Resume writing stakes change dramatically each year. New templates and more advice pour in, making it confusing for resume writers and job seekers to determine what needs to be written and how a resume should be presented. We all forget that the one thing that employers love about resumes is their simplicity.

What to include?

While simply listing your achievements and qualifications in one word sentences is not enough, no employer wants long-winded accounts of your abilities to work in a certain position. Most of them will not care to read beyond the first few sections of a resume, as reading entire resumes is too time-consuming and tedious. And of course, boring too!

Can I include colors?

While using colors and crazy fonts has never been the “in” thing for employers, you might try your luck using professional colors and fonts in a resume to make your resume stand out. Greens and blues work. Pinks and reds don’t. But make sure that you do not overdo it.

Pay special attention to resume sections in 2017

Many things will remain same where resume writing is concerned even in the year 2017, so most of the templates that you find over the web will probably hold more or less the same sections as the previous templates. However, you will now need to pay even more attention to the different sections of your resume. Let’s face it; competition is getting worse and applicants are coming up with more and more novel ideas to impress employers. How do you intend to keep up? Do not resort to funny tactics to make a positive impression on prospective employers. You can win the race by making your resume profound with relevant information and a format that is easy to navigate.

Which template should I choose?

So if you are going to finish your degree this year and plan to apply for a new job, you need to have a foolproof plan to build or update your resume. Resume templates that you find on the internet may work. Well, some of them anyway! You have to choose wisely. The year 2017 is definitely going to be the year when employers will no longer tolerate resume appearance. So the best resume template that you can pick up to apply for a job in 2017 is one that is straightforward and to-the-point.

Resume templates range from being very comprehensive to very flashy. Which one will you choose? Unless the employer has specifically asked for flashiness (which we doubt), you must choose a simple yet comprehensive template. The year 2017 is definitely one where employers will have a no-nonsense attitude!

 

Best Resume Template 1 for 2017

 

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The Best Resume Template 2

 

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The Best Resume Template 3 (No Experience)

 

 

The Best Resume Template for 2017 (No Experience)

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