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Online Resume Templates

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by agent77, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. agent77

    agent77 Tin Foil Hat Wearer Supporting Member

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    Does anyone know any good (preferably free) online resume templates? I downloaded 3 different ones this morning, but I can't get any of them to work.
  2. surgay

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    All you need is one sentence: I play bass. And a WAV file. And maybe a picture if you are purdy.
  3. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines I'll hump your leg Supporting Member

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    What is the job type you are looking for? All resumes are not created equal for each industry...
  4. agent77

    agent77 Tin Foil Hat Wearer Supporting Member

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    It's a maintenance job at a VA hospital.
  5. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight Supporting Member

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    Avoid templates at all cost. They're cheesy, it's obvious when you use one, and recruiters don't think very highly of them.

    My recommendation would be to sample some resume formats, find one that best highlights your qualifications and accomplishments, then build one from scratch.
  6. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium Supporting Member

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  7. Eric Perry

    Eric Perry

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    I will second this.
  8. i_got_a_mohawk

    i_got_a_mohawk

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    +2

    Make one from scratch, see the styles that other people use as a guide.
  9. DwaynieAD

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    well, templates would be helpful to see how they should look to build one from scratch....
  10. i_got_a_mohawk

    i_got_a_mohawk

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    I wouldn't look at the general templates you see online though, Id compare to real resumes if possible.
  11. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight Supporting Member

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    I would say not necessarily. Templates usually have very strange font choices and sizes, graphics and colors in the header and other parts of the document (which should be avoided unless you're in a creative field like visual media), and I find that they often do not use white space very well.
  12. Eric Perry

    Eric Perry

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    Although I'm biased, I do like mine. It's put together as a CV as opposed to a resume, however. I'm not going to post it publicly, but I'd forward a copy, if anyone were curious to see how it's assembled.

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