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Word Documents are so 90s. For years most of us have been writing everything in MS Word. Take a look at your CV for example –  I bet it’s done in Word, mainly because this has been the expectation of employers and recruiters to suit their in-house systems. Well, future of work is changing, and it’s all about digital.  While you are  considering other more creative tools like Adobe Photoshop or InDesign, to boost your chances of landing a job take a look at these awesome resume designs and do something creative with yours too!

Your resume is the first impression a recruiter gets from you. It’s either a yes or a no to a professional opportunity. And he or she will probably get tens if not hundreds of resumes a day. That’s why yours should be outstanding.

Of course your skills and professional experience are important, but design should definitely also be a priority.

Especially if you just got out of Uni and don’t have that much experience to write about, this is something you should keep in mind.

And don’t freak out, because to have a stunning CV you don’t need to be an Adobe Photoshop savvy at all, there are tons of free or inexpensive templates out there for you to download.

We’ve selected some of our favorite resume designs for you to get inspired. You can even download some of them for free!


1# Classic and sophisticated by Snipe Scientist

If you apply for a position where a creative approach isn’t appropriate, this is your right choice. It’s got a classic yet sophisticated design. Text-based minimalistic with a clean font. Here’s the link.

sniesicentists resume

2# Infographics style by Maisie Everett

This one’s designed by the Melbourne based designer Maisie Everett. It’s a more visual resume, with less text. The use of infographics is an effective way to tell something about you at a glance. Use different types of graphs to represent your background, skills and experience. On the other hand, you can see Maisie uses a personal logo as well, which can be an asset at some cases. You can find it here.

maisies resume


3# Reversing colors by Adeel Tahir

Reversing colors is another great variation to traditional resume colors. Light text on a dark background, as graphic designer Adeel Tahir has done here. But make sure it’s readable! Find it right here.

adeels resume


4# Colorful design by Sarah Bertran

If you want to include more colors, you can do it as long as they are cohesive. Designer Sarah Bertran’s design is a good example of that. Here’s the link.

sarahs resume


5# Something a bit more crazy by Jonathan Rojas

If you’re looking for a job in a highly visual industry, here’s a bit of a more crazy approach resume design by Jonathan Rojas. Graphic designers or illustrators can get easily noticed by being super creative! Right here’s the link.

jonathans resume


These are just some of the many design paths you can take in order to arrange a stunning resume.

Remember, there are a lot of free or inexpensive templates you can download for free out there, check Behance or Pinterest to find some and edit them with your information afterwards.

Did you find this article useful? Do you want to share other stunning resume designs with us? Leave a comment and start the conversation!

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