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A fantastic modern outline ideal for long resumes in either chronological or functional formats. Named Coho, it also comes with various icons for your interest, reference, social, skill sets and awards sections too.

Since all of the colors used were kept to a minimum when it was designed, it makes this template much easier to skim right to your core achievements in less than six seconds. This means employers won’t miss out on any of that good stuff you’ve got in store for them.

There are a ton of subtle additions that make this one of our most sought out for designs. Take the horizontal line placement above, for example. Making simple use of word’s lines and shapes, the sidebar is lightly decorated with adjustable proficiency bars. Pretty clever right?

Switch to different awards by swapping out academic for employee achievements.

 


5.0

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KS
3 weeks ago
kamryn s

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It’s simple and clean, and doesn’t attempt to overwhelm the reader with text (good thing too, because that’s what I’m trying to avoid). It’s responsive, so it works on any device or throughout the web (good for those with variable computer/browser settings and less-than-stellar computer).

NA
3 weeks ago
norman a

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I like the way it looks, I feel very clean and elegant as far as designs go. I think it’s very professional and not something that will make an employer immediately not like me (I already get a little jade color tone from my projects in colored titles). I’m not sure what I like most about it though.

CP
4 weeks ago
cheryl p

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It allows me to use more whitespace between each paragraph (which makes them feel tighter) which in turn gives much better visual impact compared against traditional single column layouts.

SM
4 weeks ago
stacey m

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It’s so simple: no columns, no filler, just the essential info that matters. It’s very readable, even if it’s not “the best” (I guess we’ll call it that).

KD
2 months ago
kellie d

+

It saves me from having to cut up old resumes again by hand (which is what i have been doing lately), it gives great results visually with good hierarchy while not requiring any graphic design experience on an entry level candidate.

CS
2 months ago
carl s

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I was told by multiple people that references should not be included at all in your CV/resume because it adds no value to an employer’s decision whether or lenghty you are – as long is they can find out who said what (whether its reasonable enough) from company-to-company etc.

JR
2 months ago
jessica r

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It highlights my academic experience. As you can see, my job experience is all over the place, which makes finding relevant work difficult. I’m finding it hard to show the difference in content between my academic experience and my professional experience. the design is simple and stands out. I think it’s great that it’s simple and stands out from the rest.

BB
2 months ago
barbara b

+

My old resume has been formatted and worded terribly, I think. This one is professional and elegant. the new resume:I think the big change is the professional forward movement.

GW
2 months ago
greyson w

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I personally feel like each cv is unique, and the effort required to create each one is apparent. When I received my first edit back I was simply blown away how good it looked, and how much better it looked the more I looked at it. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

LT
2 months ago
louis t

+

It’s clean: Unlike most templates which look like they were designed in a hurry, this one looks very professional. It’s readable: I can easily read it and not glance away (double check for errors). The text is uniform: No more patchy, uneven text.

PP
2 months ago
pamela p

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I didn’t know a better way to start my resume. In the old days, I’d often just copy and paste the job description into a new document and submit it. That didn’t cut it for this job. I’m no longer working for my old boss.

JE
2 months ago
jay e

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First of all, the design is simple and clean – something I value in my resumes. It’s also unique, which adds to it a bit. It offers a month for referencing – a valuable value add for me as an educator. Lastly, it is ATS friendly – something I value in my resumes.

PP
3 months ago
patty p

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It’s functional! No more “buzzword. ” That means your potential employer knows exactly what you did (or didn’t) based on if he reads in advance or not. (This is especially useful when networking with old college professors whose advice was always second-hand.

ER
3 months ago
edward r

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I think it looks nice – no matter how plain, boring, or flashy, a resume needs to have a certain style to it to make it seem casual or sophisticated. I don’t have much quantifiable achievements to put on my resume which I think is important.

AL
3 months ago
amanda l

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It works really well with Google Docs The design is simple yet eye catching: it looks good on paper.

WT
3 months ago
willie t

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This template *Eliminates the need for me to continuously scroll to the bottom of the page* Provides a more visually appealing template* Makes it easier to re-arrange the sections for the layoutI would love to hear what you all think about it.

CF
3 months ago
craig f

+

Lots ways around on colors; some highlighting & italicizing makes me uncomfortable.

