Future Focus Student Resume Template


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Eye-Catching College Student Resume Template That Will Help You Land Your First Job Out of College Faster

This resume template for students is a flexible and eye-catching format that is especially good as a college student resume template or for others who have limited employment experience. Microsoft Word is REQUIRED.

  • Using a custom-designed college student resume template will help you stand out and give you a huge competitive edge!
  • Leave the cookie-cutter student resume templates to others. Quickly create a resume as unique as you are. Nobody will ever guess you used a template!
  • Flexible and easy to customize. Add or remove sections and change the entire color scheme with just two mouse clicks. Video tutorials included.
  • Yes, it is ATS-friendly! (This is SO important!)
  • Results-proven and created for real-world use. Student resumes don't need to be dull! Follow the included tips and prompts and your resume will practically write itself.


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Future Focus Coordinating Documents

The Future Focus biography, references, and resume cover letter templates are designed to coordinate with our Future Focus resume template. The entire collection is flexible and adaptable for use by graduating college students and others with limited work experience. Microsoft Word is REQUIRED.



The Perfect Choice as a College Student Resume Template Plus Templates for Your Bio, References & Cover Letters

This resume template for graduating students is a very flexibly formatted resume template that is eye-catching and structured in a format that is especially good as a college student resume template or for others who have limited employment experience.

With space to highlight brand traits and qualifications, plus its emphasis on education over employment, Future Focus is ideal for graduating college students or high school students. This is the difference between most college student resume templates and resume templates for more experienced professionals: the structure that places the emphasis on education over employment.

This template also includes a qualifications section under Select Highlights. This is a great place to include areas of knowledge and skill that are relevant to the type of work you are targeting. Also, remember that this knowledge doesn’t have to come from employment. Maybe you got it from one of your college courses, maybe you learned it in an internship, or maybe you self-taught yourself. It doesn’t really matter where you got the knowledge; just make sure that if you say you have a skill or are knowledgeable in a particular area that it is true. It is very important that you are truthful on your resume.

If you are looking for a college student resume template but have little-to-no work experience, feel free to rename that section and use it instead to include volunteer work or internships. It really doesn’t matter whether you were paid or not. All that matters is that you gained the experience and made contributions to the organization.

But what if you are a graduating college student who doesn’t have any experience, paid or otherwise? You’ll need to think out of the box. Consider creating a resume section that showcases major projects you have done as part of your education. Just make sure they are relevant. Relevance is very important. Don’t just “pad” your college student resume template with details that don’t relate to the type of work you are targeting. Doing this simply dilutes the focus of the resume and annoys the reader. Respect their time.

The Future Focus college student resume template is ATS compatible.

Like all our templates, everything, including the color scheme, is easily customizable. The Future Focus resume takes on a whole new “look and feel” when you change the colors.

Available separately, the Future Focus references dossier, biography template, and cover letter template are designed to coordinate with our Future Focus Resume template. See all templates in the collection:

As with all our template collections, MS Word is required.

Easily Change the Color Scheme of All Our Resume Template

Future Focus Student Resume Color Choices

Frequently Asked Questions

We can cover anything you need help with in relation to professional resume writing, from A to Z. My only agenda is to meet your needs and make sure that when our meeting comes to a close, you feel you have received the greatest value possible from our time together. Many colleagues want my help and guidance on challenging projects, and I provide advice in regard to the content, design, and strategy of the resumes they are working on. Others want help preparing for client consultations or handling particularly challenging clients. Professional development with the goal of achieving professional resume writing certification is another common topic.

When you are ready to book, you will be provided with my calendar, and you will be able to select a time and day that best meets your schedule. I do my best to make myself available on a variety of days and times, including occasional weekends and some nights and early mornings, in addition to regular office hours. The booking process is all online and fully automated, to make things as easy for you as possible.

Yes, please do! Our booking form includes space to describe how you want to use your session. If you have a specific resume or other documents you want me to review with you, please email them to me as far before the appointment as possible. That will give me some time to look at them ahead of time, so I can use our scheduled time together to provide my recommendations rather than read the documents while you wait.

Each consultation is scheduled for 60 minutes. Zoom is used so that I can share my computer screen with you during the consultation. This allows me to actually demonstrate recommended resume changes to you rather than just describe them. If you request it, I will record the consultation session and make it available to you for download, so that you may rewatch it later at your convenience.

No, not in the traditional sense. If we are working on a particular document and I see an error, I will certainly point it out to you. And, when I am recommending changes, I may actually make some of them for you on the document, as a way to demonstrate. But I will not proofread or edit your work in a thorough way. If you need help with those services, I will be happy to provide referrals.

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Appearances matter, even with the written word, and how a document looks can make an immediate impact on the decision to read it or toss it aside. I train and mentor many excellent resume writers who have mastered the art of crafting highly effective resume content, but who lack the basic MS Word skills to create eye-catching, ATS compatible and uniquely branded documents. Distinctive Templates are the perfect solution for easily transforming well-written content into works of art that capture attention, generate interest, and motivate the recipient to read every word.

Norine Dagliano, NCRW, NCOPE, CPRW, CFRW/CC
Phil Hurd

While I primarily write resumes from scratch for each of my clients, I have also used Michelle’s templates and received great feedback. I find the templates are especially helpful to organize my thinking for those clients who have an overabundance of important information that still must fit in an ATS-friendly, 2-page format without looking cluttered or disorganized.

Phil Hurd, NCRW, NCOPE, CPRW, www.catalystresumes.com

When I was starting out with resume writing a little over a year ago, one of the most intimidating aspects was visual design of resumes. I didn’t want to have to learn graphic design to stand out—and with these templates, I didn’t need to! I was a little hesitant at first because I thought the templates might be too rigid or generic. In actuality, they are incredibly flexible and easy to play around with. I can customize any template with my client’s favorite colors in just two clicks—which means they never look exactly the same, even if I use them for multiple clients. Using the templates means I can just do what I do best—write—and then plug the text right into the appropriate section. It saves me literal HOURS of work and hassle. One of the best parts about purchasing from Michelle is that she is extremely responsive to questions. There’s a private Facebook group where she records screen share tutorials about how to switch up certain elements in the templates, and she’s always been responsive to my emailed questions. My clients are completely thrilled with the unique, modern design of their resume, and I’m thrilled that I’m saving time and don’t have to learn graphic design!

Bob Janitz

I love Michelle’s resume templates! The designs are eye-catching and easy to use. I highly recommend these templates for anyone who finds that designing a creative, contemporary formatted resume is a challenge. They’re a huge time-saver.

Bob Janitz, NCRW, www.janitz.com
amber f

I used the “Pivot” template to create a combination functional/chronological resume for my first big client. Her words when she saw the finished product: “THIS IS AMAZING!” I’m a writer, not a designer. My resumes aren’t unprofessional, but they needed a “wow” factor – and now they have it. Thank you, Michelle, for offering such affordably priced tools!

Amber Fernandez, Freelance Writer



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