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Simple Resume Template: The 2018 List of 7 Simple Resume Templates

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication!

Building a resume starts with finding the perfect template. This template is the one that helps you stand out from all the other applications.

It helps to weed out candidates easily. Someone who puts creativity and spends time is considered dedicated.

Choosing the perfect template is a tedious job. Some people prefer a modern and trendy design while others like to keep it simple.

If you like a simple hassle free resume templates, this blog post is for you.

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In this blog post we will cover the following topics:

What are simple resume templates?

As the name suggests, the simple resume templates are the ones with a clean and compact design. These have been traditionally used in the industry and are sure to get your resume through even the most difficult Applicant Tracking Systems.

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Most of these templates are in gray scale without (or very less) use of colors. You can definitely try and use these templates for more traditional kind of jobs and industries including government jobs.

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Simple Black

The Simple Black Resume Template only uses shades of grey (mostly black) in the entire template.
It does not have a lot of modern elements. It is good for someone looking for a simple resume. There are no images, colors or graphical elements.

Key Features

  • clean and compact design
  • only uses shades of grey
  • does not have any modern elements
  • a simple resume layout
  • no images, colors or graphical elements
  • free of cost on our Online Resume Builder

Sample Template

Check out the following resume template of a Sales Professional. This resume has been made using our Simple Black design.
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Traditional Blue

The Traditional Blue Resume Template is a single column template. It is a best seller in Professional Resume Templates pack. The primary color of the template is blue.

This template is suitable for mid-senior level professionals who have a lot of information to present in their resume. This template is ideal for mid-senior level executives who need that extra bit of professionalism in their resume, without compromising the look and feel.

This template is highly ATS compliant and also receives an amazing response from human recruiters. No wonder it's one of our best sellers!

Key Features

  • clean and compact design
  • only uses shades of grey and blue
  • single column design
  • highly ATS compliant
  • does not have any modern elements
  • a simple resume layout
  • no images, colors or graphical elements
  • premium on our Online Resume Builder

Sample Template

Check out the following resume template of a Brand Manager. This resume has been made using our Traditional Blue design.
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Traditional Maroon

Ideal for professionals in traditional industries in mid-senior levels in their careers. This is a single column template which has been proven to give great results.
The Traditional Maroon template is an analogue of the traditional blue template, with the primary color being maroon in the document.

This template also performs extremely well with all Applicant Tracking Systems and is a Hiration Best Seller!

This resume template primarily uses maroon and it's lighter shades to provide a highly professional resume. A darker shade of gray has been used for the descriptive text of the document.

Key Features

  • clean and compact design
  • only uses shades of grey and maroon
  • does not have any modern elements
  • single column design
  • performs extremely well with all Applicant Tracking Systems
  • a simple resume layout
  • no images, colors or graphical elements
  • premium on our Online Resume Builder

Sample Template

Check out the following resume template of a Sales Head. This resume has been made using our Traditional Maroon design.
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Material Color

This template uses blue from google's material color theme. A single column template, this also has a signature section in the resume header which you can sign with your initials! The template also has ample white spaces to ensure easy readability.

This resume template is a single column template, with a lot of contemporary features to provide a professional as well as modern look to the template. The template also carries a resume signature in the header, which you can use to sign the resume with your initials.

The inter section spacing has been kept a bit on the higher side to make the document readable for any recruiter. Also, the use of bars has been done in the resume header and footer to give it a signature look. This focus on headings is sure to get you noticed!

This resume template is for somebody who is struggling to find content in their resume - a fresh graduate would, early level professionals, etc.

Key Features

  • clean and compact design
  • only uses shades of blue
  • single column
  • does not have any modern elements
  • a simple resume layout
  • no images, colors or graphical elements
  • free of cost on our Online Resume Builder

Sample Template

Check out the following resume template of a Business Analyst. This resume has been made using our Material Color design.
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Blue Lines

This resume template from Canva features simple lines as accents. It gives you more space to add important information.
It also uses modern, readable fonts for that professional look. All you have to do is type your details.
You can easily tweak the colors, rearrange the text-holders, and even upload your own photo.

Key Features

  • clean and compact design
  • only uses shades of blue
  • double column
  • sleek fonts
  • a simple resume layout
  • can include images and colors elements
  • free of cost on Canva's Online Resume Builder

Sample Template

Check out the following resume template of a Project Manager. This resume has been made using Canva's BLue Lines design.

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Cream and Steel Blue

A resume is a snapshot of your professional life. It might not be exciting. In fact, the most effective one might be simple and straightforward so your experience, education and skills stand out.

Get your foot in the door and show them why you’re the best applicant by choosing Canva’s modern resume. Neat and organized, we’ve made it simple for you to change the default text with your information with our handy editing tool in the cream background, blue header line and minimalist typography.

Key Features

  • clean and compact design
  • only uses shades of blue
  • double column
  • sleek fonts
  • a simple resume layout
  • can include images and colors elements
  • free of cost on Canva's Online Resume Builder

Sample Template

Check out the following resume template of a Web Developer. This resume has been made using Canva's Cream adn Steel Blue design.

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