Using Free Resume Templates
Using Free Resume Templates
With all of the free resume resources, free resume templates are one of the most sought-after resume searches on Google. There are plenty of free resources on the Internet in 2007. The days when you have to pay for useful information are over. As with anything of value, the old saying is “You get what you pay for.” If you’re looking for a free resume template, it’s probably in your best interests to take what you want and create your own customized resume template that you can easily merge with your current content.
Gather the ones you like
There are many different ways you can achieve this. However, I recommend that you just visit one of the most popular resume sites and search the various templates that are available there. Pick out about three or four you like, but do not judge too keenly what you like. Just fly over it and if something strikes you, if you skim it for more than a few seconds, put it in your viewing deck.
It is judgment time
Once you have a few templates that you like, you can take the next steps. I recommend printing them out or arranging the windows on your computer screen so you can easily switch between the two. Take a closer look at each element and try to limit the element in each template to the one that you really like. Do this for each template and note, circle or cut out each of these elements and paste it into a new file. If you use paper, just cut it out and arrange the different parts like a puzzle. Remember, go with your instinct!
Time to adapt!
Then it will be funny! Take each of the items you like and arrange them in a format that you think will best suit your current content. Do not be afraid to get very creative at this point. In our day and age, I do not believe that it is possible to overboard too much, as long as your CV attracts the attention of the readers and attracts them. If you are able to control these properties with the format you choose, you do not need to worry! So take your time and do not compromise! Take your time until you have a format consistent with the type of image you want to present to a potential employer, and do not settle for less!
Now you should have a unique and custom format for your current resume content to fit well. You may need to change one or two things, but overall you should be able to incorporate your current resume content and fit it neatly into your new custom format. If things do not quite fit, it’s okay to change them and try different things. Just use the same process of elimination that I described in the paragraph above. Do not settle for less than you would like to portray, and take your time and do not stop until you get it right! This can take a few hours, days, or even a week, but in the end, it’s worth having a 100% tailored CV that’s unique to you!
Unique is good when it comes to finding a job, because you want you to stand out from the rest. A custom format is the best way to achieve this goal!
Good luck with your job search!