54 Basic Resume Templates

Classic resume samples for traditional or non-creative fields

We have 54 basic resume templates – 28 are simple and traditional, and 26 are specifically designed to beat resume Applicant Tracking Systems. Use these templates to apply for jobs in traditional fields: banking, accounting, law, science. These resume samples are very classic and traditional, mostly black and white or just with a touch of color.

  • Traditional Elegance

    Traditional Elegance

    Classic elegant layout with page and title borders to add a touch of originality. Terrific mutli-purpose traditional sample that will work well for any industry

    • Size: 20 KB
    • Downloads: 514,534
    • Filename: 58-Traditional-Elegance.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-14 20:00:00 / 6550
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  • Button-Down

    Button-Down Resume Template

    Traditional, two-page layout with profile picture and standard bullet points. All business here for executives, directors, professors, or managers.

    • Size: 63 KB
    • Downloads: 276,605
    • Filename: 176-Button-Down.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 17:16:00 / 6116
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  • Goldfish Bowl

    Goldfish Bowl

    Simple, clear, transparent resume design for a one-page basic resume.

    • Size: 19 KB
    • Downloads: 88,749
    • Filename: 279-Goldfish-Bowl.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-09-19 17:48:00 / 7455
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  • Economic

    Economic

    Traditional template style with bulleted lists for job descriptions and three-column key skills section with bold titles. Investment banker, financial planner, lawyer, or university professor shine in this sample.

    • Size: 23 KB
    • Downloads: 43,958
    • Filename: 238-Economic.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 22:33:00 / 6400
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  • Performance

    Performance

    An elegant design that has a touch of a night at the theatre, with you as the opening act.

    • Size: 21 KB
    • Downloads: 41,746
    • Filename: 54-Performance.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 19:08:00 / 5695
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  • Ivy League

    Ivy League

    Perfect template for doctoral and master's candidates, professors, and engineering or scientific professionals. Two-page format with brow headers and multiple sections for honors, publications, research, and more.

    • Size: 22 KB
    • Downloads: 32,218
    • Filename: 203-Ivy-League.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 19:18:00 / 6283
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  • Sky Blue Skills Highlight

    Skills Highlight

    Sky blue section headers and light gray titles add design touch. Two-column, open arrowhead meters to showcase your skill expertise. IT, customer service, or engineering.

    • Size: 29 KB
    • Downloads: 30,733
    • Filename: 272-Skills-Highlight.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-13 20:54:00 / 6514
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  • Sprouting

    Sprouting

    Great template for recent graduates, those returning to work force or have a few years of experience. Two-page allows for many sections. Thin section lines and open circles with middle dots for bullet points add creative touch.

    • Size: 25 KB
    • Downloads: 30,362
    • Filename: 205-Sprouting.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 19:25:00 / 6290
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  • Seasoned

    Seasoned

    Gray shading and blue lines add subtle design touch in this traditional sample. Two-column key competence list, paragraph descriptions, and two-page layout offer lots of space for all of your information.

    • Size: 26 KB
    • Downloads: 27,024
    • Filename: 183-Seasoned.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 17:51:00 / 6138
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  • Plain Linear

    Plain Linear

    Very plain, minimalist style. Clear headings covering everything that the reader needs to know. Good for black and white printing.

    • Size: 29 KB
    • Downloads: 25,807
    • Filename: 13-Plain-Linear.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:29:00 / 4937
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  • Plain Divider

    Plain Divider

    Great for black and white printing. No fuss – does the job. Very simple minimalistic design with a vertical divider to separate headings and main content.

    • Size: 17 KB
    • Downloads: 25,521
    • Filename: 31-Plain-Divider.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 17:12:00 / 5623
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  • Font Appeal

    Font Appeal

    Creative mix of serif section titles and sans serif descriptions with italicized objective/profile area. Great template for entry and mid-level professionals as well as new graduates.

    • Size: 20 KB
    • Downloads: 21,504
    • Filename: 240-Font-Appeal.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 22:39:00 / 6406
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  • Ready for More

    Ready for More

    Two-page layout with offset profile picture and dashed lines to separate sections. Gray stars used for bullet points. Take the step from junior to senior level with this sample.

    • Size: 29 KB
    • Downloads: 20,780
    • Filename: 211-Ready-for-More.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 19:45:00 / 6318
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  • Traditional

    Traditional

    Very traditional black and white. Diamond bullet points give this sample a legal feel.

