Voice Actor Resume Examples of 2022

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Voice actors read, recite, and interpret various forms of media and writing but often have few (if any) formal writing duties. You may therefore feel at a disadvantage in writing a resume for your next voice acting opportunity.

The following guide can help. Below you will find:

  • •   Three examples of voice acting resumes
  • •   Lists of strong resume keywords and verbs for your field
  • •   Tips and strategies for making your resume stand out

Downloadable Resume Examples

Example #1
Voice-Actor_Example-1.pdf

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Example #2
Voice-Actor_Example-2.pdf

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Example #3
Voice-Actor_Example-3.pdf

Example #3

Voice Actor Text-Only Resume Examples

Years of Experience
  • Example #1 #1
  • Example #2 #2
  • Example #3 #3

Joseph Corbin
123 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia, PA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | Voice Reel

Profile

Hardworking Voice Actor with 6+ years of experience in film and audiobook productions. Strong background in collaborating on cross-functional teams to produce high-quality media for diverse audiences.

Professional Experience

Voice Actor, WXY Audiobooks, Philadelphia, PA | February 2018 to Present

  • Contribute to lengthy audiobook projects, with sessions lasting up to 10 weeks
  • Voice and develop memorable fictional character(s) for each production
  • Recite stories in close consultation with author and dialogue editor
  • Recognized for versatile inflection and intonation, bringing dynamic book characters to life

Voice-Over Artist, ABC Studios, Philadelphia, PA | April 2016 to February 2018

  • Provided clear, engaging voice-over narration for 60+ film projects
  • Participated in formal studio sessions behind 20+ high-profile documentary productions

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Acting
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Key Skills

  • Audiobook Recording
  • Diction & Elocution
  • Fictional Character Voicing & Development
  • Group Collaboration
  • Inflection & Intonation
  • Studio Sessions
  • Verbal Storytelling
  • Vocal Recording
  • Voiceover Narration

Hideo Araki
123 Bridge Street, Boston, MA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | Voice Reel

Profile

Flexible Voice-Over Artist with 4+ years of experience in marketing and advertising. Deliver high-quality voice acting services for client companies in diverse industries. Committed to ongoing professional development and education.

Professional Experience

Voice-Over Artist, EFG Marketing Services, Boston, MA | February 2020 to Present

  • Provide voice overs for TV commercials, adapting to varied tones and styles
  • Read and interpret radio ad copy promoting new products and services
  • Recorded announcements and promotions for 15+ client marketing initiatives

Voice Actor – Freelance, Boston, MA | June 2018 to February 2020

  • Engaged target customers with client firms’ new and upcoming brand promotions
  • Expertly troubleshot technical issues with recording equipment to ensure high production efficiency

Career Note

Gained strong technical skills during three years’ prior experience in radio and podcast production (details on request)

Key Skills

  • Commercial Voice-Overs
  • Company Announcements & Promotions
  • Copy Reading & Interpretation
  • Customer Engagement
  • Diction & Elocution
  • Group Collaboration
  • Inflection & Intonation
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Studio Sessions
  • Technical Troubleshooting
  • Vocal Recording
  • Voiceover Narration

Amar Singh
123 Santa Maria, San Francisco, CA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | Voice Reel

Profile

Adaptable Voice Actor with strong recent work experience. Praised for clear diction and elocution, relaying essential information to listeners. Record vocals with utmost attention to detail and commitment to quality.

Professional Experience

Voice Actor, LMN Voice Services, San Francisco, CA | June 2021 to Present

  • Record phone prompts and instructions for large-scale customer service operations
  • Narrate corporate training and instructional videos
  • Build positive relationships with directors, editors, and technical personnel behind each production
  • Provided clear and engaging voice-overs for 70+ educational videos

Education

Associate Degree
City College of San Francisco, CA

Key Skills

  • Customer Engagement
  • Diction & Elocution
  • Educational Video Voice-Overs
  • Group Collaboration
  • Inflection & Intonation
  • Phone Prompt Recording
  • Studio Sessions
  • Training Video Narration
  • Verbal Communication
  • Vocal Recording
  • Voiceover Narration

Tips for Writing a Better Voice Actor Resume

1. Focus on relevant voice acting experience

Voice actors often have a broader technical, media, or arts background or enter the profession from a different field entirely. But you don’t have to (nor should you) give more than the basic details on any job that doesn’t pertain to your current goals. Keep this tip in mind when drafting your work history, so you don’t type out lengthy descriptions of jobs that won’t speak to your target employers. For partially related jobs, a great strategy is to focus your description on the skills you gained there that now complement your overall skill set.

