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Sometimes, watermelon colored accents is the key to landing any job. No seriously. Blossom features a beautiful color scheme and modern fonts that don’t take away from it’s minimalist approach. Would you rather hand in a text only word document as your resume, or this one? Come on now.

The randomly placed boxes with that light shade of watermelon complement the layout very well, creating a compelling visual effect when placed behind white graphics.

Set the data amounts for the pie charts by double clicking the object in word. Take a look at the competencies section in this pic.

Go to replace image instead of straight up inserting your headshot… it won’t automatically resize it if you do that. Key in your email and address below to finish up the contact section.

Drop in other icons and relabel the headings as much as you want. There are no specific formatting rules for a hybrid CV.

 


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JR
3 weeks ago
jon r

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It looks clean, crisp, and contemporary. It’s absolutely perfect, as I want to use it on both the creative and the more traditionally-minded fields (such as marketing or fashion).

RW
3 weeks ago
rhianna w

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The first is that I know that, in the grand scheme of things, my resume isn’t going to be seen by anyone besides my close friends and family.

LE
3 weeks ago
luther e

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The first is that I found a template that allowed me to fit all my essential information (width and length) onto one page. I like the way the column structure and colors spread out the information. And last, I think it’s pretty cool that my computer skills and experience are displayed in such an eye-catching way.

MS
4 weeks ago
martha s

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First off, I think it’s very clever how it’s designed. It’s not the usual black and white, “straightforward” fonts and spacing that most people seem to use. It’s creative, yet professional, with a little bit of pop to it. It doesn’t *flow* like many templates I’ve seen.

MG
1 month ago
margaret g

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It looks good, it’s easy to read, and is structured very effectively. It’s a good length as well.

TB
1 month ago
teresa b

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I think my first reason is that, for the first time, I’m really working with a team on an actual project. Being able to work on a problem with whomever I please (rather than being bound by the design of the resume) means I’m much more likely to be able to really put my mind to something.

GL
1 month ago
gretchen l

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It’s just cool. It makes my resume stand-out from the rest of the pile. And finally, it lets me put my best foot forward when I’m applying.

CW
1 month ago
collin w

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#1 it gives a chance to really showcase my jobs (in my case hospitality) in a negative light since I used them to shelter me from unemployment during the early years of college. #2 it allows me to showcase my courses in more detail, and I think this is important because I’m applying for a more technical role.

DS
1 month ago
deandre s

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The one problem with that though would be some things could end up getting cut(such as portfolio).

KA
2 months ago
kasey a

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It’s simple! So not only do you get an amazing CV without having to worry about blanks being squares or columns insteadof lines. You also don’t need so many pointless “special” bullets that make your 1-2 sentence sections really lengthy (which is something we always tryto avoid here at SimplyHired).

CW
2 months ago
cade w

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It looks clean (I always feel like mine tends to get all jumbly).

KP
2 months ago
kimberly p

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The first is that I believe it’s vastly improved the readability and organization of my resume. I’m a word-user, especially when it comes to my day-to-day: I have a bachelor’s degree in English, and my current job (along with all my experience) is in the publishing industry.

LS
2 months ago
lea s

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I think the template is extremely beautiful (even if it does have some flaws), and I personally feel a bit more confident in it than my previous resume, which was a word-based format that did not feel very clean or professional.

RM
2 months ago
ryan m

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When I talk to people in the industry, they always recommend a standard format.

MS
3 months ago
melany s

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My old resume was very traditional looking, wordy, and filled with fluff. With this new resume, I wanted to create a new opening that emphasized my soft skills and that I’m actually a softie. I also wanted to showcase that I’m quite good at reading people and that I’m not just a creepy robot.

DG
3 months ago
damon g

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The template itself is very visually appealing, especially since it uses a different type of font (I think it’s a more classical look, with a lot of lightness). It’s a lot easier on the eyes than a dense wall of text.

