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Show your level of focus and dedication to the hard work you put into your craft each and every with Astute, a creative resume from Templicate in every sense of the word.

On first contact, a key element to success is being impressionable. Giving off the impression that you’re someone who always keeps their eyes on the goal can be paramount.

This skills-based, core-functional design template portrays your talents and business qualification in a simple two-column portrait layout with a black and white monogram next to enormous uppercase letters for your name.

  • (Other fonts, fill patterns and chart types are in the attached media library & writing guide that comes with)
  • Place your objective verbiage into the top of the body, throw in a few action words where appropriate, and swap out the Open Sans font if you want a different typographic style.

    Using the core skills bars above, you can easily show the reader how much of each attribute you can bring to their company. Since it is formatted 100% by a drawn in table, all you have to do is drag the end of each red-colored row to its right for adjustments. Naturally, you can change up the colors too to your preference, whatever floats your boat.


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    DP
    3 weeks ago
    david p

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    I like how the bullet points fit together – it’s like watching “The Wizard of Oz” while dropping the final “Ministry of Truth” on a group of rebels. Bonus points for including “Mind Teasers,” “Mental Gamete” and “Quick Pained” as job duties.

    TA
    1 month ago
    thomas a

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    It looks professional, it’s easy to skim read, and it’s clean. I’m going to go ahead and post a picture of the old resume so you can compare/contrast. # Good thing I’m not very good at resumes. I can’t even describe how much I hate this resume style.

    CW
    1 month ago
    christine w

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    It’s easy to read/follow! Second: The font is appropriately small so as not too over-saturated (a plus in me). And finally these words stand out well even without any title or firm background color schemes:”Effective Problem Solver”! “Motivated by Results”. “Organized &detail oriented”.

    AK
    1 month ago
    alden k

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    The first is it’s incredibly simple. All the color and graphics are hidden/ removed, making it an elegant cv in the true sense of the word. This is a professional video CV, so the text is of a higher caliber and higher resolution than your average resume, making the text easy to read and navigating the whole thing.

    EE
    1 month ago
    eleanor e

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    I think numbers (especially the use of numbers) are good for emphasizing accomplishments. using numbers to highlight duties/responsibilities helps normalize (read: make sense) the lengthy list of tasks within each position.

    PL
    2 months ago
    penelope l

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    I got my old one ripped off some site and google docs’d it, so I can’t link to it sadly. My main reason for using this cv template instead of the others I’ve seen is the fact that I can fit more information on one page with this style of cv, compared to the other 2 styles.

    RC
    2 months ago
    roger c

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    It’s clean (no drafts, no horrid gap between posts), it’s reasonably sized (it fits on one page), and it’s aesthetically pleasing. It also happens to be 100% free, if people want to use it. WTF, I hear you cry.

    EK
    2 months ago
    eli k

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    It looks so nice as defaulting to something clean with no frills just helps you look forward instead viewing your current CV in an unbiased way. – Quick skim-ability: As mentioned above – quick skimming is great if we are sitting behind computers all day (bad idea) or even when taking notes during lectures/guides.

    AS
    3 months ago
    andre s

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    I always had my “official” job experience first by date, even before adding my freelance and related experience. Just adding the freelancing and related experience (which is just a fancy way of saying marketing) takes up more space than is needed.

    ME
    3 months ago
    marie e

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    It’s clean, minimal, and organized (something I always strived for in my last resumes). I think its graphical design is also one of it’s biggest highlights. doc format. I am currently working on a resume in a .

    EC
    4 months ago
    elizabeth c

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    I personally feel like the original boil-it-down-to-the-essential-points template sucks. There’s just nothing “original” about it. It just lists out all the stuff you *can’t* list out in bullet points.

    SL
    4 months ago
    stephanie l

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    First off, I don’t have a lot of experience, so I wanted to highlight those aspects most relevant to my duties as a research assistant. I wanted the resume to be one page, so I used a very simple template.

    AL
    5 months ago
    anabel l

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    First off, I’m lucky enough to be in LOVE with this template! It was inspired by a beautiful vintage wardrobe, and it feels very “era-correct”. It was also used by a former boss of mine, and she says it’s very eye-catching.

    ML
    5 months ago
    marquise l

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    The first off, it’s ATS friendly – for the first time, I can upload my resume, and it will pick up all the keywords. It makes my resume so much more than a list of “projects done. ” Now, it’s about 80% description and 10% project links, which I think is a good balance.

    CW
    5 months ago
    charlotte w

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    While it’s not exclusively a “modern” template, it is significantly different than most. I think this is great! One of my biggest problems has basically been “tuning” my resume to fit each job I’ve applied for.

    KM
    5 months ago
    kaleigh m

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    It’s extremely readable, and most importantly, it’s extremely easy to navigate. I’ve never been able to pick out individual words. Also, I took some advice (from you all) and formatted my “about” into a one-page “profile” section.

    LR
    6 months ago
    lillian r

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    It highlights my education. My BA is in a tangentially related subject that doesn’t show any of the skills I’ve obtained. since I chose to focus on engineering when I applied to grad school, the first thing you see is a simple engineering design project.

    JB
    6 months ago
    jane b

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    This cv is only the base template. I’ll add desired fields and relevant information in the relevant sections. I didn’t want to overcrowd the template. In addition, I wanted my job experience to show my capabilities rather than repeat the same thing endlessly.

    ES
    8 months ago
    eli s

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    For starters, my last three jobs have all been acquired through cold contacting, and are essentially “cold” resumes. That’s cool with me since I like using those contacts and not posting my resume to some random job website.

    AK
    9 months ago
    alonso k

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    I hope it makes your day a little brighter, and hopefully inspires you to throw your hat in the ring and do the same!**#

    AR
    10 months ago
    alaina r

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    It is not boring. It is nicely designed with white space and different fonts/size to make the content more prominent.

    RG
    10 months ago
    rodney g

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    First of all, I think it looks amazing – no matter how minimalist the template, it’s always unique and pleasing to the eye. Second of all, I can customize it to fit whatever job I’m applying for – this saves time and money, 2 factors I’m very much looking for in a job candidate.

    NE
    11 months ago
    nathalie e

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    My previous resume was a mess, colored bars, weird formatting, and it was two pages. I used the amazing format to clean that up, and cut out a bunch of crap. I’m waiting for a promotion in a couple of companies, and I want to show it off as soon as I can.