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A resume template, specifically designed for Microsoft Word, can save you a lot of time. The last thing you want during your job search is a time suck associated with using a substandard, buggy Word resume template.
Before you download one (or all) of our Word templates, I’d like to offer a quick word of caution – make sure that you customise your resume to every job application.
Invest at least 2-4 hours into each application that you make, and focus on aligning your previous career accomplishments with the requirements of each role.
This approach will give you the best chances of being invited to a job interview.
By the way, are you short on time and want the best possible outcome? Consider using my:
- recommended free resume builder, if you’re on a budget.
- premium resume writing service, if you’re a mid-career professional.
- executive resume writing service, if you’re a senior leader.
If you’d rather to write your resume without any outside help, our free Microsoft Word resume templates will give you a great head-start. Just follow these steps:
- Download our templates below.
- Launch Microsoft Word.
- Click “File” > “Open” and find the downloaded template file.
- Use Word to customise the resume template.
Which Format To Use?
When finished, save your resume in .DOCX format.
There is some debate out there on whether you should use .PDF or .DOCX, but we believe that the latter offers the maximum flexibility and the least risk of being filtered out by Applicant Tracking Systems.
Download Resume Templates For Word.
Let’s not delay any longer. Click on any of the 3 links below to download our clean, modern, error-free resume templates:
Word Resume Template #1.
Word Resume Template #2.
Word Resume Template #3.
Tips For Using Your Word Resume Template.
Once you’ve downloaded your resume and filled out the basic information, use these articles to make your resume shine:
- Remove Your Date Of Birth (and other unnecessary information).
- Make Sure Your Resume Adheres To Expected Guidelines.
- Tailor Your Resume To Expectations Of The Australian Job Market.
Make sure that you proofread your resume – on at least 3 separate occasions – with each reading being at least 1 day apart. Finish by asking at least 2 other people (known for their attention to detail) to do a final check.
This may seem excessive, but you will be surprised at how many grammar and spelling mistakes you’ll pick out by using this method.
I wish you all the best in your job search.