Is landing yourself an awesome job on your New Year’s Resolution list this year? If so, you’ve definitely come to the right place!
These design-forward, professional resume, CV and cover letter templates will help you to stand out from the crowd and display your credentials in style. From minimal, modern layouts to more creative designs, you’re sure to find something that fits your personality and the role you’re aiming for.
Resume templates are great value, super easy to edit and already set up for printing or attaching to emails—they’re the perfect choice for when you need a great-looking resume pronto!
If you’ve got the time to create your own resume from scratch, check out this guide to creating the perfect design.
A stripped-back design allows your credentials to shine, and has a calming effect on the eye too. If you know your future employer has a thing for minimalism, this elegant resume will be a safe pick.
Pastel colors have enjoyed a modern resurgence in design and present a calming alternative to harsh black or punchy brights. This subtle resume whispers rather than shouts. For discerning employers, this will communicate to them that you are a calming influence and a true team-player.
Yellow and black is a punchy color combination that can’t be ignored. The color pairing’s association with traditionally masculine industries like building and technology make it a good choice for a company with an assertive team dynamic. This resume template is a great choice for getting noticed.
Pull together your application into a smart three-piece resume, with a cover letter, portfolio page, and resume. Continuing the same formatting, color palette and brand style across your application will make it look ultra-professional.
Give your resume a smart, vintage-inspired look with subtle framing around your name and around the border of the page. For more formal roles, this CV template is the perfect choice.
With the trend for all things poly only growing this year, digital-inspired shapes are a sure-fire way to prove you know your design trends. This stylish hexagon-style resume template is a subtle take on the trend, and would be a good choice for applying to a forward-looking design or branding agency.
Looking to move into the world of fashion or retail? This resume template is perfectly suited to applications which need a super-stylish, fashion-forward look, but could be easily adapted to other creative industries too.
Applying for a role with a technology firm? This minimal template in a tech-friendly palette of black and blue and with clean sans serifs will make a lasting impression on computer-savvy employers.
Infographics are a unique and on-trend way to present your qualifications and skills. They have the added benefit of being memorable, and the easy-to-read design makes it simple to share with colleagues in discussions about candidates.
10. Simple Resume
Sometimes a simple, pared-back design can feel completely refreshing, and will help you look especially grown-up and sophisticated, the perfect message to send out for roles where you’ll be heading up teams or need to be highly organized. This classic resume template allows you to place a black-and-white photo and infographic elements, without compromising on white space.
The sporty stripe racing along the spine of this resume template adds a design-forward touch to an otherwise simple layout. We think this would be perfect for applying for a magazine or start-up role.
This stylish resume template takes inspiration from the celebrated Swiss school of style, which championed minimal sans serif typefaces and simple grid layouts. This would be a great choice for applying for a graphic or print design role.
13. Clean Resume
If bright color and zingy graphics aren’t your thing, this pared-back resume with just a wash of dove grey across the header might be just what the doctor ordered. Split into a two-column grid, this is an elegant style which prioritises legibility and clarity, which makes it perfect for formal roles.
Snazzy typography is a great way to catch and hold an employer’s attention while keeping the style looking sophisticated. This serif-heavy template would make a perfect match for a publishing or magazine role.
15. Border Template
A colored border* is a lovely way of injecting a bit of personality into your resume, and the color can easily be adjusted according to the employer you’re applying to.
* A word of warning if you have your heart set on a bordered layout—be sure to take these to your local print shop to print, to make sure the page edges are trimmed to perfection.
16. Column Resume
A single page can sometimes feel restrictive when it comes to designing your resume. This cleverly columned template maximises space for information without feeling crowded, and the shaded column prioritises key information, like your bio and contact details.
A photo header is a modern way of showcasing your style and interests in your resume. Use a beloved travel photo or a portfolio piece to fill the space behind your name. Keep your photo chic with this greyscale resume template, which mixes up infographic elements to create a dynamic, memorable layout.
18. Resume Bundle
Applying for a range of different roles at different companies? A resume bundle is a great-value way to mix up the style of your resume and adapt it for different applications. This 3 in 1 bundle is a super-stylish pick.
A photo is a great way of breaking the ice with your resume—even if you’re not physically there, your employer will be able to assess your glowing personality! This resume template allows room for a taller picture and would be a good fit for informal, start-up roles where the employer’s looking for great personality as well as fantastic skills.
20. Icon Resume
This app-inspired CV template uses a bold color combination and quirky line-drawn icons to create a tech-forward style. Perfect for tech start-ups or web design roles, this is a great way of showing your interest in digital design.
21. Centered Resume
Centering the elements on your resume along a central spine can create an extremely elegant look. This CV template does just that, and the overall result is calming and stylish.
You needn’t shy away from using color on your resume. A bold choice of color can really set you apart from the competition and help influence the mood of the reader. This black and pale pink combination feels refreshing and chic, and would make a great choice for fashion or magazine roles.
Looking for a punchier color pairing? This black and blue column template has a more tech-forward, slightly masculine feel which looks assertive and commanding—perfect for leadership roles.
24. Logo Resume
Creating your own personal brand is a fantastic way to get noticed by an employer and will win extra brownie points from brand-savvy firms, like ad agencies or marketing companies. This resume template does the hard work for you, setting your initials in a logo-like icon, and setting your name in a stylish serif typeface. Switch up the color if you like, and see the job offers flood in.
