Free resume templates for Word and Pages to help you land a job, and get your career up and running. Whether you’re fresh out of college or returning to the workforce after a long break, it’s important that your resume looks professional and highlights all of your skills and abilities. For this reason, I’ve created a simple yet professional free resume template. Download it. Modify it. Then mail it to your favorite companies, and make your way back into the business world.
Free Resume Templates
There are two resume templates to choose from. The first resume template is for Microsoft Word 2011 and above. The second resume template is for Mac Pages. To download either template, click on the images below. For your convenience, a sample resume PDF has also been included at the bottom of the page.
At the top of the template is an area for your name, address, phone number, email address and website. Then there’s a section for your objective (sometimes called “profile”). Next is the area for your education (high school or college). Then there’s the area where you fill out your work history. Finally, an area has been provided for your skills. Additional areas some people add, but aren’t in this template, include volunteering and awards / achievements.
Free Resume Template for Word
Here is the Microsoft Word resume template.
Free Resume Template for Pages
Here is the Pages resume template.
Last but not least, here is a sample resume template. Use this example to see how to fill in each part of the template. For the sample resume, I decided to use everyone’s favorite consulting detective, Mr. Sherlock Holmes.
Resume Writing Tips
- Be concise: Don’t list every little detail about your career history. Only include the most important tasks that you performed. Be sure to include tasks that are relevant to the new position you are applying for.
- In the skills section, mention skills that pertain to the job you are apply for. (Example: If you are applying for an IT position, don’t mention your culinary abilities.)
- Check your spelling! Bad grammar and misspelled words make for a bad first impression.
I would like to conclude this post by mentioning that the use of these resume templates and examples in no way can guarantee you a job. Furthermore, I am not liable for the outcome of your job application. In short, you use these items at your own risk. – Tim van de Vall