/ 0 - 5 years of experience
For over 10 years now, I've been on both sides of the fence, career counseling, and recruitment, and let me tell you, the writer's block hits hard when it comes to drafting your resume.
Novorésumé not only offers you a smart and modern template for you to fill in, but their team has also crafted a winning combo of aesthetics and functionality that will inspire you to apply for the job you thought was out of your league. Give it a try!
Former Executive Recruiter
Novorésumé is one of the few resume builders that I recommend online. Their resume templates are modern and eye-catching, and will grab an employer's attention. As a former Recruiter, if a candidate sent me a resume built with one of these templates, I would take notice and be impressed.
The software also makes it easy to enter your info and handles all of the formatting for you, so you can get your resume ready to send out as quickly as possible. I recommend these templates whether you're a recent graduate or experienced candidate.
Career Strategist, Coach & Trainer
When I consult people on resume writing, the most common question that I am asked it is about the content and what components to add or avoid, when they have less than 5 years of work experience.
On this platform, you not only have access to many options, but you get guidance on what to choose and why. When the work experience is less than 5 years, the other components such as languages, projects, volunteering experiences, hobbies etc, make a huge difference.
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We offer both free and premium resume templates, so whatever your budget might be, you can still take advantage of our resume builder.
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Whether you’re a creative advertiser looking for an outside-the-box creative resume template, or a banker seeking a more professional resume template, we’ve got a template for you!
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If you’ve tried other resume builders, you’ve probably experienced this: You spend hours creating a resume, and when you click “download,” you get hit with a paywall asking you to subscribe.
At Novorésumé, we don’t do that. We have NO hidden fees - upgrade to Premium ONLY if you LOVE our resumes!
All Novorésumé resume templates are built with the most popular Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) in mind. What this means for YOU is that whichever job you apply for, the CV filtering software they use will be able to read your resume (and NOT automatically discard it).
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What is a Resume?
A resume is a brief summary of personal and professional experiences, skills, and education history. Its main purpose is to show off your best self to potential employers.
When applying for a job, you’re (in most cases) going to be asked for a resume accompanied by a cover letter.
If you manage to create a “good” resume, you’re going to 2x your chances of getting hired. Want to learn how? Check out our complete guide on how to make a resume.
How to Write a Resume for Your First Job?
The process of writing a resume might seem super scary to you. After all, most resume examples you see on the web are 80% about work experience. So, what the heck can you include in your resume if you have none?
Well, here’s some good news. If you’re applying for an entry-level job or an internship, no one expects you to have ANY work experience.
Instead, you should focus on what you DO have: education, projects, volunteering experience, hobbies & interests.
For a complete guide on how to make a resume with no work experience stand out, check out our article.
What to Put on a Resume?
The most common sections on a resume are:
Resume summary or objective
If you want to personalize your resume a bit more, you can also include the following sections:
Hobbies & interests
For more information on how to place these sections on your resume, check out our article on what to put on a resume.
How to Format a Resume?
There are 3 typical resume formats:
In 99% of the cases, you’ll want to go with the Reverse Chronological resume format. That’s the format most resumes you’ve seen follow - its main focus is your work experience, written down in reverse-chronological order.
Unless you’re looking to create a career change resume, we’d recommend sticking with this format.
If you want to learn more about resume formats, check out our comparison guide.
How Long Should a Resume Be?
Ah, the most popular resume question in the world: “how long should your resume be?”
Short answer: one page. If you have a lot of work experience (10 years +), sometimes it makes sense to make it 2 pages MAX if everything you mention is super relevant for the position you’re applying for.
Long answer: check out our guide on how long should a resume be.
P.S. all of our templates are one-page resume templates, so you shouldn’t have a lot of trouble sticking to the one-page limit!
How to Write a Resume Summary?
Your resume summary is a “hook” that goes on top of your resume. Think of it as an introduction to the rest of your resume. It should, in 2-4 sentences, explain what your background is, and why it’s relevant for the position you’re applying for.
Want your resume summary to stand out? Use this proven formula:
“Professional [job title] with X+ years of work experience in [job responsibility]. In the past Y years, I have [your top 1-2 achivements]. Seeking a position of [job title] at [company name]”
To learn more about how to create a resume summary that excels, check out our guide.
On the other hand, if you’re a student or just don’t have a lot of work experience, read our article on how to create a resume objective instead.
How to List Work Experience on a Resume
Work experience on a resume is one of those things that’s easy to learn, hard to master.
Each work experience entry should contain the following:
Achievements or responsibilities
Now, if you want to create a work experience section that stands out, you want to focus on quantifiable achievements. What this means is, instead of creating an entry like:
“Carried out sales operations”
You list an achievement:
“Hit and exceeded monthly sales KPIs for 5 months in a row.”
This shows the employer that you’re not just a random candidate, you’re an A-player! To learn more about how to list achievements in your work experience (and land the job), check out our article.
How to List Skills on a Resume?
Simply create a ”skills” section on your Novorésumé resume template, and list your top skills. We usually recommend going for a mix of hard and soft skills.
Not sure what skills to include in your resume? Check out these 101 essential skills for any resume.
How to Make a Cover Letter For a Resume?
Every job application asks for a cover letter (in addition to your resume). Here are some of our tips on how to do this right:
Customize your cover letter to the employer. The more personalized it is, the more likely it is for the recruiter to like you
Outline your general background (work experience, profession, etc.) and mention your top 2-3 achievements to show off your skills
If you really want to stand out, create a cover letter that matches your resume template. To do this, you can use one of our cover letter templates here.
If you want to learn more about how to write a convincing cover letter, check out our comprehensive guide.
What is the Best Resume Template?
There’s no such thing as “the best resume template” - every recruiter/employer has their own personal preference. Our general recommendation is to do your research on the company and what their values are.
For example, if you’re applying for a position at a bank, you’d want a more professional resume template. On the other hand, if you want a job in a startup where they value innovation more, you should stick to a creative resume template.
Finally, if you’re still not sure which type of template is right for the job you’re applying for, you can just use a simple resume template just to be safe.
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Resume Templates FAQ?
How to Make a Resume with Novorésumé?
Follow these simple steps:
Choose one of our top resume templates above
Follow the tips & tricks built-in our resume builder
Fill in your work history and other experiences
Hit download and start applying to jobs!
What If I Am a Student?
All of our resume samples are student-friendly! If you’re looking for something a bit more tailored, we’d recommend picking the “college resume template”
Or, if you want to learn how to create a convincing student resume, check out our guide.
Are These Resume Templates Free?
Yep, all of the templates listed above are free resume templates.
However, our resume builder comes with a ton of premium features. So if you want to personalize your resume and make it truly yours, you can upgrade!
Who Created These Resume Samples?
At Novorésumé, we put extensive care in creating each resume template.
We interviewed recruiters and analyzed applicant tracking systems to create resume samples that will maximize your chances of getting hired.
Then, our professional graphic designer worked his magic to make the resume samples compelling, well-designed, and easy to read!
Are These Resume Templates ATS-Friendly?
Yes! All Novorésumé resume templates are created with applicant tracking systems in mind.
Keep in mind, though, that using the right template is step #1. You should also optimize your resume content for applicant tracking systems. For more on that, check out our guide to creating an ATS-friendly resume.
Do You Offer One-Page Resume Templates?
Yep. All the templates you see above are one-page resume templates. They are, however, pretty flexible, so if you decide to go for 2 pages, our templates will get the job done!