41 reviews  

Clean styling, very creative, and partially minimalist. These are key phrases that explain your persona and how qualified you are. As expected, you want your next resume to depict these aspects about yourself above all else.

Customize it to give prominence to your executive summary by fiddling around with the font character spacing in word or replacing the header shapes with other SmartArt from the huge graphic library.

You can fiddle around with the horizontal bar graphs in it’s first column.

Change the background fill effects under the page layout tab, then choose texture to make it your own design once you have the document downloaded.

You can also change the borders, column widths, trellis pattern, or add a watermark.

 

Random Tip:

You may also want to consider your professional networking profile and whether you have any relevant social media profiles. If you do, consider adding your social media profile links in your resume so that admissions teams can easily find your work and discuss your professional potential.


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RL
3 weeks ago
reese l

+

First off it is distraction free which you need when sending from google docs (as in all pdf viewers).

AB
3 weeks ago
alma b

+

It’s clean! No more huge ugly blocks on both sides It follows Google style guide closely . Definitely isn’t highlighting skills that aren’t even remotely related to what you are applying FOR in your CV (sales judgment call etc.

RG
3 weeks ago
ryan g

+

It’s designed to be printed in less than 1 page (I know some templates are magic). – It makes me feel really good knowing that whatever someone is looking at first glance will immediately become more clear after glancing closer.

EM
4 weeks ago
erica m

+

First off it looks very clean on any size (I usually have trouble finding layouts that look good at smaller sizes), second its location is kept to just before bullets. Which allows me keep jumping back into previous positions rather than spinning out all over again with employment history details.

JB
1 month ago
julie b

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I don’t like to bullshit people so I tried to follow the advice of the template and come up with a somewhat unique layout. Also since I am a recent college graduate, I wanted to keep the cv a bit more minimalist and not busy looking. The template I am using is the Rezi Nao Blah template.

EY
2 months ago
emelia y

+

It’s simple! No columns ! Instead each section is either 2 or 3 lines wide (depending on how much experience you have).

WF
2 months ago
willis f

+

It looks so professional, it’s hard not to like it. It’s concise. And it’s HD – so nice for printing.

JK
2 months ago
joyce k

+

Since most professional careers begin in one field or another- it makes sense to highlight that beginning with your education section as opposed tp make such emphasis elsewhere.

RH
2 months ago
riley h

+

It’s clean2. It’s proactive rather than reactive3. It focuses on the story of the job, not just the random “got this, got that, done this, done that”4. It’s easy to read5.

GL
3 months ago
gary l

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I’m hoping it will help me stand out from other candidates, and it looks so nice!I haven’t had to use it in a while though, I’ve been off work for about 9 months now and am looking to get back on.

KY
3 months ago
kamryn y

+

It saves me 2400% in space (compared to the original cv), and it looks amazing. The main reason I used this template is because I personally found the standard word cv to be boring and uninviting to the eye. It’s a good idea to use a template that is visually appealing.

LM
3 months ago
lorena m

+

My old resume had a very boring design, and while it got the job I was applying for, it wasn’t very pretty. Using a simple sans serif font (Arial) and without a border, the text is bold and easy to read.

KP
3 months ago
kaylyn p

+

Also these colors/camos seem to work really well together while keeping an undergrad feel that i like.

BA
3 months ago
brandon a

+

It’s clean! No more vacant white space where you don’t put anything (spacing) There are no headers with spacing between them that could look weird when resized or converted from another file type to pdf.

SD
4 months ago
sylvia d

+

My old one was border-lined & filled with indicators on each section. & it looked.

AS
4 months ago
archie s

+

This cv looks clean – for me at least, professionally and personally. The template is visually appealing, and definitely sets the tone for a professional resume. It is very easy to adapt to different job categories and for job apps that use a resume similar to this one.

MP
4 months ago
marvin p

+

My old resume looked like it was targeting a specific job Group – “Engineer” or “Mechanical Engineer”. My new resume looks like it’s broad enough to be targeted to different job Groups/rolesI can say with confidence that I designed this resume myself, without using a template. No “insurance templates”. No random filler text.

DR
4 months ago
desmond r

+

It’s clean – something that hasn’t been difficult to do when previous resumes were cluttered with all sorts tables & lines across each page. My font is actually size 12 instead 22 so there are no extra spaces in between which becomes an issue if you’re writing short stories or blogs etc.

NJ
4 months ago
nathanial j

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I love that it’s a uni-style template, I’m a bit of a design snob (unless its a themed resume, in which case I wear it with pride) It’s not a rambling wall of text. 4.

AR
4 months ago
audrey r

+

It’s beautiful! Second: each job description is unique looking by itself (like minimalism). And lastly. Every single word on there looks good to me.

