Professional Resume Templates Employers Love for 2024

Professional resume templates are eye-catching and easy to read, which will help you present yourself to employers in a favorable light. Here you’ll find high-quality professional resume templates plus tips!

Professional Resume Templates

Is a Professional resume template right for you?

With a straightforward and eye-catching professional resume template, you can confidently highlight your most impressive skills and accomplishments. These three factors will help you decide if a professional template is right for you:

  • What do I want my resume to convey to potential employers?

    Your resume is the first impression a hiring manager will have of you, so it’s crucial to start on the right foot. Professional resume templates are popular with job seekers, especially those applying to work in more buttoned-up and formal environments like an office or law firm.

  • Does this resume type align with your industry?

    A resume’s design should reflect your best attributes and show you’ve researched your prospective employer’s company culture. A professional template draws attention to your most prized skills and showcases them in a way that is tailored to the job you are applying for without being distracting.

  • Will this resume template pass an ATS?

    Our templates are designed with applicant tracking systems (ATS) in mind. These professional template selections have a clean-line structure and subtle graphics that don’t confuse ATS and filter out unqualified candidates. A professional template’s versatile structure and flexible framework are adaptable to almost any position.

LiveCareer offers three different template styles to provide options for every job seeker. Our traditional and modern templates have various professional styles that will work with most industries and are ATS-friendly.

How to use our resume templates

  • 1

    Select your desired resume template, and click it, so it opens in the Resume Builder.

  • 2

    Fill in your sections with the help of personalized, expertly-written content suggestions and writing tips. You'll find dozens of content options to write your resume summary, skills, work history and more.

  • 3

    Finish by adjusting visual details such as font type and size, margins and color. Once satisfied with the finished product, download your resume in your desired file format (PDF, DOCX or TXT). Now you're ready to apply — it's that simple!

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What does a professional resume look like?

Professional resumes have clean designs and feature business-appropriate color schemes. They’re easy to read and well-organized!

They often have attention-grabbing headers and clearly labeled resume sections to make it easy for recruiters to scan.

Does LiveCareer offer free professional resume templates?

Yes, all of the templates featured on this page are free to use and edit using our Resume Builder. However, downloading and sending your resume from the Builder will require signing up for a subscription.

We also feature some free downloadable resume templates for Microsoft Word.

What is the best professional resume template?

The best resume template is eye-catching and easy to read. That way, recruiters can easily find the information they seek when looking at your resume.

Graphic artists created all the professional templates featured on this page to meet these standards. Choose one that best matches your personality and business.

Who should use professional resume templates?

Any job seeker can use professional templates regardless of educational background or work experience, they’re appropriate for most jobs.

However, consider how appropriate it is for the job. For instance, it’s better to use a modern template for an industry like tech or a creative template if you’re an artist.

About the Author

Eric Ciechanowski

Eric Ciechanowski Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)

Eric Ciechanowski is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), certified by the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARWCC). He graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with a B.A. double major in Creative Writing and Philosophy. His career background includes fields as diverse as education, hospitality, journalism, copywriting, tech and trivia hosting.


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