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6 Computer Science Resume Examples

By Lane Wagner on Dec 14, 2020

It’s really hard to get your foot in the door for engineering interviews, especially if you have no experience and are looking for an entry-level position. Often times, more experienced candidates looking to find a higher-paying job can also have trouble. As an employer myself, I can tell you that one of the biggest mistakes I see in 75% of resumes is using a visually boring template. When I’m sifting through forty or fifty applicants, it’s really easy for my eyes to glaze over. Think of your resume as your website landing page. You need to catch your employer’s attention by calling out your biggest accomplishments and selling points at a glance.

A pile of hundreds of computer science resumes stands staunchly opposed to your bright coding future. To stand out in the crowd and land the interviews you’ll need to get that dream job, you’ll need to write a fantastic computer science resume.

I’ve looked at hundreds of resumes from computer science students, researched other’s opinions about what works and what doesn’t, and compiled a list of the top 6 resume templates that will help you get your point across no matter your work experience, desired job position, or schooling history. These template samples are meant to be copied! Take one of these resume templates and swap all the information out for your own.

As a point of interest before we get started, if you need an extra resume boost, or you’re just looking to learn some computer science fundamentals, I’ve got you covered. Boot.dev regularly publishes job-winning CS courses, so sign up here if you’re into that sort of thing.

Rules of Thumb Checklist

As you pick a template and replace the dummy information for your own, keep these important tips in mind.

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- Daniel Gerep from Cassia, Brasil

#1 Entry-Level Web Developer - Computer Science Student

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CS student entry level web resume

Entry-Level Web Developer - Computer Science Student

#2 Front-End Developer Resume Sample - Self-Taught

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Front-End Developer Resume Sample - Self-Taught

Front-End Developer Resume Sample - Self-Taught

#3 Mobile Developer Internship Resume Sample - CS Student

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Mobile Developer Internship Resume Sample - CS Student

Mobile Developer Internship Resume Sample - CS Student

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I was a field service engineer and I wanted to learn to code, but work and family limited my options. When I found Boot.dev, the "Intro to Coding in JavaScript" course got me up and running immediately, and I knew I made the right decision as soon as I joined the Discord community.

- Özgür Yildirim from Germany

#4 Back-End Development Resume Sample - Self-Taught

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Back-End Development Resume Sample - Self-Taught

Back-End Development Resume Sample - Self-Taught

#5 DevOps Resume Sample - CS Student

Link to Resume in Google Docs

DevOps Resume Sample - CS Student

DevOps Resume Sample - CS Student

#6 Game Development Resume Sample - Self-Taught

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Game Development Resume Sample - Self-Taught

Game Development Resume Sample - Self-Taught

Good Luck

Good luck in your job search! If you’re having trouble finding a job mainly due to a lack of real job experience, check out our article on getting your first coding job.

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