3 Useful Websites for Free Downloadable Resume Templates

resumehead thumb   3 Useful Websites for Free Downloadable Resume TemplatesThere 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 resumé 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 resumé. This is just for the formatting, there is little to no content that you will be able to use.

These are called Blank Resumé Templates and can be found here: http://www.professional-resume-example.com/free-blank-resume-template.html

They offer three types of resumé 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

resume1   3 Useful Websites for Free Downloadable Resume Templates 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 resumé and called the Functional resumé seen below:

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And then there is the combination of the both of them:

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And next up, we have http://www.collegegrad.com/ with their resumé section located at http://www.collegegrad.com/resumes/quickstart. The difference between these two sites is that Collegegrad breaks up their resumés by major. So, you can find a more specific resumé geared towards you to customize. I choose computer science and got this: http://www.collegegrad.com/resumes/quickstart/compsci.doc

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And last but not least, http://www.easyjob.net has free downloadable resumé templates broken down in 3 categories:

  • Free Sample Resumés for Extensive & Consistent Work History
  • Sample Resumé for Little or No Experience, Looking for His First Job
  • Sample Resumés for Short but Consistent Work Experience
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    And best of all ““ all this information is FREE! Between this site and browsing other people’s resumés on Monster.com, Hotjobs.com or any of the other popular job seeking sites you can customize your resumé 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!

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    reinkefj

    May I point out one nuance? On a resume, the author should not put THEIR objective on the resume. What they should put is something that recognizes the READER’S OBJECTIVE! What problems are you going to solve for the reader. Frankly, no one gives a hoot what the writer’s objective is. Politely, that matters not. What value you will generate for the readers is what will determine if the resume stays in the running or goes to the trash can. AND, the write only has between 15 and 30 seconds make the point. imho.

    muotechguy

    I tend to use this line which has worked for me in the past:

    Objective: A challenging lead position with a growing technology firm where my talents and ambitions will make a contribution toward achieving my goals along with those of the company.

    Mida

    Right on time i was looking for templates , thanks

    reinkefj

    @muotechguy I’d suggest it’s too generic. Can you come up with a very specific 90 or 180 day deliverable? Pretend you were a consultant and promise to deliver a plan to cut expenses 10%, improve productivity 10%, and at least one “Ahhh Hah!” breakthrough. Money back guaranty?

    Lester

    Thanks for the sample…..i’ll make my resume in small period of tome….

    Lester

    Thanks for the sample…..i’ll make my resume in small period of time… sorry..hehehehe
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    Kaimi

    Thanks for the templates. Recently I got many editable templates from http://www.Eztemplatesnow.com. This is a free resource and useful

    Derek

    You forgot to mention FreeTemplatesDepot.com, they have quite a good collection and all are free. Feel free to check them out, they would be a nice addition to your great article!