400+ Downloadable Resume Templates

Our downloadable templates help you create a professional resume for the job you want. Our templates are compatible with Microsoft Office, OpenOffice and Google Docs so you can easily build a resume, regardless of whether you use a free template as a starting point or a custom template in our resume builder.

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Proven and Popular Custom Resume Templates

Here are some of Hloom’s greatest resume hits. They’re designed by Hloom resume expert’s and appropriate to use for a wide variety of jobs.

Free Resume Templates

Basic Templates

Basic doesn’t mean boring. Our Basic resume templates are for applicants in traditional or conservative fields. These layouts are streamlined, organized and may include a touch of color to help your application stand out. They’re appropriate for most industries and career phases (entry-level, managerial or executive). Find an additional 30 free downloads in our Basic Resume Templates library.

Clean and Simple

Tested for clarity and readability, our Clean and Simple templates will add just the right amount of style to your professional profile. These effective designs rely on typography, white space and color to create a professional and current look that is appropriate for most industries. If you think this resume style is for you, check out our 70 additional free templates.

Modern Templates

Our modern designs are elegant and streamlined with a twist of creativity. While these layouts would be appropriate for many industries, they’re ideal for professions in tech and design where candidates want to portray experience, discipline and knowledge, as well as show that they are progressive and current with the latest technology. See three stock and custom examples above, or follow the link to view more templates in our Modern Resume collection.

Contemporary Templates

Our contemporary resumes can help you create an up-to-date and dynamic resume. These designs use headlines and teasers to read like newsletters. They’re set up in two- or three-column layouts. They could be used for a wide variety of industries. You can download any of our 24 eye-catching templates from the Contemporary Resume collection.

Creative Templates

These artistic designs are a great choice for any industry that values creativity, like marketing, graphic design or tech start-ups. As bursting with imagination as they are, consider who will read them. You may love them, but not every employer will find them appropriate. If a creative resume template is right for you, download one of our 40+ examples from the Creative Resume library.

One-Page Resume Templates

Struggling to decide what to trim from your two-page resume? Our One-Page Resume Guide teaches you all the tricks professional resume writers use to create a single-page resume. For 18 sample resumes that showcase different techniques to fit resume content on a single page, visit our guide above.

ATS-Optimized Templates

Many companies now use applicant tracking systems, known as ATS, in their recruitment process. Some of these systems cannot read graphics, tables, symbols or charts. If you want to ensure that an ATS doesn’t skip information from your resume, then a plain text or PDF format is the safest choice. This modern resume style features a clean layout, readable sans-serif fonts and prominent titles. Check out all of our ATS-Ready Resume Templates.

Why Use a Resume Template?

Did you know that according to hiring data 31% of hiring managers will skip over a resume because of its font? Or that 13% of recruiters will dismiss you if your resume contains a photo?

Hloom’s team of expert resume professionals has created these templates that help you avoid those kinds of pitfalls.

More than that, resume templates also help with the following:

  • Well-designed templates present you in a sharp way and avoids distracting visual issues so that recruiters can focus on your history and achievements.
  • With a resume template, you will not spend hours adjusting margins and fonts. Each template is designed with these in mind.
  • Templates mean that since you don’t have to worry about design, you can focus on making the content of your resume even stronger.
  • Our downloadable templates are compatible with Microsoft Word, GoogleDocs and Open office and you can save them as doc’s, pdf’s or jpegs.

Create a Resume Using a Template in 3 Simple Steps

  • Download a professional resume template.
  • Organize your resume content: Write down your jobs, achievements, education, awards, skills and any other relevant professional information. Scan the job description for clues on what kind of candidate the employer is seeking. Take note of critical tasks that are frequently repeated or rephrased in the advertisement. Match the skills and responsibilities in which you have previous experience with the job description. Highlight those selling points in your resume.
  • Input your personal information: Once you know what you want to include on your resume, you just have to enter the details about you and your work history in the relevant sections.

It’s that simple. Of course, if you want to get more specific advice on how to write different sections of your resume in the best way, check out our helpful How to Write a Resume guide.

  • Template FAQ

    Which resume template is best?

    There are no one-size-fits-all resumes. Each job posting is unique, as is your personal work history and skill set. That being said, we have divided our resumes into design libraries that can help you find the right resume to suit your needs.

    Our Best, Simple and Clean and Modern resume template libraries are perfect for jobs in traditional or straightforward fields like banking, finance, legal departments, retail or construction.

    These minimal designs place the focus on your qualifications, making it easier for hiring managers to quickly learn about your employable skills.

    However, if you're looking for an open job position in a creative field like marketing, design and advertising or a lifestyle brand like a magazine or video production, use a Creative or Contemporary resume from our libraries.

    If you’re an entry-level or young job seeker with less than 10 years of experience, use a one-page resume. As PARWCC certified resume writers, we recommend adding a page for every additional ten years of experience.

    What is a resume format?

    A resume format is sometimes confused with a resume design, but there’s a difference and it’s important.

    Design is straightforward, it’s the way that your information looks on the page.

    The format is different. It’s the way that your information is organized on the page. That effects the way your page looks, but the format serves a different purpose.

    For resumes, there are three main formats: chronological, functional and combination. The chronological format benefits employees with long and consistent work histories while the functional format showcases jobseekers’ skills over their scant work history. The combination format is for candidates who have some experience but not a lot.

    Choosing the right format presents your work history and skills in the best possible light. See our Resume Format Guide for excellent advice and format-exclusive templates.

    Which format do most employers prefer for resumes?

    Of the three common resume formats you can choose from: chronological, combination and functional, according to career experts at The Muse, most employers prefer the chronological format because it is easy to quickly understand your career history. That’s why it is the most popular.

    However, you can easily choose either the functional or combination format if you have less experience. They both feature the same sections in slightly rearranged structures.

    Is it a good idea to copy someone else’s resume?

    It’s a good idea to look at other professionals’ resumes to see how you want to present your own information, but you definitely should not copy.

    Your resume is a unique summary of what you are capable of and what you’ve accomplished — another applicant’s resume isn’t going to reflect that.

    Plus, it is very easy for recruiters and employers to research your background and discover if your employment history and skills don’t line up with your experience. In 2017, 85% of HR professionals uncovered a lie or misrepresentation on a candidate’s resume or job application during the screening process — up from 66% five years prior.

    Even if you manage to get a job interview or position, this falsehood could catch up to and negatively affect your future references and job opportunities. Be honest on your resume — it’s better for you in the long run.

    Do employers prefer one-page resumes?

    A one-page resume may be the standard format accepted by employers, but they’re willing to look at longer resumes in our current digital age. Your resume can be longer if you have more than 10 years of experience if each of your previous job roles included unique responsibilities that directly relate to the open job post. The general rule is one page for every ten years.

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