73 Simple and Clean Resume Templates

Classic resume templates with great typography and a touch of color

These 73 Simple and Clean resume templates use typography, white space and color to create professional yet creative designs. Use these resume samples if you are applying for a job in traditional field that values creativity: architecture, advertising, marketing, Public Relations, copywriting.

  • Substantial

    Substantial

    Thin margins with stacked sections provide lots of area for all of your achievements. Unique Projects area lets you describe your accomplishments. IT, project management, and senior-level sample.

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    • Filename: 163-Substantial.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 16:36:00 / 6077
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  • Upfront

    Upfront

    Good use of white space gives this sample an open feel while subtle colours add design touch. Two main sections let you detail your experiences and education.

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    • Filename: 214-Upfront.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 20:18:00 / 6327
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  • Neat

    Neat Resume Template

    Very compact and neat professional layout. Notice how the use of red text draws the eye. Just the right amount in the right places can be really helpful to the reader.

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    • Filename: 23-Neat.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:38:00 / 4968
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  • Out of the Box

    Out of the Box

    Traditional resume format with key titles in salmon and sky blue section lines add design touch. Thin margins allow much room for all of your information. Corporate creative-thinker sample.

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    • Filename: 249-Out-of-the-Box.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 23:04:00 / 6433
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  • Subtle Creativity

    Subtle Creativity

    Traditional format with light orange headers and subtle gray titles. Great sample for graphic designers, corporate writers, or administrative professionals.

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    • Filename: 210-Subtle-Creativity.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 19:42:00 / 6315
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  • Broad Appeal

    Broad Appeal

    Margin column for titles and headings provides lots of space for detailed, paragraph statements. Excellent sample for business, industrial, or vocational professionals.

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    • Filename: 221-Broad-Appeal.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 20:48:00 / 6348
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  • Bulletin

    Bulletin

    One- and two-column layout with gray shading for section headers, maroon titles, and plus-sign bullets give this sample a bulletin feel. Two pages and multiple sections allow for the very experienced to list everything.

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    • Filename: 191-Bulletin.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 18:20:00 / 6162
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  • Europass CV Template

    Europass CV Template

    Standard Europass CV / Resume Template used in Europe.

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    • Filename: 278-Europass-CV-Template.doc
    • Uploaded: 2014-09-19 17:26:00 / 7451
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  • Discreetly Modern

    Discreetly Modern

    Free Modern Resume templates that will get you noticed. Simple, elegant, discreetly modern, with a touch of color and creativity.

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    • Filename: 277-Discreetly-Modern.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-09-19 17:09:00 / 7448
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  • Creative Bricks

    Creative Bricks

    Full-page, three-column format with thin grid lines to section off areas. Creative style for artistic, designer, or publishing professionals.

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    • Filename: 229-Creative-Bricks.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 21:33:00 / 6372
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  • Score-card

    A centered resume format that places visual emphasis on key skills by means of a 10 point rating scale.

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    • Filename: 283-Score-card.docx
    • Uploaded: 2015-10-10 08:39:00 / 8314
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  • Commencing

    Commencing

    Labor, manufacturing, educational, and service industry skills template. Good use of white space to catch the eye with blue section divider lines and large, bold section titles.

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    • Filename: 241-Commencing.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 22:42:00 / 6409
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  • Indent Line

    Indent Line

    Just a bit of colour and creative use of indent make add a creative twist to this very traditional straight-forward design. Indented text helps the headings stand out.

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    • Filename: 33-Indent-Line.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 17:22:00 / 5631
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  • Fresh Take

    Fresh Take

    Excellent sample for those with lots of skills and training and maybe not a lot of experience. Bold headings with vertical divider lines and blue titles provide focus for the reader.

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    • Filename: 168-Fresh-Take.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 16:54:00 / 6092
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  • No Point Left Out

    No Point Left Out

    Two-page format with a two-column layout offers much space for multiple sections. Light blue titles and dashed section lines add design touch. Give all of your details here.

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    • Filename: 223-No-Point-Left-Out.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 20:57:00 / 6354
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  • Creative Conventions

    Creative Conventions

    Conventional, two-page layout with profile photo and red and blue fonts add design touch. Plus signs used for bullet points. Great for technology, engineering, or financial career seekers.

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    • Filename: 145-Creative-Conventions.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 15:32:00 / 6023
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  • Bold Red Shading

    Bold Red Shading

    Touches of red shadings and gray background really draw in the reader's focus. Plus signs used for bulleted lists with room for multiple sections.

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    • Filename: 220-Bold-Red-Shading.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 20:34:00 / 6345
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  • Firm

    Firm

    Very classy and professional full-page two-column sample. Lots of sections included for key skills, awards, and attributes. Red and blue titles add touch of colour. Great example for those with substantial work experience.