JR
3 months ago
jimena r

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It looks like every other template I see online. No more overly-flashy, realistic looking templates that are too easy to photoshop. Additionally, the design is very clean & easy to read. I notice that most job posts ask for a cover letter.

IB
3 months ago
ignacio b

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I don’t like to bullshit people, and this template does a great job of hiding it.

DT
3 months ago
denise t

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My old one was VERY plain looking_ no layout at all. The text used came from an online dictionary (not really sure if its legal to use that)Quickly becoming bored with Word after ten minutes(I’m just terrible).

AJ
3 months ago
alice j

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First off it looks great! Secondly – unlike most resumes which are simply designed to look “good” on paper- mine actually has purpose: To get noticed by potential employers who will in turn spread their word across multiple job sites so that they could potentially be looking at me as well when deciding whether or not hiring someone else.

VB
3 months ago
victor b

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It is very consistent from one industry to the next, and to a degree. It allows me to cram a lot of info on a single page while still showing and respecting the reader’s time.

MW
3 months ago
marshall w

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Great post, thanks for all the help. I have two college degrees, one from a community college and the other I earned here in school.

NS
3 months ago
norman s

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It looks very clean (again borrowed from another post here on r/jobs). First off it’s organized by actual experience “DESIRED” at top instead new style where each entry is above everything else alphabetically which made finding things hard sometimes etc.

AW
3 months ago
aaliyah w

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It’s very clean / simple – most times when i fill mine in with information it ends up looking like an essay. Hence why nobody has told me to add color or flair etc. The info is **quantifiable**3.

DN
3 months ago
denise n

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It’s cleaner in my opinion. Virtually every template I’ve seen with professional resumes tends to be fairly graphic oriented, and mine is not. It’s text-based and clean. it’s more relevant. For me, education tends to be a sort of no-no category.

TR
3 months ago
tyrone r

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I am able to fit more information (in this case job description) in 1 page than I was able to in 2 pages before with the old template The new template is easier on the eyes I no longer have to worry about changing the font or adjusting the text size as much as I had to before

MP
4 months ago
morris p

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It saves me from having to go back through 20+ job applications (and some weird formatting that made it more work than just copy-paste on).

CE
4 months ago
chris e

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I think it looks very clean and readable, which is important for an engineering resume. I think it keeps my experience from awkwardly clustered together, which is a bad thing to have even if it isn’t a resume-worthy look.

JB
4 months ago
jack b

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This cv template is extremely simple. No columns, no fancy formatting, just straight to the point information. the information is not overly critical. I challenged myself to write this cv as if I was an employer, not an interviewee.

PM
4 months ago
pablo m

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It is functional:As you can see by looking at each job description, they detail what technical skills are required (hard skill & softskill). It hits on all those education grade schools quick enough to make sense while not being too obnoxious. – Since most jobs ask either an Associates or Bachelors before advancing further in grad school.

HK
4 months ago
hayden k

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This template helps you out with that tough job hunt. You see, my current job doesn’t have a “company name” entry, so I had to travel to an interview and was disappointed when the VP didn’t even show. That led me to believe I wasn’t even going to get an interview.

PM
5 months ago
patrick m

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It looks clean, simple and understandable. It’s readable. My info is still readable and there’s still a chance to make me look like a potential employee, without deceiving the recruiters.

HG
5 months ago
hector g

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It’s in line with my career goals of getting into or moving up in level of management at a large company. True story, I’ve always been a leader, always gotten the girls, and always had a great reputation within the company. I want to keep that reputation and that starts with a great resume.

CA
5 months ago
clarence a

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I’m on a 6-month contract and the project I’m on is so awesome that I believe it will definitely result in some job opportunities for me once the project is completed and I’m looking for something more permanent.

HB
5 months ago
heidi b

+

It’s clean, organized, and focuses on the most important/relevant aspects of my job history.

HM
5 months ago
heidy m

+

First of all, I noticed that when I change one part of the resume, like adding a section, all the work experience from years ago look more harmonious and pleasing to the eye.Changing the section headers from horizontal to vertical also slightly improves the organisation of the resume.

CN
5 months ago
carlos n

+

#1 it stands out from all those boring white ones that look like they’re trying too hard.

