Instant Download: Free Resume Template for Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word provides everything you need to create a standout resume and competitive edge in the job market. Our free example resume template for Word and premium Word templates for creating not just resumes and CVs, but matching, branded biographies, cover letters, resume addendums, and references lists will give you an unbeatable competitive edge.

DOCX resumes and PDF resumes are considered the standard in business, but only a very small minority of job hunters know how to use Word to create eye-catching, ATS-friendly resumes and other career documents, never mind export to PDF. Distinctive Resume Templates give you this same edge! As an example of our premium templates, we provide this free resume template that you can download and begin using instantly, to see for yourself how easy our templates are to use and customize.

If you are considering purchasing a premium resume template, it is important for you to know that most of the free resume templates available on the Internet or even as default templates in Microsoft Word are not ATS friendly and many of them violate resume writing best practices in other ways (such as including space for a headshot on the resume — something that should never be done on a resume for the U.S. job market).

Distinctive Resume Templates, including the free example resume template for download, have all been designed by an award-winning professional resume writer with more than 25 years of experience. Distinctive Resume Templates are created to be eye-catching and results-generating while also meeting ATS-friendly resume standards. Our resume templates for MS Word are easy to use and customize and are suitable for professionals at all levels–students to C-suite executives. Most of our collections include coordinating documents such as biography templates and cover letter templates.

We invite you to download our free resume template and see for yourself how easy they are to use to create an attention-getting, job-winning resume. Our resume templates are especially popular with professional resume writers, career coaches, recruiters, and others who work with job seekers. They allow these professionals to do what they do best–write–while providing their clients with cutting-edge, ATS-friendly designs.