JB
3 months ago
joe b

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I think the blue is eye-catching, not “pointlessly flashy”, and definitely not bland. It actually adds a subtle touch of class to a resume that might be a bit too professional for my taste. I think the bullets for my sub-bullets are more effective than previous versions.

LP
3 months ago
louis p

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First off it’s super clean – all common whites are removed so that only special emphasis is given to make details pop out more (in essence creating an eyecatching visual difference between non-descriptive text & design). Secondly there aren’t any huge gaps in employment which can give away potential employers after seeing how little time you spent at each job applicant.

TL
3 months ago
tucker l

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Does a great job of keeping things minimal – in turn I think this helps keep your CV clean without losing crucial information that could make or break someone’s decision TO hire YOU.

KW
3 months ago
kathy w

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I like the way it looks, it’s very readable, and the colors are nice. I was previously using a boring, black and white, MS Word resume.

KG
3 months ago
kelly g

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It’s very clean lines (I prefer). It makes me think about things in pictures / descriptions instead bullet points.

KS
3 months ago
kenneth s

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I didn’t want to do a normal “round” or “rectangular” resume, as I felt that it doesn’t look clean and isn’t consistent from one page to the next.

GR
3 months ago
georgia r

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It looks clean – something that isn’t easy to do with previous templates Since most job postings get 1000+ applicants instead of resumes only (something thats happened more recently), they tend not want “fancy” designs They use.

JL
3 months ago
jeramiah l

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It’s minimalist :). Easy on your eyes (and powerpointillation), do mind me when you are done :)Second in term formatting is still present through out text documents with bullet points where appropriateMy thirties aren’t all that bad at companies anyway.

GM
3 months ago
gustavo m

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It’s beautiful! Secondly (and more importantly) i think that most employer don’t really ‘get’ / know how to use these fancy “creative” layouts.

MN
3 months ago
mathias n

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It looks so nice (I hope), and it saves me from having to put HUGE margins on my resume (I’ve heard things done that way don’t really count).

RB
3 months ago
rey b

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My old resume just wasn’t getting the attention it needed. and that’s including my old boss who decided to use the same template I did not like.I like the template because: It’s easy to read. It’s easy to customize in any way you want4.

JM
3 months ago
joe m

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It’s a single PDF file, no more patching of the screen with various fonts and bullshit. The design is simple and easily parsed (GNOME, Internet Explorer, Chrome). Good googling! Text is not bold-italic, thus leaving less white space.

JB
3 months ago
journey b

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It is exactly 1 page long, which is a good assumption as in my experience fresh out of school, I always was 2 pages max so I could always trim it down if needed. In addition, it includes my professional experience which I feel is very important.

OE
3 months ago
oliver e

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It looks clean, simple, and lets me put more personality into my cv without using too much space (as in, I can’t fit a picture in there). It saves me from having to cut and paste job descriptions. It has a nice, clean layout. And it is A4 sized paper which is a major pro in my field.

LC
3 months ago
luis c

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It’s simple! No columns 🙂 just two pages with experience at top + education section- very easy to read (an issue which some people may have an opinion on). Second reason is that in real life everybody follows fashion so much nowadays even if you are different or don’t fit into what society tells everyone should look like.

SM
4 months ago
sarahi m

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I hope someone can help me take this one step further. My job is for IT audit, so almost all of my career has been in IT. If anyone could help me make this look as good as possible, I’m all ears.

CJ
4 months ago
chad j

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I didn’t have to worry about trying to fit everything on one page and worrying about having too much on there. everything is black and white and simple, which is something I always back away from. Normally CVs look like they’ve been splashed with paint. And the colors are just not my thing.

RB
4 months ago
riley b

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It’s a LOT leaner than my old, which was a CRAP of a resume with a LOT of crap on it. I think the design is much more versatile — you can’t tell what department I work in based on the design, because I can put that department anywhere I want and still look good.

