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.
- Coding Boot Camp grad
- Background in fine arts
- GitHub = 3 deployed projects and 28 repositories
- Initially landed developer role
- More recently became a front end engineer
Lauren is a career shifter who wanted to start fresh in a new field. Though she was able to take transferable skills with her into the boot camp, she did not have previous experience in web development other than common social media tasks for past roles. Through her hard work creating a strong GitHub to be competitive, she landed a developer role after bootcamp. However, once in the developer role, realized the front end was where her passion unfolded. Recently, she accepted a position to continue on in her path to build her story, taking notes on what functions of her job she truly enjoys most.
Web Development 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, portfolio and GitHub.
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.
- Avoid pronouns.
- 2-3 transferable skills (ex. adaptable; time management; communication; innovative; collaborative; conflict resolution).
- Years of related experience (keep below 10 years).
- Accomplishments, recognitions, and/or awards.
- Training or certifications.
Highlights skills and projects completed.
- For the technical section, ensure programming languages and technologies conform to standard spelling and style for the industry.
- Up to 3 of your strongest projects, with brief description, languages used, and written links to both deployed projects and code.
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/province, and dates of employment.
- Start every bullet with an action verb; don’t use the same verb more than once.
- Cite accomplishments, recognitions, and/or awards (do not list job duties).
Education listed in reverse chronological order with locations and certification.
- List education at the end of the resume or CV. Only list education briefly at the beginning if you do not have much experience or relevant degrees.
- Include the completed program as the most recent item in education. List your completed program as a certificate.
Pass the applicant tracking system.
- Include standard heading titles (Summary, Technical Skills, Projects, 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.”