Sample Resume for a Young Professional
A young professional’s resume might not reflect decades of work experience but can still showcase related experience and desirable attributes like computer skills. The resume below is a sample targeted resume for a young professional journalist with an associate degree who is seeking a features/projects designer position.
By carefully targeting resumes for specific jobs, you can greatly improve your chances of getting noticed in the job market.
This example uses the reverse chronological resume format, which is recommended if you have a steady work history with a clear pattern of upward or lateral mobility. This resume emphasizes the applicant’s experience that is relevant to the position they are seeking.
A gray box atop the sample resume contains a mission statement that details what this job seeker aims to accomplish. The mission statement also includes the typical requirements for this type of occupation or career field. Notice that the numbers listed with the requirements shown in the gray box are cross-matched to qualifications shown in the resume.
The cross-matched numbers between the job’s requirements in the gray box and the candidate’s qualifications shown in the sample resume are just for illustration, not for your actual resume.
This resume sample is intended to focus your attention on requirement-and-qualification matching, the most important factor in causing your candidacy to get noticed during a job search.