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How to Write, Design, & Make a Simple Pro Resume Quickly with Templates

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Do you want to know how to write a simple resume? If you need to know how to make a simple resume, this tutorial can help. You'll learn how using a resume template will help you make a simple professional resume.

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This professional simple resume template is one of many that can be found on Envato Elements.

Making a simple professional resume can be time-consuming. Using a simple resume template takes little to no time. 

Templates from Envato are professionally designed and already have the design layout. All you need to do is add your information and make any edits of your choice. The recipient of your resume will be impressed by the design of your resume. 

In this tutorial, you'll see some simple resume templates that you can get from Envato Elements. I'll show you how to write, design and make a simple professional resume. Then, you'll learn how to change the font and add an image into a simple resume layout

Find Awesome Simple Resume Templates on Envato Elements

Creating your resume template and figuring out the layout of your simple professional resume can be difficult and time-consuming if you're not a designer. A simple resume template in Microsoft Word or Google Docs saves you from having to do the design work yourself. 

To save time and ensure that you've got a professional-looking resume all you've got to do is go to Envato Elements. Pay a low monthly fee for a subscription. You'll get access to download thousands of simple professional resume templates, graphics, images and much more.

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You can find thousands of simple professional resume templates on Envato Elements.

A premium template can guide you on the layout of the resume. Since the template is already designed all you need to do is add your personal information. All the templates are easily customizable. So, change the template to suit your needs.

Find More Simple Resume Templates on GraphicRiver

If you didn't find what you were looking for on Envato Elements, it's okay. GraphicRiver has hundreds of simple resume templates you can buy one-at-a-time. 

If you don't often need templates or other design assets, GraphicRiver can be a good choice. And the simple resume designs you'll find there are as good as the one's you'll find on Envato Elements.

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Thousands of professional resume templates can be found on GraphicRiver.

GraphicRiver has more than resume templates. It's got fonts, icons, logos, and more. If you need more than a template for your resume, or if you need to add icons or extra design elements to your template, GraphicRiver is a great resource.

5 of the Best Simple Resume Examples From Envato Elements You Won't Want to Miss

Here are some good simple professional resume templates from Envato Elements. These are a few of the many good simple resume templates you can find:

1. CV Resume - Simple and Bold

CV Resume Simple and Bold

This resume template has a bold design and a simple, but effective, resume layout. It also comes with a cover letter template. Edit the template in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Microsoft Word.

2. Professional CV Resume Set Vol. 05

CV Resume Set

This simple resume design is creative and still professional. This template also includes a cover letter template and a business card template. Using the CV Resume template will prepare you for your interview. Easily edit the template in Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or Microsoft Word.

3. Shifty CV - Clean Simple Resume Format

Shift CV - Clean Simple Resume Format

The Shifty CV Resume has a clean and simple resume format. This resume comes with an image placeholder. So, if you need or want to add an image to your resume, you can. Easily edit this template in Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Slides.

4. Professional CV Resume Set Vol 4

Professional CV ResumeSet Vol 4

This simple resume has a black and white color scheme that can be edited. Edit the Professional CV Resume Set Vol 4 in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or Microsoft Word. In this set, you get:

  • a simple resume template
  • a cover letter template
  • a business card template 

And everything matches!

5. Stylish CV & Resume

Stylish CV  Resume

Stylish CV Resume is a simple professional resume template. This template comes with an image placeholder. So, if you need to add a photo of yourself, you can. Easily edit the template in Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote or Google Slides.

Now that you've looked at some premium resume templates, you wonder what to do with the resume template you selected. Let's dive into our tutorial sections!

1. How to Write a Simple Resume to Get a Great New Job

Now that you've downloaded your premium template you may wonder how to write a simple, but effective, resume. Your resume template comes with sections. These sections enable you to fill out your resume quickly and accurately. 

Sections on CV Resume Template
This CV Resume template has sections ready for you to add your summary, education and experience.

For example, one of the sections above is the objective or summary section. For this section, provide a brief summary of your background and explain why you'd be good for the job you’re applying to. 

Other sections include the experience and education sections. When filling out these sections you'll need to tailor what you write for the job you're applying to. 

Only put information that's relevant to the job requirements into your resume. Including too much information could cause the hiring manager to miss your relevant experience.

2. How to Quickly Design & Format a Pro Resume in MS Word

Once you've finished gathering the information that's relevant to the job you're applying for, add it to the correct sections of the resume. Then, make any other customizations you need. I'll show you how.

