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Last Updated: February 08, 2023

What is a resume?

A resume is a one- to two-page document that formalizes and summarizes your work experience, skills and education. When you submit a resume for a job application, you’re showing employers what you’re capable of and the abilities you possess that allow you to fulfill the job responsibilities.

Whether you’re attaching a resume to an email or filling out a job application that asks you to submit a resume online, having a complete professional resume is crucial.

How do I create a resume?

  • Use a format that best showcases your abilities.
    What you emphasize in your resume is critical. Before using our Resume Builder, check whether you’re better suited to use a chronological resume, combination resume or functional resume format.
  • Use action verbs.
    Your word choice can help you better present your skills and experience. Use active verbs and numbers in your resume to give your accomplishments more context.
  • Make sure your resume passes the ATS test.
    Many employers now use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to scan resumes. To pass ATS, you need an organized, readable resume containing keywords that match the job’s needs.

What is a resume template?

A resume template is a resume with placeholder text to show job seekers how the document could look. A template helps you visualize and understand how the resume will be seen by recruiters and hiring managers.MyPerfectResume resume templates were designed to maximize the space and, in some cases, show a bit of your personal style.

What do resumes look like?

A perfect resume has five key elements. Here are what they are and some tips on how to create resume sections:

  1. Contact information
    Keep it simple: Add your name, a professional email address, and city and state of residence. Your resume header can include links to a portfolio website or online job networking profile, like LinkedIn.
  2. Resume summary
    A resume summary should explain your top abilities and work experiences in two to three sentences. Communicates your value and strengths as an employee and compels an employer to keep reading. If you need a broader statement, learn how to create a resume objective.
  3. Work experience
    List your work history with your job title, company and dates of employment. Using only three to five bullet points under each resume work experience entry, highlight notable work accomplishments.
  4. Skills
    To write the best resume skills section, find the required skills from the job posting, match them to your abilities and list them in bullet points. Feature a mix of hard skills and important soft skills.
  5. Education
    Present your most advanced education credentials in reverse-chronological order and the name of the institution where you earned your degree. If you have advanced training in areas related to the job, list these courses under this resume section.

How long should a resume be?

In most cases, a resume should be no longer than two pages. If you don’t have much work experience, it’s OK to have a one-page resume. But if you’re a career professional with plenty of relevant experience in your field, you can create a two-page resume that accommodates your growth. 

You can always preview your resume in our builder before you save and download it, ensuring it looks its best. If you need them, check out how to include references

How do I build a resume in MyPerfectResume builder?

It is simple to build a resume in MyPerfectResume builder

  1. Click on Build My Resume. 
  2. Choose the closest option to your years of experience. Our builder will show you templates to showcase your strengths: years of experience or skills. 
  3. Pick a template or skip to choose later. Either way, you can change the template at any time and the builder will automatically add the information. 
  4. Choose if you’re starting from scratch or reformatting an already existing resume. 
  5. Add your contact information
  6. Add your work history. This is where you’ll start to see our personalized and editable content suggestions.
  7. Add your education.
  8. Add your skills. 
  9. Craft a resume summary guided by our expert suggestions. 
  10. Revise and finish!

You’ll be guided by prompts during the entire process. Save to skip, edit and return. Once you’re done, download in multiple formats. If you want to look at your resume with fresh eyes, save it and return to the document later. 

Remember, MyPerfectResume can also educate you on how to write a resume, what skills to include for your industry, and see examples that work. And, the Career Center can help prepare you for your interview, networking and more. 

Can I customize my resume in the builder?

Yes, you can customize your resume on our builder. We provide industry specific expert suggestions that you can include as is or edit them using our editing tool. If you want to write a section on your own, skip the suggestion and write your content in the text box.

Do I need to include a cover letter with my resume?

We recommend including a cover letter in your application, even if the employer doesn’t request it. Cover letters are a great way to expand on what’s written in your resume and elaborate on your career highlights, explain your interest in the job and truly market yourself to the hiring manager or recruiter.

Our user-friendly Cover Letter Builder has dozens of cover letter templates that will help you complement your resume. We also have a detailed How to Write a Cover Letter article and hundreds of cover letter examples you can use as inspiration.

Are MyPerfectResume’s templates ATS-friendly?

Yes. Our resume templates are designed to pass the ATS test. Our templates are professionally designed and employer-ready, which includes creating templates for e According to a KellyOCG and Human Capital Media survey, 66% of recruiting organizations use ATS. Make it through the system with our ATS-compliant templates.

Can you show me resume examples made in the MyPerfectResume builder?

Of course! We have 800+ resume examples, 300+ CV examples and 200+ cover letter examples to check out. These examples are categorized by industry and roles, making it even easier to find the right one for you. Each example provides access to our tips and expert advice, and can be edited in the Builder.

What is the best resume builder?

Look no further. My Perfect Resume has, well, the perfect resume builder. You can build a resume and cover letter in one place. We take you step-by-step through the resume writing process and help match your resume to the right job. Real experts have created everything to help you at every stage of the process. And if you need more, our Full Access plan can take you further.

Can I download my resume in multiple formats?

Yes, you can download and save your resume in multiple formats: PDF, Word, RTF and TXT.

What can I do if I need help with my My Perfect Resume account?

My Perfect Resume has a dedicated customer support team waiting to help you! If you have any issues with your account, you can reach out at 855-213-0348. If you’re outside the U.S., check out our Contact Us page.

What should I consider when choosing a resume builder?

When choosing a resume builder, consider what the builder offers you. Write down a list of what you need to evaluate. For example:

  • Does it include expert tips and suggestions? 
  • Is it simple to use?
  • Does it make the process quicker?
  • Is the document editable?
  • Does it have spell-check?
  • Are there more services available? 
  • Are you able to contact the company if any issues arise?

With our Resume Builder, you can create your resume, use our Cover Letter Builder, and receive guidance for the entire job search process through our how-to guides, tips and interview prep.

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