Master 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 17,225 Master 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 Master 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 Web Content, 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 Master 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 Master 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
For Masters, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on master resumes is web content, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: customer service. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as a master.
Top Skills for a Master
Sigma, 6%
Html, 3%
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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
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1


  • Developed online assessments and reviewed and evaluated textbooks.
  • Led business process and manufacturing project teams and Kaizens.
  • Studied and diagnosed ways to define the vortex region in the flow using Fortran and Matlab.
  • Designed the first mobile site for the College using the Content Management System, JQuery and CSS.
  • Collect, sort, and distribute mai for 100+ post office boxes.

Example # 2


  • Led DoD effort on four annual Integrated Risk Assessments for F-22 modernization program.
  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) subject matter expert.
  • Developed an IMS that achieved 85% confidence of completion on or before contract completion.
  • Assist Enterprise Directorate in developing Master Schedule and assist with its stand up.
  • Scheduled company-wide fabrication, assembly and subcontractors and performed planning implementation using Oriole Respond and MRP II software.

Example # 3


  • Perform phlebotomy in a safe and regulated manner to obtain a final product to be used in the health care field.
  • Trained in reception, medical history, phlebotomy, and sample prep.
  • Analyzed requirements and designed lean logistics plan to meet customer demands for rapid, flexible, global munitions support.
  • Created simulative MRP environments in Development system to evaluate MM setting changes.
  • Level III CRLA certified tutor Individual and group mathematics tutoring

Example # 4

ASE Master Mechanic

  • Use PLC type diagnosis in unscheduled and scheduled maintenance.
  • Inspect completed work to certify component meets FAA standards and is clear for operation.
  • Acted as the safety consultant involving OSHA's Electrical Safe Work Practices.
  • Followed safety and all osha rules to complete tasks
  • Perform relative maintenance interval tasks required per Cessna maintenance manuals and timed/scheduled maintenance procedures.

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We compared 17,225 sample master resumes with job offers and found that the average years of experience required for a master job required by employers is 2.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average master job listing asks for 2.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average master candidate have?
The average master resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your master skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from master resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a master, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Master roles often require a Post-Secondary Certificate degree or higher, so the majority of master resumes that we looked at contained a post-secondary certificate degree.
Overwhelmingly, those applying to master positions majored in Business. Some of the other common majors that appear on master resumes include Criminal Justice, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering.
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

Master 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 Masters. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Masters to learn more.

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