10 Professional Resume Templates to Help You Land That New Job

By on May 26, 2016 in Inspiration
10 Professional Resume Templates to Help You Land That New Job

Your resume is often your first point of contact with a business that you'd like to work for, so make sure that it's awesome with these ten professional resume templates.

The Importance of a Great Resume

Several years ago, I was called into a job interview for a designer position at an online magazine. One of the first things the interviewers told me was that they chose only me and two other individuals to interview out of over three hundred applicants! What caused me to rise to the top of the stack? The told me plainly: they loved my resume. I'd worked hard to make sure that it was bold, creative, and interesting. After all, as a designer, everything you create is a testament to your skill set. If you turn in a plain, boring resume, what are you saying about yourself?

Fortunately, with the templates below, anyone can create a beautiful resume that puts forth a strong front to potential employers.

1. My Resume V1

If you're looking to create a strong personal brand, this is the resume for you. The top of the page is designed to hold a great big photo of you, so make sure that you have a great shot of yourself to use.

The features here are pretty impressive. This product comes with five different color options, 36 social icons, two sizes (letter and A4), and InDesign, Photoshop, and PDF versions.

2. Flat Style Resume

Let's face it, one of the most difficult challenges that you'll face when designing a resume is fitting all the information you need to include on a single page. That's where this template comes in. It's super clean and stylish while having nicely designed sections to hold everything you want to include.

3. Landscape Resume / CV Template

I would bet that the vast majority of resumes that get handed in for any position have a portrait orientation. So if you're looking to stand out in the crowd, why not go landscape? This resume is super attractive and is sure to get you noticed.

Remember the story at the beginning about my resume getting chosen out of hundreds? It was a landscape design!

4. Creative CV Template

This resume template has a nice, modern feel to it that is sure to catch the eye of a recruiter. It has plenty of sales with very positive feedback, and the seller is quick to answer any questions, so you can be sure you'll get the support you need if you purchase it.

5. Minimal Curriculum Vitae CV - Resume

This resume template is super simple, but also very strong visually. I love the big icons and clear categorization of information. Plus, if you're not a designer with top-notch InDesign skills, you'll have no trouble editing the included Microsoft Word version.

6. Retro Resume Template

A retro resume template might not be right for every occasion, but in some cases, it might be just what you need to jump to the top of the stack. This one is really stylish and has a nice restaurant menu feel.

7. Make it Simple Resume

I really like the timeline graphics on this resume template. It uses minimal icons instead of words to divide up the information and present it to the reader. It includes multiple color options and is compatible with Illustrator all the way back to CS3.

8. Flat resume - CV

If you're looking to stand out, but not come off as too flashy, this flat resume template is your best bet. It's subtle and professional, but still very attractive.

9. 4 Colorful Textured Print Resumes

Nothing will catch someone's eye as they're flicking through a stack of resumes quite like a big pop of color. This bright resume comes in two different colors for both letter and A4 sizes for a total of four awesome templates.

10. Swiss Style Resume

I really love the clean and bold look of this Swiss-inspired resume template. If you're looking for a multi-page powerhouse resume, this is the one for you. It comes with four custom pages: cover letter, resume, portfolio, and references.

Show Us Your Resume!

Now that you've seen our collection of creative resume templates, it's time to show yours off. I'd love to see the unique way you present yourself to potential employers, so leave a link below to your resume so we can all take a look!

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21 Comments

    • Staff

    These are great! I guess it's time to reimagine my resume. :) I love all of these templates.

  1. "If you turn in a plain, boring resume, what are you saying about yourself?"

    There was an article in on of our newspapers a while back that most companies now use a program to scan resumes. Info is also found online: http://lifehacker.com/5866630/how-can-i-make-sure-my-resume-gets-past-resume-robots-and-into-a-humans-hand

    They don't care how good it looks anymore because: "Don't use photos on your resume. Background images and photos might trip up the system, making your resume unreadable."

  2. Although I haven't needed a resume for quite a while, you've inspired me! I will be designing the resume for my second career with many of your tips in mind. Thanks for a great blog article.

  3. I hate websites that say $6 then you click on it to pay through paypal and it says $100 suggested. You probably lose a lot of business this way as you have to fully put your trust in a new site you have never seen before.
    Moving along next site..

  4. Hey Josh,

    You guys have some crazy-nice resume templates here. I just wrote a post about whether using a resume template makes you seem "lazy." Turns out after lots of research, people who are negative about resume templates also seem to be selling their own resume services for thousands of dollars.

    You can check out my research here: https://resumegenius.com/busting-resume-template-myth

    Thanks guys!

  5. No! Do not follow any of these if you are serious about landing a professional job. I have read thousands of résumés and hired over a hundred people in the last few years. Hiring managers will generally spend 30-45 seconds on your résumé. Why, because they know what they are looking for in a candidate - it is in the job description. Most of these résumés look like flashy advertisements that have no substance. Large graphics, text boxes, word art? Read the job description, adjust your resume to that, try to reduce white space, keep it to 2 pages. I want to know what you have done and how it impacted your organization. I don't want to hear how great you think you are or see your social media profile. If anyone of these landed on my desk, they would go straight to the garbage can. Next please...

  6. In my opinion, many of these templates seem a bit excessive in their styling. I've always preferred more minimalistic layouts that place an emphasis on the content of the applicant over the "flashiness" of the design. Copy My Resume offers bespoke minimalist templates for free for job hunters https://copymyresume.com/template-downloads/

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