In the wake of Samantha Teter’s ArtsHacker article about what to avoid when creating your resume, it seems fitting to offer up some resources that can let even those with zero design skills put together an effective, and eye-catching, resume.
CreativeMarket.com has more than 2,000 resume templates at affordable prices; anywhere from $2-$15 for single templates and $15-$50 for collections.
Keep in mind, you want to make sure that any template comes in a file format you can edit; some geared expressly for use inside Adobe Creative Suite products (InDesign, Illustrator, etc.) while others come with versions that let you use Microsoft Word. Just look for the included file types for any template in the right hand sidebar:
If you still aren’t certain, you can leave a message for the author; most respond in short order and are even willing to provide any included help files so you can see first hand what’s involved.
By and large, these are a big step up from templates that come bundled with an office suite. Use the tips from Sam’s article along with the post she referenced from inc.com to identify a template that will let you sidestep those bear traps.
Are there any other resume template resources you recommend?