Web Developer: A complete resume guide

Web Developer: A complete resume guide

Web developers are one of the most in-demand jobs in the IT sector but it’s not easy to get hired as one. Why? For one very simple reason. There are too many of them and they are all looking for the same job and the same position you are looking at. So let us help you make the perfect resume that will guarantee you the job of your dreams through this guide. 

  1. Resume Format 
  2. Contact Details 
  3. Professional Summary 
  4. Work Experience 
  5. Education 
  6. Skills 
  7. Additional Sections 

Or you could let us do everything by simply using the Cresuma resume building tool. 

Resume Format

You probably think you can use any format, right? Wrong.  For jobs like web developer, the common reverse-chronological resume format is the best for one simple reason. Hiring managers would like to know about your work experience more than anything else, even your education, to get knowledge about what kind of skills you have which is why the reverse-chronological format works best for you.  

Example for a reverse chronological format

Contact Details

Your contact details are an important part of your resume. List your first name and last name, address (city and state is sufficient), email address and telephone number. You should also include a link to your LinkedIn profile if you wish.  

Example for the contact details section of your resume

Professional Summary

A professional summary is a short two to three sentences on your experience, career objectives or skill set. This is the first thing that a hiring manager will see and determine if they will look at the rest of your resume, so try to avoid buzzwords.  

For help identifying buzzwords, try Cresuma’s buzzword finder.

Example for a professional summary section of your resume

Work Experience

For a web developer, work experience is key to getting a job at a good company. You should mention the organization, the position you worked at, the timeframe you worked and some key achievements and responsibilities.  

In bullet points add the achievements and responsibilities highlighting facts and figures that will show measurable success. You should also use action verbs that make your resume stronger and will impress hiring managers.  

Some examples of actions verbs that you can use

Validated Instructed 

Classified Expanded 

Adapted Developed 

Implemented Troubleshot 

For more action verbs, use the Cresuma keyword finder and make your resume stand out.

Example for a work experience section of your resume


Your education is important to show that you have the necessary technical knowledge for your role. Mention your degree, the awarding institution and how long you studied for in this section. You can also mention something significant that you have studied that is present in the job listing but you don’t have the work experience for.  

Example for the education section of your resume


A mixture of hard and soft skills is important in this section. You need to show that you can work with others but also have technical knowledge here.  

Example for the skills section of your resume

Additional Sections

You can include things like languages or awards or hobbies in this section, as long it is relevant to the post you are applying for.  

Now go ahead and check our resume samples page or our career guides blog for more handy resume tips and tricks.