    • Size: 35 KB
    • Downloads: 18,709
    • Filename: 46-Traditional.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 18:19:00 / 5671
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  • Classic Plain

    Classic Plain

    Bold and italic fonts for section headings and titles. Paragraph descriptions and key word clouds to promote yourself. Classic resume template.

    • Size: 28 KB
    • Downloads: 17,745
    • Filename: 100-Classic-Plain.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-07 21:12:00 / 5845
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  • Proficient

    Proficient

    Traditional template with bold headings, square bullets for each point, and full-page one column format. Lots of area in this sample for detailed descriptions and all of your experience.

    • Size: 30 KB
    • Downloads: 16,614
    • Filename: 190-Proficient.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 18:18:00 / 6159
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  • Legal

    Legal

    Serif font type and conventional layout in this sample good for paralegal, librarian, nurses, and office staff. Bold type faces, thin section line dividers, and open bullets give formal feel.

    • Size: 23 KB
    • Downloads: 12,755
    • Filename: 113-Legal.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 12:04:00 / 5914
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  • Time-Honored

    Time-Honored

    Block sections with thin divider lines and bold headers. Universal layout great for corporate, creative, or labor industry professionals.

    • Size: 23 KB
    • Downloads: 12,564
    • Filename: 187-Time-Honored.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 18:08:00 / 6150
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  • Keep It Simple

    Keep It Simple

    Traditional resume template. Bold headings and bulleted lists with lots of space for many sections to fill up the page.

    • Size: 17 KB
    • Downloads: 10,843
    • Filename: 71-Keep-It-Simple.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 20:11:00 / 5742
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  • Spotlight on Achievements

    Spotlight on Achievements

    Excellent skills resume sample for the career changer or those with much experience in one industry. Showcase your career achievements with checkbox bullet points and descriptions along with a three-column format for skill sets.

    • Size: 21 KB
    • Downloads: 7,459
    • Filename: 217-Spotlight-on-Achievements.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 20:26:00 / 6336
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  • Bare Bones Minimalistic

    Bare Bones Minimalistic

    A traditional looking resume with lots of white space, making it a very easy read.

    • Size: 23 KB
    • Downloads: 7,292
    • Filename: 49-Bare-Bones-Minimalistic.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 18:27:00 / 5680
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  • Big and Bold

    Big and Bold

    Plain black and white format but the big, bold lettering gives it impact and has a very modern look.

    • Size: 20 KB
    • Downloads: 6,920
    • Filename: 48-Big-and-Bold.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 18:24:00 / 5677
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  • Essence

    Essence

    Completely centered format for this template engage the reader's attention. Bold headings and titles spotlight key strengths.

    • Size: 23 KB
    • Downloads: 6,809
    • Filename: 192-Essence.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 18:23:00 / 6165
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  • Star Showing

    Star Showing

    Star bullet points list your accomplishments and experiences. Thin margins allow for detailed descriptions. Perfect sample for lab technicians, nurses, sales and retail professionals.

    • Size: 20 KB
    • Downloads: 6,565
    • Filename: 173-Star-Showing.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 17:08:00 / 6107
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  • Centred Traditional

    Centred Traditional

    Smaller margins and bulleted points give you plenty of room to detail your qualifications and experiences. The dual arrows and dashed lines add a design touch without being flashy.

    • Size: 19 KB
    • Downloads: 5,772
    • Filename: 77-Centred-Traditional.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 20:31:00 / 5761
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  • Clean Columns

    Clean Columns

    This example shows what can be achieved just by using columns to structure content. You can squeeze a lot of information in on a single line while keeping the layout simple and clean.

    • Size: 17 KB
    • Downloads: 4,143
    • Filename: 30-Clean-Columns.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:49:00 / 4989
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  • Credited

    Credited

    Excellent resume style to include all of your performances, exhibitions, and credits. Motivational and public speakers, advertising sales manager, and fine arts professors benefit with this one.

    • Size: 25 KB
    • Downloads: 2,457
    • Filename: 188-Credited.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 18:11:00 / 6153
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  • Headliner's List

    Headliner's List

    Perfect template for actors, artists, writers, or directors. Sectioned lists for film or writing credits, appearances, honors, and education/training.

    • Size: 25 KB
    • Downloads: 1,932
    • Filename: 184-Headliners-List.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 17:56:00 / 6141
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