One of the biggest challenges the candidates we work with run into is having a truly awesome and effective resume.
Many people rely on basic resume layouts that they’ve used for years, simply because they aren’t quite sure how to design their own. While this may sound like a minor issue, a great resume layout can actually make or break your chances of landing an interview (so it definitely matters).
Obviously, the content of your resume is the really important thing here – things like your education, background, and skills – but if your resume doesn’t look professional, clean, and modern, there’s a chance the hiring manager never even reads it.
Knowing this, we set out to create a hub of resume templates for anyone to use. We’re calling it the Ultimate Resume Collection, as it shares over 500 of the best templates on the internet. Our hope is to help people find a resume template that fits them well, and ultimately, helps them score a coveted interview.
This post will explore the ins-and-outs of the resume template library we built, to give you a little “behind the scenes” glimpse.
The Resume Template Creators
Before we talk about some of the nuts-and-bolts of the tool we built, we want to make sure we give credit to the amazing resources, websites, and designers who created these templates in the first place. Websites like Canva, Hloom, Primer Magazine, Freesumes, Resumeway, ResumeGenius, and UpToWork all offer amazing resumes and services for job hunters. Our tool pulls together these resume templates allows you to sort through them by style, color, and price (i.e. free templates VS paid templates).
Many of these websites also offer additional career resources and services, so we encourage checking those out, too!
One of the coolest features of our resume template tool is the sorting functionality. We thought it would be incredibly important for candidates like you to be able to sort through the hundreds of templates available and find something that works for you. This sorting includes by style, color, and cost.
For the “style” type of sorting, you’ll have the options for the following:
- Creative: Resume templates that are more bold than others, use more contrasting colors, leverage icons and illustrations
- Modern: Resume templates that range from clean and minimalistic to more fun and daring
- Professional: Resume templates that are more straightforward, classic yet current
- Simple: Resume templates that you’ve probably used before, classic fonts, simple layouts, minimal colors on the page
Since we personally work with candidates in multiple industries (professional, administrative, industrial, and technical) we know that not every person needs a flashy resume. So, you can use these style filters to really find what template works for you, your industry, and your personality.
You can also sort by colors, including:
We have this set up where the resume template will be sorted into whichever category it uses the most, i.e. if it is using a lot of blue with a hint of yellow, it will most likely be considered “blue.”
When you use the tool, you can actually apply multiple filters at the same time. For example, you could set it to show you “modern” resume templates that use blue colors and are 100% free to use.
Check out the resume collection here and find your new layout today!