Tips for Writing Your Entry-Level Resume
Created specifically as college graduate resume templates, high school graduate resume templates, and as resume templates for entry-level job candidates, the resume templates in this collection are all in a format that is perfect for students, new graduates, or other entry-level professionals with little-to-no job experience.
These are all one-page resume templates, but can easily be expanded to a second page if you need one. We include video tutorials to show you how to easily change the color scheme, move sections of the resume around, or even add new sections to make the resume your own. These blog posts on writing your first resume and on how to make the most of it when you don’t have much experience and job searching as a new graduate might be helpful, as well. We also recommend the 30-Day Job Search Jumpstart program.
What qualifies these resumes as entry-level resume templates? If you compare these templates to the resume templates in our collection for more experienced professionals, you’ll notice that a key difference is the placement of education on the resume.
Think of your resume as a pyramid, with the most important qualifications showcased at the top of the pyramid. Educational credentials and courses completed are often the most relevant qualifications offered by entry-level job hunters and students with little employment history. Thus, in these entry-level resume templates education is placed above the work history section of the resume. These entry-level resume examples created for college students, illustrate these ideas in practice.
If you love one of these entry-level resume templates but are more experienced, you can still adapt them for your use. You will just need to cut and paste to change the order of the education and experience sections of the resume.