MP
5 months ago
marquise p

+

I didn’t know how to make a functional resume with the skills this job required. So I just listed my technical skills (which are mostly contained in my experience section) and made the parts of my experience bullet points more experience specific. I wanted to add a summary to distinguish myself from the other engineers in the department.

SS
5 months ago
stephanie s

+

I think it looks professional — not a single “filler” line or section. It’s very easy to read, unlike my old resume which was very text-heavy. Finally, I think it’s a very good representation of what an entry-level hiring manager will see when sorting through hundreds or thousands of resumes.

IB
5 months ago
ira b

+

It looks so professional, it’s hard to convey how great a resume made with a template like this looks on paper. It’s also very minimal, and easy to read. You don’t have to look at a wall of text to understand what I’m saying, I’m sure most people will agree that the looks are very appealing.

FW
5 months ago
fred w

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The template is very clean and minimizes filler content. It’s a single column template. This is a bonus for me since I am targeting marketing / sales roles. It’s a very common template used by plenty of industry professionals.

PW
5 months ago
philip w

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It saves me 2400+ words (vs previous 2500), it is simple to read/navigate with in-built search functions built right into word (+easy keyword searches) etcUnfortunately due its custom nature you cannot change *every* aspect on how yours looks like – there are limits just not many options.

BK
5 months ago
bronson k

+

I’m using a greater variety of icons and formatting to highlight my professional experience. third, I’m leaving out a section on my education as I never finished college.

NP
5 months ago
naomi p

+

It’s very clean, no color is used (none of the main parts of the resume are colorable), and since it’s mainly text, it stays relatively short.

PL
6 months ago
paxton l

+

It’s clean! Simple is good :DIt beats ATS!! This was something that didn’t concern me at all before because as much i read about it online & in books/museums etc, My mind automatically thinks ” well its just not visually appealing “.

EP
6 months ago
elias p

+

It is very easy on the eyes, and doesn’t require me to devote a whole section to my work experience because it bloats the font. it is a very positive outlook that makes me want to promote the company and the company’s products. In addition, it matches my personality – it’s nerdy and passionate, and that shines through.

ME
6 months ago
myles e

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I’m using 10pt font. My old resume was using a Calibri 5pt font. Since I’m a recent college grad, I saw that 11pt font was a big no-no. The new resume uses Verdana 8pt font.

MK
6 months ago
mark k

+

It’s extremely clean & minimal! No more vaguer/more verbose descriptions.

CE
6 months ago
caitlin e

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I was tired of the default word “fancy” template that most modern OS have and I like the idea of a simple and clean resume, with a bit of personality. I am a total noob when it comes to templates so I am particularly fond of the template in this post.

JM
7 months ago
judith m

+

I think it looks great – no more boring, drab, “samey” looking resumes. It’s interactive – you can edit it, and the changes you make are reflected on the printed page.

SJ
9 months ago
sammy j

+

The main thing is that it is very easy to read, and does not have many useless lines to distract from the main text and at the same time, it gives great body to your resume with great visual impact.

KT
10 months ago
kayden t

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My eyesight is not the best, especially on smaller text, so I definitely read the text clearly It’s very accommodating to different column widths and sizes. I tried to keep the text as small as possible while still including as much as possible with each unit of text.

JJ
10 months ago
jennifer j

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I noticed an overabundance of “creative” resumes on this sub that don’t have a “uniform” look. The problem is that if they’re creative, they’re usually not *creative* enough.

GW
11 months ago
geraldine w

+

It looks clean, simple, and appealing. My old resume was a mess of multiple fonts, colors, and weird bold/no boldfaces stuff. This one is pretty much single-column, with only my name and email address in a single cell, with the rest being just lines of text.

JW
1 year ago
jaiden w

+

It looks so clean, like something from a design/art director’s head. It’s professional, without being too flashy or clunky. And it’s just lovely to look at, with just the right amount of progression from light to dark and back again for the reader’s eyes. I’m on the fence about the format though.

EW
1 year ago
evangeline w

+

It gets right to the point. I know my experience is diverse, and that’s because it is. My last six positions are all dance-related, and I have no intentions of going back to being a dance teacher. That said, I do want to start applying to some office positions.

MA
1 year ago
maverick a

+

I was told that my old cv looked like a “do-er” and not an “achiever”. Too many doer cv’s to my eyes. I liked the layout of my old cv – it was just one page.

AS
1 year ago
alivia s

+

It looks clean, nice and young, like I can trust it. It’s extremely readable, unlike those horrible “stacked” resumes I was reading about. It follows the “clean, modern, horizontal format” I saw above. My old resume looked like a toddler tried to draw a resume using only its teeth.