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Online Resume Templates

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

  1. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    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

    surgay Banned

    Sep 27, 2013
    All you need is one sentence: I play bass. And a WAV file. And maybe a picture if you are purdy.
  3. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    What is the job type you are looking for? All resumes are not created equal for each industry...
  4. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    It's a maintenance job at a VA hospital.
  5. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    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. I will second this.
  7. +2

    Make one from scratch, see the styles that other people use as a guide.
  8. well, templates would be helpful to see how they should look to build one from scratch....
  9. I wouldn't look at the general templates you see online though, Id compare to real resumes if possible.
  10. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    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.
  11. 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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