How to create an entry level resume

Original publish date: Career section 2/3/2013

An entry-level resume can be used by many such as graduating seniors and employees changing from one career to another. When writing this type of resume a goal is to ensure clear details are provided. The best way to begin any resume is to determine what will be needed on a one-page resume first. Afterward it is best to use a pen and paper then structure each section. The below layout can be used as an example:

John Smith
234 Any Street, Suite #567
Any Town, NY, 12345
Home Phone: 567-789-0123Cell Phone: 234-987-6543




Smithfield College: Appleton, KS
BS Chemistry; 2007; G.P.A: 3.8
Concentration: Pre Medical Studies

Sound River Regional High School: Merrifield, NH
Regents Diploma with Salutatorian Status; 2003; G.P.A: 4.0


ABC Incorporated, Sales/Support Associate, Marconia, VT
June 2007 – Present

  • Recruited new clients.
  • Managed all facets of client support while establishing and maintaining a professional rapport.
  • Performed financial analyses and reports and advised clients accordingly.

BDE Safety Supplies, Administrative Assistant, Merrifield, NH
June 1999 – June 2007 (Summers)

  • Answered phone calls, greeting clients, and scheduled appointments.
  • Assisted with purchasing of safety supplies and processed client orders.
  • Managed financial bookkeeping for the company using QuickBooks.


Computer Skills
Windows 2000/XP and Windows Vista, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Outlook, QuickBooks.

Relevant Test Scores
SAT: Quantitative Reasoning 99 percentile, GRE Quantitative Reasoning 95 percentile.

Coach – Marconia Youth Hockey
Smithfield College Varsity Hockey Team

The resume shown is an example from using a more modern change in the name section. Two reasons for this change, 1) to give a modern appearance and 2) to keep a one-page resume. The breakdown of each section should be summarized. The goal of a resume is to obtain an interview, not to write out your life story. 3 P’s in job finding – practice, patience, and persistence!


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