Professional Resume Templates

These professional resume templates were created to show you what a resume can look like. Use them as a guideline, not as a format set in stone. They were designed to show you where to place certain pieces of information in your resume, but they are also somewhat flexible.

You can make some adjustments to the templates depending upon your personal situation. Just don't get too crazy changing them around or employers won't want to read them. The formats actually do exist for a reason. Employers know where to find the relevant information they need in these formats. If you move things around too much, they will not bother to take the time to search for your specific qualifications.

If you want to download these professional resume templates, feel free to do so. You may also print them. If you know of a school or university that would benefit from knowing about this site, please share this page with them. The more people who are helped, the better life is for everyone.

The goal of this site is to hopefully make the job search process easier for everyone.

Blank Resume Template - Chronological

Blank Resume Template - Combination

Blank Resume Template - Functional

To download any or all of these files and be able to read them, you will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer.

No worries - this is easy.

You can get Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download without leaving this page). If you want to open the file in your browser window, you can just click on the link. However if you want to download the file to view later, then right click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive. Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open.

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Professional Resume Templates

There is something that probably does not need to be addressed at length, but it is worth mentioning. Resume templates and resume examples are guidelines that you are to use when creating your resume. Use the information to make informed decisions about your own resume.

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Many times, folks will look for a specific resume (such as "accountant resume" or "graphic designer resume" to use as a guideline to help them select appropriate keywords or terminology related to the field they are in or are pursuing. Be careful if you do this. Your resume should be about your past and your future, not someone else's. Grab the jargon and the keywords, no problem. But, be careful not to "copy" someone else's resume in an effort to save time.

It's easy to want this process over with, but shortcuts may not always be the best route to follow. Remember, you still have to tackle the interview once your resume impresses the employer.

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You will have an opportunity to see how one person goes from a blank piece of paper to a professional resume - every step of the way. It is based on the steps listed above, but is more detailed and provides concrete examples of every aspect of the process.

One of the more important benefits is that it will show you how one person's information fits into the three main resume formats - something that no other resume book does. This book will show you exactly how to make a resume - and do it professionally and quickly.

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