52 Modern Resume Templates

Classic resume templates with a modern twist

These 52 Modern Resume Templates are perfect for industries where employers value candidates who are creative and keep up with latest technologies and trends.

  • Steely

    Steely

    Very formal-looking sample with a corporate feel. Steel gray and blue shadings and profile photo make this one all business. Legal assistants, financial planners, and hospital administrators – have a look.

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    • Filename: 162-Steely.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 16:32:00 / 6074
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  • Glimmer

    Glimmer

    Blue shades for backgrounds and section headers with a profile picture set on a light gray backdrop. Stars gauge showcase your key skills list. Computer, engineering, and scientific feel with this sample.

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    • Filename: 177-Glimmer.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 17:20:00 / 6119
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  • Blue Side

    Blue Side

    Light blue sidebar and dark blue titles with thin section lines provide a well-structured design. Great example for entertainment, health care, or financial seekers.

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    • Filename: 224-Blue-Side.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 21:02:00 / 6357
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  • Vibrant

    Vibrant

    Make all your great strengths pop with this template set in blue fonts, backgrounds, and borderlines. Splash of red highlights dates. Creative, entertainment, and industrial feel here.

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    • Filename: 234-Vibrant.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 21:49:00 / 6387
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  • Streamlined

    Streamlined

    Fading blue edge lines and backgrounds highlight each section down the template. One-column format with plus sign bullets for job descriptions. Technical, engineering, programming, and mechanical example.

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    • Downloads: 53,807
    • Filename: 235-Streamlined.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 21:52:00 / 6390
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  • Career Pitch

    Career Pitch

    Blue backgrounds offset bold, white section headers and orang titles with plus-sign bullet points catch the eye. Engineer, IT, data, and communications specialist example.

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    • Filename: 169-Career-Pitch.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 16:57:00 / 6095
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  • Show and Tell

    Show and Tell

    Wonderful template for realtors, insurance agents, interior designer, or home contractor. Full color profile photo with blue background. Strength graphs spotlight your expertise.

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    • Filename: 199-Show-and-Tell.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 18:51:00 / 6186
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  • Creative Formal

    Creative Formal

    Two columns separated by white and gray backgrounds give creative touch with formal feel. Icon images and blue fonts complete the sample.

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    • Filename: 153-Creative-Formal.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 15:54:00 / 6047
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  • Skilful

    Skilful

    Showcase your key skills with the olive-green and gray block graphs that complement the gray backgrounds and olive-green section divider lines. Excellent template when applying for the next level position.

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    • Downloads: 37,213
    • Filename: 242-Skilful.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 22:44:00 / 6412
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  • Personal Brand

    Personal Brand

    Oversized initial crest with forest green background. One-column format with green colouring for section borders and key titles. Personal branding template for marketer, public relations, sales, or accountant.

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    • Filename: 233-Personal-Brand.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 21:46:00 / 6384
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  • Black and Orange

    Black and Orange

    Deep black tones, subtle oranges, and icons showcase your attributes in this sample for the financial, business, or sales executive.

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    • Filename: 68-Black-and-Orange.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 19:56:00 / 5733
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  • Marketed

    Marketed

    Open, two-page format with dark and light blue shading for section headers. Traditional bullet point styles and three-column format for key strengths area. Corporate feel with design touch.

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    • Filename: 239-Marketed.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 22:36:00 / 6403
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  • Designer's Touch

    Designer's Touch

    Full-colour profile picture shows yourself. Light blue font colours for titles and arrow bullet points complement gray backgrounds and lines. Thin margins give page lots of room for information.

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    • Filename: 121-Designers-Touch.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 15:27:00 / 6020
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  • Grindstone

    Grindstone

    Steel gray background for header with maroon and fading saffron colours give much pop to this sample. Full-colour profile picture and traditional bulleted list and paragraph descriptions. Construction managers, contractors, or industrial professionals' sample.

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    • Filename: 230-Grindstone.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 21:36:00 / 6375
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  • Formative Traditional

    Formative Traditional

    Blue and gray header shading with maroon titles add creative touch to traditional example. Skills section includes graphs to rank your strengths and thin margins to include all of your information.

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    • Filename: 160-Formative-Traditional.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 16:23:00 / 6068
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  • Professional Orange

    Professional Orange

    Not a colour that you would expect to see in a resume, but it works. Very clean professional layout with only a few coloured shapes to create a fresh contemporary look.

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    • Filename: 24-Professional-Orange.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:43:00 / 4971
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  • Rosy Outlook

    Rosy Outlook

    Shades of red-rose colouring used for fonts and backgrounds shape this example. Two-column Work Experience section offers lots of room for detailed job descriptions.

