Résumé’s/CV’s have traditionally been bits of paper that sum up you and your life achievements in relation to a job to help you find employment. However, with technology continually evolving, we are no longer limited to text on a piece of paper. Nowadays, we have the opportunity to be much more creative with how we present ourselves to interviewers, so why not make use of it. This is a round-up of both premium and free résumé templates that achieve this through HTML, or incredibly creative PSD designs which can be printed.
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Having a résumé in HTML/CSS allows you to easily send a link, and always have your résumé readily viewable online compared to having to print your résumé out for a prospective employer. You can also include a print.css to allow your resume to be printed off cleanly.
Clean CV / Résumé is an HTML template that will help you set up a professional online CV in minutes and broaden the chance of finding a suitable job as many recruiters resort more and more to browsing online for prospective applicants instead of advertising their position and calling for applicants. You will also find included as a bonus an envelope, letter of intent, Curriculum vitae and a business card in .indd (Adobe InDesign) format that will come in handy for face to face interviews.
Clean Portfolio Site – $17
A clean and flexible site for anyone from designers to someone looking to display their professional résumé and services. Features include a working contact form with validation, a Jquery lightbox /gallery, and PSD’s for the logo and design.
SmartCV is a clean resume that was designed to hold all the info you may need when you create an online resume. You can easily add content and keep it within one click distance, due to the jQuery scroll plugin implemented.
This is a clean, user-friendly and customizable résumé theme. It includes a Twitter module and links to the guy’s networks. Features include video and Flickr ready, a print specific stylesheet, jQuery transitions, and a highly customisable design.
Cielo CV – $10
Cielo CV is a modern, web2.0 styled HTML CV (résumé) template that will enhance your chance of finding better work proposals. Features include Cufon font replacement, a PDF version of your résumé, print ready, and social integration with icons.
This template comes with two columns, one for your portrait photo and contact information, and the wider second column for all your resume content. The template makes it super easy to make your own colour schemes, and is of course, print ready.
Paper Resume / CV – $10
The Paper Resume CV is a html/css resume, that comes with a completely free Wordpress version! It comes with two different backgrounds, a working contact form, Jquery form validation, and is ready to be printed off at any time.
This is a professional pinstriped CV / Resume with a plethora of slick jQuery effects. A great way to present yourself to any potential employers / clients. Features include Cufon font replacement, Jquery enhancements, an optional portfolio area, and a free business card, amongst others.
PeachGrid is a one page (x)HTML résumé/ CV template designed for the creative professional. It’s specifically designed to help you quickly set up a respectable résumé/ CV. As it can be easily edited and modified, it can also be a basis for the a more robust full site of similar styling so you can dig right in to the well commented code, hack it up, and make it your own!
SEE VEE Online Resume/CV is a simple and contemporary CV/Resume Template designed for those who like things to be neat and tidy. It plays nicely with IE6 and is deliberately designed to behave with even the smaller 800×600 monitors ensuring your cv/resume is seen by everyone. It comes with 7 colour schemes, and is of course, print ready.
Awesome Online Resume/CV – $12
This is a clean, modern and colorful (optional) Resume/CV theme suited for everyone! It is very easy to edit and includes 10 minutes of video documentation showing you exactly what to do! Included in this template is a working contact form (with validation), a print stylesheet, 7 colour schemes, and all the PSD’s.
Need an online CV that also gives you the ability to showcase some of your work? Then the “CV for Creatives” might just be what you are looking for. It comes with 2 colours schemes, and provides the structure of a standard CV. However, you can optionally show 6 of your latest pieces of work as well.
Classic CV for Professionals is an online CV aimed at professionals. It comes with 3 colour schemes; Standard, Blue, and Warm. Just as a standard paper CV it showcases your skills and experiences as well as education. The HTML files are compliant with current standards; the PSD files are neatly organized (layers are grouped and clearly labelled).
This Resume template comes with a bonus business card. Features include 5 different colour schemes, valid xhtml/css, cufon font replacement, a working contact form with Jquery validation, labelled PSD’s, and a print ready stylesheet. Full help documentation is also included.
Sample Resume Template – Free
This Sample Resume Template is a simple and quick way to build an HTML resume. It is more of a starting point than a ready-to-use resume, but nothing is stopping you from using it as is.
HTML Resume Template – Free
This fantastic resume template is something someone put together for their own resume, and has decided to give away for free. Both PSD and the html/css files are being given away, which is fantastic news for you!
One Page Résumé Site – Free
This one page resume design put together by Chris Coyier is a fantastic starting point for your Resume. While it is fairly basic, and uses no colour, it is still fantastic, and comes with everything you need, including print ready capabilities.
Hire Me! is a clean, colourful, one page, CV / Resume style website. It comes with Jquery scrolling content, 3 colour schemes, a print ready stylesheet, PSD’s included, and is easy to customise with documentation, and well commented code.
Jamba is a clean single page HTML template for online Resumes and CVs. It’s quick and easy to install and is highly customizable. It comes with six different color schemes and includes the source Photoshop files allowing you to easily adapt the template however you choose.
