Breakthrough Resume Template


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Premium, Custom-Designed Technical Resume Template to Help You Stand Out & Get Hired Faster

The Breakthrough Resume Template is a great choice for a technical resume when you have a lot of credentials and technical skills and qualifications to convey. The colors are easily changed with the press of a button. Easily edit or update your resume in MS Word.

  • Premium technical resume template 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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Breakthrough Coordinating Documents

The Breakthrough biography and resume cover letter templates are designed to coordinate with our Breakthrough resume template. The entire collection is flexible and adaptable for use by almost any experienced professional, but is especially appropriate for technical professionals. Microsoft Word is REQUIRED.



Great Choice as a Technical Resume Template

The Breakthrough Resume Template is a great choice as a technical resume template when you have a lot of credentials and technical skills and qualifications to convey. While the Technology Skills box on the right appears to be a text box, this entire section is actually a two-column table (which is okay for ATS) with a graphic box overlaying the text.

There are many persistent myths about what is ATS compatible in a resume and what is not ATS compatible. The acceptability of tables in an ATS-friendly resume is one of the areas of significant confusion. The truth is that tables are okay in ATS-friendly resumes as long as they are simple tables and as long as you understand the ways in which it is acceptable to use them.

Of course, we take all those worries away from you when you use this technical resume template or any other Distinctive Resume Template to create a resume. We’ve done the hard work for you, and as long as you follow the basic format provided, you can feel confident that the resulting resume will be ATS-friendly.

Rather than using a text box to call out the “Technology Skills” in what appears to be a sidebar of this technical resume template, we used a simple table. Using a table ensures that any technical skills specified in that section of the resume will count toward the keyword optimization of the resume. Alternatively, if we had used a text box, when the resume was run through an ATS, all of those key terms would be skipped. Technical terms are often very important as keywords in a technical resume, so the table format works best in this resume template.

Easily adaptable for a variety of circumstances, this technical resume template will help give technical professionals an instant competitive edge.

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

Available separately, the Breakthrough executive biography template and cover letter template are designed to coordinate with our Breakthrough Resume template. See all templates in the collection:

Microsoft Word is required to use our templates.

Easily Change the Color Scheme of All Our Resume Templates

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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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