Up the luxe factor with this super-stylish black and gold CV template. A perfect pick for retail or marketing roles, this is a subtle way of communicating your eye for style to your future employer.
This mint-green beauty is stylish and calming, with a quirky boxy grid that helps to prioritize key information. The mint and black color combination feels at once both modern and a bit retro, which design agencies and hip start-ups will love.
27. Ribbon Resume
Combine a photo with your name in a memorable way with this well-balanced resume template. The ribbon cuts across the top corner of the page, making your name the focus of the layout. Perfect for standing out in a competitive application process.
Applying for a designer or illustrator role? This quirky CV template is a great pick for creatives looking for something a little different. The drawn frames style hints at your artistic credentials, and looks elegant and beautifully simple too.
A punchy column layout is a great way of maximizing space on your resume page, and makes your contact details easy to retrieve at short notice—absolutely essential for a busy interviewer! This blue column template is simple and stylish and would work for a range of roles and industries.
There’s more than a whiff of Art Deco about this geometric resume template. An elegant border skirts around the page, and we love the simple line dividers which bring a distinctly luxurious edge to the design.
Applying for a photography or design job? This photo header template is a completely unique way to present one of your treasured portfolio images in the resume itself. The subtle color wash prevents the photo from distracting the reader from your credentials below.
A minuscule splash of stylish color is all this minimal resume template needs to lift it into supremely stylish territory. We love how the cover letter and resume layouts complement each other, making for a minimal pairing that would impress any design-forward employer.
This punchy CV template is attention-grabbing and on-trend, with its navy and neon color pairing. A great choice for more team-focussed or people-facing roles, this resume will really help showcase your personality.
Looking to really impress your dream web design agency? This branded collection of resume and stationery items has a dark and striking look which wouldn’t look out of place in the tech world. We love the way infographics and app-inspired elements are woven into the design.
This resume template has a completely unique style with its ‘dripping’ tab showcasing your photo and name. The remainder of the layout is stylishly pared back to keep the design looking elegant.
It can be tricky to think of new and more inventive ways to present a profile photo on your resume, but this triangle-corner layout presents a stylish solution. With an otherwise professional style, this resume template would suit management and other formal roles.
This optical-illusion resume gets playful with the usual two-column grid layout and makes a feature of an overlapping header. Drawing attention to your photo and name is no bad thing if you want to leave a lasting impression.
Scared of a photo looking, well, a bit tacky on your resume? Up the chic factor with this black-and-white photo template, which will make your portrait look elegant and subtle.
Make your name unforgettable and build a personal brand in the process with this logo-centric resume template. In stylish, failsafe monochrome, this template would work equally well for casual and more formal roles across a range of industries.
This two-column layout has a simple yet youthful style which can be easily adapted to any role or industry. A great basic style if you don’t want something too formal or overly trendy.
Red and navy blue is such a classic color combination and it looks just as good here on a resume template. Going for a solid colored resume can feel like a risk, but when the layout is as minimal and beautifully laid out as this, the risk is well worth taking!
If you’re applying for a job in app or web design, this tech-inspired CV layout will showcase your affection for digital design. With a clean, contemporary look and minimal color, this is a simple style that will present your details in ultra-legible fashion.
Flat design is still a hot trend in graphics this year, and it also happens to be an exceptionally clear and legible way of presenting information. This fun, illustrated resume template gives your credentials a flat design makeover, and allows you to present your skills and job history in a more dynamic, engaging way.
Show off your credentials in style with this infographic-style layout. This punchy resume template will make your case for tech and data-focussed roles, and will help your resume to stand out from the text-heavy majority.
45. Lettering Resume
Fed up of conventional serifs and modernist sans? Shake up the traditional resume format with this fun lettering template. The hip font sure isn’t dull, and will help make your resume to be particularly memorable.
This ultra-minimal resume template takes inspiration from the Swiss style and blends it with infographic touches to create a CV that feels crisp and contemporary. Not sure what to send off to that ultra-hip design agency? This is the layout to send off with confidence.
Selecting a typeface to use on your resume can speak volumes about your personality and taste. Opt for a classic italic serif like the one used in this stylish template, and design-savvy employers will want to take you to the interview round pronto.
The subtle skinny border tracing the trim edge of this contemporary CV template is a subtle design touch that is worth the effort for applications to creative agencies. Make sure to have your CV professionally printed and expertly trimmed to make the most of the border design.
We love the chunky, solid feel of this column template. Extending the column just short of the top and bottom trim edge gives the layout a more spaced-out look, helping the design to breathe.
Make sure you don’t go unnoticed in the interviewer’s office with this full-width photo template. This is a stylish and different way to present a portrait photo, which really enhances the whole layout.
This super-stylish resume is my personal favorite, and would be sure to delight any employer! The subtle graduated style helps stagger information and creates a sense of hierarchy on the page. Team it with a beautifully-designed cover letter and portfolio page and you’re onto a winner.
Show off your appreciation of a fantastic grid layout with this boxy CV template. Stylishly divided up, and adaptable to a foldable brochure format, this is a clean and modern resume with a twist.
Start 2017 with a bang by applying for your ideal job at that dream company! A beautifully designed resume with the right balance of style and substance will help to set your application apart and secure that interview.