Resumes is one of the most critical tools in making a first impression on a potential employer or recruiter. If you’ve created your own, you may know that there are a number of templates out there. From super professional to creative resumes, there are many templates available.
Before you even set out to look for the perfect resume template for you, you should first clearly identify your career goals. Additionally, you should evaluate your employment history as well as its length and progress, to determine the type of resume you may need.
Here are 10 resume templates you may be able to use, based on your specific goals and work history:
If you’re looking for a basic (and free) resume option:
- Microsoft Office Word Resume Templates
For Microsoft Office fans, you can access these simple Word resume templates which are already part of your software package.
- Google Drive Resume Templates
If you have a Google account, then you may have access to the Google Drive Resume Templates. These are free of charge, and are always accessible in the cloud. These may be basic, however keep in mind that they originate from the Google hiring process. Not too shabby for a start…
Resume.com has some free and customizable options. From traditional to creative formats, this will take you through various steps to set up your own. You can simply follow the prompts to enter your education, employment history, professional skills, etc. You can also save and share it to your social networks.
Hloom also provides great (and free) templates, and even adds in some tips for more creative resumes as well. Hloom also offers 18 free CV templates, to use only if your specific role or position requires one.
Resumonk offers some free templates. These templates can be downloaded on PDF or Microsoft Word. There are also premium templates available at a cost.
Resumizer offers free templates as well. You don’t have to create an account to use these templates. While they may not have as many bells and whistles, they do pack on enough resume punch!
- Super Resume offers various template options. You can either start from scratch or upload your original resume for further formatting. The cost is $1.95 for a 14-day access.
- Resume Help
Resume Help offers 23 different resume templates. In order to download your final product, you have to sign up and create an account for less than $2!
- Creative Market
Creative Market offers thousands of resume templates for download. The great thing about these templates is that they let you show off your personality as well.
Etsy offers a wide selection of resume templates, from professional to more creative. These are available at a range of prices, from under $25 to over $100.
There are a lot of resume templates on the market that you can use. However, you must first keep in mind that the first and most important step is to determine your own careers goals, history and objectives.
To Your Success,
The Corporate Sister
Author: Solange Lopes
Solange is the founder of The Corporate Sister, as well as an author, entrepreneur and CPA. She’s passionate about helping women do work they love, build fulfilling careers and living life on their own terms.