Résumé Templates

Below you will find several résumé templates that can be used with Microsoft Word.

Using these templates:

These templates are set up with minimum entries and suggested headings. Headings can be changed and additional sections can be added. These templates require Microsoft Word. If you do not have Word, all computer labs on campus have it installed. The Career Center also has computers available to students and alumni.

Chronological Résumé Template - Presents education and work experience in a reverse chronological order, beginning with the most recent experience. This format is most common since it is the easiest to create and many employers prefer it for its clarity and straightforwardness.

Functional Résumé Template - Organizes experience into functions or skills. Focusing upon accomplishments, it stresses skills and de-emphasizes when or where they took place. This format works best for career changers, for people with diverse but unrelated experience or for individuals who have gaps in their employment.

Combination Résumé Template - This style uses skill headings with a chronological format to showcase skills or to position an important work experience before other work experiences. The combination format is especially conducive for tailoring to a specific position. This is the most beneficial format for college students.

Non-Traditional Résumé Template - A combination formatted résumé, this style de-emphasizes the education. This format works best for those who do not have a clear graduation date but are actively taking classes toward a degree.