This basic resume design by Jonnotie takes the resume back to simplicity, while still adding an element of beautiful style in there. It has room for a profile picture, and a hire me button as well as the expected contact details, and your life accolades.
MyResume – $39 (site subscription)
Looking for a new job? Then MyResume is the perfect theme to promote yourself and create a professional and sophisticated online presence. MyResume is sleek, simple and easy to use, but also boasts some great features that will make handling your resume all the easier. Add new pages to your resume, create new tabs, connect with your peers using the social networking integration, and even add a custom portfolio at the click of a button.
“Ipseity” means selfhood, or individual identity. Although this theme isn’t a resume/CV as such, it is a personal branding theme for your site that allows you to list your contact details, achievements, anything you want really, in a beautiful sliding site.
PSD / InDesign
These types of files allow you to create stunning printable resumes, or PDF’s, which can be sent to your prospective employers!
This elegant 3 piece resume set only utilizes grid and typography, the foundations of design, for both readability and legibility. It consists of 1 page resume, 1 page references, 1 page cover letter – US Letter sized – CS4 InDesign file – CS3 InDesign INX file – IDML markup file – Sample PDF
Resumes (5 Pack) – $7
Everyone needs a resume at some point in time! This is a 5 pack of one-page resumes created using Photoshop. The files are completely editable in Photoshop so you can change position, sizes, colors, typefaces, etc. All of the fonts used are free fonts and are listed below.
This fantastically clean resume comes with character and paragraph styles setup for easy editing and font changes. It is a one page Photoshop Template complete with layers. It is sized at A4 (International ISO ) and includes Vector Icons.
2 Page Resume – $5
This 2 Page resume template comes with 3 colour options, each as a dark and light version. It is fully editable, and comes 8.5 x 11 inches in size. It used CMYK and has 300dpi.
Clean Elegant Resume – $5
Clean Elegant Resume is a two page US Letter and A4 InDesign template. Character and paragraph styles are setup for easy editing and font changes.
SineWave is a creative style resume with your text content sticking to a wave shape. It is a simple, elegant template, that comes in A4 size, and as like all other PSD resume templates, has character styles for easy font editing.
Invictus” V.1.0 is an elegant and clean layout for a resume. This is a Photoshop template which is fully editable. If you don’t like a font or an element, you can simply change it. The psd is created with CMYK (with bleed) , 300 DPI and A4 / 8.5×11 size.
This theme is a clean, elegant and creative Resume. It comes with easy editable, A4 layout, vector shape stars, and you can use any colour you like! 4 Colours schemes are included; violet, yellow, green and red. Both font’s that are used (Titillium Text, and Aller) are free.
In this template you are free to replace the provided quotations with any others you wish. Have fun with it! Give the person who’s reading your resume something to think about or laugh about! this will make your resume memorable, we promise! Ask former employers for a quote about you and your work ethic and drop it in! Your prospective employer will applaud your unique resume as it stands out from the rest of the other candidates!
Slick + Stylish Resume (InDesign CS3 +) is a beautiful resume template originally in grey and white, but easily changeable to any colour of your choice. It features fully implemented, and easy edit character, table, and cell styles, and makes use of the incredible Myriad Pro font.
A simple and clean CV Resume which includes a covering letter in the same style. All PSD files are layered and labeled and include basic guide lines. The pages are sized at International A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) at 300DPI using CMYK colours – Print ready. The sample font used is Trebuchet MS (System font) Standard for PC and Mac.
This Beautiful and clean resume includes US letter and international sized paper. The whole packet includes A4 (Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand) (PSD), US letter (USA, Canada) (PSD), Information and example JPG files. Metogé Resume is ready to print (CMYK and 300dpi).
The Professional way to present your self to your next employer. This pack included 4 brilliant looking resume’s that will look fantastic on the desk of your next employer. The design comes in A4 Size with easy to edit & change colors.
Curriculum Vitae – $5
This theme offers you a cool, slick, sophisticated way to present your skills to would be employers! With room for a picture of yourself, and a slick cover letter included, you can’t go wrong with this.
This 3-Piece Minimalist Resume is available in three different variants; Black and white, grey and white, and grey and blue. The pack comes with templates for your cover letter, resume, and references. It comes US letter sized.
A Catchy resume, print ready, with a modern style and 5 colour combination, created to be used specially with horizontal page orientation. Colour options include Grey, Purple, Orange, Red and Turquoise. The package comes with well organised and grouped layers, and easily customisable and scalable graphics.
Want to impress with your resume? This very clean and creative booklet-style resume is the right choice. Drop in your own text and pictures and you’re ready to go. With just a bit more effort you could turn it into a template with any other purpose.
So there you have it. Whether you are after something to have online, or something to creative to physically have at hand, there are plenty of fantastic resources out there. As always, I’m sure there is more out there, so if you know of other templates that are worthy of a mention, get them down in the comments for other people to see!
Matt is an 18 year old web designer from Scotland, UK. He loves creating beautiful websites across different platforms. High on his things to learn fully are Jquery and php. He is extremely excited by css3 and html5 and can't wait to see them rolled out fully. To learn more about Matt, follow him @QwibbleDesigns, or check out his portfolio.