Career Optics Young Professional Resume
Stand Out & Get Hired Faster With This Young Professional Resume Template
The Career Optics Young Professional Resume Template offers a simple but flexible one-page format that is a great choice for early-career professionals and also career changers. Designed for Microsoft Word and easy to customize.
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CREATE A JOB-WINNING YOUNG PROFESSIONAL RESUME IN MINUTES WITH THIS CUSTOM-DESIGNED TEMPLATE FOR MS WORD
Flexible Format Resume Template for Young Professionals & Career Changers
If you are a young professional, resume templates created for more experienced professionals may be intimidating and hard to use. A young professional resume template such as Career Optics is the solution.
The Experience Highlights section of the resume allows space for the young professional to draw attention to skills and experience regardless of where that experience was gained. For example, you could use this section to call out relevant experience earned in a volunteer position or in an internship. For a career changer, this section can also be used to focus on transferable skills rather than the chronology of your career.
The space for a testimonial is another strategy that is especially helpful in a young professional resume template. If a former boss, colleague, customer, professor, or anyone else in a position to speak about your professionalism said good things about you, including a references quote in your resume can be a powerful technique. Select the quote strategically to help reinforce the skills and qualifications you are promoting in the resume.
The resume design takes on a whole new look when you change the colors, which is as easy as a couple of mouse clicks. Here are just a few of the many color options available:
Available separately, the Career Optics resume addendum, references sheet, and cover letter template are designed to coordinate with our Career Optics young professional resume template and will help you make an unquestionable positive impression. See all the templates in the collection:
A resume addendum is a document that you can use as a complement to your resume. The Career Optics young professional resume template is designed to be a one-page resume that requires you to be very selective about what you include and what you exclude. An addendum can provide the additional space you need to communicate the skills and qualifications that didn’t quite make the cut for the resume but are still relevant. You can submit the addendum along with the resume when you apply for a job or you can use it as a leave-behind for interviews.
Job seekers are almost always asked for professional references, and the coordinating Career Optics references sheet gives you an attractive and professional way to provide them. Your references should never be sent with your resume and application. Instead, bring them with you to interviews to leave with the interviewer.
All of our resume templates are designed for use with Microsoft Word. Word is the business standard and the .DOCX format is accepted in almost all applicant tracking systems. For this reason, we always recommend using Microsoft Word when creating career documents.
WHAT OUR TEMPLATE USERS SAY
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.
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!
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.
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!
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