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Applicant Tracking System Resume Templates

An ATS-friendly resume uses formatting that an applicant tracking system can easily read. The ATS-friendly resume templates use standard fonts, headings, and formatting to ensure these automated systems can read your information.

Applicant-Tracking-System-Friendly-Entry-Level.pdf ATS Template #1
Applicant-Tracking-System-Friendly-Mid-Level.pdf ATS Template #2
Applicant-Tracking-System-Friendly-Senior-Level.pdf ATS Template #3

Basic Resume Templates

A basic resume offers a simple design and a straightforward presentation of your skills and experience. These basic resume templates focus on the facts without the flourishes.

Finance-Intern-Entry-Level.pdf Finance Intern
Personal-Care-Assistant-Senior-Level.pdf Personal Care Assistant

College Resume Templates

Trying to get into graduate school? With our college student resume templates, it’s easy to highlight your academic achievements and show why you deserve a spot in whichever program you’re interested in.

Graduate-School-Senior-Level.pdf Graduate School
College-Student-Senior-Level.pdf College Student

Combined Resume Templates

A combination resume, or hybrid resume, serves those switching careers, mixing elements of skill-based resumes with reverse-chronological resumes. By focusing on the skills and relevant parts of your work experience, the combined resume highlights what makes you perfect for a new career or role.

Yoga-Instructor-Entry-Level.pdf Yoga Instructor
College-Student-Entry-Level.pdf College Student

Creative Resume Templates

If you work in a field such as music or photography, you may want to use a resume template that reflects your creativity. We offer plenty of artistic and colorful designs that allow you to showcase your unique perspective.

CV Templates

You should check out our CV templates if it takes more than a few pages to describe your professional background. These CV templates are crafted for job seekers in academics, science, and other highly-qualified industries and those applying overseas.

CV_Example-1.pdf CV Example #1
CV_Example-2.pdf CV Example #2
CV_Example-3.pdf CV Example #3

Executive Resume Templates

Executive resumes feature traditional formatting and focus on content that showcases your executive objections, experience, and accomplishments. An executive resume goes deeper than a traditional resume by showcasing awards, company growth, and leadership achievements.

Chief-Operating-Officer-Senior-Level.pdf Chief Operating Officer
Chief-Financial-Officer-Senior-Level.pdf Chief Financial Officer

Functional Resume Templates

A functional resume focuses primarily on your skills rather than emphasizing your work experience. The functional resume best serves recent graduates and those seeking to change careers.

Entry-Level-Database-Administrator-Entry-level.pdf Entry Level Database Administrator
Personal-Trainer-Entry-Level.pdf Personal Trainer

Generic Resume Templates

A generic resume features basic information, much like a traditional resume. It does not contain creative language or fancy design. This kind of resume will work best for entry-level employees or those seeking work in industries not focused on unique or creative hires.

Google Docs Resume Templates

You may prefer customizing the contents of your resume template over Google Docs rather than any other word-processing app. Our templates are easy to transfer over to this platform.

High School Resume Templates

Writing your resume can be challenging if you’ve never had a job before. Our templates for high school students allow you to expand on your educational record, volunteer service, and other activities to fill out your resume.

High-School-Student-Entry-Level.pdf High School Example #1
High-School-Student-Mid-Level.pdf High School Example #2
High-School-Student-Senior-Level.pdf High School Example #3

Hybrid Resume Templates

A hybrid resume blends a skill-based resume with a more traditional, reverse-chronological resume. This combined resume format lets you focus on the skills and experience that best apply to a position if you change careers.

IT Resume Templates

An IT resume communicates your professional experience alongside your technology skills and certifications. A key element of IT resumes is presenting technical information in a way that is easy for non-technical readers to understand.

Software-Developer-Senior-Level.pdf Software Developer
IT-Specialist-Mid-Level.pdf IT Specialist

Minimal Resume Templates

A minimal resume is a one-page format focusing on the most important details about your experience. Hiring managers can quickly skim a minimal resume to determine if a candidate has the necessary skills and experience.

Modern Resume Templates

In some industries, such as fashion and marketing, it’s especially important to feature your creativity. We offer sleek, contemporary resume templates that show hiring managers you’re a modern candidate who’s worthy of a look.

Quality-Assurance-Senior-Level.pdf Quality Assurance (QA)
Landscape-Worker-Senior-Level.pdf Landscape Worker

Professional Resume Templates

Every job seeker needs a professional resume that features their most relevant job experience and skills and is organized and easy to read. Our clean, well-designed resume templates are tested formats sure to catch the attention of hiring managers.

Chief-Financial-Officer-Mid-Level.pdf Chief Financial Officer
Personal-Banker-Mid_Level.pdf Personal Banker

Simple Resume Templates

On average, hiring managers only spend 7.4 seconds reviewing each resume that lands on their desk, so it’s essential that you avoid any unnecessary language or design elements. Our simple resume templates are designed to impress hiring managers quickly.

Marketing-Manager-Senior-Level.pdf Marketing Manager
Makeup-Artist-Senior-Level.pdf Makeup Artist
Service-Technician-Senior-Level.pdf Service Technician

Skill-Based Resume Templates

A skill-based resume focuses on your skills instead of presenting your work experience in order. The skill-based resume best serves those looking to bring established skills to a new career path or those seeking to enter or re-enter the workforce.