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    • Downloads: 15,189
    • Filename: 138-Rosy-Outlook.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 13:43:00 / 5999
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  • Cavalier

    Cavalier

    Dark red headers, steel gray titles, and thick bold section lines with check mark and check box bullets for key descriptions. Mix of one and two columns on two pages offers lots of room for the accountant, engineer, or computer specialist.

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    • Filename: 213-Cavalier.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 20:00:00 / 6324
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  • Lively Step

    Lively Step

    Bright orange and green shadings with a light blue font colouring make this sample lively. Rate your expertise with the green and gra squared bar meters. Great template for designers, marketers, and communications specialists.

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    • Downloads: 13,900
    • Filename: 222-Lively-Step.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 20:55:00 / 6351
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  • Advertise

    Advertise

    Put a full-frontal, colour photo of yourself here to compliment the blues and whites. Inviting appeal great for realtors, insurance and advertisement sales agents, and contractors.

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    • Filename: 96-Advertise.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-07 21:00:00 / 5833
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  • Springing

    Springing

    Light purples and greens give a spring touch here. Use a photo of yourself and the bar meters to showcase your many qualifications. Great for marketing, sales, and hospitality professionals.

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    • Filename: 133-Springing.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 13:28:00 / 5984
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  • Fades of Green

    Fades of Green

    White and bold font types set on green-fading backgrounds catch the eye with the full-coloured photo of yourself. Large summary of qualifications area and many conventional sections in this template.

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    • Downloads: 12,248
    • Filename: 122-Fades-of-Green.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 12:56:00 / 5951
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  • Hire Me

    Hire Me

    Original use of shapes, lines, and colours creates unique design that will stand out from the rest without being over-the-top.

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    • Filename: 22-Hire-Me.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:37:00 / 4965
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  • VIP

    VIP

    Shaded white main section set on light coloured, diagonal-lined page background. Olive green shading for section titles completes this sharp, polished look.

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    • Filename: 212-VIP.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 19:49:00 / 6321
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  • No Fuss - Duo

    No Fuss - Duo

    Simple and elegant layout with a dash of complementary colour, this resume gets straight down to business.

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    • Filename: 4-No-Fuss-Duo.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-05 20:37:00 / 4908
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  • Call Out

    Call Out

    The vertical text and profile picture set in a fading gray provide a sophisticated touch to the sample. Dashed lines and coloured section titles complete the sleek look.

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    • Filename: 67-Call-Out.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 19:52:00 / 5730
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  • Foundation

    Foundation

    Orange and gray titles with mix of one, two, and three columns with thin divider lines in this sample. Enlarged, italicized objective footer gives creative appeal. Clerical, IT, sales, or engineering usage.

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    • Filename: 196-Foundation.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 18:34:00 / 6177
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  • Corporate lines

    Corporate lines

    Subtle background, lines and waves add a twist to this very traditional simple design.

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    • Filename: 52-Corporate-lines.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 18:58:00 / 5689
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  • Spirited Professional

    Spirited Professional

    Large footer section with orange background, bold white fonts and a full-colour profile photo. Bold headers and maroon titles complete the overall creative feel. Public relations, graphic designer, or sales sample.

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    • Downloads: 10,212
    • Filename: 218-Spirited-Professional.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 20:30:00 / 6339
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  • Schema

    Schema

    Diagram your career path in this sample with dashed line flowing throughout page to blue circled stop. Perfect template for operations and project managers, engineers, and IT programmers.

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    • Filename: 179-Schema.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 17:37:00 / 6125
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  • Positive Showing

    Positive Showing

    Orange plus signs and headers with thin border line define each section. Gray and black squares with an inner dot showcase key competencies meters. Plenty of space for those with a lot of experience and accomplishments.

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    • Filename: 206-Positive-Showing.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 19:28:00 / 6296
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  • Bold Contrast

    Bold Contrast

    Strong use of contrasting colours makes this resume stand out. A simple layout, using block colour to highlight your strengths. Make the most of positive feedback from customers or bosses by quoting what they have said about you.

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    • Filename: 14-Bold-Contrast.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:30:00 / 4940
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  • Prelude

    Prelude

    Gray-shaded squares with introductory information set next to work experience descriptions provide room for more detail and a designer's touch. Light yellows used for titles and shading.

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    • Filename: 201-Prelude.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 19:12:00 / 6272
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  • All Business

    All Business

    Executive, marketing, financial, and sales professionals. Gray tones and white fonts with bold titles and a profile photo give this sample a corporate feel.