AA
4 months ago
anabel a

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First off it allows me to show all aspects on work experience in 1 page (My other one was making fun outta 2 pages :'( ) Second reason is that with her advice i’ve tried catering towards experts – which had worked! 🙂 Thirdly, people magazines like Lelo are coming across some really weird results when they run scans through tracking software.

MG
4 months ago
moriah g

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I wanted to keep it as lean as possible. Using a template that’s extremely common, and pretty much fills the cv market, supports ATS, and lets me add for the heck out of the boring text. I’m always a little unease with my job descriptions.

JM
4 months ago
jamiya m

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It’s simple: no graphs or tables twice in one paragraph is not fancy looking (at least to me). Second – It follows Google style guide which means things that are intuitively understood by people with normal vision get through more often than ones used when you have multiple columned resumes on your screen.

KR
4 months ago
kathy r

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It is so clean. No more printing non-existent lines. it is so aesthetically pleasing. I feel like this cv is much more important than the resume and could catch a recruiters eye, making me more likely to get an interview. In addition, it is extremely customizable.

EY
4 months ago
emanuel y

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Formatting! It’s so nice to have such clean code that looks good with little tweaking from hand-picking text throughout (a skill she has). Secondly it eliminates an absolute hell while writing out objectives which is what most people here do anyway without me stating “fuck logic/reasoning” on every bullet point.

KG
4 months ago
kiley g

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It’s minimal! No essays to read (or worry about) or extra spaces that could look weird as people will be glancing quickly through their CV bin at you if they see anything odd. (Furthermore since most things are sized very small in comparison with each other.

MR
5 months ago
malachi r

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1 – A very important and relevant experience on my resume is one that I feel is very difficult to convey using traditional means (i. writing a traditional narrative resume). Most companies, even those that claim to value storytelling, have some sort of screening process for resumes.

AA
5 months ago
andrew a

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I didn’t want to just copy a cv from here, because this one looks way better than any other templates I’ve seen, and it’s been a long time since I’ve had to do updating of my resume. Also, this one was created by a professional resume writer, so she really stepped out of her job description here.

LJ
5 months ago
leland j

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It saves me from having to cut up old CV’s again by hand:) #1 A lot more whitespace- which is good because i want something with strong horizontal rules. #2 More breathing room between each section#3 For every job it looks better if there are headers on both sides (It creates visual interest).

HA
5 months ago
heather a

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My old resume got me only one interview since I graduated, and they only saw my LinkedIn profile. The cv was very plain looking with very little color, and the content was not what they were looking for. This cv template is professional, yet colorful, and filled with personality.

CR
5 months ago
cameron r

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I personally really like the way the info is presented, and I’m very confident that it will catch their eye. I’m also very confident in the bi-annual format. I’ve used annuals since I was in school, and I’ve used the current format for at least six years.

EJ
5 months ago
eric j

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Finally, I completely removed the “about” section in the top, because I found some posts here say to do that.

WR
5 months ago
walker r

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My old resume looked like it was pulled from the 90s, separated by lines indicating section separations, and was very traditionally formatted.

KP
5 months ago
keaton p

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I haven’t had a lot of opportunities to practice formatting in a resume before. I wanted to use a functional format to showcase the different skills I have picked up in my career.

CA
5 months ago
cade a

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The first is that I know exactly what kind of font and size it will be displayed in, no more guessing. I know exactly how big of an area I can fill with info and still keep it on one page. And finally, I know exactly what info I will be putting on it, I don’t have to guess anymore.

AY
5 months ago
amy y

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Number 1, it’s much easier to read/follow/find specific things with a full-body template.

LE
5 months ago
lorelei e

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It saves me 2400+ characters vs if i stretched it out to fit every word on one page (even though optimally, its exactly . Its clean & simple which helps avoid distracting arts like fonts or pictures that seem overused in current standards.

GR
5 months ago
george r

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I’m sure most people would agree with me that a resume should appear as a single document, not three or four page, and should be designed with a consistent and clean look.

