Classic Resume Templates

Why use the Classic Template? Click here to find out!

Do you want a resume that’s simple, sleek, and to the point? Then you’ve come to the right place. Below, we feature our Classic resume template. Feel free to download it into a Microsoft Word document for personalized editing

Why’s it called “Classic?”

We have two reasons for calling it Classic. First, it’s our oldest resume template. Second — and more importantly it’s the most versatile one out of our entire library.

This is not a fancy resume template in the slightest. It’s simple, bare bones, to-the-point, easy to read, and unpretentious. Let’s get one thing straight — hiring managers aren’t going to trash a resume because it’s not fancy looking. Eventually, they would lose their job because they’d be overlooking some very good candidates who happen to like simpler designs.

The content of your resume is far more important than its look. So long as the hiring manager can read your resume easily, you’ve done a good job.

Who should use it?

The beauty of the Classic is that anyone can use it. Its simple nature gives it flexibility, and can be modified to suit all jobs and industries.

Format and styling details

Major Features
  • Simply formatted resume designed for maximum clarity and readability.
  • Header font spaced by 2.2pt creates an interesting aesthetic effect.
Margins
  • Top – 1.27″
  • Bottom – 2.54″
  • Left – 2.54″
  • Right – 2.54″
Text Details
  • Font: Georgia
  • Name Font Size: 24pt
  • Header Font Size: 12pt
  • Job Description Font Size: 10pt

Classic Gray

Classic Gray

Classic B&W

Classic B&W

Classic Brick Red

Classic Brick Red

Classic Dark Blue

Classic Dark Blue

Chicago Resume Templates

Why use the Chicago Template? Click here to find out!

Why’s it called the “Chicago”?

Chicago is well known among architecture nerds for its interesting Prairie School style of architecture, which uses a lot of horizontal lines to better integrate its and mesh its buildings with the flat mid-western landscape.

Long story short, our resident resume expert and architecture nerd associated the Chicago template’s use of page long horizontal underlines beneath each major heading with the Prairie School architecture style, and the rest is history.

Who should use it?

Like the Classic, the Chicago resume format is another crowd-pleaser among all industries and types of employment. Once again, it emphasizes clarity over fanciness.

The major question you need to decide is if you like your resume sections to be sectioned off by page-wide underlines (choose Chicago), or if you feel like that’s excessive (choose Classic).

Format and styling details

Major Features

  • Page-length underlines used to separate resume sections.
  • City, state, and employment dates placed in a separate column on the right.

Margins

  • Top – 1.27″
  • Bottom – 1.27″
  • Left – 2.03″
  • Right – 2.03″

Text Details:

  • Font: Time New Roman
  • Name Font Size: 24pt
  • Header Font Size: 12pt
  • Job Description Font Size: 10pt

Chicago B&W

Chicago B&W

Chicago Brick Red

Chicago Brick Red

Chicago Dark Blue

Chicago Dark Blue

Chicago Gray

Chicago Gray

Harvard Resume Templates

Why use the Harvard Template? Click here to find out!

Why’s it called Harvard?

Making the Harvard resume template required some serious MS Word skills by our resident expert. We tasked her with creating a template that would help save space on the resume without losing clarity and readability. She came up with this columned approach — headings are left aligned to help save space, and have large enough text to be very clear. Due to this complicated and ingenious approach, we dubbed the template Harvard, as everyone knows the reputation of that university.

Who should use it?

Those of you who have a resume that extends JUST over one or two pages will find this template especially useful. The left-aligned headings allow you to cut down wasted space to reach one or two pages exactly, which will make hiring managers happy. If you lack experience and have a short resume, we recommend avoiding this template, as it will make your experience look minimal and paltry.

Format and styling details

Major Features

  • Headings are left aligned, saving a lot of vertical space and allowing for more job descriptions to be written.
  • Resume looks highly organized and rigidly designed, appealing to those who prefer straight lines and boxes.

Margins

  • Top – 1.27″
  • Bottom – 1.27″
  • Left – 1.27″
  • Right – 1.27″

Text Details

  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Name Font Size: 24pt
  • Header Font Size: 12pt
  • Job Description Font Size: 10pt

Harvard B&W

Harvard B&W

Harvard Brick Red

Harvard Brick Red

Harvard Dark Blue

Harvard Dark Blue

Harvard Gray

Harvard Gray

Dublin Resume Templates

Why use the Dublin Template? Click here to find out!

