to employers.

Select a job category below to start exploring our collection of hundreds of thousands of high-quality resume samples. And for even more help, scroll down and check out our resume quick tips, as well as additional resources for cover letter samples, job descriptions, and other topics.

Resume Quick Tips

A hiring manager spends less than a minute looking at a resume – just six seconds, according to one study – before deciding whether a candidate might be a good fit for a position. So a resume has to make a big impact and do it quickly. To that end, we've put together this round up of top resume tips.

Tailor it to the Job

You don't need to start from scratch every time you send a resume. But it's worth the time to take a few minutes to align your resume with the job posting for your target job. This can include editing the professional summary section at the top of your resume to highlight your skills and experience that are most relevant to what the employer is looking for, or revising some of the wording you use in your resume to match with the language used in the job posting.

Highlight Accomplishments

A prospective employer doesn't need an exhaustive list of everything you've done in a previous job. When describing your duties at a previous job, highlight your accomplishments and, whenever you're able to, quantify them with hard numbers. It's all good and well that you led a team of six salespeople, but it's a lot more powerful to say that sales for your team increased 50 percent under your leadership.

Make it Easy to Skim

As mentioned above, hiring managers don't spend much time looking at individual resumes. That's why it's important to stick to a simple, clean and easy-to-skim design. Incorporate clear subheadings and use bullet points to help a hiring manager easily navigate your resume.

Include Keywords

Be sure to incorporate some of the keywords and phrases that appear in the job posting. If the employer uses an applicant tracking system, they will be searching for these keywords as they vet applications.

Use Active Language

Action words that get straight to the point, such as achieved, curated, managed and oversaw – just to name a few – make your resume more dynamic. So instead of: "Responsible for writing up to 10 articles per week," try, "Wrote up to 10 well-researched articles per week contributing to a consistent month-over-month increase in visitors to the site."

Be Honest

Misrepresenting yourself on your resume can result in a job offer being revoked. Or, if discovered later, it can lead to you getting fired. While you should try to present yourself as the best candidate for the job, you should do it accurately and honestly. Resist the temptation to pad your resume.


Proofreading seems like a given, but hiring managers still receive plenty of resumes with embarrassing typos and other errors. Don't just dash off your resume and send it. Once you're finished, step away from it for at least a few minutes and then come back and give it a thorough read for mistakes. Better yet – have someone else take a look. Fresh eyes are more likely to find errors.

Choose a Good File Name

When saving your resume, choose descriptive file name, rather than just "Resume." Work your name into the file name, such as "Larry Smith 2017 Resume."

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