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Get to the point with our basic templates. Put emphasis on your writing rather than your cover letter's design.
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Highlight your most notable publications and research with one of our research-focused CV templates.
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Ready to make your resume? Choose your favorite resume template below to build a resume in minutes, download any of our 200+ free resume templates, or copy-paste a blank resume template into Word or Google Docs.
Our professional resume templates are perfect for any job seeker. They’re easy to read, organized neatly, and have just enough color to make your application stand out to busy hiring managers.
Our “Minimalist” resume template embraces simplicity while still retaining enough style elements to capture any hiring manager’s attention.
Simple yet stylish, our “Cosmopolitan” resume template will help you get noticed while showing employers that you’re serious about the role.
Confident and formal, the “Executive” template’s sidebar and expanded experience section are perfectly suited for candidates in management positions.
The "Everest" template's bold dark-and-light color scheme exudes confidence and dependability.
With its clean layout and bold header, the “Premium” resume template gives any job seeker’s resume a refined yet professional appearance.
Classic and simple, our "Original Professional" resume template is perfect for individuals applying for office work.
The "Taj Mahal" features a large sidebar, helping your name and resume summary stand out.
The word "Pantheon" evokes powerful imagery from the past. Use this template to express the strength of your credentials and skill-set.
Want to showcase your work experience and skill-set in the clearest way possible? Download one of our simple and basic resume templates. They may lack some of the style visible in our other templates, but they’re clean, easy to modify, and compatible with any Word processor.
Formal and old school, our “Classic” resume template provides you with the basic foundation for your resume, and gives your content a chance to really shine.
Inspired by the architecture of its namesake city, the “Chicago” resume template is bold, professional, and a little jazzy.
The "Elegant" template uses a gentle serif font and highlighted headers to make your experience stand out and the content of the page smooth to read.
The “Milano” template’s simple elegance is just what you need if you want to give your resume a professional, refined appearance.
Basic and professional, our “Easy” resume template makes formatting your resume simple.
The “Connery” resume template exudes confidence with its bold header. It instantly makes sure your name is visible and memorable.
Our "White House" resume emphasizes simplicity and class. Its two-column format neatly left-aligns your headers and creates more space to highlight your career history.
The "Empire State" resume template is a recently updated classic. Make your application embody your inner professional with this template.
Our modern resume template collection embraces the new while still paying tribute to the traditional. If you’re applying for jobs that didn’t exist before the age of the internet, download our contemporary resume templates and use them in your mission to find work.
Designed to help candidates meet the challenges of the modern job market, our "2022" resume template is perfect for job seekers in any industry.
Featuring sleek contact information icons and an eye-catching skills section, the “Advanced” resume template is built to move your career forward.
Polished and confident, the "Clean" resume template lives up to its name, with simple formatting and an easy-to-read sans-serif font.
Formal and bold, the “Corporate” template’s clear lines and strong header make it ideal for applying to managerial positions.
Our "Hybrid" resume template blends formal formatting with colorful accents to showcase your personality and professionalism.
One of our boldest options, the "Majestic" resume template emphasizes your name against the backdrop of a city skyline.
Creative and unique, the "Stylish" resume template features pastel highlights and icons that make each section of your resume stand out.
Featuring a minimalist design and dedicated social media section, the “Unique” template is perfect for professionals who want to stand out in the modern job market.
Looking for work in a visual field like design, fashion, or advertising? Apply for your next job with your favorite of our creative resume templates. Simply download the resume template zip file — which includes six different color variations for Microsoft Word — and fill it out with your own information.
The "Windsor" template's use of color makes it both aesthetically pleasing and easy to read, quickly highlighting a job seeker's experience and qualifications.
Playful and chic, the "Notre Dame" template helps add a splash of personality to your application.
Featuring a cursive script font for its headers, the "Westminster" template visually stands out while also maintaining readability.
The elegant "Penthouse" template is sure to leave the impression that you're a consummate professional and ready to elevate your career.
Interested in making your application visually stand out for the right reasons? Download our "Cool" template and make it happen.
The "Visual" template (unsurprisingly) embraces strong visual elements to highlight the most marketable skills and experience of a job seeker.
The "Detailed" resume template launches your interview chances up with its vertical header and stylish implementation of skill bars to highlight your core software skills.
Our new "Social" resume template applies visual elements to highlight your most notable work experience, soft skills, and technical skills.
Need two or more pages to highlight your qualifications? Try one of our new CV templates. Each CV template is perfect for highly qualified jobseekers, academics, and anyone applying for work overseas.
The “Graduate” CV template puts your education and teaching experience right at the top of the page, making it easy for hiring managers to see where you graduated from and what your qualifications are.
If you want to quickly show employers you have notable experience as a writer and published author, use our "Writer" CV template in any color.
Showcase your prowess for publishing academic articles and compelling new research with our "Research" CV template.
Featuring a modern, formal layout, the “Harvard” CV template was designed to help you impress hiring managers at even the most prestigious institutions.
Featuring a creative handwritten-style header, the "European" CV template is perfect for anyone who wants to add a splash of personality to their application.
Featuring a unique contact information box, our "Pro" CV template offers a tasteful alternative to the traditional CV design.
