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Resume Template 4

Resume Template 4 is in a scannable, technical format. "Technical" resume template typically means "information-technology" resume template these days, but the format works for other technical jobs too.

In this case, it's essentially a combination format with a Skills section near the top. But you can easily convert any of the other resume templates into a technical resume format, by emphasizing your technical skills and qualifications in one or more sections near the top. See Resume Formats for more information.

You may download Resume Template 4 for free and modify it for personal use. It's an RTF file, which is compatible with most word processors (such as Microsoft® Word) and safe to download.

But first, please read the Important notice below. It includes the download link.

If you'd prefer a technical resume template that has the headings listed above the sections, see Resume Template 8. Refer to Resume Templates for the formats and styles available for downloading.

Because of differences in the way that Web browsers and word processors display pages, the resume template format (line spacing, margins, fonts, etc.) displayed below differs somewhat from the download version, which is better formatted.

If you copy and paste this resume template from your screen instead of downloading it, then the format might not stay intact. Copying will pick up background Web-page formatting that might not be understood by the software application into which you paste it.

Technical Resume Template

[Full Name]
[Mail Address, City, State, Zip Code] • [Phone #] • [Email Address]

OBJECTIVE [This resume template section is often omitted in modern resumes. Whether or not to include it is up to you. But it might be better to start your resume with what you can do for employers, verses implying what they can do to help you meet your objective. Delete this section from the resume template if you don't use it. Otherwise, describe your career goal in one to three brief sentences. For specific job openings, tailor your objective (and your entire technical resume) to closely match each job description without embellishing.]
SUMMARY [Summarize your most important qualifications in a few sentences. Alternately, highlight them in the bullet (•) list below, one per bullet. (Ideally, summarize here, then highlight specifics in the bullet list.) If you're applying for a specific job, tailor them to the requirements in the job description, as closely as possible without embellishing. Incorporate action words and industry-standard keywords. If needed, rename this section to better fit what you write, such as Profile, Qualifications or Background.]
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SKILLS [Summarize your most important technical skills, certifications or both. Alternately, highlight them in the bullet lists below. (Ideally, summarize here, then highlight specifics in the bullet lists.) If you're applying for a specific technical job, tailor this section to match the job description. Incorporate action words and industry-standard keywords.]

[Optional Title, such as Computer Certifications]
[Optional brief introduction]

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[Optional Title, such as Computer Skills]
[Optional brief introduction]

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EXPERIENCE [Company Name]
[City, State]
[Year] - [Year or Present]
  [Job Title 1]
[Optional brief description]
  • [List main technical job responsibilities or major achievements]
  • [If applying for a specific technical job, match the job description requirements as closely as possible without embellishing.]
  • [Use action words and industry-standard keywords.]
[Job Title 2]
[Optional brief description]
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  [Company Name]
[City, State]
[Year] - [Year]
  [Job Title]
[Optional brief description]
  • [List main technical job responsibilities or major achievements]
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  [Company Name]
[City, State]
[Year] - [Year]
  [Job Title]
[Optional brief description]
  • [List main technical job responsibilities or major achievements]
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EDUCATION [Degree, Credit Hours or Diploma]
[School Name, City, State]
[Optional brief description]
  • [List significant awards, accomplishments or curricular activities, or your minor, work completed toward advanced degree, etc.]
  • [If your education is more important than your experience, move this whole section to just below the Skills section; for example, if you're fresh out of school with little career work experience.]
  • If you've earned certifications or completed special technical training instead of a college degree, delete this part of the education section and use the one below.
[Certifications or Technical Training]
[School Name, City, State if appropriate]
[Optional brief description]
  • [List certifications or technical training credentials you've earned, in addition to your college degree if you have one.]
  • [But if you've highlighted certifications or technical training credentials in a previous section, don't simply repeat same here. Instead, use this part of the education section to provide details or just delete it.]
  • [Rename this section as appropriate.]
[EXTRA] [Optional extra section for what you think is important to emphasize; for example, relevant military experience, awards or membership in career-related professional organizations. (Personal hobbies and interests are no longer included in U.S. resumes, because they have too-often given the wrong impression.) If this section is more important than another, move it up in your resume. Delete this section from the resume template if you don't use it.]
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REFERENCES References available on request. [This resume template section is often omitted in modern resumes. Employers now assume that you'll provide references when asked. If you want to keep it anyway, just delete this bracketed text.]

Important! You may download (or copy) this technical resume template only to land a job. Reprinting this technical resume template in whole or part in any media without expressed, written permission, is a violation of U.S. or international copyright laws, even if it's for noncommercial use. Read Copyright Matters for more information.

TechnicalJobSearch.com has made no expressed or implied guarantees, warranties, or other representations of any kind about your chances of landing a technical job by using this free resume template. If you use this free resume template, you do so at your sole risk. Read Disclaimer for more information.

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For more ideas on what to write in each section of this technical resume template, see the professionally-written sample resumes in the Resume and Letter Center. It also includes resume format descriptions, curriculum vitae and scannable resume information, cover letter samples, and more.

If you're not comfortable writing your own technical resume and this free resume template doesn't help, consider hiring a professional resume writing service to do it for you. It's worth it!

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