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Example software engineer resume template

CareerBuilder | February 13, 2018

If you’re searching for an entry-level software engineering job, here’s a free sample of what your resume might look like

A degree in computer science is a requirement at many companies, so make sure that qualification makes it to the top of your resume. It can also be beneficial to include any certifications you may have in specific programming languages, including JavaScript, Ruby and Python.

  1. Focus your previous experience on any relevant tech-based tasks to demonstrate your interest in and aptitude for software engineering.
  2. Include soft skills that will make you a strong fit for a tech-based career, such as problem-solving and attention to detail.
  3. Mention all software languages that you're fluent in, being particularly careful to include those that your prospective employer is looking for.
  4. Include information on any software or hardware certifications that you've obtained.
  5. Carefully proofread your resume to make sure you have the correct contact information, years, spelling, and details included in every section to fully customize this resume to your own needs.

After you've finished, upload your resume. You'll be able to quickly apply to Software Engineer jobs — companies can find you by searching for software engineers in your area. Cover letters are great for introducing yourself when applying, here's a cover letter example to use for your next application.

Carrie Carl
345 East Street
City, ST 12345


Recent BSSE graduate with outstanding attention to detail and extensive familiarity with the latest computer programming trends and new software releases.


Help Desk Technician | State University
2020 – Present | City, State

  • Take calls from students and faculty to assist with technical issues on campus
  • Walk callers through critical troubleshooting tasks
  • Diagnose and resolve problems on computer systems

Tech Associate | Computer Shop
2019 – 2020 | City, State

  • Educated customers on the technology products available to meet their needs
  • Assisted customers in setting up new software and systems
  • Helped with troubleshooting on technical devices

Retail Associate | Cell Phones and More
2017 – 2019 | City, State

  • Assisted customers with choosing the right devices for their needs
  • Provided basic technical support for customers
  • Programmed cell phones for customers making new purchases


Graduate with Honors | City High School | 2017
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (BSSE) | State University | 2020\


  • Familiar with Oracle, Lotus, PL/SQL, and MS Word
  • Fluent in C++, C#, Lisp, Java, and Python
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytic and problem-solving skills

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