Basic and clean, the "Business" CV template is minimalism perfected. It features a straightforward, formal design that pleasantly breaks up the different sections of your CV.
Our "Emory" CV template features a sleek and professional design. It's an ideal choice for job applicants who want to make a strong first impression and require space to elaborate on their range of work experience.
You don’t need a Word processor to make a great resume. These resume templates for Google Docs are free, easy to fill out, and feature a slate of sleek, contemporary designs.
Not sure how to build a resume for your specific background? Our career and life-situation resume templates include downloadable examples and writing instructions to guide you every step of the way.
Below you’ll find some of our most popular industry-specific resume examples, which you can download for free and use as a template to create your own resume.
Using a resume template makes it easy for you to create a professional application that follows standard resume formatting. Plus with a template, you can quickly make multiple applications targeting a range of different job openings.
Although filling out a resume template helps ensure your application covers your basic qualifications, understanding the best content to include in each section of your resume will help you make the best application possible.
Learning exactly how to write a resume is a skill that will improve your chances of getting interviews in 2022 and beyond. Follow our blank, copy-paste resume template below to learn the fundamentals of writing your own resume so you’ll never be far from your next job offer.
FIRST AND LAST NAME
Email: email@example.com | Phone: 123 456 7890 | Address: Street Name, City, State, Zip Code | Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/yourprofile
Motivated [industry name] professional with [# of years] years of on-the-job experience. Looking to apply my industry knowledge and relevant skill-set at [Company Name] as your newest [job title you’re applying for]. Capable employee comfortable with [relevant skill #1] and [relevant skill #2], aiming to help [Company Name] grow and reach its business objectives now and into the future.
Most Recent Job Title / Start Date – End Date
Company Name / City, State
Previous Job Title / Start Date – End Date
Company Name / City, State
Degree Name / Major
University, Location / Start Date – End Date
Honors / GPA if 3.6 or higher
Skills and Certifications
Hobbies and Interests
You should use a resume template that matches the type of job you want and your experience level.
For instance, a creative template for an entry-level role is suitable for applying to start-ups and less traditional companies. However, a professional template is better for more experienced candidates, and anyone applying for work in formal industries like law and medicine.
If you’re unsure which is the best resume template for you specifically, a basic or simple template is a safe choice for any job seeker.
And if you’re looking for a template for a certain job, we have 250+ resume examples spanning hundreds of industries (all free to download). Find the sample most related to the job you want for more ideas while putting together your application.
Now that you have a professional template for your resume, here are a few essential resume tips and suggestions for how to craft the perfect job-winning application.
Everyone’s resume will include different things due to varying work experience and qualifications. However, if you’re wondering what to put on your resume, there are some basic requirements that you should include.
At a minimum, resumes must have the following standard components:
All other information is optional, and what you add should depend on your level of work experience, professional strengths, and resume format. For example, if you have minimal work experience but have logged many hours volunteering, you should include a dedicated section for volunteer work on your resume.
The standard resume length is one page, but it can be 2-3 pages if you have substantial relevant skills and work experience.
In general, employers prefer a one-page resume, so try to condense your resume if possible.
The ideal format for your resume depends on your educational background and work history.
The majority of job-seekers will use one of these three standard resume formats:
In 2022, a resume should look neat and organized. Specifically, your resume should be easy to read, use a clean resume design, and clearly highlight why you’re qualified for the role.
Avoid unnecessary flair popularly used on resumes in the early 2000s like graphics, images, or charts. If your resume looks professional and showcases your relevant experience and skills, you’ll have no trouble landing interviews this year.
A resume template simplifies the job-seeking process. The best template provides you an attractive, well-formatted resume layout that conforms to industry standards. Simply fill out your template and start sending it to employers.
Additionally, using a premade template guarantees that you have an applicant tracking system (ATS) friendly resume, and that it’s easy to read.
Some job seekers believe that employers frown upon the use of templates, but it’s not true. Resume templates are just an easy way to give your application an attractive design and help you organize your information.
However, many people still prefer not to use a template. If, for example, you have a knack for graphic design and want to create your own one-of-a-kind resume, then using a template isn’t for you.
If that’s the case, you can make a resume in Microsoft Word or Google Docs without a template. But to help you do this, we suggest learning how to write a resume properly first, and using a resume outline to help guide you through the process — just so you make sure to include all the essential information.
There’s no “best” resume template. Each job-seeker has their own skill-set and qualifications, so there’s no singular template that magically fits the mold for everyone.
To find the best template for you, first consider what format is right for your professional background, as well as what resume design suits your needs.
Our team designed each resume template to meet the requirements of different types of job seekers. From entry-level applicants to experienced professionals and even executives, we aspire to have the perfect template for every candidate.
If you can’t find a resume template you like, Google also provides a variety of google docs resume templates.
You can easily make a cover letter for your resume by using a cover letter template. You can even download one that matches your resume template for a stronger, more consistent job application.
If you’d prefer to create your own cover letter from scratch, learn how to write a cover letter or browse some cover letter examples for inspiration.
We invite you to scroll back to the top and choose from one of our many resume templates and start writing. We’ve seen how effective job hunters are at landing interviews with our resume templates, and we hope you’re able to replicate their success.
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