The talent crunch is real, and not just in Silicon Valley.
According to human resources consultancy Manpower Group, roughly 38 percent of employers across 42 countries face difficulties in filling jobs – up two percent from last year.
And it’s not because supply is low. A study done by Glassdoor found that, on average, each corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes. Of these, roughly two percent will be called up for an interview, before one makes it through the hallowed doors of the hiring company.
Those are not great odds.
We hate to be the harbinger of bad news, but there’s more. Your resume – also your golden ticket to gainful employment – spends just six seconds under the scrutiny of the hiring manager.
Simply put, your resume must be visually appealing enough to catch the eye of the recruiter, or risk being thrown into the junk pile after those six seconds.
To be sure, its design doesn’t have to award-winning, but black and white in a Microsoft Word document just won’t cut it.
Not sure where to start? That’s what we’re here for. We’ve scoured the web to find 70 of the best, most well-designed resume examples and designs to inspire you, and help set you on a path to employment.
Want to get started right away? Check out these templates!
1. Self Promotion Mailer by Pat Schlaich
2. Resume by zxcxvxc
3. Self Promo by Sara Duncan
4. Infographic resume example by Chen Zhi Liang
5. Resume example by Mikha Makhoul
6. Resume by Evelien Callens
7. Resume by xiruxiru
8. Self Promotion Exampleby Paolo Pettigiani
9. Curriculum Vitae by Anton Yermolov
10. Creative Portfolio by web duck
11. Personal Brand Identity by Roland Martial
12. Self Promotion by Leonardo Zakour
13. Creative CV by Joseph Acena
14. Typographic Resume by christamr
15. Resume example by Kyuzengi
16. Clean Resume by Patrick Rogan
17. Self Promotion by Tai Hsiung Huang
18. Employify by Sean Halpin
19. icART Resume by icasialnrdy
20. 2014 Resume by Steve Fraschini
21. Trifold Resume by S1M
22. Clean Resume sample by Barthelemy Chalvet
23. Resume CV by bilmau creative
24. Resume example by Franklin Schamhart
25. My Curriculum Vitae by Rianti Hidayat
26. Dynamic Resume by Alfiyan
27. My new resume by Marek Dlugos
28. Curriculum resume by toromuco
29. Free a4 Resume by César Santiago Molina
30. CV sample by Verine
31. Professional Resume by Bradley Brooks
32. Personal Stationery by Alysa Choudri
33. Personal Branding Resume by Nilyam Chirinos
34. Photographer Resume by Cursive Q Designs
35. CV Take A Look Inside by Amber Van Mieghem
36. My Resume by Navdeep Raj
37. My Resume by littlearashi
38. Self Promotion example by Vidar Olufsen
39. Infographic CV sample by Ana Lourenço
40. Clean Resume Template by Cursive Q Designs
41. Personal Portfolio example by Lu Paul
42. Self Promotion by Kenny Barela
43. Self promotion pack by Adrianna Napiorkowski
44. Resume Template by Refinery Resume Co
45. Personal Presentation by Lenka Kubisova
46. Curriculum Vitae by Noemi Bugli
47. Elegant Resume Template Package by Janna Lynn Creative
48. Self Promotion 2011 by Chul hwee Kim
49. Resume Template by Jonny Evans
50. Free clean interactive template by Ola Hamdy
51. Resume template by Fortunelle Resumes
52. Curriculum Vitae Exampleby Giuliana Castelliti
53. Resume CV Portfolio by Egotype
54. Resume Inner Page by Brice Séraphin
55. Infographic Resume by PAUL
56. Sample Portfolio Design by Rahul Chakraborty
57. SMOG Creative CV by Miguel Rato
58. Creative resume sample by Emily’s ART Boutique
59. Resume example by jesss33
60. Resume Redesign by Chen Liu
61. Self-Promotion by Syril Bobadilla
62. Diamond Resume/CV by Pixel Strawberry
63. Résumé by Yu Xuan / Stanley Cheah
64. Sunrise Resume Template by JannaLynnCreative
65. CV / resume sample by João Andrade
66. Self Promotion by Siri Lønvik
67. Interests by Gabriel Valdivia
68. Instant Download Resume by 23and9Creative
69. Free Resume Template by Mats-Peter Forss
70. Linkedin CV by Ramil Derogongun
Adapt to fit you
As you might have noticed, design is just one of many elements in your resume that can capture attention. Take bits and pieces from these resume examples, and put them together to make a resume that screams you.