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    • Filename: 95-All-Business.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-07 20:58:00 / 5830
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  • Refined

    Refined

    Dashed lines separate one- and two-column sections. Large white numbers with light blue backgrounds list key strengths with gray shading. Eloquent template design without overstatement.

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    • Filename: 195-Refined.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 18:32:00 / 6174
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  • Bold Typography

    Bold Typography

    Having no images, this resume relies on the power of typography and your words. Make sure you choose the right ones to make the most impact. Text size and styles play an important part in creating a powerful impression in this sample.

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    • Filename: 11-Bold-Typography.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:27:00 / 4931
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  • Open Entry

    Open Entry

    Classic, artsy page border provides a design appeal to this sample. Entry-level job seekers and new graduates could use the open space for lots of key words, skills, and training or certifications.

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    • Filename: 115-Open-Entry.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 12:09:00 / 5920
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  • Check Box

    Check Box

    A coloured background highlights the section headings and the font colours for the titles compliment the backgrounds. Use the check boxes and lines to bullet all that you offer.

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    • Filename: 66-Check-Box.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 19:49:00 / 5727
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  • Column Mix

    Column Mix

    Nice one- and three-column mix create a very organized contemporary look. Paragraph section headers serve as captions for three-column sections with blue shaded titles. Full page gird lines define the space with lots of room for your information.

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    • Downloads: 6,270
    • Filename: 105-Column-Mix.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 11:30:00 / 5890
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  • Framed

    Framed

    Not an obvious frame, but the coloured banner at the top of the page and the coloured text help define and focus attention on the name of the candidate and their opening statement.

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    • Filename: 45-Framed.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 18:16:00 / 5668
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  • What the people say

    What the people say

    Jump straight into what people say about you. Show-off your best achievements through the words of others.

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    • Filename: 56-What-the-people-say.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 19:16:00 / 5701
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  • Split Page

    Split Page

    Two-column format used for the whole page offers lots of section areas. Light grays for headers and dashed section dividers as well as shaded background to highlight key work experience.

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    • Filename: 150-Split-Page.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 15:47:00 / 6038
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  • Front and Center

    Front and Center

    Boxed and shaded profile area provides lots of room to tell all about yourself. Gray vertical and horizontal draw focus to the section headings and the centered descriptions and key words keep the reader scanning the page.

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    • Downloads: 5,184
    • Filename: 132-Front-and-Center.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 13:25:00 / 5981
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  • Logos

    Travel, sales, branding professionals, and entrepreneurs utilize this sample to feature company logos with a shaded, bulleted key skills section.

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    • Filename: 88-Logos.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-07 20:41:00 / 5810
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  • Colour Bricks

    Colour Bricks

    Thick, coloured side bars for each section in this sample add a little flair to the traditional resume layout. It's creativity without overstatement.

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    • Filename: 63-Colour-Bricks.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 19:39:00 / 5717
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  • Testimonials

    Testimonials

    Summarize your skill-set succinctly at the start of your resume and have the people that matter endorse what you say about yourself.

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    • Filename: 53-Testimonials.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 19:05:00 / 5692
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  • Block Step

    Block Step

    This resume makes clever use of colour and shapes to help the reader navigate around the resume. Three steps of block colour lead down to the main resume where block colour clearly divide content sections.

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    • Filename: 19-Block-Step.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:34:00 / 4955
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  • Fast Food Sections

    Fast Food Sections

    Yellow and red colours mimic a colour theme of McDonalds and brighten up the page. Plenty of room to easily expand a section or add more text.

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    • Filename: 87-Fast-Food-Sections.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-07 20:29:00 / 5801
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  • List It

    List It

    Bulleted lists spotlight your key strengths, education, and more in each key section. Dashed yellow-orange section lines and light blue headers add design touch with vertical name in the margin.

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    • Downloads: 2,928
    • Filename: 60-List-It.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-07 20:05:00 / 5710
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  • Block Colour

    Block Colour

    Classic made modern with block colour and different shapes. The ribbon shapes in this resume also give the impression of awards and high standards.

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    • Filename: 35-Block-Colour.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 17:30:00 / 5637
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  • Page One

    Page One

    Banner footer with full-color profile photo, qualifications section, and light blue shading. Three-column design with bold headers and lines offers lots of space. Journalists, marketers, and communications specialists.

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    • Downloads: 2,454
    • Filename: 193-Page-One.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 18:25:00 / 6168
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  • Casual Blue

    Casual Blue

    If safe and conservative white is not for you, this resume design will definitely help you to stand out. Coloured background is not something you can pull off on your home printer so only chose this option if you plan on using professional printing service.

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    • Filename: 32-Casual-Blue.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 17:18:00 / 5628
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