Subtle Resume Freebie – The Intelligent Applicant

free subtle resume design

A geometric design, subtly metallic color scheme, and scripted headings all make this resume template look as if you’ve hired a professional designer. Nobody would ever guess that you got it for free!

We call this template, ‘The Intelligent Applicant’. It’s just the format that a smart, savvy job seeker would use to impress hiring managers. It’s attention-grabbing, smart, and sophisticated without being loud or gaudy. Expressive yet professional, we think that you’ll really like this one.

Now we have even better news. You can pair this resume with a cover letter and a job interview tracker or even go 2-page long.

Hey, this resume design also comes in premium version with some bonus perks.
Learn more here.

This is sure to be a winning combination just for you. If you’d like to try out our template, you can download it for free! You can even customize it easily with Word. Are you ready to unlock it! Just share this page on one of your social media feeds using one of the buttons below, and it’s all yours.

Microsoft Word and a bit of knowledge is all you need to edit this resume template.
If a template is not what you are looking for, you might consider an online resume builder.

File size: 21.23 KB
Format: .doc
Downloaded 63,789 times
License: Free, personal use only. Please read the license terms for resources.



  • Freesumes Editorial Team

    A team of former HR employers, certified career coaches, resume writers, and designers on a mission to demystify and simplify job search. We offer no-fluff, up-to-date, and fact-checked career insights and... more


    1. Hi Shana, thank you for reaching out. The zip file is definitely not empty, please try to download it again and to extract the files. Feel free to use the contact form if there is still a problem. Kind regards

    1. Hi Sourav, please note that you will first need to extract the documents from the zip file using a software such as Winrar, Winzip… Once extracted, you can edit the resume template with Microsoft Word.

    1. Hi Dyanne, thank you for your kind words. What version of Word are you using? Feel free to reach out directly via the contact page. Thanks!

    1. Hi, thank you for your kind words.

      I can confirm that the social buttons are working correctly. Sometimes it takes a couple of seconds after sharing or liking to actually see the button.
      Also please make sure to use one of the social share/like buttons in the box at the bottom of the post since liking or sharing directly on your social networks will not unlock the download.


Leave a Response