26 ATS Resume Templates

Classic resumes optimized for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

These 26 ATS-optimized resume templates follow formatting tips to increase the likelihood of getting to the top of the list of hundreds of applications filtered by the Applicant Tracking System. Main features of these samples:

  • standard fonts are used
  • no special characters or symbols
  • single column format: no tables, text boxes, sections, or columns
  • no images, tables, borders and shadings
  • standard headings
  • no complex formatting

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  • Talented

    Talented

    Traditional sample with bold headers and key titles. Plenty of room for much work experience and education. Corporate, service industry, industrial, and IT job seekers served well here.

    • Size: 27 KB
    • Downloads: 125,947
    • Filename: 263-Talented.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:34:00 / 6487
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  • Technical Special

    Technical Special

    Orange colour for section headers and key titles with key words in light gray. Spotlight skills area with paragraph description and arrow gauges to feature your expertise.

    • Size: 30 KB
    • Downloads: 59,978
    • Filename: 275-Technical-Special.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 21:00:00 / 6524
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  • All the Information

    All the Information

    Thin page margins provide lots of room for detailed information. Light orange headings add pop to the sample with bold key titles. Great style for the very experienced and accomplished.

    • Size: 31 KB
    • Downloads: 55,076
    • Filename: 259-All-the-Information.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:24:00 / 6475
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  • Technical Specialist

    Technical Specialist

    Offset one-column layout creates nice white space with lots of area for detailed paragraph descriptions and skills section with bulleted list. Technical, engineering, and programming feel with this example.

    • Size: 29 KB
    • Downloads: 19,846
    • Filename: 253-Technical-Specialist.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:09:00 / 6457
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  • Rising Career

    Rising Career

    Traditional layout with bold, centered section headings and skills section with two-column, key word cloud. Bulleted lists for work experience information.

    • Size: 58 KB
    • Downloads: 10,441
    • Filename: 267-Rising-Career.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:44:00 / 6499
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  • Attention to Detail

    Attention to Detail

    Three-column skills section includes key words, description, and open arrow points to assess your strengths. Light blue colouring for name and headers. Two-column detailed lists for work and education experience.

    • Size: 32 KB
    • Downloads: 8,025
    • Filename: 260-Attention-to-Detail.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:27:00 / 6478
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  • Leading-Edge

    Leading-Edge

    Blue colouring for name, slate gray section headers, and bright orange key titles. Excellent sample for marketing, communications, and public relations professionals.

    • Size: 32 KB
    • Downloads: 7,703
    • Filename: 270-Leading-Edge.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:50:00 / 6508
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  • Achiever

    Achiever

    Oversized name and light gray headers add creative touch in this sample. Large bulleted skills section highlights all your key strengths. Perfect template for those with experience ready for the next career step.

    • Size: 32 KB
    • Downloads: 7,430
    • Filename: 265-Achiever.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:40:00 / 6493
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  • Senior Management

    Senior Management

    Top level sample with two-page format and thinner page margins allow you to fully describe all of your information. Large competencies section perfect for strong managers to spotlight their strengths.

    • Size: 36 KB
    • Downloads: 7,212
    • Filename: 261-Senior-Management.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:30:00 / 6481
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  • On Point

    On Point

    Bulleted point lists for each section's information. One-column page layout offers much space for detailed descriptions. Clerical, industrial, and retail feel with this sample.

    • Size: 33 KB
    • Downloads: 7,161
    • Filename: 268-On-Point.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:46:00 / 6502
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  • Fundamental

    Fundamental

    Excellent new graduate or career changer template. White space helps focus reader's eye and multiple sections with bulleted lists and short descriptions.

    • Size: 38 KB
    • Downloads: 6,944
    • Filename: 269-Fundamental.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:48:00 / 6505
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  • Vocational

    Vocational

    Bulleted point lists for each section and bold, centered section headings. Excellent sample for administrative, entry level, and new graduates.

    • Size: 29 KB
    • Downloads: 5,803
    • Filename: 276-Vocational.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 21:02:00 / 6527
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  • Highly Proficient

    Highly Proficient

    Maroon colouring for the name adds design touch. Bulleted lists provide further details for work experiences. Terrific example for new graduates, junior level workers, and administrators.