CV Resume Template Sample
This good simple resume template is available through Envato Elements.

The resume I'll be using for this part of the tutorial is the CV Resume. This is one of the best simple resume templates in Microsoft Word.

1. Add Text to Your Resume

This is what the resume template looks like without any changes or edits to the resume:

How to Add Text to Your Resume
Here's the simple resume template before any edits are made.

I'll be using page two of the resume template.

Before you can add text, you'll need to remove text you don't want. To do this, click in the text that you want to get rid of. You'll now see that the text box is selected (handles appear around the text). 

Now, highlight the text that you don't want. Tap Delete on your keyboard.

How To Add Text To Your Resume
How to add text to your simple resume template

After you press Delete, the selected text will be gone. Continue selecting and deleting text from the template until all the unwanted text is gone.

Now that you've removed the unwanted text, start entering your own information.

2. Add an Image to Your Resume

There could be several reasons that you'll want to add an image to your resume. The job that your applying to may require a head shot. You might want to add icons to represent your skills. Or, maybe you've got a logo.

For this example, I'm using page 8 of the resume template. Here's the template without any editing:

How to add an image
Here's a simple professional resume template with no edits.

To add an image to your resume, place the cursor where you want the image to be. Click the Insert tab option. The Picture button will appear. 

Click the Picture button. A drop-down menu appears:

How to add an Image
How to add an image to your simple resume template

From the drop-down menu, select the option that corresponds to the type of image you need. If you're browsing for images online or on your computer, select the image you need and click Insert.

You've just successfully added an image. You may need to adjust the size of the image. To do this, click on the image. When the handles appear, drag the handles to resize the image.

5 Tips to Make Professional Resumes That Get Results

Here's some good simple resume tips to help give you the edge in your job search:

1. Proofread Your Resume

When proofreading your resume look for grammar and spelling errors. A hiring manager may stop reading your resume if they notice a spelling error. 

After reviewing it for any grammar and spelling errors, have someone else read over your resume. This increases your chances of finding any mistakes that you could've missed. 

Another thing to look for when you're proofreading your resume is to make sure that all the fonts can be easily read. You may be tempted to use a fancy font to make your simple professional resume look fancier, but if the hiring manager can’t read the resume that decision may cost you a job. 

Finally, if you're using a cover letter, proofread the cover letter as well.

2. Use Keywords

Use Keywords
Here's a simple professional premium resume template that can be found on Envato Elements.

Using industry-specific keywords will help highlight your experience. They'll make what you're trying to tell the hiring manager stand out. Keywords are a great way to catch the attention of any hiring manager who may skim your cover letter and sample resume for keywords that fit the job you're applying for. 

Many companies use computerized applicant tracking systems (ATS) that look for specific keywords in a resume before it even gets to the hiring manager. Resumes that don't contain the required keywords go unread. Industry-specific keywords may mean the difference between a resume that gets read and one that doesn't.

3. List Your Accomplishments

A good simple resume will have a list of your accomplishments with facts to back up them up. 

For example, if you're a sales lead and you include the title "sales lead" on your resume, you'd also want to add that you increased product sales by 30 percent. This detail shows the hiring manager how much your hard work affected sales. 

Putting facts with accomplishments helps to get the attention of the hiring manager.

4. Customize Your Resume

Customize Your Resume
This is one of the many premium resume templates that can be easily edited.

You don't need to use a resume template exactly the way it is. You can add and delete section as you need them. You can also change the font and font size and even the font color.

Be careful not to use too many different fonts or to try to cram too much information on a single page.

5.  Match Your Resume to Your LinkedIn

You may want to add your LinkedIn profile hyperlink to your resume. If you do, make sure that your LinkedIn profile matches your resume. If your LinkedIn profile page is outdated or has different information, it can confuse the hiring manager. 

Update your LinkedIn profile before you submit your simple resume. Also, read over your LinkedIn profile for spelling and grammar errors.

Learn More About How to Make a Simple Resume 

For more information on how to make a simple, but effective, resume, review our resume learning guide. Or, for more tips on how to write your resume, study these tutorials:

Find More Simple Resume Template 

If you're still looking for that perfect resume for your job search, here are more articles with professional simple resume templates:

Start Making Your New Simple Professional Resume Today

If you're looking for a job and don’t have time to create a simple professional resume, download a simple resume template from Envato Elements or GraphicRiver today. You'll get a professionally designed simple resume template format in Word, Google Docs, or other authoring tools. The template will be easy to use and have design features that'll help you create your best simple resume ever. 

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