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Resume Templates

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1. Sidney

Sidney is a perfect choice for the majority of job applications. It's our most popular resume template.

Minimalist, clean, and eye-catching.

Recruiters love the one-column layout with generous whitespace because its easy to scan and identify relevant information.
Applicant tracking systems are getting smarter, but Sidney's one-column layout with clear headings makes it a safe choice if you are concerned.
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Sidney simple resume template for Software Engineers. Shown in web and PDF format.

Resume Formatting

Sidney's simple resume format is optimized for readability, with a touch of personalization. Choose a custom color for your monogram to make it yours, without distracting the reader.
Design details of simple Software Engineer resume sample.

Resume Font

The heading and body font is LFT Etica byLeftloft.
Best font for simple resume format: LFT Etica.
LFT Etica has become a de facto choice for web design and has proven versatile in applications where the ratio between information and space becomes an important challenge.

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Resume Sections

Sidney supports the usual sections: contact information, summary, work experience, education, skills, and more. Sections can be reordered to create a functional resume, chronological resume, or hybrid resume layout.
Contact information
At the top of the resume and easy to read. Everything needed to schedule an interview.
Resume summary
Highlight your strengths without taking too much attention from your professional experience.
Work experience
Bold company name headers emphasize where you worked. Scannable job titles and bullet points make it easy to understand what you did there.
Education section
Focused on school name and degree, with the option to include GPA, awards, etc.
Skills section
Simple for hiring managers to check for the required soft skills and hard skills.

2. Parker

Parker is an excellent choice for recent graduates, entry-level job seekers, and people without experience at notable companies.

Crisp, clear, and to the point.

A modern take on a classic resume template, created in collaboration with Gergely Orosz, author of The Tech Resume Inside Out. Parker is the perfect choice if you are looking for a one-page resume.
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Parker basic resume template for Software Engineers. Shown in web and PDF format.

Resume Formatting

Parker is a modernized version of the popular Career Cup resume template. We improved the spacing and typography, optimizing for readability. Hiring managers will be familiar with the layout and will love how easy to scan it is.
Customizable header colors offer you the ability to add personality while maintaining the focus on readability that recruiters will appreciate.
Design details of simple Software Engineer resume sample.

Resume Font

This template uses Barlow for headings and body text.
Best font for simple resume template: Barlow.
Barlow is a slightly rounded, low-contrast, grotesk font superfamily designed by Jeremy Tribby. The typeface draws from the visual style of the California public, sharing qualities with the state's car plates, highway signs, busses, and trains.

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Resume Sections

Parker supports all of the sections you need to craft your resume or CV. You can create custom sections, or use the defaults: summary, work experience, education, and skills. Sections can be reordered to support a chronological, functional, or hybrid resume.
Contact information
Easy to find, right underneath your name.
Resume summary
The left/center/right alignment of job title/company/dates creates three columns that are easy for recruiters to scan.
Work experience
Bold company names emphasize where you worked. Scannable job titles and bullet points make it easy to understand what you did there.
Education section
Focused on your degree, with the option to include information on your GPA or Summa cum laude status.
Skills section
Supports grouping skills for improved readability. This is useful for programming languages, technologies, soft skills, etc.

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3. Pender

Pender is a modern resume template for those seeking a simple and clean resume.

Modern, simple, and clean.

Capture the attention of the reader with an oversized summary section, then draw them into your neatly formatted work experience. Recruiters love Pender's minimalistic style and focus on content.
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Pender simple resume template for iOS Developers. Shown in web and PDF format.

Resume Design

Pender focuses the reader on your experience through exceptional use of whitespace and typography. It's lack of borders, separators, icons, or colors create a serene reading experience.
Pender supports the addition of a photo for locations or industries that they are required. It can also be used to add your personal logo or a splash of color.
Design details of simple iOS Developer resume sample.

Resume Font

The Inter font by Rasmus Anderson is used for heading and body text.
Best font for simple resume format: Inter.
Inter features a tall x-height to aid in readability of mixed-case and lower-case text. Several OpenType features are provided as well, like contextual alternates that adjusts punctuation depending on the shape of surrounding glyphs

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Resume Sections

Pender has a prominent summary section and support for other standard resume and curriculum vitae sections. A hybrid, function, or chronological resume can be created by reordering sections.
Contact information
Minimal, but easy to find.
Resume summary
This template's prominent summary is ideal for drawing recruiters into your resume. Say something interesting and change their scanning into reading.
Work experience
The larger than usual job description font encourages the reader to do more than just scan the job titles and companies of your work history.
Education section
Equal emphasis on the school and degree, with the option to add more information.
Skills section
Customizable skills color allows you to control the emphasis on skills.

4. Keefer

Keefer is a fantastic choice for technical applicants looking to catch the attention of recruiters.

Technical, minimal, and unique.

The use of a monospace font provides the opportunity to stand out, without compromising the simplicity of this template's layout.
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Keefer simple resume template for Web Developers. Shown in web and PDF format.

Resume Formatting

Keefer's one-column layout combined with exceptional use of whitespace creates a reading experience the hiring managers will appreciate.
Design details of simple Web Developer resume sample.

Resume Font

The use of the IBM Plex monospace font is the defining design element of this template.
Best font for simple resume template: IBM Plex.
IBM has always served as a medium between mankind and machine. Between the natural and the engineered. The emotional and rational. The classic and the cutting-edge. Our most important job is to help humanity and technology move forward together. IBM Plex® brings these relationships to life through letterforms.

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Resume Sections

Keefer supports all of the resume and cv sections you need: contact information, summary, work experience, education, skills, and more. Sections can be reordered to create a functional resume, chronological resume, or reverse-chronological resume layout.
Contact information
At the top of the resume and easy to read. An optional link for your GitHub, LinkedIn, or another relevant website. We don't recommend including social media links unless appropriate.
Resume summary
Subtle and optional. An opportunity to pique curiosity without distracting from your experience.
Work experience section
Easy to scan company name, job title, and dates, with an emphasis on the company name.
Education section
Simple formatting to include the school name, degree, and other information like your GPA.
Skills section
A simple and scannable list for all of your skills.

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As described by UC Davis, the primary differences between a resume and a CV are length, section order, and emphasis on experience or academic achievements.
Our resume templates can also be used as cv templates because every template supports patents, publications, and fully custom sections, as well as reordering sections.

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Resume Examples

Resume writing is challenging. Use these real-world resume samples from successful job seekers as inspiration to write your own. Software Engineer, iOS Developer, UX Designer, Graphic Designer, Digital Marketer, and many more resume examples.
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Basic iOS Developer resume sample.
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Enter the contents of your resume and our smart templates will automatically format it for you. No more fiddling with margins and page breaks.
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Import your work experience and education from LinkedIn in one click.
Built in best practices
We work with recruiters and hiring managers to help you build a resume that follows the resume rules they are looking for.
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Don't waste time retyping what's already on your LinkedIn profile. Import your work history and education in one click.
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