Resume Templates: Designs for Every Job and Industry

Here, you’ll find free and premium resume templates that will help you write a resume and confidently apply to any role!

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Why use LiveCareer resume templates?

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    Free and premium

    You can download select resume templates for free. We recommend you try our premium resume templates, which you can use with our Resume Builder to create a completely personalized resume.

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    Professional and fresh designs

    Our collection of resume templates boasts designs created by professional graphic designers that show off your individuality while remaining work-appropriate.

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    Easy to customize

    Avoid ending up with a jumbled-up resume when editing straight from a word processor. Instead, use our premium resume templates, which have user-friendly tools that help you adjust margins, fonts, line spand acing, and even add extra sections.

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    ATS-friendly

    Busy and complex designs are often the culprit behind not hearing back from a recruiter. Employers will use applicant tracking systems that determine if your resume will pass to a second round. LiveCareer resume templates are made to bypass any ATS and get your resume into the hands of the people who hire.

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Take advantage of these free resume templates to get a feel of the benefits you can get from our Resume Builder. We created one free downloadable resume template for each resume format with easy instructions for each section to help you write an effective resume.

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Free functional
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Free combination
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How to use our resume templates

 

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

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    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.

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    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!

What to write in a resume template

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  • Contact information

    Share basic contact details like:

    • Your full name.
    • Phone number.
    • A professional email.
    • City and state where you reside.
    • Links to your website, portfolio or relevant social media accounts (optional).
  • Professional summary

    A professional summary includes:

    • Two to five sentences introducing yourself professionally.
    • Your most impressive career achievements.
    • Your top soft and hard skills.

    However, if you lack formal work experience, consider swapping the summary for a resume objective.

  • Work experience

    A work experience section includes:

    • Your previous jobs listed in reverse-chronological order.
    • Employer or company name.
    • City and state of each job.
    • Your employment duration dates.
    • Brief bullet points describing your most relevant accomplishments, depending on which resume format you use.
  • Skills

    The resume skills section should include:

    • Six to eight skills listed in bullet points.
    • A mix of hard, soft and technical skills.
    • Skills that are relevant to the role you want.
  • Education

    The education section should include:

    • Type and title of your degrees or certifications.
    • Full name of each school you’ve attended.
    • Any education-related awards or distinguishing accomplishments.

    Our Resume Builder helps you write these sections in no time. Simply tell us your desired job title and you’ll get dozens of content suggestions for all your resume sections.

More resume-writing advice

  1. How do I write a resume with no experience?

    When it comes to writing a resume with no experience, the first thing you should consider is which format will best present the experiences and skills you have while downplaying your lack of years in the workforce.

    For applicants with no formal work experience, we always recommend you focus on your skills section rather than the work experience.

    With a functional resume, you can showcase your most relevant skills for the job and describe instances where you demonstrated those abilities — extracurricular activities, internships or even hobbies. Remember, what matters here is what you’ve accomplished, not where.

  2. How long should a resume be?

    A one-page resume is the best option when applying for most roles.

    The one-page resume is concise and easy to read and assess, which overloaded recruiters greatly appreciate when sifting through applications.

    However, a two-page resume can be justified if you’ve spent 10+ years in the workforce and have had a rich and varied career. If this sounds like you and you’re applying for a career in medicine or academia, a CV might be a better fit.

  3. How do I format a resume?

    You can format your resume in one of three ways: a chronological format, functional format or combination format.

    Each of these resume formats takes the five main sections of a resume and organizes them to show your strengths and hide your weaknesses.

    The chronological format:

    • Is the format most people (and recruiters) are familiar with.
    • Focuses on accomplishments within your work experience.
    • Works best for people who have had 10+ years of experience.

    The functional format:

    • Is the least common format.
    • But an ideal option for students, recent graduates or first-time job seekers.
    • Showcases skills first, making it ideal for those without formal work experience.

    The combination format:

    • Focuses equally on skills and experience.
    • Is great if you’ve had five to nine years in the workforce.
    • Ideal for applicants who want a promotion or are changing careers.
  4. How do I write a cover letter for my resume?

    Most jobs require or encourage you to submit a cover letter with your resume. You want to draft a compelling letter that doesn’t bore the recruiter and provides added value in tandem with your resume. This means you shouldn’t just write the same info you have on your resume.

    Instead, use the cover letter to expand on specific achievements and give more context on how you accomplished them. If you want to learn more about cover letters, check out our cover letter writing guide or browse our library of cover letter examples.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best resume template?

Although finding the best resume template seems like a matter of personal preference, some proven criteria makes a resume template better than others. Beyond an eye-catching design, a resume template needs to have the five main resume sections; a distinct format (whether chronological, functional or combination), and a well-organized layout that both recruiters and applicant tracking systems can quickly scan.
Our library of resume templates fulfill all these criteria, and you can find them in various styles, such as modern, traditional and creative.

Where can I find professional resume templates?

If you’re looking for resume templates that are apt for all professions, all our templates are made to fit any role or industry. However, if you’re looking for a professional style of template, we have a curated selection of professional resume templates that convey strict professionalism over everything else.

What is an applicant tracking system (ATS)?

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a software program used by employers to scan resumes for keywords pulled from their job ads. This software looks for words and phrases describing skills and experiences critical to the role.

Are these resume templates ATS-friendly?

Yes. All our resume templates are designed to bypass ATS easily without any red flags. However, making a resume ATS-friendly involves more than just the template. Check out our blog articles for learning how to make an ATS-friendly resume and how to optimize your resume for your first job.

Are these resume templates free?

Yes, the three resume templates categorized by format on this page are free to use. We also offer a wider collection of free resume templates you can download on Microsoft Word. And as always, you can create your resume on our Resume Builder and download it free as a TXT file. Double check.

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