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On this page: Susan Ireland helps you with your resume, a critical tool for job search success.

Free Sample Resumes

Susan Ireland has made these sample resumes available to help you see how you might prepare your resume.

Each sample has an article explaining the fictional job seeker's problem, resolved by the resume.

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The challenges faced by these job seekers is explained in the article that accompanies the resume, and should help understanding of the particular challenges each job seeker faced.

Each sample resume illustrates how to resolve several issues that the job seeker had.

Read the explanation of the situation the resume is addressing before you look at the resume.

Typical Resume - No Special Circumstances

Average Joe Job Seeker: This "regular guy" has been working for several years and is looking for a non-management job in his current field. Learn more about how he stands out without changing who he is. The resume: "Average Joe" Resume.

Special Situation: Entering or Re-entering the Job Market

Special Situation: Unemployed Job Seekers

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About this author...

Susan Ireland is the author of four job search books including The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume, now in its 5th edition.  For more information about writing your resume, read Susan's books or visit Susan's Website SusanIreland.com.  For immediate help with your resume and cover letter, check out Susan's Ready Made Resumes and Cover Letters, an online resume builder to help job seekers quickly create an effective resume. Follow Susan on Twitter @SusanIreland, visit her on Facebook, circle her on Google+, and interact with her on the LinkedIn's JOBS Group (Job Openings, Job Leads and Job Connections!) in her ** Let's Talk Resumes ** featured discussion.