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10 Free Resume Templates For The Creatively Challenged

By Poyen Ramos on March 3, 2016

Writing an impressive resume can be challenging. It's more than just filling in the blank spaces with your credentials, your achievements, and your skills, you've got to make it look as clean and classy as possible. But what if you don't have the talent of a graphic designer who can easily fix-up a cool resume? What's more difficult is if you absolutely have no idea how you're going to make it look.

Don't worry, we're always here to make your job easier. So in honor of the recent graduates who are looking for their first jobs, and those who are looking for a new gig, here are 10 resumes templates we gathered from the internet. And the best part is, they're all free to download! Who wouldn't like free stuff, right?

So whether you're looking for something basic to something a little more on the creative side, we're sure you can find something that will fit your taste and personality.
Going Basic
These bunch may not be the best looking resumes to date, they're still a notch higher than that of our MS templates. Plus, if you're aiming to apply at the serious corporate world or a conservative company, then best if you stick to these classic looks.

1. Goldfish Bowl by Hloom

This resume speaks simplicity at its finest—simple, transparent, clean—best for when you're applying for a corporate job.

Resume Template
Free, Available as DOCX file. Download the Template

2. Blues by Primer Magazine

Here's something a little bit creative to make your resume pop out. Change the color to whatever you please, or better yet, change it to the color of the company you're applying to.

Resume TemplateFree, Available as DOC file. Download the Template

3. Easy Elegance by Tidy Forms

Green is a relaxing and refreshing color, and if you want recruiters to feel refreshed by your resume, this will do the trick! And just look how clean everything looks.

Resume Templates

Free, Available as DOCX file. Download the Template

4. Ivy League by Hloom

This is a perfect template engineering or scientific professionals. It's a two-page format with brow headers and multiple sections for honors, publications, research, and more.

Resume Template

Free, Available as DOCX file. Download the Template

5. Time-Honored by Hloom

Thin divider lines and bold headers are great for blocking sections. This is a universal layout that can be used for corporate, creative, or labor industry professionals.

Resume templates

Free, Available as DOCX file. Download the Template
Going Creative
If you're more on the creative side of the workforce (designers, photographers, writers, etc.), then you should probably try to impress that recruiter with these creative, fun, bold, but still ultimately simple and beautiful resume templates.

Note: Most of the templates here use Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, if you don't have one on your computer, you can either install, or ask your creative friends to help you out.

1. Modern Swiss Style by Cursive Q Designs

Make a bold statement with this creative resume template, perfect for any creative professional.

Resume Templates

Free, Available as Photoshop PSD file. Download the Template

2. Cool and Clean by Creative Booster

Do you have an eye for photography? Why not showcase one of your works at the header of this clean template? It has enough white spaces for the recruiter's eyes to feel relaxed when they scan through it.

Resume Templates

Free (via email), Available as Photoshop PSD and Ai file. Download the Template

3. Sleek by The Meraid

This one's flow is similar to that of the previous one, except the layout flows vertically.

Resume Templates

Free, Available as Photoshop Ai file. Download the Template

4. Iconic Fun by Hloom

Black and white icon images set in open blue circles connected with blue lines. Functional resume to list education and skills for new graduates.

Resume Templates

Free, Available as DOCX file. Download the Template

5. Minimalist by Ahmed Seneina

You don't have to put everything into your resume, just the important stuff. Take this resume for example, simple, short, and straight to the point.

Resume Templates

Free, Available as PSD file. Download the Template

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