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    • Filename: 166-Firm.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 16:48:00 / 6086
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  • Accomplished

    Accomplished

    Check box bullets tick off all of your great career highlights in this two-page sample with blue section divider lines. Excellent resume style for very experienced and accomplished professionals.

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    • Filename: 182-Accomplished.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 17:47:00 / 6135
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  • Stately

    Stately

    Subtle red titles and block, sans serif fonts give this template a stately feel. Great use of white space complements paragraph descriptions of your experiences, strengths, and objectives.

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    • Filename: 159-Stately.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 16:19:00 / 6065
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  • Top Level

    Top Level

    Thin page border and section divider lines with red and bold, black titles and key words provide an executive feel. Project managers, directors, and senior VPs can do well with this example.

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    • Filename: 165-Top-Level.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 16:42:00 / 6083
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  • In a Nutshell

    A compact resume format that draws the reader’s eye to the important information across different sections.

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    • Filename: 280-In-a-Nutshell.docx
    • Uploaded: 2015-10-10 08:21:00 / 8305
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  • Raise the Bar

    Raise the Bar

    Two well-defined columns give this sample structure. Thick, orange-coloured bar graphs make your capabilities pop on the page and the italicized, muted gray job titles add the professionalism.

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    • Filename: 76-Raise-the-Bar.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 20:28:00 / 5758
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  • Self Assessment

    Self Assessment

    What stands out in this sample is the Skills section. This format provides an instant snapshot of your skill levels that looks very professional and easy to read.

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    • Filename: 27-Self-Assessment.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:47:00 / 4980
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  • Important message

    Important message

    Perfect use of typography to draw attention to your name and a short message. Horizontal and vertical lines help to divide up the information for an easy read.

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    • Filename: 26-Important-message.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:46:00 / 4977
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  • Present Yourself

    Present Yourself

    Dashed yellow-green page border with section borderlines in a dashed light gray. Circle gauges set in olive green and dark blue to rank your key expertises. Perfect sample for computer professionals.

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    • Filename: 237-Present-Yourself.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 22:11:00 / 6396
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  • Aristocratic

    Aristocratic

    Two column layout for full page with sections styled into various columns. Light gray divider lines and red and blue titles. Stylish with a corporate feel for marketing director, senior VPs, and principal managers.

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    • Filename: 172-Aristocratic.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 17:05:00 / 6104
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  • Packed Classic

    Packed Classic

    Small profile picture and thin, blue-shaded headers add design to this classic format with lots of space for summary texts and bulleted lists. Business, health and IT professionals benefit here.

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    • Filename: 111-Packed-Classic.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 11:53:00 / 5908
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  • Checkmark Timeline

    Checkmark Timeline

    Bold, open squares and thin black lines divide the two-column page layout. Dates and key words offset in the margins act as section intros. Excellent template for university and IT job seekers.

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    • Filename: 118-Checkmark-Timeline.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 12:18:00 / 5929
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  • Beaming

    Beaming

    Light brown headings and vertical bright green dashed lines catch the eye and break content into easy to read sections. Bold titles bring focus to key experiences and skills. Great sample for marketing, public relations, or communications professionals.

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    • Filename: 202-Beaming.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 19:15:00 / 6278
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  • Hard Worker

    Hard Worker

    Conventional resume style with bold headings and dotted border lines on two pages. Bulleted lists for experiences and key word cloud for strengths. Great sample for clerical, retail, or service industry job seeker.

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    • Filename: 216-Hard-Worker.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 20:24:00 / 6333
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  • Award Winner

    Award Winner

    Two-column layout with profile photo. Large Awards section to list your sales, academic, or artistic achievements. Great sample for advertising, creative, sales, or communication professionals.

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    • Filename: 158-Award-Winner.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 16:15:00 / 6062
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  • Shades of Gray

    Shades of Gray

    Light gray outlines and shading complement the open circles with dots for bullets and bold and italic font styles. Academic, engineering and IT professionals use the multiple sections for all your expertise.

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    • Filename: 117-Shades-of-Gray.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 12:15:00 / 5926
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  • Space It Out

    Space It Out

    Entry-level workers ready for the next step here. Conventional sections with blue headers and light gray arrows and open circular bullets point all of your strengths and skills. Plenty of room for goals, key word lists, and more.

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    • Filename: 147-Space-It-Out.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 15:38:00 / 6029
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  • Classy

    Classy

    Paragraph descriptions mix with the subtle grays and muted blues to showcase classiness. This buttoned-down example allows for a lot of information to include in it.

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    • Filename: 69-Classy.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 19:58:00 / 5736
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  • Next Level

    Next Level

    Offset one-column layout with red and orange colours and bold, large headers and titles with paragraph descriptions. Creative sample with a business feel.

