Fellow Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 28,373 Fellow resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Fellow Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Public Policy, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Fellow Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Fellow CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand fellow skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a fellow : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Fellow
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 28,373 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a fellow job required by employers is 2.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average fellow job listing asks for 2.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average fellow candidate have?
The average fellow resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your fellow skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from fellow resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Policy Internship

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Fellow
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Psychology
  • Researched developments on health homes, workforce, patient-centered medical homes, and conducted expert interviews.
  • Assisted in the preparation and management of events, including formal meetings, talks by senior speakers and discussion forums.
  • Conducted and summarized findings of literature analysis on the topic of suspension, expulsion, and chronic absenteeism in preschool.
  • Established a portfolio of literature as a guideline for subsequent interns.
  • Established Medicaid and state regulatory affairs monthly electronic newsletters that had higher read rates than established publications.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Fellow
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Law
  • Supervised and monitored outpatient counselors in treatment planning, therapeutic technique and patient management.
  • Designed and implemented MATLAB algorithm for neural image segmentation Achieved 90% accuracy in automatic shape detection in noisy images
  • Used social media management program Sprout Social to post several times a day to a Twitter account with over 120k followers.
  • Developed three chiral normal phase HPLC methods for substituted N-heterocycle compounds.
  • Supervised graduate and undergraduate students to run experiments in bacterial fermentation and molecular biology.
Government Relations Internship

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Fellow
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Law
  • Utilized Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) to compose and create a variety of documents and reports.
  • Generated outreach ideas to increase visitor traffic to the Consulate's Harbin and Dalian virtual post websites.
  • Created and managed 2012 Presidential Election Tour Facebook groups to communicate with foreign journalists.
  • Researched and composed briefing books covering subjects including climate change, human rights, and human trafficking.
  • Posted information on the city's Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as on the FlashAlert website.
Policy Internship

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Fellow
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Law
  • Managed, led a cadre of cultural analysts and media experts providing Strategic Communication support to DoD policy leaders.
  • Manage the PCPI measures in the CMS PQRS program.
  • Study the impact of EPA's Climate Change Policy and Carbon Dioxide Emission regulations on the economy.
  • Provided writing and interpretive analysis of the Uniform Relocation Act as required by Housing and Urban Development project oversight team.
  • Overhauled and currently maintains training material for DoD Issuances Training Class.
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As a fellow, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Fellow roles often require a Post-Doctoral Training degree or higher, so the majority of fellow resumes that we looked at contained a post-doctoral training degree.
Based on our analysis of fellow resumes, the most common major for fellow candidates is Law, but other majors made their way in as well. Political Science, Business and Medicine were relatively common.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Fellow Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Fellows. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Fellows to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%