Pick a resume template to start building your resume. Don’t worry; you can change your mind at any stage in the project.
This simple layout features a traditional font and the clever use of section borders to help each section of your resume stand out.
This distinctive two-column resume template identifies your name and professional experience in a bold color and clean presentation.
A clever design that breaks each of your professional accomplishments into distinct sections while following a format that will pass applicant tracking systems.
The elegant initials, simple header and strategic use of bullet points in this template help keep your professional accomplishments well-organized.
The bold use of a colorblocked heading paired with an elegant resume layout helps your name and contact information stand out.
This structured design combines a two-column approach with bullet points to highlight your key accomplishments and professional history.
A traditional template uses a crisp combination of dark text and thin borders to radiate professionalism. Your name sits prominently above your professional history.
This template’s design features plenty of whitespace neatly divided by gray bars to make the information on your resume easy to read for employers.
This two-column resume conveys a very clear breakdown of its sections that allows a hiring manager to quickly scan your resume.
The subtle color accents in this template add visual pizzazz in a classy way, a great option for most traditional industries.
This resume’s modern design and bold use of color make it pop. Its uniqueness is well-suited to those seeking jobs in creative industries.
Everything about this template is assertive from the boxy layout to its all-caps heading text that gives the impression that you’re all about business.
The understated contact information at the top puts attention front and center on your professional summary, skills, work experience and education sections.
The subtle use of red alongside black gives this template a bold feel while still featuring plenty of white space to make it easy to read.
Our Resume Builder shaves time off of preparing your application so you can focus on your job search. Our team of career advice experts and certified resume writers researched specific job requirements and created pre-written text for you to plug into your resume. You can easily edit a document unique to you and custom-tailored to impress recruiters and hiring managers at your next job. Our builder includes the following features:
Choose your template.
Start a new resume or refurbish an old version.
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Customize your resume sections to suit your needs.
Personalize for each job application and submit.
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Our Resume Builder helps you create a solid resume with optimized margins, resume structure and job-specific text suggestions. If you want to elevate your resume further, our site provides the following guides and tools to further improve your resume.
Just as students use study guides to prepare and increase their test scores, you can improve your resume by studying resume examples. Our sample library spans popular industries and job titles so that you can see what successful candidates have written to win their jobs.
As the newest format, a combination resume plays up the strengths of both your skills and work history. This format is ideal for relatively younger applicants or career-changers with relevant skills that meet the open job criteria.
This format is also the default layout in our resume builder. If this strategic layout best outlines your potential as a candidate, you can find additional advice on how to strengthen this resume.
The most traditional and recognized format, a chronological resume is ideal for job applicants with steady employment and visible career progression.
It is very similar to the combination format we mentioned before, but this layout prioritizes your work history over a list of your skills.
If you'd like to learn more about the chronological format and decide if it is the ideal resume layout for your experience, you can learn more about how to use and optimize it with our dedicated writing guide. If you'd like to use this resume in our builder, simply click on the Work History section of your resume to drag and drop the section from the bottom of your resume to sit between your Professional Summary and your Skills Section.
As a format designed to showcase skills over work history, functional resumes are optimal for applicants with transferable skills, frequent work gaps or shorter contracts across multiple employers.
This resume showcases multiple sections dedicated to your skills; some sections break down your technical skills with extreme details and other sections summarize your additional skills sets.
If you’d like to learn more about how to build a functional resume, you can visit our format guide to learn more about each of the different skills sections that you can feature on your resume to downplay a short work history, job hopping, work gaps, or lack of formal experience. To create these sections in our resume builder, you can find the “Add A Section” feature under our builder's left-hand menu and create these sections under the “Add Your Own,” feature.
Your resume summarizes your accomplishments while your cover letter quantifies it. Even a modest resume can be elevated by the professional and personal connection that a cover letter allows.
Our Resume Builder features a complimentary cover letter tool that offers personalized cover letter suggestions and matching templates for a superior set of application documents.
For more, please see our Cover Letter Examples page.
What are the best resume builder sites?
We wanted to help you with the best resume builder experience. As soon as we launched our resume builder, we decided to revisit all of our past competitors. As of June 2020, most of those sites no longer existed or had removed their online builders.
So, we buckled down and started researching. As you can see in the comparison tool above, we tracked down the most popular builders, tested each one against our nine criteria, compared them against our own resume tool, and walked away determined that our builder featured more add-on features than any of our competitors.
Where can I find a free resume builder?
Several of the resume builders we compared ourselves to run on a subscription model, including ourselves. However, we know that juggling a job search, a budget and subscribing to a tool when you’re unsure of the value can be a delicate act. Although we can’t offer a truly free resume builder, we did unlock one of our downloadable formats and made it free for you.
If you’re working on a desktop, click on the download menu near the top right-hand of the page and select the “Plain text (.txt)” option in the dropdown menu. You see a simpler version of your resume that you can design in your own style or use in partnership with one of our many free resume templates.
Can I also make a cover letter?
Yes, you can absolutely make yourself a cover letter to match your new resume. Our Resume Builder comes with a built-in cover letter generator that features matching templates that you can customize, and suggested letter content that meets your unique career history like skills, gaps in your resume, and which work environments best suit your personality.
Do I need to install anything on my computer?
Our Resume Builder runs entirely online. You can easily access your Hloom account, your resumes and your cover letters from any device or network without the need to install any software to your computer.
We do give you the option to download finalized documents to your computer or to email yourself this document, but we'll never ask you to download our entire resume building tool to your computer in order to enjoy it's full capabilities.