Résumé templates - the why and how

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You don't have to start from scratch to create an awesome résumé. There are heaps of free résumé templates available online or as templates in your word processing software.

Your goal is to choose a template that matches the employer and the job.

For many jobs, it's best to play it safe with a simple to read format that clearly outlines how your skills and experience make you the best person for the job. For a creative job, your résumé may need to reflect your creativity. For example, you might even want to submit a video résumé. Remember, the more research you do on the employer beforehand, the easier it will be to pick a template to suit them.

Don't forget you need to tailor your résumé to the specific job and employer to be competitive for the job. Check out our article 'Build your résumé' for more tips.

Templates

To help you out, we've got a couple of simple résumé templates for you to download below.

Check out our templates below

…Or you can browse Job Jumpstart for other ideas and suggestions of what to do next.