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10 Coolest Resume Examples by People Who Got Hired in 2021


Last edit February 10, 2022

2021: Ah, what a year. The second year of covid, lockdowns, home office, and the crazy job market.

Still, plenty of people had a great career year as they were successful in their job search.

In this article, you’ll find real resume examples from 2021 by people who were successfully hired last year.

See what they did right and get inspired!

Disclaimer: These resume examples were published with consent of their creators. They were made using Kickresume’s templates. The resumes were anonymized, that is unless their author specified that they wanted their real name and information made public.

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1. Software Engineer at Volkswagen

Why we think this resume example is cool:

Volkswagen is a car giant with headquarters in Germany and factories all around the world. They offer their employees plenty of benefits and financial security, so landing a job there was a good move for “Robert Junior.”

He succeeded by making his CV simple and easy to look through. This makes this resume very attractive in the eyes of a busy recruiter.

Despite the length, “Robert Junior” still managed to include enough information about his previous career, gained certificates, and volunteering.

Software Engineer at Volkswagen Resume Sample

Software Engineer in Volkswagen Resume Sample

2. Retail Sales Associate at Fran’s Chocolate

Why we think this resume example is cool:

Because with a job like this you must feel like working at Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory!

In all seriousness, this career change resume example from 2021 shows how a varied work history, if presented well, is not an obstacle in getting the job in a new field.

Even if “Amy Smith’s” education and previous work experiences aren’t directly related to the new position in sales, she highlights relevant transferrable skills such as communication or customer service skills.

Moreover, her resume demonstrates dedication, drive, and talent to adapt.

Retail Sales Associate at Fran's Chocolate Resume Sample

Retail Sales Associate at Fran´s Chocolate Resume Sample

3. Summer Intern at Zebra Technologies

Why we think this resume example is cool:

It’s always great to see a person at the start of their career who has little work experience but is able to sell themselves anyway.

If you’re in a similar situation, you can learn from this resume sample a bit about the importance of highlighting your extra-curricular activities and adding quantifiable achievements.

Moreover, just like her, emphasize the quality of your education; since, at the moment, it’s the most valuable career asset that you have.

And doing so with numbers always adds that little extra to your resume.

Summer Intern at Zebra Technologies Resume Sample

Summer Intern at Zebra Resume Sample

4. Software Development Engineer at Amazon

Why we think this resume example is cool:

“Aaloak Dewan´s” resume is short, simple, and clear. At the same time, it lists enough of the necessary information.

Kudos for using bold text to emphasize important information.

“Aaloak Dewan” also cleverly included a project section, which won’t go unnoticed in this field.

And there you go — this is how you land a job at Amazon!

Software Development Engineer at Amazon Resume Sample

Software Development Engineer at Amazon Resume Sample

5. Learning & Development Manager at PepsiCo

Why we think this resume example is cool:

“Adam Roberts” got a job at PepsiCo — the biggest rival of Coca-Cola on the market thanks to having a well-written job section.

Pay attention to how he included feedback from a previous employer and also the achievement section.

Including quantifiable achievements will your CV stand out too.

Finally, a detailed profile and usage of bold font for important achievements make this resume the perfect example of “your resume should scream that you’re the perfect fit for the position!”

Learning & Development Manager at PepsiCo Resume Sample

Learning & Development Manager at PepsiCo Resume Sample

6. International Human Rights Commission Ambassador

Why we think this resume example is cool:

Let’s put it straight —  getting a job at an NGO is super hard. You need plenty of experience, but not only that — you really must know how to present this experience properly —  just like “Kamal Amir” did.

This landed him a job with the International Human Rights Commission.

Pay attention to how in his resume he included volunteering, certificates, and executive learning sections.

At the end of the profile section, he also includes relevant keywords which makes his resume more ATS-friendly.

Moreover, his CV is two pages long, which is the advised resume length for experienced professionals.

International Human Rights Commission Ambassador Resume Sample

International Human Rights Commission Ambassador Resume Example

7. Sales and Marketing at Harbour.Space University

Why we think this resume example is cool:

“Gorkem Smith” landed an English-speaking job in sales and marketing at a tech hub in Barcelona thanks to his-cut-to-the-chase CV.

He very clearly outlines his computer skills and education.

Even more importantly, Gorkem included an award section with quantifiable descriptions.

While the results that he included are above average, just by including them, the resume appears more professional and the applicant makes an impression of a hard-working and detail-oriented person.

Sales and Marketing at Harbour.Space University Resume Sample

Sales and Marketing at Harbour.Space Resume Sample

8. Supply Chain Coordinator at TechnipFMC

Why we think this resume example is cool:

Notice, how this resume example made it clear that “Andrea Wall” is the perfect candidate for the role of supply chain coordinator at TechnipFMC.

This CV is not too long but the key information stands out.

Her work history as well as her education matches the new role. Her ideal background is emphasized by the short profile section which combines enthusiasm with practical information.

The clear design of this resume is just the final touch.

Supply Chain Coordinator at TechnipFMC Resume Sample

Supply Chain Coordinator at TechnipFMC Resume Sample

9. Assistant Audio Engineer at Iyuno-SDI

Why we think this resume example is cool:

“Jack Summer” wrote the perfect fresh graduate resume. We appreciate the personalized section “My approach”, which works great for a creative sector like the media industry.

Not only that, we can see that he listed a specific set of technical skills that he has.

Together with the work experience section, this shows that not only has he elite education but also the hands-on experience necessary for landing a job these days.

If you’re a fresh graduate as well, do the same as Jack — keep it simple, place your internships before education, and don’t make your CV unnecessarily long.

The recruiter knows that you’re at the start of your professional journey anyway.

Assistant Audio Engineer at Iyuno-SDI Resume Sample

Assistant Audio Engineer at Iyuno-SDI Resume Sample

10. Customer Success Manager at Descartes Systems

Why we think this resume example is cool:

“John Wall´s” resume provides a large amount of information which tells the recruiter that this is a highly experienced candidate.

While his work experience section is quite long, it is also well-structured and divided into bullet points — as we advise.

Adding the section “Notable Achievements” was also a great move.

Overall, this CV makes it clear that the applicant is a highly experienced professional with years of experience and clear goal.

Customer Success Manager at Descartes Systems Resume Sample

Customer Success Manager at Descartes Systems Resume Sample

And there you go!

We hope that these successful resume examples from 2021 helped you to see what you could do better to get that dream job in 2022.

In case you’d like to check out even more resume examples, head over to our Resume Examples Library where you can browse them by profession.

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  • Kaja Jurcisinova, Junior Writer at Kickresume
  • Kaja Jurcisinova
    Junior Writer
    Kaja Jurcisinova is a fresh graduate and a junior copywriter at Kickresume. Kaja completed her undergraduate degree in Art History at the University of St Andrews in 2018 and graduated with a Master’s in Arts and Culture from the University of Groningen in 2021. She was an intern at multiple cultural institutions across Europe, including the Dutch Museum Association in Amsterdam, the Matter of Art Biennale in Prague, and the European Cultural Centre in Venice. At the moment she resides in her hometown of Bratislava, writing for Kickresume and enjoying spending time with her friends and family.

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