Resume examples by industry

You need to create a resume that highlights the specific skills employers are looking for. Check out these resume templates for a variety of industries.

Resume examples by industry

Monster's resume examples can help you craft your own.

If you're wondering how to create a resume, you're in the right place! Below, you'll find a list of resume examples that can help you with your job search. It doesn't matter what level you're at in your career—to get noticed by potential employers, your professional resume needs to knock their socks off. Your resume is much more than a compilation of your work history; it's a tool that lets hiring managers know that you're the candidate they've been hoping for.

Recruiters and hiring managers have seen every type of resume format imaginable. For maximum wow-factor, you must build a resume that highlights your industry-specific experience, accomplishments, and credentials, as well as important skills.  

It's important that you don't simply use these resumes verbatim. "The problem with using a template or copying someone else's resume—whether from a book or from a friend—is that it doesn't allow for the uniqueness of each person's skills, experience and career history," explains Louise Kursmark, a career consultant and principal of Best Impression Career Services. Kursmark is also the author of 18 career-management books, including Expert Resumes for Managers and Executives and Executive's Pocket Guide to ROI Resumes and Job Search.

Kursmark says there is nothing wrong with taking a little bit from various samples to make it easier to construct your own resume. For example, "You might really like one person's introduction—the way they've clearly presented their unique value—and use that introduction as a guide for writing your own distinct content," Kursmark says. "Or you might grab a bold accomplishment statement from someone else's resume and update the numbers or results to make it applicable to you.”

Here are more of Kursmark's tips to help you make the best use of resume samples:

  • Look for resumes in your field and mine them for industry-specific activities, keywords, and accomplishments. Have you done similar things? Is your skill set comparable?
     
  • After you've reviewed resumes in your field, peruse resumes across fields to understand how to vary the use of action verbs and get a feel for what makes a powerful accomplishment statement. Then write your own statements, as appropriate, modeled on the ones you like best.
     
  • Look for innovative formats and striking presentation, such as charts and tables. Can you include a strong visual that will immediately grab the reader's attention?
     
  • Dip into numerous resumes to get a feel for good writing, concise yet compelling language and high-impact accomplishments. Work on your own resume with those examples in mind.
     
  • Read your revamped resume with a critical eye to make sure it reflects you. Will the image you present in person be congruent with your resume? "If you've included material just because it sounded good but you don't have the details to back it up, you'll destroy your credibility in the interview," warns Kursmark.

Finally, when reviewing resume samples, think customize, not plagiarize. "Use samples as a guide for ideas, but take pride in writing a resume that has your own unique content and visual appeal," advises Rose.

Resume writing veteran and author Teena Rose concurs. "Job seekers need to understand that resumes are like fingerprints; no two are (or should be) alike,” she says. “Resumes should differ because of the varying education levels, career experience and scope of skills that job seekers possess.” 

If you need resume help, check out Monster's resume examples for various careers and career levels in the below industries.

 

Administrative/Support Resume Examples

Art/Design/Media Resume Examples

Automotive Resume Examples

Business Resume Examples

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Education Resume Examples

Engineering Resume Examples

Finance/Accounting Resume Examples

Health Care Resume Examples

Human Resources Resume Examples

Insurance Resume Examples

Legal and Law Enforcement Resume Examples

Manufacturing Resume Examples

Marketing/PR Resume Examples

Nursing Resume Examples

Real Estate Resume Examples

Restaurant and Hospitality Resume Examples

Retail Resume Examples

Sales Resume Examples

Student Resume Examples

Science Resume Examples

Technology Resume Examples

Trades Resume Examples

Transportation and Warehousing Resume Examples

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