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55+ Free Resume Templates For Word

There are a lot of free resume templates available on the internet but sometimes it can be really difficult to choose the right one that is most suited to you.
Most websites that offer resume templates can often over complicate things by having clever titles for the different styles of template on offer, and sometimes the descriptions can be so confusing they can leave you with your head spinning!

Not sure which resume template you should choose?

We work differently here at Freesumes. We want to help you as much as we can so we have made it as simple as possible by dividing our free professionally crafted resume templates for personal use into four easy to understand categories; modern, elegant, creative and classic.

You will not have to spend hours of your time scrolling through thousands of templates that can all look very similar – where is the fun in that? Freesumes have simplified the search task for you and narrowed down the choices we offer you to the best performing style of templates available.

Let’s take a look at each section and why they may be a good fit for you:

Modern Resumes


In today’s highly competitive job market your resume needs to stand out. Our modern resume selection have been crafted to offer stylish, crisp and fresh themes that are designed to be easily readable and highlight specific information that you want to get across to your prospective employer when they first skim over your resume.

According to recent research by TheLadders, hiring manager spend as little as six seconds skimming over resumes before making a decision about a candidate. This a very high performing set of templates that are working well for those seeking IT and tech based jobs that need to stand out from the crowd.

The Internet has affected people’s reading behavior over the years. Instead of reading top to bottom like they used to, people are now constantly skimming for information. Our modern templates have been structured with this in mind and prevents any of your important information from being overlooked.

Feel free to take a closer look at our latest styles listed below. Each template can be fully personalized and will create a great first impression.

The Intelligent Applicant ResumeThe Intelligent Applicant
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Modern & Chic Resume TemplateModern & Chic
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Modern Day Candidate CVModern Day Candidate
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The Minimalist CV LayoutThe Minimalist
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Two Tones Resume DesignTwo Tones
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The Urbane Woman ResumeThe Urbane Woman
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Honeycomb Photo Resume DesignHoneycomb Photo
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Mr Mint 2 Columns ResumeMr Mint
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Goldenrod Yellow Professional CVGoldenrod Yellow
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Elegant / Professional Resumes

Our elegant range of free resume templates are an ideal choice for those of you with plenty of work experience already under your belt. These templates have been designed to be clean-cut and straight to the point. They are structured to guide the reader’s eye so you can impress recruiters without overwhelming them with too much information all at once.

We understand that you want to get over to your prospective employer how much experience you have. Our elegant designs will help you to deliver that message and show how perfect you are for this position without any unnecessary flourish or distracting frills.

A great tip here is to remember that hiring managers are busy people. To make it easier for them to reach you remember to hyperlink your email address so that you’re only one click away. Take a look at our elegant range of templates below:

Smart And Professional ResumeSmart & Professional
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Spick & Span Resume TemplateSpick & Span Resume
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Plain but Trendy Curriculum VitaePlain but Trendy
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The Modish Applicant ResumeThe Modish Applicant
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Simple Snapshot Photo ResumeSimple Snapshot
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Modish and Elegant Resume TemplateModish and Elegant
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Conservative & Creative CV LayoutConservative & Creative
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Resume Template Subtle GoldSubtle Gold
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CV Design Touch of PinkTouch of Pink
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Creative Resumes

Resume TemplatesWhen you are applying for a job that relies on the strengths of the individual, you need a resume template that you can inject a bit more personality into to make it ‘pop’. Many jobs that involve building one-to-one business relationships, a creative drive or flair for art and design need to attract people with a strong personality.

Our creative templates allow you to stand out from the crowd. The sleek designs and layouts we present here will get your resume noticed. Adding some unique style to your resume will make your personality shine through and will easily separate you from your competitors that have submitted bland or harsh looking resumes.

Each one of our creative style templates offer a perfectly balanced mix of personality, professionalism and a touch of style. You can distinguish your resume from others by using our punchy designs, but remember that these work best for creatives who want to get themselves noticed. These templates are great for a graphic artist or designer for example, but if you are applying to become an accountant, you may want to go for an elegant or classic design instead.

Browse our range of Creative resume templates below:

The Vintage Rose Resume TemplateVintage Rose
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Free Resume TemplatesClassy Emerald
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Elegant Dark Grey Resume TemplateElegant Dark Grey
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Pink Resume Blush and PixieBlush and Pixie
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The Sophisticated Candidate Resume TemplateThe Sophisticated Candidate
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Creative CV Template Splash of BlueA Splash of Blue
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Professional Purple ResumeProfessional Purple
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Dark Resume Charchoal BlackCharchoal Black
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Simple Green CV DesignSimple Green
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Classic / Conservative Resumes

Sometimes all you need is a classic style template that is clean, clear and straight to the point. Quite often an employer will take on a temporary worker or a freelancer and then offer them a permanent position at some point later down the line. In these cases the human resources department may only need you to submit a resume to go on file and any of these classic designs will fit the bill perfectly.


Classic resumes are also good for those who are looking at a complete career change. They want to tailor their resume to better reflect the skills and experiences they have that suit that particular job. Most hiring managers are only concerned with finding the right hire. At the end of the day they want to read something easily to be able to pick out the relevant information they need.

When applying for a job in a large company you may find that they use specialized software to help weed out candidates. This means that your resume is first read by a robot before getting through to an actual human. Sometimes resumes can be too busy with text bunched together, use fancy fonts or distracting background colors that obscure text – these are more likely to be rejected by a robot. This can be avoided or greatly reduced by using a clean and classic resume layout that includes the correct keywords that the company is looking for.

A classic style resume template is also easy to customize. You can include your work experience, qualifications and any special achievements you have gained that will catch the eye of your prospective employer. You can easily adapt the information on your resume to fit the requirements needed for each role and you will be confident that your resume will always look great!

Take a look at our Classic style template selections below:

Classic Resume Template Sleek and SimpleSleek and Simple
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Shades of Black CV TemplateShades of Black
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Basic Grey and White ResumeBasic Grey and White
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Need further help?

Once you have chosen your perfect resume template from our selection, follow our free expert guidance about how to craft the perfect modern resume. We can help you to narrow down the elements that are essential for you to include on your resume – as well as what to avoid!

Everyone hopes to gain a chance to impress potential new employer at a job interview, but there is no denying that interviews can be very stressful! We also offer sound advice about how to nail your next job interview.