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The ultimate list of simple, free resume templates for your next job application

There’s no shortage of resume templates on the web. We’ve compiled ones that make our hiring staff take notice. These also fit with the perfect resume layout formula.

Balanced Resume

Available for Microsoft Word
This resume template isn’t flashy, but that’s what you want out of a resume. A good use of multi-column layouts saves space, but be careful if you’re submitting your resume somewhere with automated resume screeners. They might struggle to accurately read this document.

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Basic Resume

Available for Microsoft Word
Another document that’s not very sexy, but don’t let the name turn you off. It’s easy to edit, easy to fill out, and gives you plenty of room to expand to two pages comfortably. Don’t fall into the trap of replacing just the text on this, though. And we’d recommend removing the “Communication” and “Leadership” sections. Instead, fill it with more details about your work history.

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Functional Resume

Available for Microsoft Word
This template is useful for sales positions, but that section could easily be removed to allow for more professional achievements. We recommend renaming “objective” to “professional summary”.

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Chronological Resume

Available for Microsoft Word

Maybe the simplest of the bunch, this resumes lists jobs in chronological order. Remember to list the last four or five jobs you’ve had, within 15 years from your application date. Like the others, you should remove the “Communication” and “Leadership” sections.

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(Another) Functional Resume

Available for Microsoft Word

Another easy-to-edit as-is template. This one already prepares you for editing based on bullet points. Which is exactly how you should layout your resume.

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(Another) Simple Resume

Available for Microsoft Word

Another easy-to-edit as-is template. This one already prepares you for editing based on bullet points. Which is exactly how you should layout your resume.

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