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Although Principled isn’t a resume template that initially appear to fit a lot of information, after taking a longer look at it you’ll see that couldn’t be further from the truth.

It’s often chosen not only for its aesthetic appeal, but for the loads of space it conveniently fits onto one pageƒ??for adding your own unique ideasƒ??particularly the type of ideas that get your butt hired.

  • Here we take a closer look at its setup in word.
  • The beige-colored sidebar adds an element of elegance to the design, giving more than enough space for a lengthy summary of your qualifications, bio, about me, or just paragraph-long profile text if that’s your angle.

  • In each snapshot you can see where the invisible gridlines lie for the various tables… making up the majority of the format.
  • Below we see the cells dedicated to your skill-sets. For this area, arrow-shaped bar graphs are placed to give the reader a visual on what you do, and more importantlyƒ??how well you do them.

    Next we see a few more core-functional aspects of the formatting, with two-columns splitting your starting and ending dates up from your previous job descriptions.

    The resume’s body background consists of a classy shingle pattern, using different shades of beige that not only complements the left panel’s color, but also gives the document a beautiful texture when opened in word or printed out.

  • Principled’s only perceived disadvantage is its lack of a volunteer work section, but all you have to do is replace the branding statement with it, or simply tack it onto your attached cover letter.
  • GREAT FOR ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING.

    • High School Students
    • Those with no work history
    • Internship applications
    • Business Analysts
    • Human Resources

    5.0

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    AM
    4 weeks ago
    abbie m

    +

    The main thing is that it’s simple, and not crowded like some of the other templates I’ve seen. The text size is also consistent throughout, instead of varying up and down as in the case of some of the other ones I’ve seen.

    CT
    1 month ago
    celia t

    +

    It is highly based around action words + descriptions (which makes sense given that it’s targeting software engineers)- Excellent description/action word pairs The text follows paragraphs insteadv. It looks clean – concentrating on what *I* want to show rather than whats happening behind closed doors. – Improved readabilityA couple questions:1.

    NR
    1 month ago
    norma r

    +

    Primarily it’s very simple, so it’s not complex to read, and it follows a similar look and feel throughout (layout, colors, fonts, etc. ). It also helps that my experience is in a very similar industry, which helps distinguish myself from others.

    MG
    2 months ago
    matthias g

    +

    It’s clean / simple2. It has best features of all previous resume 3. It saves a lot of space per experience. It helped me to fit all my experience in a reasonable amount of time. It helped to show all my experience in one single page.

    PG
    2 months ago
    payten g

    +

    My old resume was skinnable, which usually doesn’t bode well for a person trying to present themselves in the best light. The old resume didn’t communicate what skills I had, or the different areas of responsibility I had. And above all, it didn’t tell a story.

    JB
    2 months ago
    jaylee b

    +

    I’m a big fan of readability, and this template does it beautifully.There’s a lot of relevant content on the page. I’m a minimalist at heart, so important to me to have the most important information on the page – which it does.

    WW
    3 months ago
    willie w

    +

    I’m looking to apply for jobs in the nonprofit, publishing, and educational sectors, which are all sectors I care about. I tried to use an ATS-friendly format, and credit where it’s due (i. I mention that my anonymized resume was reviewed by a human).

    AB
    3 months ago
    aliza b

    +

    I think the first is that it’s very clean. The old one was just a mess. The other reason is that I think the content is better. In the old one, I think the words didn’t help me, and for me, the content was just a platform to display skills the company valued.

    BS
    3 months ago
    barbara s

    +

    This cv template is extremely simple in design – a lot of companies I’m looking at are using a lot of different looking templates, and that really throws me off.

    MM
    3 months ago
    martha m

    +

    The typeface is very professional, and the color scheme is great. The first job I’m looking to apply for is a Business Analyst role in a tech company. Here is the content of my resume:**Content**My name is Joe Doe, a recent graduate from the University of Michigan’s School of Engineering.

