Researching resume templates is an important step in the process of crafting your resume. Once you have perfected the content of your resume, it’s time to move on to your resume’s design. Of course the goal is to make you stand out from the crowd. Consider your experience, the type of job you are searching for, and the information your resume will highlight. Whether you want a classic design or a modern one, there are resume templates out there that will take your resume to the next level. Here are 10 of the best resume templates available, ranging from free to $99. If you’re writing your resume from the ground up, take a look at our resume writing guide to be sure you’re on the right track.

Classic resume templates

Classic resume templates may be for you if you are applying for jobs in a traditional or conservative field. These designs are classic, but will boost your resume beyond the ordinary.

Resume template

Free via Resumonk; PDF file

Resume template

Free via Primer Magazine; DOC file

Resume template

Free via Primer Magazine; DOC file

Resume template

$9.95 via ResumeWay; DOC file

Resume template

$99 via Loft Resumes; PDF file

Modern resume templates

Modern resume templates may be a good bet for you if you are searching for jobs in a creative or artistic field. Pops of color, bold headers, graphic elements and other features make these designs stand out. An effective and memorable resume design can give a hiring manager a great first impression.

Resume template

Free via Cursive Q Designs; Photoshop PSD file

Resume template

$20 via Etsy; DOC file

Resume template

$60 via Etsy; JPEG, PNG or PDF file

Resume template

$80 via Etsy; PDF file

Resume template

$99 via Loft Resumes; PDF file

The content of your resume is key to highlighting why you would be a great fit for a given role. By choosing from the best resume templates, the appearance of your resume can help you stand out even more.

Once you’ve re-formatted your resume, scan it here: 

See also:

20 Best ATS-Friendly Resume Examples

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15 Tips on How to Write an Outstanding Resume or CV

How to Write a CV for a Successful Job Search

8 Things You Need To Know About Resume Keywords

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2 thoughts on “10 Awesome Resume Templates”

  1. Hi Trista, this is a lovely collection of templates that is very well curated. I would definitely recommend choosing one of the plainer ones for most professional roles.

  2. Thanks, Jen! I agree—there’s a time and place for each kind, and it’s important to recognize which is which.

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