Windowpanes ATS Resume Template


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Eye-Catching & Modern ATS Resume Template

Our Windowpanes ATS-Compliant Resume Template has a really sophisticated and understated appearance that can be easily customized to be as bold as you want, with a simple color change. Microsoft Word is required to use this template, then save as both a .DOCX  and .PDF so you have all the formats you need for job searching.

  • Yes, this resume is ATS-friendly! You do not need to choose between eye appeal and ATS compliance. You can have both!
  • First impressions are everything! Our beautifully designed, ATS-compatible resume templates make it easy. Nobody will even know you used a template!
  • Flexible and easy to customize. Add, remove, rename, and even reorganize sections. Change the entire color scheme with just two mouse clicks. Video tutorials included.
  • 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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Windowpanes Coordinating Documents

The Windowpanes biography and resume cover letter templates are designed to coordinate with our Windowpanes 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.



An ATS-Compliant Resume Template With a Sophisticated Look! Stand Out & Win the Job!

The Windowpanes ATS Resume Template is an ATS-compliant resume template that has a really sophisticated and understated appearance that can be easily customized to be as bold as you want, with a simple color change. The format is appropriate for almost any professional or executive.

What Are ATS Resume Templates & Why Is ATS Compatibility Important?

In today's job market, it's more important than ever for job seekers to make sure their resume is compatible with applicant tracking systems (ATS). ATS is software used by employers to scan resumes and track applicants throughout the hiring process. However, ATS can sometimes have difficulty reading certain resumes, which can cause your application to be rejected outright (rarely) or be entered into the applicant tracking system incorrectly (a common problem).

To increase your chances of getting through ATS and in front of the hiring manager, read the job description carefully, use an ATS resume template, and be certain to include resume keywords from the job description.

By making sure your resume is ATS friendly, you can be sure that you are giving yourself the best chance of being considered for the job.

Why Everything You Thought You Knew About ATS Resume Templates Might Be Wrong

There are so many myths and misunderstandings about ATS resume templates. Most importantly, virtually all modern applicant tracking systems can handle graphics with ease. The ATS will simply “skip” the graphic and move on to the text. Of course, this means that the words you insert in the graphic in the upper left of the Windowpanes template won’t “count” as resume keywords in the ATS. If you think those words are important as resume keywords, the solution is to make sure you repeat the words in the body of the resume.

The structure of your resume is especially important and in most cases, the reverse chronological format will be your safest bet to make sure the ATS reads your work experience properly.

One word of warning: beware of the cheap and free resume templates you find on the internet or even as free resume templates in Word. Many of these free resume templates (even some billed as free ATS resume templates) are constructed using a layout that is too complex for ATS to handle and the content of your resume will become jumbled and unreadable in the ATS. But, it is important for you to know that "complex" and "visually attractive" are not the same thing. It is entirely possible to create a truly eye-popping and completely professional ATS friendly resume, as we've proved. Designed by a professional resume writer with more than 25 years of experience and expertise in creating ATS friendly resume designs, you can feel confident using any of our templates.

Resume Keywords Are Important Too

Besides just ensuring that your resume format is properly structured for entry into an ATS, the Windowpanes ATS-Compliant Resume Template will also help you with your resume keyword optimization if you follow the easy-to-follow recommendations, expert tips, and resume writing prompts in the template.

In some ways, it is fair to say that keyword optimization is one of the most important factors on your ATS friendly resume, and for this reason we've included lots of space for you to include important resume keywords as you build your resume. In fact, the technique we’ve used in this template, of highlighting keyword phrases at the start of each bulleted result statement is not only a great way of working more keywords into your ATS resume, but it also makes your resume more readable and attractive for the human reader. This is, of course, the goal whenever you use an ATS-compliant resume template: not only are you trying to ensure compatibility with applicant tracking systems, you are trying to make sure your resume is eye-catching and attention-getting for the human reader.

Coordinating Career Documents Help You Create a Stunning First Impression

Available separately, the Windowpanes executive biography template and cover letter template are designed to coordinate with our Windowpanes Resume template. While it is possible that your cover letter will be entered into the ATS with your resume, it is rare that your biography would. But, a professional biography designed to coordinate with your resume and cover letter is the easiest way to create a stunning first impression and highly professional image. See all templates in the collection:

Easily Change the Color Scheme of All Our Resume Templates

Windowpanes Resume Template Color Choices

As with all our template collections, MS Word is required.

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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