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20 Best Contemporary (New Styles) Resume Templates (For 2019)


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The job market in 2019 will be more competitive than ever. Gone are the days where competition for jobs was local. Now, it’s global. 

That’s why you, as an applicant, have to stand out. And the place to start is with your resume. No matter your experiences or where you got your education, applications often clear the first step through the first glance at a resume alone. In a globally connected market with potentially hundreds of applicants, this leaves you with only one clear choice—to build a stunning resume to capture attention

Here's just one example of an attractive resume that you'll find on Envato Elements:

Resume  Cover Letter Template

In 2019’s market, modern resume templates are essential. New resume styles are designed to match what recruiters are searching for today and in the future. Contemporary resume templates take the hard work out of the resume-building process by giving you pre-built, professional-grade content to work with. And you can find these new resume styles on Envato Elements as well as on Envato's GraphicRiver.

All you've got to do with these resume styles is swap out the placeholder content with your own information. The advanced design and stylish accents you see will be preserved. It truly takes the grunt work out of creating a resume, and allows your record to speak for itself. Let's take a closer look at modern resume templates.

Where to Find the Best Resume Templates

The best new resume styles for 2019 can be found on Envato Elements. Elements is an all-you-can-download service for creatives. It features a vast array of stunning assets—graphic templates, projects, images, and more. 

hundreds of resume styles
You'll find hundreds of professional new resume styles on Envato Elements. All available for a low monthly fee.

For a low monthly fee, you can unlock unlimited access to the full depth of the Elements library. In 2019, there’s truly no reason to waste precious time building your contemporary resume from scratch. Instead, choose a template from Envato, drop in your own content, and approach your career move with greater confidence!

Top Contemporary Resume Templates (Envato Elements)

Ready to get started? Here are a few of the best contemporary resume styles available on Elements for 2019:

1. Resume Template 29

Great design is truly timeless, and this new resume style vividly illustrates that. Well-suited to endless careers and industries, this template is geared around a linear flow. Profile information leads to a brief biography, to set the stage for who you are as a person. Below it splits into two columns designed to show off your education and experience. 

Resume Template 29

Best of all, this resume is editable in a variety of software platforms to ensure it’s fully usable for you. Full customization options paired with a free help guide make this one of the simplest and best new resume styles available.

2. Simple Resume Template Anata

Most resume templates are built around two themes: education and experience. Of course, this is great and very useful, but it doesn’t capture the full picture of many job candidates. Critical skills may not be readily associated with a certain position or academic program.

Simple Resume Template Anata

That’s where templates like this one come into play. One of the best resume styles you’ll see in 2019 is a skills-based resume. And that’s what this spectacular template from Elements is. You’re able to highlight, rank, and score your skills and expertise in a vivid sidebar designed to capture attention even at a glance.

3. Clean Resume Template Blair

It’s often been said that “simpler is better.” This fundamental truth applies to many things, resumes included. It’s easy to distract a viewer with too many graphics, illustrations, and fancy text effects. Sometimes it’s best to keep it simple, and let your story speak for itself.

Clean Resume Template Blair

The new Blair resume template is perfect for this. A vivid title bar and headshot placeholder set the stage for the full narrative below. Flashy graphics are omitted here. Instead, you’ll find space for all of your relevant details, contact information, and references. 

4. Clean Resume & Cover Letter Template

As we’ve mentioned, Elements is an all-you-can-download service. But that doesn’t mean that some templates don’t add more value than others. This is a prime example—a single template brings you both a refined resume template and a matching cover letter template. Recruiters award a lot of style points, so it’s important for your resume and cover letter to align both in content and design.

Clean Resume  Cover Letter Template

Both documents have matching sidebars for a profile photo, contact details, and reference listings. Insert your own content into the pre-built placeholders on the right side, and in just a few minutes, you’ll be packing a powerful one-two punch of both resume and cover letter to help you land your dream job in 2019.

5. Resume Design Templates.13

If you want to make bold statement with your new resume style in 2019, you’ve found the perfect modern template. Here you’ll find a fully editable Adobe Illustrator template designed to jump off the page. Bright color accents at the top contrast nicely with traditional content blocks at the bottom.

Resume Design Templates 13

Be sure to spend some time adjusting the colors, fonts, images, and more to make this contemporary resume template your own. Illustrator gives you a full arsenal of creative tools to build the best resume possible. All you need is to add your record to match.

Best Resume Formats From GraphicRiver

Elements is great if you want unlimited downloads, but it isn’t the only option Envato has to offer. Let’s check out GraphicRiver, which is built on a pay-as-you-go model. At GraphicRiver, you don’t pay an access fee, but instead pay for each template you download. Here's a sampling of what you'll find: 

GraphicRiver resume styles
You can find thousands of contemporary resume templates on GraphicRiver. Pay for each template individually.

