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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.