Minimalist Resume Template

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A Minimalist Resume Template, ATS-Friendly with Clean, Simple Lines

A minimalist resume template that provides a simple, clean, and sophisticated ATS-friendly resume design for experienced professionals and executives. Download and edit instantly in Microsoft Word.

  • 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!)

$12.00

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Coordinating biography, references, and cover letter templates with a minimalistic and sophisticated design from our Minimalist Collection.  Microsoft Word is REQUIRED.

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

CREATE A JOB-WINNING RESUME IN MINUTES WITH THIS CUSTOM-DESIGNED, MINIMALIST RESUME TEMPLATE

ATS-Friendly Minimalist Resume Template Offers a Clean, Simple Design with Timeless Appeal

This minimalist resume template provides a simple and clean resume layout yet still sophisticated design for experienced professionals and executives.

First impressions matter and the eye appeal of your resume plays a big role in the first impression it creates. Because of this, you will find that many modern resume templates use bold colors and designs to capture attention and create a standout first impression. But as this resume template proves, creating a great first impression does not require a flashy, complex design. Sometimes simple, clean designs are best.

This resume template uses simple design elements to create a highly professional and sophisticated first impression. Yet the format of the resume content is modern and will draw the reader along, ensuring that your key points get across to the reader.

We’ve used a very minimalistic monotone resume color scheme, but this can easily be changed and we provide instructions to show you how to do this with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Another important feature of this minimalist resume template is its ATS compatibility. Most job seekers know how important it is that your resume is ATS compatible, but how to actually ensure that is a mystery to most. When you use Distinctive Resume Templates, including the minimalist resume template in our Minimalist Collection, you don’t need to understand all the technicalities of ATS compatibility because we’ve done the work for you.

Easily Change the Color Scheme of All Our Resume Templates

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Coordinating Minimalist biography, references, and cover letter templates are available to purchase separately. See the full collection:

Microsoft Word is REQUIRED. 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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