Entry-Level Resume Template

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When you are applying for an entry-level position, you may or may not have the exact education or experience that corresponds to the job description and requirements. Nevertheless, if you feel that you are a good fit for the position and the company, you can tailor your resume to show how your educational achievement and your relevant experience would help you perform in the job for which you are applying.

The following resume template lists the information that you should include on your resume when applying for an entry-level position.

Resume Template—Entry Level

Contact Information
The first section of your resume should include information on how the employer can contact you:

First Last Name
Street Address
City, State ZIP
Email Address

In the education section of your resume, list the schools and colleges you attended, the diplomas or degrees you attained, and any special awards and honors you earned along with relevant extracurricular activities:

School, Diploma

Awards, Honors, Extracurricular Activities

College, Degree

Awards, Honors, Extracurricular Activities

This section of your entry-level resume includes your work history. List the companies you worked for, dates of employment, the positions you held, and a bulleted list of responsibilities and achievements. If you have completed internships, it's fine to include them in the experience section of your resume.

You can also list summer jobs along with relevant volunteer or extracurricular experience that might indicate how you are uniquely qualified for the job.

Company #1
City, State
Dates Worked

Job Title

  • Responsibilities/Achievements
  • Responsibilities/Achievements

Company #2
City, State
Dates Worked

Job Title

  • Responsibilities/Achievements
  • Responsibilities/Achievements

Include skills related to the position/career field that you are applying for—for example, computer skills, language skills.

Customize Your Resume

In all cases, be sure to personalize and customize your resume so that it reflects your skills and abilities and connects them with the jobs you are applying for. Repeat the keywords that you have identified in the job announcement and also in other similar job announcements. For example, if you are applying for a job as a restaurant team member at a restaurant that has posted that it is looking for "someone who loves to help and serve others (both customers and team members)," you might expand the section of your resume where you had listed your volunteer work with a local soup kitchen that serves the homeless population in your area. Another keyword in the job posting mentions that the employer wants "someone with a friendly, enthusiastic attitude." You might add that your "boss" at the soup kitchen encouraged you to learn to smile at every person whom you served. These are not boasts—they are merely facts that you are adding to your resume to help the company understand your skills, even if you weren't paid.


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