Simplicity Redefined Resume Template


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Professionally Designed & Stylish but Simple Resume Template for Word

This stylish yet simple resume template for Word is modern while still following all the rules of a traditional resume. The resume is ATS-friendly and very flexible and adaptable, making it easy to use to create a resume for almost any job. Prompts and tips throughout the template make writing your resume easy!

  • 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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Simplicity Redefined Coordinating Documents

From our Simplicity Redefined Collection, these coordinating biography, resume addendum, references, and cover letter templates for Word are stylish yet simple to use no matter what industry or profession you work in.  Microsoft Word is required to use our templates.



A Modern Yet Traditional Simple Resume Template for Word

If you are searching for a simple resume template for Word, this resume from the Simplicity Redefined Collection is exactly what you’ve been looking for. While the design is modern and stylish, creating an impeccably professional image, the format is designed to be simple, flexible, and adaptable.

While it isn’t difficult to find a simple resume template for Word, it is hard to find one that doesn’t make your resume look just like every other resume of every other job hunter you are competing against for the same jobs. This is the very last thing you want! Your resume needs to stand out and differentiate you.

The Simplicity Redefined resume template is custom-designed yet distinctive. You will find it simple to use and customize so your resulting resume is uniquely yours. Changing the color scheme is as easy as two mouse clicks, scrolling through your options, and choosing the one you like best. Choose colors for your resume that reflect your personality and the industries and types of jobs you’ll be applying for. Here are some of the many possibilities:

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There are tips and prompts throughout the resume template, to help you write a job-winning resume. We also provide video tutorials with every template purchase, that show you how to move sections around, add or delete sections, and modify them. In short, this simple resume template for Word matches the very definitions of simplicity while maintaining the stylish, modern elements that will capture attention and win interviews.

You can easily create your resume in Microsoft Word, save it as a DOCX file and then also save it as a PDF. You will have everything you need for a successful job search. When it is time to update your resume, just got back into the Word document, update it, and resave it. It is that easy!

ATS compatibility is also critically important and the Simplicity Redefined resume follows all the rules for making sure your resume can be correctly entered into ATS systems.

While this simple resume template for Word is a two-page resume, you can easily shorten it to one page or expand it to a third page. But, expanding your resume past two pages usually isn’t a good idea. This is why the optional coordinating documents bundle in the Simplicity Redefined Collection includes a resume addendum template. Resume addendums are a pro technique that gives you a format for presenting everything that was left off the resume, but that may still be important. The coordinating documents bundle also includes Word templates for your cover letter, biography, and professional references.

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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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