There are a lot of people out there looking for work nowadays. With the economy the way it is, people who are out of work are having a hard time finding new work and kids out of college are having a really hard time starting out.
So, you can use all the help you can get. I am going to show you a few sites where you can grab free downloadable resume templates. Some of the templates are in PDF format and some of them are in Word format.
The first thing you should do is grab an old copy of your resumÃ© or a list of your past jobs and accomplishments.
That will help you immensely when you need to replace the generic information with your own.
The first site I found has very generic templates that will allow you to totally customize the resumÃ©. This is just for the formatting, there is little to no content that you will be able to use.
These are called Blank ResumÃ© Templates and can be found here: http://www.professional-resume-example.com/free-blank-resume-template.html
They offer three types of resumÃ© templates and they are Chronological format, Functional Format and Combination. We will show you each of them here with a link to their respective PDFs
This is the plain Jane old school format. Still expected by older companies and should not exceed one page. The next up is a variation on the classic resumÃ© and called the Functional resumÃ© seen below:
And then there is the combination of the both of them:
And next up, we have http://www.collegegrad.com/ with their resumÃ© section located at http://www.collegegrad.com/resumes/quickstart. The difference between these two sites is that Collegegrad breaks up their resumÃ©s by major. So, you can find a more specific resumÃ© geared towards you to customize. I choose computer science and got this: http://www.collegegrad.com/resumes/quickstart/compsci.doc
And last but not least, http://www.easyjob.net has free downloadable resumÃ© templates broken down in 3 categories:
And best of all ““ all this information is FREE! Between this site and browsing other people’s resumÃ©s on Monster.com, Hotjobs.com or any of the other popular job seeking sites you can customize your resumÃ© and make it pop! Remember a direct cover letter is just as important as a great resume!
Do you have a favorite free resume template website? Maybe you have some other job seeking tips? Well, if you do, leave them in the comments!