Why’s it called Dublin?

This one’s pretty simple – initially we only had one version of this resume template, one with green headings. Naturally, we associated green with the Irish.

Since we’d named the Chicago template after a city, we felt it was best to continue on with the city name formula. Thus, Dublin!

Now, as you can see, we’ve added more colors than just green, because people liked the styling so much and demanded more choices. But, we still call it Dublin due to its roots.

Who should use it?

Obviously if you’re Irish, it comes highly recommended! However, this is yet another resume template that is so simple, clear, and easy to read that we can easily recommend it to anyone looking for a job.

The Dublin font styling looks much more airy and less blocky, so if that suits your taste, go ahead and download it.

Format and styling details

Major Features

  • No horizontal lines anywhere
  • Text in headers expanded by 1.05pt for an interesting effect

Margins

  • Top – 1.27″
  • Bottom – 1.27″
  • Left – 2.03″
  • Right – 2.03″

Text Details

  • Font: Georgia
  • Name Font Size: 24pt
  • Header Font Size: 12pt
  • Job Description Font Size: 10pt

Dublin Green

Dublin Green

Dublin Lavender

Dublin Lavender

Dublin Ocean

Dublin Ocean

Dublin Orange

Dublin Orange

Elegant Resume Templates

Why use the Elegant Template? Click here to find out!

Why’s it called Elegant?

Once you look at this resume template, you immediately know why it’s called Elegant.

It just is. This resume is so light on the eyes it seems like it could float away.

Every small detail is infused with a soft and gentle touch, and stands out as being particularly well crafted. That’s why it’s one of our most popularly downloaded resumes.

Who should download it?

Those of you with a flair for the abstract, and who would prefer a resume that is less blocky, solid, and rigidly organized should download this template.

Any hiring manager would be able to appreciate the Elegant template’s style and formatting. It’s easy to read, clear, and makes great use of white space.

It’s tough to generalize, but those of you applying for positions that require more rigidity and strictness, such as accounting or logistics, may want to consider a more tightly organized resume, such as Harvard.

Format and styling details

Major Features

  • Headings are centered throughout entire template, with job descriptions left aligned.
  • Text in headers expanded by 2.8pt, and name by 4.8, giving the “elegant” feel.

Margins

  • Top – 2.54″
  • Bottom – 2.54″
  • Left – 1.9″
  • Right – 1.9″

Text Details

  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Name Font Size: 24pt
  • Header Font Size: 12pt
  • Job Description Font Size: 10pt

Elegant Orange

Elegant Orange

Elegant Orange

Elegant Orange

Elegant Lavender

Elegant Lavender

Elegant Gray

Elegant Gray

Manhattan Resume Templates

Why use the Manhattan Template? Click here to find out!

Why’s it’s called the “Manhattan”?

Manhattan is a city that manages to be both modern and classic at the same time – much like this template. Many jobs are considered more “modern” than others. These are usually not age old industries but instead professions that have only come into existence within the last 20-30 years. Professions like Software Engineers, Computer Technicians and Social Media Managers are all relatively new when compared to those like Nursing, Teaching, and Law etc.

Despite being modern fields however, they’re still all professions that can benefit from a simple resume template.

For this unique breed of professional comes a unique breed of resume template: the Manhattan. Sporting a very “flat” design, the Modern template uses styling that classical resume experts will recognize, but altered subtly in terms of formatting and style to produce a template that is as iconic as the Big Apple.

The Manhattan is all about efficiency and simplicity. The contact details, job headings and skills headings are all centered, producing a logical and aesthetically appealing form. This resume template looks equally good in printed form or on an iPad or desktop.

Who should use it?

The Manhattan is perfect for those who don’t feel like our other more classically styled resume templates work well for their personality type or the position they are applying to.

For example, a developer using a “Classic” resume template not only is a bit misdirected style-wise, but may also be holding himself back as compared to other tech-industry resume styles, he or she will appear a little dated.

As mentioned, industries that are relatively new are a perfect match for the Manhattan template.

