184 Free Downloadable Resume Templates [Word, Doc, PDF]

184 Free Downloadable Resume Templates [Word, Doc, PDF]

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Best for senior and mid-level candidates

There’s plenty of room in our elegant resume template to add your professional experience while impressing recruiters with a sleek design.

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Resume Templates by Role

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Computer science resume templates

Job seeker fills out resume for computer science job on blue computer

Cover a lot of territory with an IT resume. Whether you work with big data or crank out code to build and debug apps, these templates give you a flexible layout to talk about academic and personal projects, relevant hobbies and interests, and—most importantly—your measurable impact in the world of information technology.


Job seekers discuss building education and student resumes on yellow laptop

Education & student resume templates

Job seekers discuss building education and student resumes on yellow laptop

If you’re writing an education resume for your next teaching position or you’re on the other side of the classroom searching for a student resume template to highlight class projects, extracurriculars, and volunteer efforts, you’re in the right place. With these resume templates, you can make the sample job description bullet points your own.


Three job seekers collaborate on the application process

Admin & support resume templates

Three job seekers collaborate on the application process

Office administration and support roles are careers not for the faint of heart! Your dedication to boosting workplace efficiency won’t go unnoticed in our best resume templates. With our support, you’ll have a head-turning resume in no time that gets you hired to overhaul organization and communication for the better in your next role.


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Healthcare resume templates

Doctor holds shield with medical symbol and a syringe in gloved hand

Healthcare is one of the most important industries out there, and you selflessly dedicate your time to each job shift. Our popular resume templates will help you save precious time, so you can get back to work faster and to the countless patients who depend on your care, compassion, and expertise.


Job seekers consider metrics and achievements for their sales resumes

Sales & marketing resume templates

Job seekers consider metrics and achievements for their sales resumes

You wouldn’t be in the sales industry if you didn’t have trust in your product and believe in its benefit to others. When it comes to convincing hiring managers why they should take a chance on you, let your sales resume market your track record. Choose a sales and marketing resume template that best reflects your style of confidence and charisma.


Job seeker looks at charts and projections of getting next job

Accounting & finance resume templates

Job seeker looks at charts and projections of getting next job

When getting the numbers right matters this much, any ol’ resume template won’t pass muster. Our attractive but simple resume templates are a visual dashboard for you to demonstrate an immaculate track record of crunching numbers, giving wise financial advice, and uncovering and correcting discrepancies that pop up from time to time.


What is a resume?

A job resume is a short, sweet, and to-the-point document that spotlights your professional experience. It’s basically a summary.


Whether you’ve been in the workforce for 15+ years, have no job experience, or are somewhere in between, resumes have been sparking fear and dread in job seekers since approximately 1482 when Leonardo De Vinci drafted what became known as the first resume.


Resumes are what just about any place of employment requests when you apply for a job. Companies—big and small—wanna know:


◉ What skills do you bring to the job?
◉ Do you have relevant work experience for the role?
◉ Do you want to work for them?


A good resume answers those questions—and isn’t so unlike De Vinci’s resume that honed in on how he could meet the specific needs and challenges of the Duke of Milan.

Are BeamJobs resume templates free?

Happy dance! Yes, our BeamJobs templates are absolutely free.


You can download our eight resume templates at no cost in Word and Google Docs formats. Edit BeamJobs-created resume templates for free in our builder. Only pay for premium features if you like what you see (hey, we gotta make a living, too!).


We also update our site from time to time with fresh Google Docs resume templates and Word resume templates, which will always remain free for you.

What is the best template to use for a resume?

The best resume template is the one that complements your personality and allows the space you need to highlight your finest work, top achievements, and job skills.


Every resume template you see on this page has been thoroughly vetted by hiring experts to ensure they include everything you need to help you land your next job. Whether you’re applying to a funky tech startup or looking to join the ranks of a reputable law firm, you’ll find a professional resume template that speaks to you.


Hunting for a new job is incredibly stressful as there’s a lot of uncertainty in the process. And while these resume templates won’t alleviate all stress, they’ll ensure your resume has everything you need to sail through an applicant tracking system (ATS) and impress hiring managers.

What is an applicant tracking system (ATS)?

Try saying “applicant tracking system” 10 times fast, and you’ll know why it got shortened to ATS.


At its core, an applicant tracking system puts the gas on hiring. Typically, when folks think about ATS software, they think about it weeding out resumes that don’t include the right skills or qualifications.


That’s certainly true enough, but the ATS also helps HR and recruiters organize and sort job candidates, keeps track of communication with job seekers, sets up interviews, and does a host of other not-so-fascinating things.


Basically, when you choose an ATS-friendly resume template from BeamJobs, you can rest easy knowing that the document itself will make it through the software

What to put on a resume?

When it comes to your resume, it will house these staple sections:


◉ Contact info (Triple-check the spelling of your name; see the question about “how to make a resume” for a cringe-worthy BeamJobs blunder.)
◉ Work experience
◉ Skills
◉ Education


Depending on your occupation and years of experience, you could add these optional resume sections:


◉ Resume summary or resume objective
◉ Hobbies and interests
◉ Projects (an umbrella term for things like volunteer experience, academic or personal projects, etc.)


The more relevant job experience you have, the longer the “work experience” section of your resume should be since that’s what employers care about most. On the other hand, when you’ve recently graduated and don’t have much (or any) experience, things like education and projects can take up more real estate on your resume.


Whatever your professional background, our resume maker lets you re-arrange, remove, and add sections as needed to your resume template.

How to make a resume?

Not to blast our own horns, but we’ve reviewed tens of thousands of resumes in the last few years. Would you believe we’ve actually seen resumes without a name?! Besides discovering disheartening news like that, we’ve figured out how to make a good resume.


There are plenty of resume tips we could give you, but here are three that, when followed, will most increase your chances of snagging an interview:


Use numbers to showcase your impact in past roles. Your work experience should focus on your measurable accomplishments, not on job responsibilities.


Tailor your resume for each job you apply to, which means reading each job description carefully. As you read, see if any prior work projects come to mind. Include those projects on your resume.


Avoid grammar and spelling errors. We know, you’ve heard it before. But you’d be aghast (fun word) at the number of folks rejected for a job because of this. (Cough cough We won’t say his real name, but one of our team members whose title rhymes with re-bounder once sent out 20 resumes with his name spelled ‘Stepen.’)

How long should a resume be?

One page—plain and simple.


While you might get away with a two-page resume if you’ve got 10-plus years of experience under your hat, keep in mind that recruiters and hiring managers aren’t giving your resume the time of day it deserves anyway. Instead, why not leverage a cover letter maker to explain some of those details you had to leave off your resume?


The most painful part of building a resume is editing yourself. How can your entire career fit into four or five bullet points for each job you’ve had? Here’s some good news: if you’re a senior engineer, it’s totally cool to drop from your resume the server job you had in college.


Even if you whittled the jobs you’d include down to three or four, try starting with a basic resume outline. Fill it to your heart’s content; then, review every job experience bullet point individually and ask, “Does this point show my expertise and say something new?” If the answer’s no, exclude it. Before you know it, you’ll have a polished one-page resume.