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They've told you to turn in a resume as you apply for this dream job.
But you don't want to give them just any old resume.
You want a great resume template, just like they want a great employee, not any random worker.
Together with my creative and companionable coworker, Luiza, with her discerning eye and flair for creativity, we've taken the time and effort to sift through the web to bring you great templates for resumes that will be sure to impress your interviewer so you don't have to.
Some are ours, some are theirs, but all of them are just the greatest resume templates.
This great resume templates guide will show you:
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Vibes is one of ours, but it definitely has some of the most innovative features out on the resume-writing market.
A very well-designed resume template, it has the full-width header for your name, title, and heading statement. A left-hand sidebar promotes your skills and achievements as a bar graph. Square icons make it easy for the hiring manager to locate each unique resume section. And you have your choice of several of the best resume fonts to choose from.
Vibes is included along with many others in our resume builder. You’re a single click away from getting your resume template right. Create your resume now.
The “Perseus Resume Template” by Nina Shaw over at Creative Market is a great choice for making a resume. It has a header and footer area like most resumes, but this one left-aligns the header while right-aligning the footer, making it quite unique while still functional.
Here’s the link to this incomparable template on Creative Market.
Being creative on a resume like this one is tough, but our guide and examples make it easy: Creative Resume Templates (15+ Examples & Complete Guide].
White Graphic’s “Professional Resume 4 Pages” is a complete resume package, with a two-page resume template, a reference page template, and a cover letter template (see our cover letter tips), all with matching layouts. Its excellent design is most prominent in the skills and education section, which resembles a modern table of three columns.
Here’s the link to this template on Creative Market, which includes a free download of 30 different icons for use on your resume. For more of the best resume templates we’ve found around the web, see: Best Resume Templates: 15 Examples to Download & Use Right Away
This Paper Fox has come up with a grand template for resumes and cover letters with this layout. Your name, professional title, and resume summary or resume objective are given center stage in the top half of this template, and then your work experience, skills, and education are divided into two columns in the second half. Check out the unique skills bar - how great is that?
Here’s the link to this resume template on Etsy, which is “compatible with MS Word (2010 or later) and iWork Pages — user-friendly and easy to edit both on Mac & PC.”
Egotype’s “Minimal Resume” is just as described, a minimal template with elegantly-simple styling and design. This is a complete package, with 7 different page layouts included: portfolio pages, cover letter template, resume template, and more.
Here’s the link to this great template on Behance, which is downloadable for MS Word, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Apple Pages.
This template is great in part because it’s quite modern. Check out other contemporary ones: Modern Resume Templates & 18 Examples [A Complete Guide].
This is one of the favorites here at Uptowork - the favorable Cascade resume template created using our resume maker.
Use the artfully-crafted bar graph for your skills and language sections. Put that sidebar to use to fit more in your limited space. It’s got subtle shading differences in the green (or whichever color you choose) but distinct black and white for the text for readability.
Dozens of color combinations make this pleasing resume template an instant hit with candidates and recruiters alike.
Cascade is included along with many others in our resume builder. You’re a single click away from getting your resume template right. Create your resume now.
The “Water Color Resume Template” by Do Anh Nguyet on Behance is colorful and creative without being overwhelming. It’s two-column layout give you plenty of room to talk up your experience, education and skills.
Want to know how to make a great resume in Microsoft Word? This one is the answer. If you’re an Adobe user, it’s got templates in your size, too.
Here’s the link to this template available on Behance.
“Free A4 Resume” is offered by Ikono.me and perfect for creative individuals and IT workers who need to fit a lot of information onto a one-page resume. Its three columns at its core give way to a more standard two columns at the header and footer.
Here’s the link to this template on Ikono.me.
The earthy colors in Get Landed Design Studio’s “Modern Resume Template for Word and Pages” really help this one to resonate and stand out. Your name gets its own branding with the logo-ized initial on the top-left corner, which definitely starts this template off with a bang.
Here’s the link to this template available on Etsy, compatible with Microsoft Word or Apple Pages.
Mehadi Hasan Oyon created a remarkable resume template with his “Professional Resume” on Behance. Each section on his template has been separated into blocks, making it nice and easy for the hiring manager to jump straight to a section that interests them. Neat graphics and icons really make each section pop.
Here’s the link to this template on Behance, available for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
The “Hyde” by introDuice on Etsy is a terrific resume template that simply gets the job done. It’s got a two-column layout for your education, work history, skills, and other sections, while your name and professional title get premium space up top.
Here’s the link to this template on Etsy, available as a downloadable MS Word file.
Simple doesn’t have to mean uninspired and boring. Check out our curated list of simple resume templates: Simple Resume Templates: 15 of the Easiest Resume Examples to Use.
Cubic is another one of our creative takes on great resume layouts and design, and we like to think we did this one right.
The top header is reserved just for your name and title for you to stand out. A right-hand sidebar switches it up from the many left-side ones we’ve shown previously. Filled-in circles for your languages and skills allow you to showcase your knowledge in style.
Cubic is included along with many others in our resume builder. You’re a single click away from getting your resume template right. Create your resume now.
White Graphic’s “Modern Resume/CV 3-Pages” is a professional resume design that uses the peach color to accentuate its different sections. The header focuses on your name and branding statement, and just below that there is room for a profile picture and a resume objective or resume summary. The rest of the resume is split into two columns to give you sufficient room to detail past experience and skills.
Here’s the link to this template on Behance, available for Photoshop, Illustrator, or Microsoft Word.
Another offering from Ikono.me, “Free Material Resume” was created as a tribute to Google’s Material Design standards. This infographic-style resume template is free, but for a small fee, you can download additional templates to make matching business cards and portfolio pages.
Here’s the link to this template on Ikono.me.
Free resume templates don’t have to sacrifice quality. Check out our curated list of free templates to download: Free Resume Templates: 17 Downloadable Resume Templates to Use.
Mee Hoang’s “Simple Professional Resume Template” is as she says - simple and professional. It’s quite unique, as the layout is designed to resemble a timeline of sorts, with each resume section making up its own entry. A simple black-and-white color scheme gives it a touch of resumes past, while the structure and design are as contemporary as they come.
Here’s the link to this Adobe and MS Word template on Behance.
Basic templates for resumes don’t have to sacrifice quality. Check out more of them: Basic Resume Templates (15+ Examples to Download & Use Now).
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As you can see, great resume templates that will allow you to stand out from the other applicants are plenty available.
Creative elements can be paired with touches of color for a perfect template.
There are plenty of great resume templates out there, but we hope that we’ve given you the very best of them.
Do you have any other great resume templates that deserve a mention? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll be happy to consider adding your template or answer any question you might have. Thanks for reading!
"Career advice, I've researched and read it, Then I try to write it better than anyone's said it, Once I am finished with all of my edits, You'll have a job, and I'll take some of the credit." Hey there! I'm Christian, a New Yorker and a writer of career advice at Uptowork. As an avid traveler and amateur poet, I also write for a travel website and dabble in doggerel in my spare time.