University-College Student & Entry-Level Resume & LinkedIn Profile Samples

Learn about university student & entry-level resume and LinkedIn profile examples that deliver more job interviews.

Updated 10/02/23. Job recruiters use LinkedIn (not TikTok, Instagram, or Snapchat) as their primary tool to find recent university graduates for entry-level (0-2 years, 1-page) interviews. Our resume and LinkedIn samples include major coursework and achievements optimized for ATS scanners, ensuring your job employment application is read by human resources.

Our templates list top hard skills keywords: STEM, Technology, Data Analysis, Programming Languages, Research, Project Management, Microsoft 365, Problem-Solving, Communication, Teamwork, Critical Thinking, Adaptability.

Whether you have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in arts, sciences, or business, our real-client examples enable you to create superior job application materials aligned with hiring best practices. Leverage these free job search templates, written by industry experts, to fast-track your entry into the working world. Our guides below explain the modern layout and sections job recruiters expect: one-page, headline, summary, hard skill keywords, function duties, accomplishments, education, and certifications.

Student Entry-Level resume example

Student, entry-level resume example.
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Student Entry-Level LinkedIn profile example

Student, entry-level LinkedIn profile example.
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ATS Friendly Resume Format Explained

Applicant tracking system (ATS) is software job recruiters use to automatically import, scan, filter, and rank resumes submitted when candidates upload them to job postings. ATS cannot read and process documents with fancy formats. A resume with tables, charts, images, two columns, boxes, headers, and footers, will likely be rejected by the ATS before a human sees it. Professional resumes use a simple, text-only format. LinkedIn is the place to add images, videos, articles, and other creative examples of your work.

Good Vs Bad ATS Resume Examples

Student, entry-level resume layout job recruiters expect:

Format: use reverse-chronological work experience resume format. List your most recent job at the top.

Fonts: use narrow width fonts like Calibri or another sans-serf font like Arial

Heading font-size: 11 or 12-point size

Body text font-size: 10.5 is the standard resume font size, but 10 or 11 are acceptable.

Line spacing: prefer .5 between experiences, but 0 is acceptable.

Resume margins: .5 or .75 inches all around.

Dates: include year and month 01/2020-07/2023.

File type: submitting a resume in Microsoft Word is acceptable. A PDF is not required.

Student, entry-level resume critical parts and sections:

Header: Your contact information.

Headline: One line that summarizes your skills and presumed new job goals

Biography: 5-8 sentence summary of your abilities and accomplishments.

Skills: add your skills that match the jobs you seek in common industry terminology.

Work Experience: your job scope and quantifiable achievements.

Education: degrees, certifications, and certificates.

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