Resume templates or CV templates can be found anywhere on the internet, such as job sites. Of all the skills that students from online and traditional universities learn, crafting a convincing, well-designed resume is not usually among them. Most students seem to graduate with the notion that their degree is itself a resume and more so a ticket to a job that pays well. True, having a degree will increase your chances of an upper-middle class salary — statistics show that depending on industry and specialty, pay increase per degree will range from 10% – 300% — but the degree alone in most cases isn’t going to get you there.
Instead, you need a resume that is going to stand out from others, communicate your experience and achievements concisely and clearly, and give employers a reason to contact you for an interview. Knowing what to include on a resume, and what sorts of words and phrases to use when describing your past work and education history is a complete topic in and of itself, and not one that can be covered in this post.
But if you’re looking for a resume template that will organize your information and present it in a way that is both professional and aesthetically pleasing (why do the two so rarely intersect?) — keep reading. What follows is a list of templates that should come in handy when you need a resume that is formatted and designed with the optimal call-back potential in mind.