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Craft a job-winning resume in just a few clicks with our online Resume Builder. Use our Cover Letter Generator to make a cover letter that complements your resume.

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Our customizable resume, cover letter and CV templates are formatted to pass applicant tracking systems (ATS). Beat the bots and get noticed by recruiters.

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Overcome writer’s block with ready-made content from Certified Resume Writers. Add targeted skills and work experience bullet points in a single click.

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Use our ATS Resume Checker to scan your resume for 30+ common errors. Point and click to implement expert-recommended fixes to improve your resume score.

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Explore resume examples and cover letter examples for any position. Our samples are professionally written and crafted according to industry standards.

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Pick from 40+ professionally designed resume templates to create your resume. Our templates are optimized to impress recruiters and pass applicant tracking systems (ATS).

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Craft a targeted resume or CV with our advanced builder software. Instantly generate a matching cover letter and watch as interview invitations flood your inbox!

Click to add job-specific content written by Certified Professional Resume Writers.

Easily tailor your resume to target a specific job title or industry.

Customize the design and format of your resume to match your professional style.

Expert advice from Certified Professional Resume Writers

Whether you’re looking for your first job or if the executive level is within your reach, we have the resources to help you in all stages of your career. We can assist with your resume, cover letter, interview prep, networking, job offers and more.

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Our professional resume and cover letter examples show you what a high-quality resume looks like. Each example is crafted to showcase sought-after skills in your industry. Choose a resume example for your industry or job title and customize it to your liking!

FAQ

What is a resume?

A resume is a one-to-two-page document that summarizes your educational background, work experience, skills and achievements to showcase your qualifications to potential employers.

Whether you’re preparing a digital resume or a print version, submitting a compelling resume is crucial for showing employers that you are the best candidate for the role. 

A well-crafted and tailored resume significantly increases your chances of landing an interview and getting hired. 

How do I create a resume?

We recommend using our Resume Builder to create a resume quickly and easily. Pick a template, answer a few simple prompts and download your customized resume in the file format you need.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind while you create your resume:

  • Use the resume format that best showcases your abilities. Learn about the differences between the chronological resume, combination resume and functional resume to determine which format is right for you. 
  • Use powerful action verbs to describe your accomplishments. For example, instead of saying “Responsible for managing a team of employees,” you can say, “Managed a team of employees, increasing productivity by 20% and reducing errors by 15%.” 
  • Use keywords from the job description throughout your resume to ensure that it is ATS-compliant. Use our free ATS resume checker to scan your resume for optimization opportunities.  

Remember to keep your resume concise, relevant and visually appealing to catch the hiring manager’s attention.

What is a resume template?

A resume template is a pre-designed layout for a resume that provides a structure for organizing and presenting your professional information. A template saves time by providing a formatted structure that you can fill in with your own information.

My Perfect Resume has a wide variety of resume templates built by professional graphic designers. Our templates include sections for contact information, a summary or objective, work experience, education, skills and certifications. 

Using a template ensures that your resume has a professional and polished appearance, with consistent formatting and design elements.

What do resumes look like?

Resumes can vary in appearance depending on the format, design and content. However, most resumes follow a similar structure and include the following sections:

  • Header with contact information: Add your name, a professional email address and city and state of residence. Include links to a portfolio website or online job networking profile if you have them.
  • Resume summary: Your resume summary communicates your value and top strengths as an employee in two to three sentences. 
  • Work experience: List your work history with your job title, company and dates of employment. Add three to five bullet points under each role highlighting your accomplishments and responsibilities. 
  • 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. 
  • Education: Present your education credentials in reverse chronological order with the name of the institution where you earned your degree. 

Check out what your resume should look like for additional guidance from career advice experts.

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, a one-page resume is preferred. 

If you’re a seasoned professional with plenty of relevant experience in your field, you can create a two-page resume that accommodates your growth. 

Check out what to put on a resume to learn more about key sections that every resume should have, regardless of the length.

If the job description explicitly mentions including references, see our guide on including references on a resume. Remember to stay under one to two pages. 

How do I build a resume in the MyPerfectResume builder?

Building a resume using My Perfect Resume’s free Resume Builder is quick and easy. You’ll be guided by prompts during the entire process. Follow the steps below to get started: 

  • Click on “Build My Resume.” 
  • Select your years of experience. Our builder will show you templates to showcase your strengths, years of experience or skills. 
  • Pick a template or skip to choose later. Either way, you can change the template at any time and the builder will automatically transfer your information. 
  • Choose if you’re starting from scratch or reformatting an already existing resume. 
  • Add your contact information, work history and education (see how to list education on a resume). 
  • Click to add prewritten skills, work history bullet points and a resume summary. 
  • Download your completed resume in the file format you need.  

If you want to look at your resume with fresh eyes, save it and return to the document later. We have extensive resources to help you get started. 

Check out our interview guide and networking advice for additional job-search support.

Can I customize my resume in your resume builder?

Yes, you can customize your resume using our Resume Builder. We provide industry-specific content suggestions written by certified resume writers that you can include as is or edit to reflect your professional accomplishments and qualifications. 

If you want to write a section on your own, skip the content suggestions and write your content in the text box. We’ll also provide recommended skills to include based on past job titles or your target job. Remember to include a mix of hard skills and soft skills to impress recruiters.

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 one. 

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.

Check out what to include in a cover letter for additional guidance. Our user-friendly Cover Letter Generator has dozens of cover letter templates that will complement your resume. 

We also have a detailed guide on how to write a cover letter and hundreds of cover letter examples you can use as inspiration.

Are My Perfect Resume’s templates ATS-friendly?

Yes. Our resume, CV and cover letter templates are ATS-friendly. Our templates are built by professional graphic designers with automated screening systems in mind. 

Each template has a polished structure, clear headings and the best resume fonts, making it easy for the ATS to scan and parse the information on your resume. 

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.

What is the best resume builder?

My Perfect Resume’s professional Resume Builder is the best free online resume builder for job seekers.

You can build a resume and cover letter in one place by following our step-by-step process and adding ready-made content from professional resume writers.

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 quickly and easily.

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.

Can I make a resume on my phone?

Yes, you can easily make a resume on your phone with My Perfect Resume. Our builders are optimized for mobile devices, which means you can create a professional resume and cover letter from your smartphone or tablet. 

Our resume, CV and cover letter templates are designed for easy viewing on mobile, so you won’t have to spend any time navigating formatting issues.

You can click to add ready-made content suggestions to spend less time typing and easily toggle between templates without losing content or formatting. 

When it’s time to download, your PDF won’t have any formatting or design errors and will look the same across all of your devices. 

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