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5 Ways to Rock Your Resume Today (Part 1)

In a previous post we discussed what resume is and what it isn’t. Now we need to talk about what your resume should look like. In this 5 part series I will explore the sections that every resume should contain. Before we go there, let’s talk about templates.

In a previous post I decried the evils of Microsoft Word Templates and why you should never ever ever use them. Today I want to showcase some alternative templates. Here are 3 great resources for resume templates:


Below is a simple resume template from Canva. When I look for a resume template, I look for specific criteria: a modern design, with a good use of white space and a format that’s easy for hiring managers and recruiters to quickly skim for information.

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Etsy is an online marketplace where you can buy handmade goods. It’s also a good resource for innovative and inexpensive resume templates. Here is a list of 5 reputable shops that sell resume templates that meet my criteria.

  1. TemplateCrafts

  2. A1Resume

  3. ResumeCoverPro1

  4. DemeDesign

  5. The Resume Coach

Creative Market

This is an online marketplace where graphic designers can sell their designs directly to the public. Here is a list of 5 reputable shops that sell resume templates that meet my criteria.

  1. Estartshop

  2. UX-group

  3. LucaTheme

  4. KeKe Resume Boutique

  5. ResumeInventor

With all of these available options, there is just no excuse to use the dreaded and hated MS Word Resume Templates. Tune in tomorrow where we discuss what sections you should include in your resume.

If any of this overwhelms you or if you just want to hire a professional resume writer, don’t hesitate to reach out to me for a free resume strategy session.