    • Size: 41 KB
    • Downloads: 5,648
    • Filename: 258-Highly-Proficient.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:22:00 / 6472
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  • Business Minded

    Business Minded

    Strong business template with true red colouring for last name to catch the eye. Objective and summary sections with centered key competencies cloud.

    • Size: 31 KB
    • Downloads: 4,871
    • Filename: 257-Business-Minded.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:19:00 / 6469
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  • Format Mix

    Format Mix

    Template catches the reader's focus with its mix of paragraph and bulleted point descriptions. Aqua blue colouring used for section names adds subtle design touch.

    • Size: 44 KB
    • Downloads: 4,831
    • Filename: 251-Format-Mix.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:03:00 / 6451
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  • Splash of Blue

    Splash of Blue

    Bold blue colour used for name and section headers. One-column page layout allows for many sections and details. Administrative, service, and labor template.

    • Size: 28 KB
    • Downloads: 4,742
    • Filename: 254-Splash-of-Blue.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:11:00 / 6460
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  • Strong Showing

    Strong Showing

    Two-page format with bold work summary descriptions and descriptive education or training section. Great template for teachers, service industry, or labor specialists.

    • Size: 38 KB
    • Downloads: 4,600
    • Filename: 271-Strong-Showing.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:52:00 / 6511
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  • High-Tech Special

    High-Tech Special

    Lots of information included in this one-page sample. Combination of paragraph descriptions, two-column lists, and three columns for work and education details.

    • Size: 28 KB
    • Downloads: 4,567
    • Filename: 255-High-Tech-Special.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:14:00 / 6463
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  • Corporate Candidate

    Corporate Candidate

    Two-page example centered on the page with wide margins and light gray titles. Bulleted lists maintain traditional feel. Corporate and academic job seekers served well here.

    • Size: 31 KB
    • Downloads: 4,434
    • Filename: 256-Corporate-Candidate.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:16:00 / 6466
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  • IT Contractor

    IT Contractor

    Functional resume style that showcases your skills and knowledge. Three- and two-column format provide space for key words, competencies, and dates. Excellent template for computer programmer, software developer, or network specialist.

    • Size: 26 KB
    • Downloads: 3,826
    • Filename: 262-IT-Contractor.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:32:00 / 6484
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  • Cascade

    Cascade

    Cascading section headers and key titles add waterfall touch to this sample. Two-page layout offers plenty of room for much information. Gray shading for key titles.

    • Size: 36 KB
    • Downloads: 3,335
    • Filename: 274-Cascade.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:58:00 / 6521
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  • In-Depth

    In-Depth

    Bold headings and job titles with lots of room for in-depth descriptions of work experience and summary of qualifications. One-column format with thin margins and a key word cloud for skills.

    • Size: 33 KB
    • Downloads: 3,217
    • Filename: 250-In-Depth.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 19:56:00 / 6448
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  • Network

    Network

    Large font section in coloured font for main focus point, and bulleted list for qualifications summary. Header includes all your network connections—web site, LinkedIn account, and more.

    • Size: 29 KB
    • Downloads: 2,767
    • Filename: 273-Network.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:56:00 / 6517
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  • Core Skills

    Core Skills

    Centered-aligned text format focuses the reader's eye. Bold headings and key titles and dark red name add design touch. Marketing, sales, and engineering professionals feel here.

    • Size: 30 KB
    • Downloads: 2,414
    • Filename: 266-Core-Skills.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:42:00 / 6496
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  • Bold Career

    Bold Career

    Oversized career title immediately catches the eye. Blue section headers and bulleted point descriptions. Great sample for advertising sales, marketing, or public relations specialists.

    • Size: 34 KB
    • Downloads: 1,668
    • Filename: 252-Bold-Career.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:06:00 / 6454
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  • Feature Presentation

    Feature Presentation

    Showcase all of your great awards, publishing, show credits, and speaking engagements with this sample. Great resume example for entertainment, communications, and academic professionals.

    • Size: 32 KB
    • Downloads: 1,413
    • Filename: 264-Feature-Presentation.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:37:00 / 6490
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