Résumé Guides & Templates


Outstanding resume templates by resume target

Thanks to resume target for providing templates to students and alumni.


The following documents and templates are an effort to assist students, recent graduates and alumni in creating basic, relevant and concise

All are very basic formats.  Students, graduates and alumni are welcome to submit their résumé drafts to Career Services for critique.  Contact Career Services at 432-837-8178 or email

Rocio Aguado for more information.


Action Words for Résumés:  Handy reference for all Résumé as well as cover letter writing

Quick Tip’s Sheet:  How to optimize your work and college experience within the résumé.


General Résumé: - Formats for use by students, graduates and alumni

General Résumé Instruction Guide:  Use for all majors

General Résumé Example:  An example of a business résumé of a recent graduate using the skill summary opening template

Résumé Reverse Chronological template using objective:  Template for the common résumé format – currently not in favor with employers

Résumé Reverse Chronological template using skills summary:  Template opening with skills summary in place of an objective – preferred by employers

Résumé Skills-Functional template using skills summary & objective:  Template good for grads without much work history or for career changers.   See example too!


Teachers’ Résumé:  Formats recommended for those who plan on elementary or secondary education careers.

Teacher Résumé Instruction Guide:  Guide specifically for those planning a career in elementary and secondary education

Teacher Résumé Example:  Example of a new graduate looking for an elementary teacher position.

New Graduate Teacher Résumé template:   For new graduates with student teacher experience

Post Bacc Teacher Résumé template:   For the Post Baccalaureate teacher certification holder

Curriculum Vitae templateFor those seeking post-secondary academic careers and applying for graduate school.  Director’s tip - check out this website for an expert’s opinion!

Cover Letters/Letters of Interest

Cover Letter Guide

Cover Letter Sample