CW
5 months ago
craig w

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I don’t like the default appearance of most templates, especially when they aren’t well suited to the industry you’re looking to get into. I like that my resume looks clean and stands out. And lastly, I like that it’s a bit personalized.

PH
5 months ago
penelope h

+

It’s clean lines (ignoring tabbing), it offers maximum space utilization to encourage continuation & you can fit more without breaking its principles (*read text*).

JL
5 months ago
jerry l

+

My old resume was just a wall of text, with very little explanation. The old resume was also very outdated. I felt like I was warned about that before I even decided to do a resume of my own. My goal with this new template is to provide all the information there is without leaving any stone unturned.

KP
5 months ago
karli p

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It’s easier to fit on one page than ever before 🙂 Secondly, most jobs last less then two years. No more filling out that ass-fulla information. The info can sit there safe in your “Skills” section.

BB
5 months ago
bruce b

+

I like how it’s inspired by works in old masters (1200-1600), yet modern looking fonts make sense with what we generally use on these kind pagesNow that is based off an average ‘traditional’ CV which you’ll see looks very stale to meSo here are some extra details floating around out there.

LK
6 months ago
laurel k

+

It looks clean, crisp and modern with a focus on what my experience allows me to do. I think it’s very important to be able to present yourself in a modern resume without looking like you’re trying too hard or straying from the norm.

WH
6 months ago
winston h

+

The personal info is not crowded like in 2-3 other examples i see online – all information are easy to separate & read individually (that’s why it took me so long lol). Like everything else on here ,the format seems cleaner with less white space wasting extra margins etc.

CC
6 months ago
cynthia c

+

My old one was just too wordy, and made me look like I wanted to crawl under the desk instead of move up. This one uses simple lines and basic typography (Arial, 11pt) to show through, and the picture is large and nicely placed so it doesn’t just look like a shitty screenshot of my screen.

RT
6 months ago
rose t

+

First and most importantly, it allows me to put my education first–something that’s very difficult to do with my old resume, which was a nightmare. the format of the new cv is so much better than my old, and that’s something I wanted.

RM
6 months ago
rayne m

+

I never really considered the aesthetics of my old resume until now. I think the dark background/column design looks very clean and dynamic. Finally, I like that it highlights sections instead of just writing whole pages obvioulsy and making the resume look crammed.

DR
7 months ago
deborah r

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It’s absolutely beautiful (I think I might just cry tears of joy seeing this). Meaning, instead of just listing my job experience in a chronological fashion, it’s in a “job title + time frame” format. Third, it tells a story. I think stories are awesome.

JW
8 months ago
josh w

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I couldn’t get rgb on my mac, and grey seems to be getting all the clicks/reactions on here, so I wanted it to stand out).

SP
8 months ago
slade p

+

It looks very tidy, consists of exactly one page, and follows a template that I think is very easy to read and thus visually appealing. Also, since I am a graduate student, the template contains a list of the required skills and content that I would have to include (in addition to other extras the hiring manager may specify).

KH
11 months ago
karen h

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It’s in line with modern aesthetics, choosing a sans-serif font that isn’t serif makes a huge difference. It’s easy to read, and doesn’t have awkward tables that can make it difficult to read for others.

JB
12 months ago
jennifer b

+

It’s minimal, crisp, and clean. Minimize eye candy. Minimize wasted space. Make the content of your resume stand out. In the past, I’ve submitted my resume in tables, and it never seems to look right to me. Minimize table needlessly, and make your table visibility percentages much, much higher.

JC
12 months ago
jerry c

+

Simple is always better than complicated, I think. It’s incredibly clean. No more ugly, overlapping lines and excessive white space. Third, it was needed.

CH
1 year ago
cael h

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My first reason is the way each of the body sections are connected. Each of the sections are wrapped around the next section, which in this case is the experience section. This creates a unique look that is visually appealing. My second reason for the design is that I find resumes to be too wordy.

PG
1 year ago
paxton g

+

I think the template looks good. I’m sure you could find something to critique and I’d be happy to hear it. I think the words I’ve put on it are strong.

SE
1 year ago
sean e

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Most of the job applications nowadays have an option to upload a resume. I like this design better as it:? Maximizes the chance of a selected resume being reviewed.