Professional resume format

Professional resume format sample to make you stand out in 2023. Also see the resume writing tips below.  Professional resume format

  • What is the best professional resume format for advertised and unadvertised jobs?
  • How do I stand out from other job applicants?
  • How do I choose the best resume format?

Professional resume format

  • This is a general sample resume format. The professional resumes that I prepare for my clients are more in-depth, as I discuss each resume in detail with each client. Also, each resume I prepare is tailored for each client and I don’t have a one size fits all. 
  • Don’t include salary expectations in your job applications.
  • There are many sample templates.
  • Use this 2023 format to ensure you stand out. But if you are not sure, email me for a free resume review and evaluation.
  • Use bullet points instead of paragraphs.
  • Proofread and correct all spelling and grammar mistakes.
  • Also see my job interview training and salary negotiation coaching. Including negotiating a counteroffer and negotiating terms of contract. 
  • Use this template, whether you are a CEO, dentist, teacher, engineer or nurse. Also use this format for all professions, for women and men and for all levels.
  • This 2023 sample resume format makes you stand out for most locations worldwide and it can be used as a cold calling resume in 2023.
  • Also, check out my salary negotiation tips for women and men.

Sample resume format


Phone number

Email address



A brief statement describing you, your experience and strengths.

Professional Experience

  • Start with your present / last employer

  • List of all employment up to 10 to 15 years. Focus on the best relevant experience

  • List the name of the Company. Also, the location.

  • A brief description of the company. Also, the size. Such as the best IT company in Sydney

  • Your title or titles if you had more than one title.

  • Dates of employment

  • Do not include expected salary in your application.

  • Include cost savings, such as % and $.

  • Repeat the above for each position and apply the same to your cold calling resume.


  • For example, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW

  • University Degree or College Diploma

  • Graduation date

Certification and Training

Under this section, include:

  • The best relevant skills not listed under professional experience

  • All courses, workshops and seminars

  • All relevant computer skills

  • List any certification including training

  • Foreign Languages. Only list if this would be an asset.

Personal Details

  • Do not list your personal details, such as age or marital status. Unless asked to do so.
  • Don’t list personal info that is not relevant to the job that you are applying for.

  • Also, do not include hobbies.


This section is optional. Depending on the requirements of the job that you are applying to


In this section, list memberships


  • Contact your best referees and prepare a list to give to the employer, when asked.

  • Include references available upon request. Even though some list the references at the bottom. But I don’t recommend doing so. Unless you are asked to do so.

2023 cold calling resume

  • Use this sample format as cold calling resume to tap into the hidden job market. By cold calling, you will increase your chances with unadvertised and non-existing jobs. As the hidden job market covers 60 to 80% of all jobs.
  • So, the above sample is also used for cold calling. Even though many job applicants do not like cold calling.

My coaching services ensure your resume stands out

  • For a free resume evaluation, email me or call me.
  • Helping clients Australia wide. Including clients in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra, Darwin and Melbourne. In addition to clients in the USA, China, India, Colombia, Canada, UK and NZ.
  • Also see work from home and salary negotiation tips
  • We’ll be adding other sample templates and tips.
  • For any questions about the above professional resume format, please email me.

Based in Sydney, NSW, Australia. 


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