Format and styling details:

  • Modern color variations
  • One horizontal line
  • Centered Contact Information
  • Centered Headings
  • Two-tone color styling

Margins:

  • Top – 1.0cm
  • Bottom – 1.0cm
  • Left – 0.75cm
  • Right – 0.75cm

Text Details:

  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Name Font Size: 24pt
  • Header Font Size: 12pt
  • Job Description Font Size: 10pt

Manhattan Original

Manhattan Original

Manhattan Red

Manhattan Red

Manhattan Lavender

Manhattan Lavender

Manhattan Ocean

Manhattan Ocean

Milano Resume Templates

Why use the Milano Template? Click here to find out!

Why’s it called Milano?

Milano is how Italians refer to their beloved 2nd largest city, Milan. Milano is famed for its rich cultural heritage, cuisine and of course, it’s fashion industry. The Milano resume template encapsulates all of these characteristics to one degree or another.

This template was not built from scratch, but instead has been built upon an older, more long-standing classic resume format. Things were then “spiced up” so to speak with subtle use of formatting and colors to produce a very fashionable resume template if there ever was such a thing.

Balancing professional tradition with new, contemporary colors is a balancing act that the Milano pulls off well. Similar to how a cup of coffee with just the right amount of cream is not too rich but not to bitter is perfectly balances, so is this resume template.

Who should use it?

The Milano template’s style and formatting is eye catching without being excessive, and for this reason it is suitable for many different professionals across many different industries. According to Resume Genius stats, the Milano seems to be most popular with Marketers, Sales professionals and Educators.

Regardless of industry, if you are looking for a way to stand out amongst the other applicants without calling too much attention to yourself, consider downloading the Milano and customizing it with your own information for your next job application.

Format and styling details:

  • Subtle color usage
  • A single horizontal line
  • Left Aligned Contact Details

Margins:

  • Top – 1.0″
  • Bottom – 1.0″
  • Left – 0.75″
  • Right – 0.75″

Text Details:

Font: Times New Roman

Name Font Size: 24pt

Header Font Size: 16pt

Job Description Font Size: 9

Milano Original

Milano Original

Milano Ocean

Milano Ocean

Milano Lavender

Milano Lavender

Milano Brick Red

Milano Brick Red

Park Resume Templates

Why use the Park Template? Click here to find out!

Do you want a resume that is refined, sophisticated but not pretentious? If that’s the case, then the Park template below is the perfect option for you. Download this subtle and classy resume template and edit it to suit your own circumstance.

Why’s it called Park?

Image you are walking down Park Avenue on the Upper East Side. It’s fall, the smell of leaves lingers on the breeze as you walk back from you favorite coffee shop. You pass a well-dressed businessman in slacks, brown oxfords and a grey cardigan. Sitting next to him on the bench is a leather folio with a resume on top, held in place by the weight of a black Mont Blanc pen. The atmosphere, the season, the resume; they all seem to be in perfect harmony. Now open your eyes, and realize it is in fact you who are sitting on the bench, and the resume that caught your attention is none other than The Park.

Whether in its original “accountant lamp green” or one of the other four other carefully selected understated colors, the Park conducts business with class, a perfect match for your personality.

Different from our other templates in that it harmonious blends just the right amount of styling with simple and refreshingly neat formatting to produce a resume that would look perfectly at home on any prestigious New York Office mahogany desk.

Who should use it?

The Park is for the job applicant who knows the difference between a Windsor and a Half Windsor, who knows the difference between Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, and for the person who knows that even the smallest of details can make all the difference. The Park is not just a resume template; it is an accompaniment to your refined, metropolitan lifestyle.

Format and styling details

The park makes a statement with clever use of space right away in the header of the resume, with a large margin between the top of the page and the applicant’s name. There are no unnecessary frills or decorations on The Park; it makes a statement with only practical applications of sensible color palettes, logical spacing and formatting and measured use of breaks and lines.

  • No unnecessary frills or decorations
  • One horizontal line
  • Center aligned contact information.
  • Left aligned text

Margins:

  • Top – 1.0″
  • Bottom – 1.0″
  • Left – 0.75″
  • Right – 0.75″

Test Details:

  • Font: Arial
  • Name Font Size: 24pt
  • Header Font Size: 12pt
  • Job Description Font Size: 10pt

Download The Park today to secure your job tomorrow.

Park Original

Park Original

Park Orange

Park Orange

Park Lavender

Park Lavender

Park Brick Red

Park Brick Red

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