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We provide both complimentary and premium resume templates, so you can gain from using our resume builder, regardless of your budget.
Creative & Professional Resumes
Creative advertiser looking for an outside-the-box creative resume template? Or a banker seeking a more professional resume? We've got a template for everyone.
NO Hidden Fees
With other resume builders, you can spend hours creating a resume, to then be hit with a paywall asking you to subscribe as soon as you click download.
You’ll find no sneaky fees here. Free means free and premium means paid. Simple!
We build all our resume templates with the most commonly used applicant tracking systems in mind. So whichever job you apply for, your resume has a higher chance of being found and read by people who can hire you.
For over 10 years now, I've been on both sides of the fence, career counseling, and recruitment, and let me tell you, the writer's block hits hard when it comes to drafting your resume.
Novorésumé not only offers you a smart and modern template for you to fill in, but their team has also crafted a winning combo of aesthetics and functionality that will inspire you to apply for the job you thought was out of your league. Give it a try!
Former Executive Recruiter
Novorésumé is one of the few resume builders that I recommend online. Their resume templates are modern and eye-catching, and will grab an employer's attention. As a former Recruiter, if a candidate sent me a resume built with one of these templates, I would take notice and be impressed.
The software also makes it easy to enter your info and handles all of the formatting for you, so you can get your resume ready to send out as quickly as possible. I recommend these templates whether you're a recent graduate or experienced candidate.
Career Strategist, Coach & Trainer
When I consult people on resume writing, the most common question that I am asked it is about the content and what components to add or avoid, when they have less than 5 years of work experience.
On this platform, you not only have access to many options, but you get guidance on what to choose and why. When the work experience is less than 5 years, the other components such as languages, projects, volunteering experiences, hobbies etc, make a huge difference.
What is a Resume?
A resume is a summary of your career roles, experiences, skills, education, and achievements. It’s how you can show off your best self to potential employers.
Nine times out of ten, a job ad will ask you to apply with a resume and a cover letter.
A quality resume will double your chances of getting an interview. Want to learn how? Check out our complete guide: How to Make a Resume.
How Do You Write Your First Resume?
Time to get your first job?
Writing a resume might make you nervous. After all, most resumes you see online are about 80% full of previous jobs. So, what on earth can you write about if you’ve never had a job?
Well, here’s some good news. No one expects you to have worked before, if you’re applying for an entry-level job or internship.
That means you can focus on what you have done so far: your grades at school, your best projects, any volunteering you’ve done, and even your hobbies & interests.
Check out this step-by-step guide: How to Make a Resume With No Previous Jobs.
What Should you Include on Your Resume?
Here are the most common sections of a resume:
Your contact information
A short summary or objective
Your career experience
Personalise your resume more with:
Hobbies and interests
Take a deep dive on these sections with our article: What to Put on a Resume.
How to Format a Resume?
There are 3 typical resume formats:
Go with the Reverse Chronological resume nearly every time. That’s the format most resumes you’ve seen follow. It shows your experience written down in reverse-chronological order. In other words, it shows your most recent job first and your oldest one last.
How Long Should Your Resume Be?
Ah, the resume question everyone asks!
“How long should my resume be?”
The short answer? Just a page. If you have a lot of career experience — we’re talking more than 10 years here — then it sometimes makes sense to have a second page. But you probably really only should do that if it’s relevant to the job you’re going for.
For a longer answer, check out our guide: How Long Should a resume Be.
By the way, all of our templates are a page long. So you’re already set up to keep to that one-page limit!
How Do You Write a Resume Summary?
Like the start of a good book or film, your summary is a ‘hook’ that gets the reader interested in your resume. It sets the scene for the rest of your resume.
Your summary should be about 2-4 sentences and it should explain your background and why it makes you a good match for the job.
Here’s a proven formula to make your resume summary stand out:
“Professional [job title] with X+ years of work experience in [job responsibility]. In the past Y years, I have [your top 1-2 achievements]. Seeking a position of [job title] at [company name]”
Our guide, How to Create a Resume Summary that Excels, will help you do this.
Have little or no job experience? Then read How to Create a Resume Objective instead.
How to Show Your Experience on a Resume?
Showing your experience on a resume is hard to master.
Every job you include, should mention:
Achievements or responsibilities
To really make your experience stand out, remember this motto: show don’t tell. So, instead of creating an entry that tells, like:
“Carried out sales operations”
You show your achievements, like this:
“Hit and exceeded monthly sales KPIs for five months in a row.”
This shows the employer you mean business. Here’s a more detailed article about How to List Achievements.
How to List Your Skills on a Resume?
Simply create a skills section on your Novorésumé resume template.
As you list your top skills, go for a mix of hard and soft skills.
And if you’re unsure what skills to include, check out these Essential Skills for Any Resume.
How to Write a Cover Letter for Each Job?
It’s a key part of the application process.
Here are our top 3 tips to do this right:
Customise your cover letter for every hiring manager or recruiter. The more personalised it is, the more likely it is for the recruiter to connect with you.
Give some brief background about your work and main achievements so far. Add the things you’re really proud of doing at work.
And why not match your cover letter to your resume template? To do this, you can use one of our cover letter templates here.
Want to learn more? Find out How to Write a Convincing Cover Letter.
What is the Best Resume Template?
Honestly, it depends. Recruiters and employers have their own preferences. Do your research on the company and what their values are.
Think about the context. If you’re applying to a bank, you’d want a more professional Resume. Whereas a start-up will likely value innovation more, so maybe a creative resume template is the best bet there.
Still unsure? Every job is different. You can use a simple resume template to play it safe.
Get Inspired with Our Resume Examples
Resume Templates FAQ?
How Can You Make a Resume with Novorésumé?
Follow these simple steps:
Choose one of our top Resume templates above.
Follow the tips & tricks built-in our Resume builder.
Fill in your career history and other experiences.
Hit download and start applying to jobs!
What If I’m a Student?
All of our resumes are student-friendly! If you’re looking for something more tailored, we’d recommend picking the “college resume template”.
Or, check out this guide to learn How to Create a Convincing Student Resume.
Are Your Resume Templates Free?
Yep, all of the templates listed above are free resume templates.
However, our resume builder comes with plenty of premium features. So if you want to personalise your resume and make it truly stand out, you can upgrade.
Who Created These Resume Samples?
We interviewed more than 1000 recruiters and analysed applicant tracking systems to create resume samples that will maximise your chances of getting hired.
Then, our expert graphic designer worked some magic to make the resume samples compelling, well-designed, and easy to read!
Will Resume Screening Software Find These Resumes?
Yes! All Novorésumé resume templates are created with applicant tracking systems in mind.
Remember, using the right template is just the first step. You should also optimise your resume content for applicant tracking systems. For help, check out our guide to creating an ATS-friendly resume.
Do You Have One-Page Resume Templates?
We do! All the templates above are one-pagers. Of course, they are flexible, so if you decide to go for two pages, our templates will get the job done that way too.