    HB
    4 months ago
    heather b

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    I know that most employers go through many candidates per position, so one good reason to use a template like this is that it gives you a good looking resume that is easy to move around and doesn’t get overlooked.

    DR
    4 months ago
    dane r

    +

    First off since 2002 when i started applying to jobs in industrial engineering (a field that has little directly related evrything else within cs), ive seen hundreds or thousands upon Thousands if not tens Of Hundreds – yes even more than That which it seems), across all fields/positions at companies large&small alike. Some things never change.

    SB
    4 months ago
    skyla b

    +

    It’s minimalist: that makes sense because there is essentially only one thing to put onto It (your name/contact info + your relevant experience).

    CM
    4 months ago
    coleman m

    +

    It’s minimalist which works well with microsoft word; it looks good even on modestly sized paper (11×1; there are no fonts that go beyond 10 pt size allowed – perfect to fit all those description points without spilling over across page ; in short form ,it look’s professional while being visually appealing.

    MR
    5 months ago
    marie r

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    It is very easy to read/follow. It is interactive – you can add or edit the text content easily, by clicking on the wordmarked areas. It is very readable if you use a font size of 11 or larger.

    KM
    5 months ago
    kellie m

    +

    It looks very clean and is aesthetically pleasing. One major reason I love it is because it is functional. This makes no sense for a real estate admin.

    NH
    6 months ago
    nicole h

    +

    To start off it looks very professional (no weird fonts or colors which can happen when converting from word to pdf), also all job titles are clear as day while still making sure they’re not distracting.

    KR
    6 months ago
    kimberly r

    +

    It looks clean (I’m looking at you no-nonsense Pro). You can fit more on it with less white space than your traditional CVs which makes sense because recruiters watch like hell.

    SN
    6 months ago
    sonja n

    +

    It uses a functional format, which I like, and it’s minimalist, which I also like. It doesn’t scream “I’m ABOUT TO GET OFFENSIVE!” in a bad way.

    SG
    6 months ago
    stewart g

    +

    It’s clean, organized, and displays my professional experience in a clear and easy to read way. It also displays my volunteer experience in a similar fashion.

    DG
    6 months ago
    daniel g

    +

    It’s sooooo simple. It highlights any skills/experience I actually have, which are very few. And third, it allows me to fit all my previous jobs/internships onto a single page, without having to fill the resume with a bunch of fluff.

    ST
    7 months ago
    samara t

    +

    It’s very easy on the eyes, and two, it’s very readable. When I designed the template, I wanted it to be easy on the eyes, and still provide a readable document (no small feat, I think). I also like that it’s a little “unconventional”.

    DR
    8 months ago
    douglas r

    +

    This template makes it easy to show the story of a person – a unique blend of both professional and personal experience. It helps establish their personality, which is absolutely crucial in today’s workplace.

    CG
    9 months ago
    caroline g

    +

    It’s in a very non-standardised format, and two, it allows me to put my education on the same line as experience. Three reasons, in particular:- It’s easy to read. Most resumes I see are long, with lots of white space and extra text on an already tight page.

    KS
    10 months ago
    kathleen s

    +

    In spite of having a lot of experience, my previous resumes always look very “student cv”-like. Not this one. I designed it to be as “clean” as possible. Ergo, all borders are vertical guides, and nothing is wasted space. Third, I wanted it to be a one page ‘template’.

    IB
    11 months ago
    irene b

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    Most importantly, it beats the heck out of Word altogether. It’s only a page. It does the trick of highlighting your accomplishments – great for when you work on your own and don’t share a template with everyone else.

    WJ
    12 months ago
    wilfred j

    +

    These custom fonts are dope!! Using them for other stuff too lol. It is organized by work experience as opposed to chronologically like my previous resumes. This I feel is a good idea because I have had a lot of different jobs and I want to make sure that the content is easily accessible.