Microsoft's Best Resume Templates or Printables

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Get Free Resume Templates for Microsoft Office

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Resume Templates. (c) Ariel Skelley / Blend Images / Getty Images

When it comes to hunting down a job, a powerful resume is typically essential. Using a template takes out some of the intimidation because the key to any resume is editing and polishing. 

Here are some of Microsoft's best templates for creating and managing resume submissions.

Some people have asked me whether it is a good idea to use a template since it potentially could make your resume look like everyone else's. Keep in mind that templates can be customized. I like the structure a template gives, so you are not starting with a blank page.

Also, I have found most people end up with a cleaner resume that communicates your information to a prospective employer.

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College Graduate or Entry Level Resume Template

One Page Resume for Recent College Graduate Template
One Page Resume for Recent College Graduate Template. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Another option for a basic resume is this College Graduate or Entry Level Resume Template for Microsoft Word.

This is a great way to start gathering information and prospective employers your story.

Open Microsoft Word, then select New as though you would like to start a new document. In the upper left, you should see a Search box where you can enter keywords. The interface will be updated with template options for those words. You will also find letters that could be of use.

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Internal Transfer Resume Template

Internal Transfer Resume Template for Microsoft Word
Internal Transfer Resume Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

When switching roles within a company, a job seeker can highlight specific accomplishments the review committee will be interested in.

With a clean blocked layout, this Internal Transfer Resume Template or Printable for Microsoft Word helps you also capture professional history and other information.

In Word, select New then search for the template by keyword.

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Chronological Resume Template or Printable

Chronological Resume Template for Microsoft Word
Chronological Resume Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

When putting your resume together, always customize it to your strengths and situation.

One popular type of resume focuses on your experience, such as this Chronological Resume Template or Printable for Microsoft Word. You should also be able to find additional chronological options as well.

In Word, select New then search for the template by keyword.

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Functional Resume Template for Printable

Minimalist Functional Resume Template for Microsoft Word
Minimalist Functional Resume Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

You may have more skills than experience. If so, something like this Functional Resume Template or Printable for Microsoft Word is a great way to tell the story of your strengths. This is just one of many options you can find with these keywords.

Open Word then search by main terms in order to find an option you like.

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Teacher CV Resume or Curriculum Vitae Template

Free Academic Instructor or Teacher Curriculum Vitae Template for Microsoft Word
Free Academic Instructor or Teacher Curriculum Vitae Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Your line of work may require something more like a curriculum vitae rather than a resume.

If so, you may be interested in something like this Teacher CV Resume or Curriculum Vitae Template for Microsoft Word.

Select File then New to search through several options for creating this type of job-seeking document.

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Free Resume References Template

Free Job References Template for Microsoft Word
Free Job References Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Job searching gets hectic. You can save yourself some headaches by having a reference sheet to go along with your resume. That way, you are not scrambling to get one together when some job postings ask for one.

As an example, check out this Resume References Template or Printable for Microsoft Word and similar options by opening Word then selecting New and searching by name.

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Resume Submissions and Job Search Tracker Template

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Resume Tracker Template for Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Finding a job can be thought of as a numbers game. You will probably need to send out so many resumes it may be difficult to keep track of them all.

That's why you may find it useful to keep things organized with something like this Resume Submissions and Job Search Tracker Template for Microsoft Excel.

In Excel, select New then search for the template by keyword.

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Color Accented Resume Template

Color Bar Resume Template for Microsoft Word
Color Bar Resume Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Not all resumes have to be black and white. If you feel it is appropriate, consider using a Color Accented Resume Template. This is about as colorful as I would advise going, but this link will also show you some of Microsoft's more creative template options.

As with other templates, search for this by keyword under File - New.

If you're interested in more templates, try: