The 41 Best Resume Templates Ever
By | Judith Ohikuare | www.themuse.com
Fortunately, there’s no shortage of resume templates online to help you get started—and many of them are free! Templates do the bulk of the design work for you, so all you have to do is plug in the right information in the right places. Even better, some templates are geared toward specific industries and career stages, making it even easier to understand what the most relevant information to include is and helping you stand out.
Below you’ll find 41 awesome free resume templates you can choose from. You may notice that they’re lower-key than many options you see elsewhere—with fewer graphics, charts, and sections. That’s because we’ve selected the options that stand up best against applicant tracking systems (ATS), the computer programs that parse resume content before a human ever reads it. Resumes with too much fancy formatting often get scrambled going through the ATS and never make it to recruiters (or read like gibberish if they do). But these options are tailored to pass right through and help you land at the top of the stack. Scroll down to see which option is best for you!
ATSs don’t always “read” as well as a person would and can’t handle a lot of formatting on a resume. Certain design elements like columns, text boxes, headers, footers, images, graphs, and graphics can cause an ATS to read out of order or drop things entirely.