Wondering what résumés should look like for students studying advertising / marketing / digital / etc? Check out some examples below; be sure to click each one to view more tips from the source.
Building your first resume?
- Start with Northwest’s Career Services resume tips. You can even make an appointment (or 2 or 3…) to get some hands-on help.
- Also, read these useful tips from VelvetJobs.com for building a resume to land an internship.
- See these Monster help pages:
Resume Tips for Advertising Pros
5 Mistakes of Advertising Job Seekers
Interview Tips for Landing a Creative Job
- Indeed.com has many example resumes by skills, and they have a resume template builder.
- Here’s a quick glance at several resume examples from LiveCareer.com.
- Consider an online resume template builder. I show an example at the bottom of this page.
- Finally, you can always look for resume examples in Google, this Google image search results page.
ResumeCompanion.com: Here’s an all-purpose resume example, specifically for a marketing assistant, so it’s a good format for many entry-level jobs in advertising/marketing and broadcast, PR, IDM, etc. Browse their resume examples by industry. This source has free, downloadable templates, like the one below, that you can edit in Microsoft Word.
KickResume.com: All-purpose resume example, good for most non-design jobs. Browse their resume examples by industry.
KickResume.com: Here are two good ways to easily show your level of skills, related to your major. These examples also has just a small bit of visual flair, so it looks nice if you want to prove that you have a bit of an eye for design — only if you are looking for a job that involves a bit of design.
I’m not a fan of putting your photo on your resume, like this example. Your photo belongs on LinkedIn, and probably your online portfolio. You don’t want someone to interview you, or not, just because of the way you look.
LiveCareer.com: All-purpose resume example, good for most careers, even possibly design.
HowDesign.com: See this page for a number of great design examples, like the one below. These are really only for people who want design to be a major part of their job.
LiveCareer.com: Search their database for resume examples by industry. This example is geared toward broadcast skills, specifically radio promotions.
Monster.com: All-purpose resume example, skews business. Designers should not use this format.
Resume Template Service: Consider building your resume in an online tool, like UpToWork.com and Indeed.com.
zety.com: This source has a LOT of good business templates.
It’s like Canva for resumes. (DO NOT USE THIS OR ANY TEMPLATE SERVICE IF YOU ARE A DESIGNER!)
This is a free service to sign up for, but it will cost you to download premium templates. Minimum fee is $4.99/month, cancel any time.
This blog page has some good, basic tips.