Software-Developer-Mid-Level.pdf Software Developer
Stay-at-Home-Mom-Senior-Level.pdf Stay-at-home Parent

Stylish Resume Templates

A stylish resume incorporates creative design, graphics, and unconventional elements to showcase your unique creativity and work experience. A stylish resume may go beyond a simple document by including multi-media elements such as slideshows, videos, or links to online portfolios.

Tech Resume Templates

Technology jobs are competitive, so it’s important to have an impactful resume that clearly shows your technical skills, the software programs you’re familiar with, and any relevant projects. This selection of templates has a wide variety for any tech job.

Entry-Level-Information-Technology-Mid-Level.pdf Information Technology
Data-Science-Entry-Level.pdf Data Scientist
Computer-Engineering-Senior-Level.pdf Computer Engineering

Traditional Resume Templates

Often, when people refer to a resume, they mean a traditional resume that contains your work experience, academic credentials, skills, and achievements. These resumes only contain text without added graphics or specialty formatting.

Finance-Mid_Level.pdf Entry-level Finance
Staff-Accountant-Entry-Level.pdf Staff Accountant
Assistant-Store-Manager-Senior_Level.pdf Assistant Store Manager

Templates for Career and Life Situations

Our resume templates include highly specialized options for life situations such as military-to-civilian transitions and stay-at-home moms reentering the workforce.

Military-to-Civilian-Mid-Level.pdf Military-to-Civilian
Stay-at-Home-Mom-Mid-Level.pdf Stay-at-Home Mom
Certified-Nursing-Assistant-No-Experience-Senior-Level.pdf No Experience

What Are The Best Resume Templates?

Resume Builder offers high-quality resume templates for various industries, design preferences, and career circumstances.

The best resume template for your job search will depend on your situation. For example, those who work in an artistic field such as music or fashion may consider a template that highlights their creativity. On the other hand, a more modern and straightforward template would be the most appropriate option for industries that prioritize professionalism, such as accounting or management.

Building your resume doesn’t need to be a difficult or time-consuming process. We offer hundreds of free, high-quality resume templates — with these designs, you’ll be able to catch the attention of hiring managers, make a good first impression, and generate more interview callbacks.

Why Resume Builder?

It’s free to build a resume using the Resume Builder App, and you’ll have helpful suggestions from our professional resume writers and AI writing assistant every step of the way. Then, upgrade to a paid account to choose from a wide selection of creative, modern, and professional resume templates. You can use the app to create unique resumes for each job you’re applying for — it’s also free to download text resumes.

Our resume templates are optimized for the most popular applicant tracking systems (ATS). Our ATS-friendly designs help prevent your application from being filtered out before the hiring manager even gets a chance to look at it.

Resume FAQ

What is a resume?-

A resume is a document that describes your qualifications as a job candidate. Collecting resumes from applicants is one of the first stages of the hiring process — a well-written and cleanly designed resume highlights the value you would bring to an organization, sets you apart from the other candidates and helps you move forward to the interview stage. Find over 250+ free resume examples for multiple job types and industries.

How do I write a resume for my first job?-

Writing a resume for your first job can be difficult, as you won't be able to include any work experience. In that case, you should expand on any educational achievements or other related activities, such as internships and community service, that show you would be a good fit for the position.

What do I put on my resume?-

Generally, your resume should cover your relevant work experience, education, and other important details regarding your professional background. Our guide to what to put on a resume covers precisely what you should (and shouldn't) include.

How do I format my resume?-

Hiring managers often have dozens, if not hundreds, of resumes to review for an open position. If your resume doesn't grab their attention immediately, it'll likely get lost among other candidates. It's important to format your resume correctly. Use short paragraphs, break up the text with bulleted lists, and consider removing any headers or footers that may be adding unnecessary space. Our guide on How to Build a Resume walks you through each section every resume needs and how to use our Resume Builder App to create one.

How long should a resume be?-

Resumes should be one to three pages long, depending on your experience and career goals. Our guide on resume length will help you determine how many pages make sense for your specific situation.

How do I write a resume summary?-

At the top of your resume, you should write a summary that provides hiring managers with an overview of your professional background. Start with your occupation and how many years of experience you have (e.g., "Dedicated and creative graphic design specialist with 10+ years of experience"), then highlight any notable skills and achievements. This summary shouldn't be too long — stick to a single short paragraph.

How do I list work experience on a resume?-

In addition to the names of your previous employers and how long you worked at each job, it's important to list your responsibilities and the tasks you regularly performed. While job titles can be somewhat vague, describing what you did on the job allows recruiters to determine whether you have the necessary experience for the role they're hiring for. Read more about How to Turn Basic Job Duties Into Powerful Achievements on Your Resume.

How do I list skills on a resume?-

We recommend including a "Key Skills'' section on your resume that highlights your most valuable assets as an employee in a simple bulleted list. Our guide to hard skills vs. soft skills will help you decide which items should be included on your list.

How do I make a cover letter for my resume?-

It's important to make a customized cover letter for each role you're applying for, and that’s easy to do with Resume Builder’s cover letter generator. Our guide to writing a cover letter goes over how to research the organization you're applying to, making your introduction engaging, and other tips that will improve your odds of getting an interview callback. Find 100+ free cover letter examples for multiple job types and industries.

What is the best resume template?-

The best resume template for one worker isn't necessarily the best for another. For example, those working in a field such as art or graphic design might consider using a modern template to catch the hiring manager's attention and showcase their creativity. However, a simpler template may be more appropriate if you work in a field such as accounting or healthcare.

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