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    • Filename: 219-Next-Level.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 20:32:00 / 6342
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  • Overture

    Overture

    Fine arts feel with this sample. Light green and gray colours and circular profile photo add artistic touch. Section headers bordered with top and bottom grid lines. Teachers, directors, and assistants template.

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    • Filename: 171-Overture.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 17:03:00 / 6101
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  • Executive Elegant

    Executive Elegant

    Traditional classic layout with a high-end executive feel. Great use of bordered headings, indented bullets and tabbed text to create an elegant professional look.

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    • Filename: 28-Executive-Elegant.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:47:00 / 4983
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  • Bold Simplicity

    Bold Simplicity

    A round portrait option makes this sample a bit different. Then a strong opening statement in bold lettering is great for impact, and makes the reader want to find out more about you. At the end of the resume a simple scale allows you to give a snapshot of your levels of competence.

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    • Downloads: 5,472
    • Filename: 16-Bold-Simplicity.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:32:00 / 4946
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  • Exemplar

    Exemplar

    Blue section headers and divider lines with plus-sign bullets give this template a very polished look. Great for senior directors, bank managers, financial planners, top-level individuals.

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    • Filename: 189-Exemplar.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 18:15:00 / 6156
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  • Industry Lifer

    Industry Lifer

    Section titles offset in the margin with blue and light gray fonts. Small vertical lines used to separate columns. Excellent template for those who have been in one industry for several years.

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    • Filename: 151-Industry-Lifer.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 15:49:00 / 6041
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  • Classic Elegance

    Classic Elegance

    A very smart style that gets straight down to business. Can you summarize your abilities into a couple of sentences? Most prospective employers don't have a lot of time to read through lengthy resumes.

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    • Filename: 21-Classic-Elegance.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:36:00 / 4961
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  • New Agenda

    New Agenda

    Functional two-page sample with three-column core skills lists and areas for professional experience, work history and more. Great resume style for those looking to switch industries.

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    • Filename: 170-New-Agenda.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 17:00:00 / 6098
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  • Cosmopolitan

    Cosmopolitan

    Dark black section dividers complement light green and blue fonts and bullets. Large, three-columned Core Skills section for many key attributes. Serif font type completes mature, professional feel.

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    • Filename: 148-Cosmopolitan.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 15:41:00 / 6032
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  • Bold Red

    Bold Red

    Traditional layout with bold and italic font types. Large red square with white font provides good space for objective. Great sample for corporate, IT, and nonprofit job seekers.

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    • Filename: 136-Bold-Red.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 13:37:00 / 5993
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  • Functional Showcase

    Functional Showcase

    Multi-column layout with thin section divider lines. Work history list section and power bars to highlight your expertises. Excellent format for administrative, service industry, and labor professionals.

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    • Filename: 208-Functional-Showcase.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 19:35:00 / 6306
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  • Elegant Traditional

    Elegant Traditional

    A traditional format that portrays a simple elegance. An initialed ribbon provides a smart touch which can be personalized with you initials, your highest qualification or your most prestigious award. Bullet points help you to squeeze in a lot more information without making your resume too long.

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    • Filename: 20-Elegant-Traditional.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:35:00 / 4958
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  • Section Lines

    Section Lines

    Great use of contrasting text colour and line thickness to differentiate between sets of information.

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    • Filename: 40-Section-Lines.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 17:49:00 / 5652
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  • Tidy

    Tidy

    Two-page, one-column layout with red and orange for headings and titles. Lots of space for detailed, paragraph descriptions. Corporate and academia feel with this sample.

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    • Filename: 204-Tidy.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-09 19:23:00 / 6287
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  • Functional Space

    Functional Space

    Lots of white space in this multi-page format. Different tones of blue used for the headings add an eye-catching appeal in this functional resume format focused on your skills, education, and training.

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    • Filename: 74-Functional-Space.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 20:22:00 / 5752
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  • My Name is

    My Name is

    One look and everyone will know who you are. The placement size and bold text really make the name on this resume stand out.

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    • Filename: 25-My-Name-is.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:44:00 / 4974
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  • Pretty in Pink

    Pretty in Pink

    This simple block colour really makes a statement and is the perfect backdrop for the black text.

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    • Filename: 44-Pretty-in-Pink.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 18:13:00 / 5665
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  • Check It Off

    Check It Off

    Checkmarks for bullets with blue, green, and gray fonts catch the eye. Underlines connect job titles to dates. Analysts, developers, academia, or health care template.

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    • Filename: 152-Check-It-Off.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 15:51:00 / 6044
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  • Offset

    Offset

    Large and small margins add white space while offering plenty of room for multiple sections. Bold orange and blues for titles focus the reader. Great template for entry level positions or new graduates.

