There are a few hundred websites or more that boast of providing you with free resume layouts that you can customize to your own liking and need. While these services essentially provide assistance with resume writing, they should by no means be trusted completely. If you are looking for just the right resume layout and want it free of cost, you will need to be extremely clear about what you want.

Free resume layouts are all very well but as they are not customized to a candidate’s exact need, you may need to work on them a bit. Let us look at an example. Most resume layouts consist of the following standard heads:


If you are an entry level candidate you may not need the experience head; you may want to replace it with volunteer experience and add extra curricular activities. Some sites will tell you that they are willing to provide you with tips and tricks on how to write a good resume and will ask for a minimum cost. Don’t be fooled by this. If a resume layout is free, well, it should be absolutely free.

If you are looking for free resume layouts we suggest that you try the one Microsoft Word’s free resumes. You can choose between elegant resume, professional resume and contemporary resume layouts to suit your individual needs. MS Word also offers a free resume wizard that you can use to create you very own resume in a few easy steps.

Free resume layouts are generally a bit overrated as they provide you with set information that cannot be changed. This is not to say that all resume services are like that but look at it this way, why would a service provide a free resume layout without a catch?