Are these the best resume templates for 2020?
Yes, these are the best resume templates for the modern job seeker. We provide a huge range of professional resume templates that have a trendy and contemporary feel perfect for 2020. No matter which resume sections you need to include — work history, skills section, education section, publications, career references, etc. — we have a template built for you.
Can I really download these resume templates for free?
Yes, you really can download these resume templates for free in Microsoft Word (.docx) file format. Here’s how to get them for free:
1. Select any one of the beautiful resume templates on this page, and you’ll be presented with six color options and a big download button.
2. Click that button to download all of the resume templates (for free!) in .zip format.
3. Pick your favorite color resume, and start customizing it with your own work history and achievements.
Where else can I download free resume templates?
We recommend checking out the free resume template selections from Google Docs — they make it simple to pick a template and start customizing. If you have Microsoft Word, it also has free, built-in resume templates for you to start editing.
Do you have different resume format templates?
Depending on the length of your career, the nature of your skills and work experience, and your life situation, you need a specific resume format to present you as the strongest candidate. We have:
– Chronological resumes: For new or mid-level professionals with a strong career progression.
– Functional resumes: For job seekers with inconsistent work history, or those seeking to change careers.
– Combination resumes: For job seekers with significant work experience, skills, and achievements, or those seeking to change careers.
Do I need a specific resume template for my job?
You don’t need a specific resume template for your job. For the most part, almost all industries can use similar resume templates, unless you’re a graphic designer — then it can help to create a more creative resume.
We do have resume examples by job title and industry, and it’s a great idea to consult one of our samples while customizing your own. (Or, you can use our resume builder to automatically insert and format bullet points for your job title into one of our templates.)
Are these Applicant Tracking System (ATS)-friendly resume templates?
Yes, our free and downloadable resume templates are ATS-friendly. We don’t include any design elements that ATS resume software can’t read, ensuring that you won’t lose out on any job opportunities, and that your job application will eventually end up in human hands.
Is it bad to use a resume template?
Many people wonder if using a resume template is a good idea — after all, won’t hiring managers recognize the same template, and think the job seeker is lazy, or not creative? The answer is no: that will never happen. Don’t waste your time making a resume on your own — download a resume template, or use our resume builder.
Do you also have cover letter templates?
For each resume template you see on this page, we provide a matching cover letter template (all of which are also free to download). When your job application has a matching resume and cover letter, it makes you look far more professional and detail-oriented.