Gold Quality Resume Template


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An ATS-friendly quality resume template for Word, making it easy to create professional and executive resumes. Highly flexible and adaptable with a sophisticated appearance.

  • Leave the cookie-cutter 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. Change the entire color scheme with just two mouse clicks. Video tutorials included.
  • Follows all modern quality rules for resumes and YES, it is ATS-friendly! (This is SO important!)
  • Results-proven and created for real-world use. Follow the included tips and prompts and your resume will practically write itself.


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Biography, references, and cover letter templates for a wide range of professionals and executives from our Gold Quality Collection.  Microsoft Word is REQUIRED to use our templates.



Quality Resume Template for Standout Professional & Executive Resumes

Most free resume templates available in MS Word and on the internet are not quality templates and the old adage is true: in many ways, you get what you pay for. The same is true of many resume templates available for sale. But, as a job seeker, how do you know what is quality and what isn’t? The wrong choice can spell doom for your job search.

When you are shopping for a quality resume template you can feel confident when you use a template from Distinctive Resume Templates. Designed by an award-winning professional resume writer with more than a quarter-century of experience, our resume templates such as the Gold Quality Resume Template available in this collection are designed for real-world use.

A poorly designed resume template will often cause problems in applicant tracking systems. While our Gold Quality Resume Template includes eye-appealing graphical design elements, they are included in ways that will not negatively impact the ATS performance of your resume. While other resume templates might look good to an unsuspecting job seeker, unless they have been designed by a professional resume writer who understands ATS requirements, such as our Distinctive Resume Templates, you may do your job search more harm than good.

Other important features of these resume templates are their flexibility and ease of use. Every job seeker brings a unique set of qualifications to the job market. Poor resume templates tend to be cookie-cutter and inflexible, forcing the job hunter to fit their experience into a format that does not showcase their qualifications in the best light.

Because Distinctive Resume Templates have been created by a professional resume writer for other professional resume writers, they have each been designed for real-world use and maximum flexibility. The Gold Quality Resume Template in this collection, just like all our templates, can be easily customized for a variety of professional uses.

You have endless color choices when you use the Gold Quality Resume Template. By default, it comes with a striking gold and black color scheme, but this can be easily changed with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Easily Change the Color Scheme of All Our Resume Templates

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Coordinating Gold Quality 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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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.


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,
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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