GraphicRiver is great if you just need one template to revamp your resume style. Let’s dive in and check out 15 of the best modern resume templates available on GraphicRiver.

1. Minimal Resume / CV

Sometimes, the minimalist look is best when building a modern resume. This template from GraphicRiver meets this need with a clean layout built around whitespace. Rest assured it isn’t bland, though. The profile section at the top of the page sets itself apart with understated, yet catchy design.

Minimal Resume CV

As with the Elements example above, this template includes a matching cover letter template to build a full career package to market yourself. It’s also super-versatile, supported in Adobe’s Illustrator and Photoshop software, along with Microsoft Word. This flexibility makes edits possible from almost anywhere.

2. Resume CV

Another option for a combined resume and cover letter template can be found here. This new 2019 resume format is straightforward and to the point. You won’t find a lot of graphics and vibrant colors here. Instead, this resume template is meant to make your expertise stand out. It’s weighed heavily towards work experience, placing it front and center on the page.

Resume CV Package

One thing this template focuses on is efficiency in both style and communication. Big bold letters make your name leap off the page, with a complementary image placeholder. Contact details are packed into minimal space, and a brief profile paragraph segues into a discussion of posting-relevant experiences. 

3. Orange and Airy Resume

Like we’ve discussed, recruiters will often view hundreds of resumes for a single posting. Thus, it’s imperative that you keep yours to a single page. Some hiring managers go so far as to discard resumes that take up too much space. Brevity is a must in 2019. This polished template is designed to maximize the content placed on a single page.

Orange and Airy Resume

You’ll find a grid-pattern layout to ensure everything you've got to say fits cleanly on a single sheet. Headshot, profile, contact details, experience, education, and skills—you’ll find it all right here. Thanks to compact, careful styling, everything essential fits on one page. And if you can use more than one, you’ll find even more content placeholders built for that, too. This template truly meets any need.

4. Resume/CV (2 Page)

Often, columns are the best, and simplest, way to set apart two types of content. This resume template is no exception. You’ll find a profile column on the left and a body column on the right, in which you can outline your knowledge and experiences.

Resume CV 2 Page

Built for both the Adobe suite of creative software and Microsoft’s Word platform, this is an easily editable and eminently flexible template built to meet the needs of any professional. If you’re looking for the best resume format, it’s hard to go wrong with this quintessential career catch-all.

5. Bold and Colorful Minimalist Resume

Too many resumes are bland and colorless. When you’re building your contemporary new-style resume for 2019, one way to set yourself apart is through the creative use of color. That’s where templates like this one hit their stride.

Bold and Colorful Minimalist Resume

Especially well-suited for creatives and freelancers, this resume template delivers unforgettable style in a compact package. It’s quirky enough to capture attention, but professional enough to deliver the right message to a recruiter. Give this one a look if you want to build something different.

6. Resume and Cover Letter

The timeline approach marries up past and present, and it's one of my favorite approaches in resume building. Linking up those past job and skills will show the recruiter why you're the perfect choice for their job opening.

Resume and Cover Letter

In InDesign, you can customize this template that makes great use of free fonts and is print-ready thanks to its CMYK color schemes and high DPI.

7. Colorful Timeline Resume

To vary your style even more, it’s hard to go wrong with this sleek and straightforward modern resume template. It includes everything professionals expect in a top-level resume and, just as importantly, nothing they don’t. This one sets you apart in a positive way.

Colorful Timeline Resume

Even better, it’s easily customized and edited on a mix of software platforms. Word, Pages. Photoshop, and Illustrator all have their own templates in this package. One thing that makes this stand out is the included multi-purpose letter template. Use it as a cover letter for introduction, or as a thank you message to seal the deal.

8. Grayscale Bold Resume

This urbane new resume style makes use of the simple truth of “less is more.” Sections are set apart by generous line spacing and whitespace breaks. That’s why it’s ideally suited for early-career professionals who may not have multiple positions and degrees to list. Rather than clustering limited experience together, this template subtly transforms the shortage into something that’s visually appealing.

Grayscale Bold Resume

Nothing says inexperience like a half-page resume with a conspicuous empty bottom half. Focus on the profile section to tell your story, and the remaining content placeholders will smoothly fill in the gaps. You’ll be primed to make that next career move and start building a more crowded resume in the future with a big story to tell.

9. Professional Resume Template - 4 Pages

This option is built especially for creatives and academics. Traditional resumes often don’t incorporate special sections for academic experiences like research and coursework. But this one fills the niche quite handily. The normal experience, education, and reference sections you expect to find are fully present and ready to tell your story, but really focus on the value-add offerings the template includes.

