Template and Sample
Your resume is your chance to impress an employer with your skills and accomplishments. An industry-backed resume focuses on results, uses dynamic language, and appears organized, clean, and free of mistakes.
Here are templates and competitive samples that you can use to get started on creating your resume or CV. Simply save a copy of them so you can edit and adapt. Be sure to replace text in blue with your own, and follow the instructions in brackets when utilizing the templates
- UX/UI Boot Camp grad
- background in neuroscience
- Clinician for students with learning and development disabilities
- Now an interaction designer
As an interdisciplinary thinker with several academic interests, Mantra struggled to combine her passions into one. She craved a career path that would let her express not only her logical side, but her creativity. She worked hard to reflect and identify her passions and landed in UX/UI for a successful outcome.
UX/UI Resume or CV Criteria.
Heading includes all of the first-order information the employer needs.
- Include name, phone number, professional email address (not Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, or university), city and state/province, and full hyperlinks to LinkedIn and your portfolio.
Summary section. Try to include at least 3-5 of the following:
- Title of role pursuing (do not identify as a student).
- Background experience that connects to the role you are pursuing.
- No pronouns.
- 2-3 transferable skills (ex. adaptable, time management, communication, innovative, collaborative, etc.)
- Years of related experience (keep below 10 years).
- Accomplishments, recognitions, and/or awards.
- Education or certifications.
Highlights skills and projects completed.
- For the technical skills section, ensure programming languages, design applications, and technologies conform to standard spelling and style for the industry.
- Up to three of your strongest projects and include a brief description, technologies used, and written links (if applicable).
Experience clearly laid out with accomplishments highlighted rather than job duties.
- Experience listed in reverse chronological order, with job title, job description, company name, city and state, and dates of employment. Avoid adding experience prior to 10 years from the current date.
- Start every bullet with an action verb; don’t use the same verb more than once.
- Bullets are concise, direct, and listed in order of importance.
- Cite accomplishments, recognitions, and/or awards (do not list job duties).
- Briefly define job role and team size where it gives context to the scope and depth of your work.
Education listed in reverse chronological order with locations and certification.
- List education briefly at the beginning if you do not have much experience or relevant degrees. Otherwise, list education at the end of the resume or CV.
- Include your completed program as the most recent item in education. List a completed program as a certificate.
Pass the applicant tracking system.
- Include standard heading titles (Summary, Technical Skills, Projects, Case Studies, Experience, Education).
- Spell out acronyms and abbreviations (abbreviated months are acceptable).
- Use bullets instead of asterisks.
- Avoid images, icons, or photographs.
- Avoid colored text.
- Avoid columns, tables, text boxes, and graphs.
- Use keywords that match the job description and align with required skills needed for each specific role.
Design and Format
Clean and Simple Design
- No template language or blank areas.
- Design does not get in the way of necessary text/content.
- Text fills the page without overcrowding.
- Balanced margins, between 0.5” – 1.”
- No more than one page if new to the field, two pages if have relevant experience.
- Name and headlines stand out.
- Few (or no) hanging lines (where just a few words take up an entire line).
Consistent and Professional Text
- Font size of 11 or 12.
- Consistent and professional font style. It’s okay to use different fonts for the headings and body. Professional font styles include: Arial, Calibri, Cambria, Georgia, Helvetica, Times New Roman.
- Consistent use of bold, italic, and underline; same bullet point style for all lists.
Correct Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation
- Consistent punctuation throughout.
- No grammar errors; no spelling errors.
- No personal pronouns (I, we, he, or she).
- Abbreviations or acronyms are not used unless necessary.
Easy to read and professional sounding tone
- No jargon, slang, or superlative adjectives like “great,” “good,” or “awesome.”