Example:

Voice Actor – Freelance, Boston, MA | June 2018 to February 2020

  • Engaged target customers with client firms’ new and upcoming brand promotions
  • Expertly troubleshot technical issues with recording equipment to ensure high production efficiency

 

Career Note

Gained strong technical skills during three years’ prior experience in radio and podcast production (details on request)

2. Spell out your results

In physics, every action has an equal and opposite reaction; but according to resume logic, every action has a larger, magnifying, much more interesting result. That’s to say, each of your work duties has some positive impact or influence, helping your broader organization succeed in the short and long term. Speak to that broader impact in your job descriptions, and you’ll strengthen your resume significantly.

Even if you can’t recall examples or data to quantify a work area, that doesn’t mean you have to word it as a basic duty. You can always state the duty’s general, intended result, or value. Try simply adding the phrase “in order to” at the end of the duty statement, then jotting down whatever general purposes or outcomes you think of (then delete “in order” from your final resume for brevity). You might be surprised how much stronger the revised statement is. It’s a much more accurate account of your work’s depth and impact.

Example:

  • Expertly troubleshot technical issues with recording equipment [in order] to ensure high production efficiency

 

3. Use active language

The best way to create a lively, active tone is to think of your written material as a story with “characters and their actions,” in the words of Joseph Williams’s popular writing book Style: Toward Clarity and Grace. And who’s the primary character of your resume? You, of course. Your resume may contain many details on various recording projects, but you should center it all on yourself and your contributions to each. A useful way to do this grammatically is to begin every sentence as an “I” statement, then remove the “I” and leave the rest of the phrase on your final resume.

Example:

Voice Actor, LMN Voice Services, San Francisco, CA | June 2021 to Present

  • [I] Narrate corporate training and instructional videos
  • [I] Build positive relationships with directors, editors, and technical personnel behind each production
  • [I’ve] Provided clear and engaging voice-overs for 70+ educational videos

 

Key Skills Hiring Managers Look for on Voice Actor Resumes

Voice actors are often counted on to be flexible, collaborative, and receptive to feedback in working on professional recordings. You can showcase these and your other strengths in a “Key Skills” section under your profile, as in the resume examples above. This section gives hiring managers a quick overview of your relevant expertise and can help your resume perform better in ATS scans. Consider including any of the terms below:

Key Skills and Proficiencies
Audiobook Recording Auditory Performance
Commercial Voice-Overs Company Announcements & Promotions
Copy Reading & Interpretation Customer Engagement
Diction & Elocution Educational Video Voice-Overs
Fictional Character Voicing & Development Group Collaboration
Inflection & Intonation Marketing & Advertising
Phone Prompt Recording Studio Sessions
Technical Troubleshooting Training Video Narration
Verbal Communication Verbal Storytelling
Vocal Recording Voiceover Narration

Common Action Verbs for Voice Actor Resumes

It’s easy to get stuck when writing the professional experience section of your resume. You might find yourself running out of action verbs to describe your work. To help you over the hump, we put together this list of strong resume verbs:

Action Verbs
Adapt Collaborate
Contribute Coordinate
Deliver Develop
Engage Interpret
Narrate Produce
Provide Read
Recite Record
Relay Troubleshoot

How to Align Your Voice Actor Resume With the Job Description

Which broad voice acting areas have you worked in (arts, advertising, e-learning)? Has your career been primarily freelance or with studios, marketing firms, or other large organizations? Keep details like these in mind when looking at voice actor jobs that interest you. If a posting includes details that overlap with your background, be sure to mention that in your resume profile. Taking this extra step will make your resume more relevant to the job at hand and more likely to attract the hiring manager’s notice.