Professional Resume Template - 4 Pages

These special sections are perfect for things that are hard to quantify—experiences gained outside of the workplace, extracurricular work, research on a subject you’re passionate about. But these things are key in academic and creative settings and are often the difference-makers on hiring decisions. Present the full package right here.

10. Blue and Orange Complementary Resume

There are a lot of contemporary resume templates available for 2019, but some simply stand out for pure visual appeal. This trendy layout is in the forefront of resumes today. The profile section features placeholders for a profile or biography, plus a table to feature your social media channels. Although it’s geared towards designers and creatives, this powerful template is versatile enough to serve almost any career. 

Blue Orange Contemporary Resume

You’ll also find sections to communicate soft skills not confined to the normal education + experience lane; show off your expertise on the first page, rank and score your skills on the second, and even briefly highlight your hobbies. In 2019, hiring managers increasingly focus on work/life balance and the full measure of a person. Constructively sharing what you enjoy outside of work makes you more appealing as an individual—and a candidate. 

11. 2-in-1 Resume Bundle

This 2-in-1 bundle builds a discerning aesthetic and then divides into two completely unique style options. The design is compact and works perfectly as a one-page document if you’re looking to keep things short. But when it comes time to select a color option, you've got two distinct and bold choices.

2 in 1 Resume Bundle

Choose a stylish yellow-and-black sure to create buzz and make you stand out. Or keep things understated with the bold contrasts of a grayscale color palette. Try out both options and see what fits your personal brand best. The included cover letter template is subject to the same styling, so you can easily build a matching set. 

12. Resume and Cover Letter Contemporary Package

Browsing GraphicRiver for the perfect modern resume style, but not sure exactly the look you’re trying to capture? Save time and money by choosing a 3-in-1 pack like this one. In a single download you’ll get not one, but three unique and polished layouts that are ready to customize. Each includes a matching cover letter in the same style.

Resume and Cover Letter Contemporary

Beyond small differences in layout and style, the primary contrast in these three is in the color palette. A vibrant blue and black, an understated white and gold, and a simple grayscale give you a tremendous trio to choose from. The fonts used are free, so you can mix and match text to inject even more variety. 

13. Easily Editable Resume

Often, the best resume format is the direct, unfussy style that presents without pretense. That’s what you’ll find with this contemporary resume and cover letter. Remember, your resume might be one of hundreds that arrive for a position. It pays off to communicate quickly and simply. And for detail-oriented jobs, brevity and refinement shows off your talents subtly but surely.

Easily Editable Resume

Headshot, contacts, education, skills, experience, and references—all fit on page one if necessary. In the business world, it’s often best to follow the single-sheet rule. This template pulls the pain away from laying out a resume. All you need to do is fill in the text and image placeholders and make your career moves with newfound confidence.

14. Black-and-White and Bold Resume

Over and over, we’ve seen bold flashes of color splashed across contemporary resumes. Yet, this doesn’t diminish the infinite appeal of binary contrast. This template is suited for any career at any time—and it’ll save you on ink, too. It’s all black and white here, even the optional headshot. 

Black and White Bold Resume

With a cover letter template built in, and the ability to make all edits in Microsoft Word, you can build a professional resume in just a few clicks. That’s why this one really stands out. You don’t need expensive and complex editing software, or a high-quality printer, to create a perfect resume in a flash. Any computer running Word with a laser printer will put you on your way.

15. Resume / CV Cover Letter Combo Pack

Last but not least, we’ve arrived at another versatile format that meets the needs of any job candidate in 2019. Just like the template above, this new resume style sticks to two colors: black and white. Compatible with Microsoft Word and Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustrator platforms, you can make a statement with the modern layout and high-flying cover letter template. Use the default layouts, or mix and match content placeholders to make the documents your own.

Resume CV Cover Letter Combo Pack

Be sure to consider alternative uses for the cover letter as well. Not all positions require this letter of introduction. If they don’t, recycle the template and use it as a follow-up thank you letter to the hiring manager. Credentials and interview performance alone don’t always seal the deal in 2019’s competitive global job market. The conscientiousness and discretion behind a word of thanks might just be the tipping point for you to make your dream career move in the coming year.

Design a Resume Now

Now that we’ve looked at twenty of the best contemporary resume designs on the market today, it’s time to start building your own. Make your career search all about your record in 2019, go forth and rock the world.

Choose one of the new resume templates from Envato’s incredible content library. Or choose one of the new resume styles from GraphicRiver. As you can see, it’s more important than ever before to stand out above the crowd. And if you’re not a design professional, you’re no longer at a disadvantage thanks to these professional templates. 

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