The job search process is competitive. You can’t just be a great candidate, you have to be better than all the other candidates. Proving you are better than every other candidate starts with your resume. In fact, it starts before then. It starts by reviewing the best resume templates and choosing one that works for you.
The Best Resume Templates:
There are literally thousands of resume templates out there, so how do you know which resume template is the best one to use? You don’t want to be too generic or boring so look for a sensible resume layout that stands out.
For that, we recommend the following:
They have several interesting resume templates. We really like the Office Resume Template, which has a very modern design.
This template is great as it adheres to tradition and has a stand out design. It does cost $99 however, so it may not be the best option for those looking for entry level work.
Another template that combines classic with new. The graphics on this can really help your resume stand out, while the rest of the template is broken down into easy to digest chunks.
Also from Resume Way, this template is essentially the classic template. But the hint of color and the section for the sales pitch on the top right add something special. This type of resume should be printed on high quality paper.
This type of resume is best left for the daring. Most hiring managers do want only a one page resume at most. But the way this resume pops can easily be a great tool for impressing potential employers, especially if your history may be lacking other candidates.
We like this resume for both creative jobs and some retail jobs. The colors and style may not be right for many offices, but the clear and crisp nature of the design is a good choice for those looking to promote their personality.
This resume template is very modern. We like the left hand sidebar that allows the hiring manager to get to know the person as an individual, while the remaining body of the resume template is still focused on the traditional.
Adjust For Resume Screening Software
One thing to keep in mind with any resume template, is whether the resume is likely to be viewed in person. It may first so through an applicant tracking system. Some employers screen resumes using resume screening software and this means you need to be sure you are using the right font, font size etc…
Have a look at our blog post on How to Get Your Resume Selected by Resume Screening Software. It runs through all the things the software will check so you can be sure your resume will not be rejected.