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Typically, resumes created in word lack most of the trendy design elements that are present in CV’s designed in complicated graphic design programs like photoshop or illustrator. Watchful however, uses word’s regular functions to create an impressive end result.

A core-functional resume by definition needs to hone in on your core attributes as is relates to the position at hand. Since it is standard to require its formatting for roles spanning from human resources professionals to temporary jobs, it’s never a bad idea to use it.

This template puts a visual stamp on your expertise by using inserted shapes to measure your ability levels (shown below). Just click on each circle and choose the ‘add shape after’ option to fluff up each level.

A square headshot is placed in the first cell underneath its header, ready to be replaced with an professional image of you.

You can see the size of each row under the employment accomplishments section, allowing for a decent-sized?ÿ description area. Try to be as detailed as possible without boring the reader; the more brief you are, the more proficient you come off. A few action words will do the trick, while making it ATS friendlyƒ??a win-win.

Extra red bullet points are effective for language skills, or additional points you’d like to make regarding an objective for an internship, perhaps.

Helpful Tip. If you’re a veterinary assistant finishing up their undergraduate work, or a nursing student that has ongoing education perhaps, don’t forget to list a future graduation date (a month and year will suffice)… and always give a comprehensive list of honors, awards, and incomplete degrees in the appropriate spot.


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DS
3 weeks ago
deandre s

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My old one was very boring – just multiple black rectangles with some text in themgame terms (I’m looking at you Bethesda). – It had five main elements:- Functional style result which lacks originality or even context- Bad habit: putting objectives/tallys under each position.

AL
1 month ago
andy l

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It saves me 1600*s (that’s how many you can put in one page) if i want to keep it like that. Unlike other templates which make your CV look very cramped up. * A lot more space on paper! Since most resumes here are shaped by industry not education level etc.

FG
2 months ago
freda g

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It definitely shortchanges some other awesome resumes on this sub. and more importantly, it highlights some cool things about me that I wouldn’t otherwise be able to show. I’d love to hear thoughts/suggestions on whether I should go with a more standard, page template moving forward.

AS
2 months ago
annie s

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It’s very structured. It’s yet another way to add to the layout of my experience (talking about an industry I am not).

PK
3 months ago
penelope k

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It’s minimal! There is only enough white space on one side to write down acccounts & phone numbers (without over taking things). It makes A LOT more sense as adressing what information you have given us in terms simple tasks with out all those extra objects floating around.

CR
3 months ago
carley r

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There aren’t any “self write” options like you have on some other templates which makes it easier to customize where possible given that we are essentially writing in google docs.

EP
3 months ago
evelyn p

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It’s easy to read/navigate with key words in each field always being on screen (you don’t have jump cuts like you do now).

JP
4 months ago
joshua p

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I always found it hard to get everything on one page when applying online with its standard simple text-only formatting – till now!With that in mind i really would like comments or constructive criticism regarding content / layout etc. * As you can see from image, personal info is blurred.

PS
4 months ago
patrick s

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This cv is far less bland and full of normal text, which makes it really easy for me to rearrange and make the content pop. this template follows a really cool looking mathematical formula for the layout of the text, making sure that each section of the cv fits neatly onto the page.

JG
4 months ago
james g

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My old one got no giggles outbursts from recruiters (read: none) while mine was getting me coffee-shop rejections or total lack thereof with almost every application. One – it’s clean.

DD
4 months ago
dan d

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I think it looks very clean (contrasty fonts and little color differences than I’m used to). Since I’m tailoring it to each position, I can add/remove terms as needed to tailor it to whatever job I’m applying for.

GD
4 months ago
gary d

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I like how you can select sections easily just by clicking on them in thier drop down menu.

KP
5 months ago
keith p

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I hope that the text is not too thin (seeing as it is only one page). I also hope that the type of text that I have on my new resume is not too “fancy”. I am happy to hear any criticisms or comments about my resume.

WB
5 months ago
willie b

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I like it because it stands out, it’s readable, and it’s not bland. I feel like it’s tough to pick a “theme” to follow when you could just make any old resume look like that. Also, I like that it’s a little “on the nose” with the information presented.

PD
5 months ago
paityn d

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I think the template is very stylish – I would love to see pictures of resumes that are in a similar style as this. I think the text works well and is easy to read/parse. Third, I think the info in the body of the resume is very important.

DF
5 months ago
devan f

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I like how clean and simple it is, yet it has a little bit of everything one would want in a modern resume:- Awesome typography and design- Lots of color- Perfect spacing between each section- No unnecessary “flash of text”- Everything fits on one page- And it’s ATS friendly!No more “flash of text”.

SM
5 months ago
stephen m

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It’s minimalist design makes it stand-out nicely against other resumes in your pile.

AB
6 months ago
adam b

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I haven’t had a chance to fully customize the look (I could do that now if I try hard enough)I like that it allows me to list work history by activities not just work history.

ME
6 months ago
madilynn e

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The traditional {{{blockquote|endquote}}}} format has really gotten on my nerves. It’s just not very eye-catching. I don’t know if I should stick to a premade template or just do it myself.

KN
6 months ago
kamryn n

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It looks so clean. It’s very minimal yet still stands out. My info is ultra-targeted at my degree and industry. It’s not bogged down by old irrelevant crap. And most importantly, it’s LET ME HOLD TIES TO MY JOB AND MY DREAM.

EL
6 months ago
evangeline l

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The first is that I can put my education (5 years at a major state school that i’m still pursuing, technical training, and marketing coursework) on my resume. I can put work history on the resume.

KK
6 months ago
kamden k

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I hope the picture looks alright. I found out a few days ago that Google Docs doesn’t show the correct picture, so I am not sure how to make it look better there.

AP
7 months ago
adrienne p

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It looks as good as it sounds. I think it looks clean and is easy to read. I’m on my third or fourth draft and still making sure things are smoothed out and looking good.

TF
9 months ago
thomas f

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The type is not boring and it’s easy to read. It’s perfect size (which is what I’m really after). It doesn’t overstay its welcome.

SP
9 months ago
santino p

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It’s concise. It’s designed for a professional audience. And most importantly, it’s awesome!When I received my initial resume from the company, it was an old style that was WAY out of date. It looked like it was drawn by an 8th grader.

GJ
1 year ago
gwendolyn j

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It looks very clean, with some mapped visual interest that makes me want to hover over each cell for a brief second to get a little more information. It’s very simple, yet fully functional. It’s made with simple Microsoft Word templates, which means it’s very easy to customize.