At CareerManager, we recognize that resume or CV writing is a stressful undertaking. So instead of staring a blank screen, we hope the résumé templates and best practices we share give you the starting point to create your best set of career materials (scroll to the end to download the template).
Here’s a tried-and-true resume template that I’ve used many times and received compliments on. You can download the US letter size or the A4 version if you’re looking for a CV format. It gives a small amount of visual interest with the colored bar for your name and contact info. But it’s pretty traditional otherwise. The design allows you to get to the point in what matters in your résumé right away:
- A professional summary area that covers your overall success in your career and how you’ll apply it to this company and job to which you’re applying.
- Headings clearly defined to the left that, to list the categories you want to cover in your résumé and create easy visual signposts for the hiring manager.
This resume template is free to download and customize however you like. Here are some ideas for customizing to make the résumé your own:
- Change the background color in the personal information bar from blue to gray, purple, or green.
- Change the font styles and sizes.
- Reorder the information. As it’s laid out, experience is the first focus area. If you don’t have as much career experience, you could move the education and even volunteer information above it.
|This template is free to download and customize for your own use. However, DO NOT REDISTRIBUTE OR REBRAND AS YOUR OWN ORIGINAL DESIGN for posting to online sources or for business profit.|