Just Graduated? Free Post College Resume Examples

Are New College Grads Prepared for the Modern Workplace?

After years of hard work, you finally have the degree that says you are a qualified professional in your field. However, as a recent graduate with no real experience, landing your dream job can be a nightmare. Fortunately, a well-written resume and cover letter can highlight your skills and get your foot in the door for internships, part time and entry level positions that will get your career off to a great start.

These are examples of resumes and cover letters for three graduating college students with different backgrounds and skills applying for the same entry level position at a marketing firm. Use these as inspiration to think about how to frame your own experience and skills as a job candidate.

Post College Resume Examples


Example 1

Anthony Martin
232 Willow Blvd. Apt. A
Collegetown, XX 55555
Cell: 555-555-5555
anthony-martin@examplemail.com

 

Objective

Enterprising business graduate with proven leadership experience seeking an entry level marketing position with Acme Marketing Solutions.

Summary

Business administration graduate with leadership training from the State University. Proven ability to leverage talents to contribute to team success. Experience in office administration and project management. Able to provide employers with a broad range of administrative support.

Work History

Part Time Administrative Assistant

Office of Admissions, State University

September 20xx – May 20xx

  • Act as liaison between students, guests, and admissions office staff
  • Manage paperwork and maintained an organized filing system
  • Oversee appointment scheduling and calendar maintenance

Training

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
State University
May 20xx
GPA: 3.0

References available upon request.

Cover letter

Anthony Martin
232 Willow Blvd. Apt. A
Collegetown, XX 55555
Cell: 555-555-5555
anthony-martin@examplemail.com

Acme Marketing
55 Arbor St.
Suite 100
A City, XX 55555

 

Dear Mr. Smith,

Please consider my application for the entry level marketing position at Acme Marketing Solutions. My knowledge and skills from my time at the State University would be a real asset to your team.

As a devoted member of the soccer team, I have a proven ability to collaborate strategically with teammates to achieve desired outcomes. Being a student athlete reinforced the importance of perseverance and hard work.

I am proud of my active role on class council, where I received leadership development training. Through the class council, my project management skills were put to good use in the orchestration of fundraising events and community service projects.

I will contact you within the week to see if we can schedule a time to talk. Thank you for your consideration.

 

Sincerely,

Anthony Martin


Example 2

 

Stephanie Merriweather
425 Eucalyptus Ave.
Collegetown, XX 55555
stephanie-merriweather@examplemail.com
Home: 555-555-5555 | Cell: 555-555-5555

 

Objective

Dedicated and enthusiastic art history graduate seeking to apply my education and abilities to an entry level position with Acme Marketing Solutions.

Summary

Recent graduate of State School of the Arts brings extensive knowledge of artistic styles to the table. Over three years of radio broadcasting experience with the ability to grow audience size over time. Known for punctuality and professionalism.

Work History

Customer Service Representative

The Artist’s Palette: Boutique Art Supply Shop

September 20xx – May 20xx

  • Utilize excellent customer service skills to greet and assist customers
  • Create and display signage for sales and promotional events
  • Maintain a well-stocked and tidy sales floor
  • Handle financial transactions

Radio Host on W- – – (unpaid)

State School of the Arts

February 20xx – December 20xx

  • Host a weekly radio show on the student station
  • Work in close collaboration with producer and other station staff
  • Connect with audience via social media to grow listenership

Training

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History
State School of the Arts
May 20xx
GPA: 3.5

References available upon request.

Cover letter

Stephanie Merriweather
425 Eucalyptus Ave.
Collegetown, XX, 55555
stephanie-merriweather@examplemail.com
Home: 555-555-5555 | Cell 555-369-1215

Acme Marketing
55 Arbor St.
Suite 100
A City, XX 55555

 

Dear Hiring Manager,

When I saw your posting for an entry level marketing position, I knew I had to apply. My skill in building rapport with people in person, online, and over the radio waves would be a great resource for Acme Marketing Solutions.

Not only am I skilled in client relations, but my experience as an alto singer with Ah Capella also underscores my strong work ethic and team-focused attitude. My weekly campus radio show demonstrates my proven ability to engage an audience and to nurture relationships with audience members.

I look forward to talking with you soon about the talent I can bring to your team. Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Warmest regards,

Stephanie Merriweather


Example 3

Symphony Jones
8 Willow St., Unit 2
Collegetown, XX 55555
symphony-jone@examplemail.com
Cell: 555-555-2468

 

Objective

To obtain an entry level marketing position with Acme Marketing Solutions where I can apply my degree in English and my experience as a published author.

Summary

Graduate of State College with proven research and organizational skills. Accomplished writer with the ability to meet deadlines. Can provide editorial and proofreading support for online and print media and advertising campaigns.

Work History

Barista

The Daily Grind Coffee Shop, State College (Main Campus)

October 20xx – May 20xx

  • Greet customers and take orders for food and beverages
  • Prepare items with high standards for presentation
  • Create attractive chalkboard displays to advertise daily specials

Contributor (unpaid)

The State College Tribune

January 20xx – May 20xx

  • Wrote a regular column for award-winning student newspaper
  • Adhered to prescribed editorial and style guidelines
  • Pitched story ideas to editorial staff
  • Collaborated with editors to develop content
  • Consistently met deadlines for article draft and revision deadlines

Training

Bachelor of Arts in English
State College
May 20xx
GPA: 3.85
Magna Cum Laude

References available upon request.

Cover letter

Symphony Jones
8 Willow St., Unit 2
Collegetown, XX 55555
symphony-jone@examplemail.com
Cell: 555-555-2468

Acme Marketing
55 Arbor St.
Suite 100
A City, XX 55555

 

Dear Mr. Smith,

 

I am writing to apply for the entry level marketing position at Acme Marketing Solutions.

My talent for conducting in-depth research to inform quality writing is demonstrated in the honors thesis I wrote during my last year at State College as well as the regular contributions I made as a columnist for the State College Tribune.

At Acme Marketing Solutions, I will utilize these skills to create compelling content and help the team achieve desired business outcomes.

Thank you for taking the time to review my qualifications and consider me for this position.

 

Best wishes,

Symphony Jones

 

Disclaimer: The resume examples above, and all the personal, professional, and commercial details therein are fictional, and are intended for informational use only. We do not guarantee any results from use of the content of this article.

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