Exquisite Combination Resume Template

$12.00

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A Beautifully Designed, ATS-Friendly Combination Resume Template

The popular two-column resume format has been made ATS-friendly in this combination resume template for MS Word. This is an eye-catching resume that is a great choice for professional resumes, especially career change resumes.

  • Premium templates designed by an award-winning, nationally recognized resume expert.
  • Results-proven, recruiter-approved, and created for real-world use.
  • Leave the generic-looking templates to others. Quickly create a resume as unique as you are. Nobody will ever guess you used a template!
  • Fast and easy to use. Flexible and simple to customize. Multiple color options. Video tutorials and pro tips & writing prompts included.
  • Yes, unlike most templates, Distinctive Resume Templates follow all modern best practice "rules" and are ATS-friendly! (This is SO important!)

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Exquisite Coordinating Documents

Biography, resume addendum, references, and cover letter templates for a wide range of professionals and executives from our Exquisite Collection.  All the templates are designed for Microsoft Word.

ATS-FRIENDLY...EASY TO USE & CUSTOMIZE...EYE-CATCHING, MODERN FORMATS

COMBINATION RESUME TEMPLATE USING THE POPULAR TWO-COLUMN FORMAT IN AN ATS-FRIENDLY WAY

Eye-Catching Combination Resume Template

A resume in the combination format can be a great resume format for any professional resume, but it is especially well suited to people making a career change and for people who have experience in their work history that they want to bring to the forefront of the resume. No matter your reason for choosing it, the combination resume template in the Exquisite Collection is the perfect choice to create a job-winning resume.

The layout of this combination resume template is set up to have two columns on the first page. This is an especially attractive and appealing layout that is very popular.

Many lower-quality resume templates available from other sellers use a similar columnar layout created with tables embedded into the Microsoft Word document. While the tables are usually invisible to the viewer, they are used to achieve the exact placement of certain parts of the resume template.

Unfortunately, most resume templates set up in this way are not ATS compatible. If you use a resume template created using one of these complex tables, the content of your resume may become jumbled and unreadable when your resume is entered into an ATS.

The solution is to create a columnar resume using only a very simple two-column table and that is what we have done in this combination resume template. As you edit your resume using this combination resume template, follow the prompts within the template. We’ve included pro tips that will help you not just develop a standout, accomplishments-filled resume, but also create one that is ATS compatible and keyword optimized.

ATS compatibility is extremely important as the vast majority of corporations and recruiting firms use applicant tracking systems to manage and track candidates through the hiring process. When you choose any Distinctive Resume Template, you can feel confident that your resume has been designed to perform well in ATS.

The Exquisite Collection includes an optional bundle of matching documents, including a resume addendum with prompts for additional qualifications and skills, a professional biography, references handout, and even a cover letter template.

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All of our templates are created to make it easy for you to customize them and make them your own. You can easily add or remove sections, rename sections, or even swap sections around. Changing the color scheme is equally easy, and we include video tutorials with every resume purchase, to show you how to do this. Here are just some of the many color schemes available when you use our combination resume template and the other matching career templates in the Exquisite Collection.

Easily Change the Color Scheme of All Our Resume Templates

Exquisite Combination Resume Color Options

All the templates are designed to be edited in Microsoft Word. They have not been designed or tested in Pages or Google Docs.  Due to the digital nature of this template, all sales are final. For more information on licensing rights, please review our licensing terms.

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.

All Distinctive Resume Templates designed by Michelle Dumas, a Nationally Certified Resume Writer and multi-time TORI Nominee & Award Winner

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WHAT OUR TEMPLATE USERS SAY

Insiders
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
alison
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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