NK
5 months ago
noel k

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I’m mainly looking for managerial type jobs in admissions/admissions support, office administration type jobs in higher education, or essentially a combination of the two. This template also worked really well for my most recent internship. I’m going to be customizing this cv a lot based on the job description.

SL
5 months ago
shelley l

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First off it’s incredibly easy to manipulate (I did that already). Secondly, all experience listed is classroom or one-on -campus based tutoring/editing work only. Not including college oriented extra curriculars which are essentially volunteer positions with various “clients”.

DR
6 months ago
donna r

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For one, it’s very simple, and that I like. I’m older, and even though I’m getting older it feels more fun to go with a clean look. It makes my resume stand-out, and not just ordinary. My new cv looks like mine, and the design is unique.

PH
6 months ago
phillip h

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I didn’t want a repeat of the same picture on the same page over and over, and for me, the combination of those two made a really easy read.

EA
6 months ago
eduardo a

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First off it’s very easy to read/follow / scan (besides color). Secondly when you **compare** your CV with job postings from companies which are actively looking simply by how they word their requirements on different profiles – The more specific & personal *requirement statements* that HR departments in most industries post online seem far superior than ever before.

AH
6 months ago
ashly h

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It uses a standard size font, not the tiny kind that some sites might use. And finally, since I am a student it gives me the ability to list even grades that I got pretty much all A’s in.

MD
6 months ago
marshall d

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I have the feel of a more professional looking resume, as well as being able to fit more onto it. It still feels clean and simple, and is still under 1 page. I think it looks great, and will help your lovely reviewer to read it more easily.

BE
6 months ago
bruce e

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First time ever I have some really great bragging points. For the place I am submitting this, tailoring each application/job requires specific formatting that’s how I found this site – glad I did.

RL
6 months ago
rebecca l

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It’s modular: you can add or remove sections at will to tweak your CV whichever way suits YouBest / Career objectives depending on which job/points etcyou’re shooting towards+.

AM
6 months ago
angie m

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I like the way it looks, it’s simply beautiful, yet sophisticated. I feel it looks clean and contemporary, yet edgy and unique. This is the first time I’m using a professional template, I would love to know if it looks good.

JW
7 months ago
jacqueline w

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It works like a charm on Windows and Mac OS. I don’t have to type out the header and footer separators (they all start with “&”). Third, it keeps the right margin all the way around the page so the cv looks clean.

CG
7 months ago
colby g

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I’m not terrible at selling myself. The simplicity of the template makes it easy to fit my information around the page. And third, since I am in a male dominated industry, the cv’s reduction of information makes me feel important.

SG
10 months ago
sylvester g

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The first is that I know it looks very different from most resumes, and that I’m doing something right with that style. It’s a lot less bland than a lot of what I’ve seen around here.

PN
11 months ago
pearl n

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Several of my peers have told me they like how my resume looks, and how it isn’t cluttered. Many times when I have talked with older people about resumes they have said it is hard to understand why someone has gotten so few interviews.

IP
12 months ago
isabel p

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It’s so much easier to format when all the data/text is already in one column. Because I’ve worked in mostly menial positions, I haven’t had to put together a strong resume in many years. I think this field is so competitive, and it’s great to have support from your peers.

MA
1 year ago
mike a

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My old resume was -let me tell you about the rocky past a bit. Rough and rusty-looking, with too many bullet points without measurable results or with big, drag on drag out paragraphs. I deleted a few old posts, let’s just say they were less then flattering. This new resume, I think, is much better.

AR
1 year ago
adrienne r

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It’s modern and simple. Third, it’s got a LOT of information in it (I’m sure you can tell I went for a lot of info over *little* info).

RD
1 year ago
rachel d

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The template is very clean – something that I’m very sensitive about on my own resume. The template makes it very easy to switch up fonts and colors without having to edit each of the individual entries.

MD
1 year ago
milton d

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In my current job, I essentially work from home : the only time I am in my office is when we move houses, or I go to workshops, or one of our bureaus requests my travel documents so I have to travel, or one of our bureaus requests a follow-up on the status of my application.