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    • Filename: 156-Offset.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 16:08:00 / 6056
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  • Striking

    Striking

    Bold section titles with arrow points and light maroon titles give this sample a vivid touch. Full page layout for multiple sections to let you list plenty of information.

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    • Filename: 164-Striking.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 16:38:00 / 6080
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  • No-Nonsense

    No-Nonsense

    Just a bit of colour goes a long way in breaking up information.

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    • Filename: 55-No-Nonsense.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 19:10:00 / 5698
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  • Professional Block

    Professional Block

    This block and bulleted resume offers a professional-looking style. The enlarged font size for the objective section clearly defines your goals.

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    • Filename: 61-Professional-Block.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 19:31:00 / 5711
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  • Airy Traditional

    Airy Traditional

    Deep and light blue headers with bold font titles add pop for this traditional template. Three-column key word section and two-column bulleted experience lists offer space for everything.

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    • Filename: 108-Airy-Traditional.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 11:43:00 / 5899
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  • Simple Underline

    Simple Underline

    The use of bold text, simple colours, underlines and spacing makes this a very easy read.

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    • Filename: 39-Simple-Underline.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 17:46:00 / 5649
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  • Plus It

    Plus It

    Plus signs and lines outline each area with arrows providing the bulleted direction to your skills and experience. Scientific, data, and IT feel with this one.

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    • Filename: 65-Plus-It.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 19:46:00 / 5724
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  • Breezy

    Breezy

    Open and airy one-column format centered on the page. Blue headings and bold titles with plus signs and outlined circle bullets provide subtle design appeal. Service and labour workers take a look here.

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    • Filename: 146-Breezy.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 15:35:00 / 6026
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  • Academia

    Academia

    Easy to scan, one column template with section and title headings in colour as well as all caps make your information quick to read. Large Skills & Abilities section great for the career changer.

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    • Filename: 73-Academia.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 20:17:00 / 5748
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  • Caption It

    Caption It

    Oversized captions for key words or job titles. Small profile photo with blue shaded section headers. Excellent use of space for intern experience, new graduates, and creative professionals.

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    • Filename: 185-Caption-It.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 18:00:00 / 6144
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  • Skilled

    Skilled

    Bold headings and shading flush out this sample with plus signs and open circles for bullet points. Good skills resume for those with lots of experience and training outside the traditional job environment.

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    • Filename: 82-Skilled.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-07 20:05:00 / 5783
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  • Simple Red

    Simple Red

    Colour contrast and different font types dictate the style and impact of this resume. The use of the red always pulls you back to the name of the applicant.

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    • Filename: 41-Simple-Red.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 18:02:00 / 5655
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  • Mono Shading

    Mono Shading

    Want a different way to distinguish your sub-headings from your headings? This layout shows how different shades of the same colour can do this.

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    • Filename: 29-Mono-Shading.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:48:00 / 4986
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  • Bright Contrast

    Bright Contrast

    Plenty of white space with oversized margins. Light blues and oranges for font colours and section lines provide eye-catching appeal.

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    • Filename: 91-Bright-Contrast.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-07 20:49:00 / 5818
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  • Non-traditional Traditional

    Non-traditional Traditional

    Bold, black headings and section dividers with light-gray lines used for bullets and blue font type for your name make this a non-traditional traditional template.

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    • Filename: 116-Non-traditional-Traditional.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 12:13:00 / 5923
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  • Burgeoning

    Burgeoning

    Light blue titles, bold headings, and carat bullets with good use of white space. Perfect template for service industry and labour staff as well as new graduates.

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    • Filename: 167-Burgeoning.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 16:52:00 / 6089
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  • Simple Central

    Simple Central

    Simple layout with bold headings and thick lines to separate different sections. Not the best format if you have a lot of information to include.

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    • Filename: 43-Simple-Central.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 18:10:00 / 5662
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  • Inverse

    Inverse

    Want the focus to be on your opening statement? This resume does that. Make your pitch for this job a real eye opener.

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    • Filename: 17-Inverse.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 11:33:00 / 4949
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  • Career Starter

    Career Starter

    Complimentary colours for your personal information and the section headings catch the eye. Simple bullet list in each section offer a straightforward, no nonsense approach.

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    • Filename: 62-Career-Starter.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-06 19:34:00 / 5714
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  • Solid Segments

    Solid Segments

    Two-column layout with block paragraph descriptions. Light blues and grays for headers, dates, and titles. Excellent sample for business, IT, administrative, or counselling.

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    • Filename: 149-Solid-Segments.docx
    • Uploaded: 2014-05-08 15:43:00 / 6035
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