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Having trouble fitting your resume into one page?
Already have a single-page resume and want to upgrade its looks to wow the employer?
You’ve come to the right place.
Below, you’ll find a gallery of beautiful one-page resume templates hand picked from hundreds of one-pagers available online.
In this gallery, you’ll find:
- One-page resume templates better than 9 out of 10 other resumes.
- Professionally designed resumes that will make hiring you a no-brainer.
- The best free single-page resume templates.
- One-page resume templates for Word.
All templates below are available to download with a single click!
Ready? Here we go.
Cascade by Zety
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We made our “Cascade” one page resume template to make fitting all your relevant information into a single page easy. The two-column resume layout makes it super scannable and the template follows a modern resume design that immediately grabs attention.
One of our users, Nikos, had this to say:
[I used] a nice template I found on Zety. My resume is now one page long, not three. With the same stuff.
Note: we have designed all our resume templates to be ATS-scannable.
Diamond by Zety
If you’re looking for an elegant, eye-catchy one page resume template for Word, our "Diamond" template will be one of your best bets. Dark header adds a dynamic touch, the sections are divided in a way that enables you to keep your resume concise. There are some nice infographic resume elements too.
By the way—resume: one page or two? Double-check if a single page template is right for you with this guide: How Long Should a Resume Be? Ideal Resume Length
Newcast One-Page Resume
"Newcast" is a great 1 page resume template for candidates across all professions and levels of experience. A basic and simple resume template with a creative touch that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Can’t make the one-page cut-off? Don’t worry, we’ve got the guide for you! Should a Resume Be One Page? How to Make It a Single Page [+Tips]
Concept by Zety
Another beautiful template for a 1 page resume you can download and use right away. What we love most about this single page resume template is its use of tiny icons across the whole page that guides readers’ eyes to where you want them to go. A modern resume design indeed!
Simple and Elegant
White Graphic design group created this light and crisp resume template to satisfy all job-seekers with a strong sense of aesthetics. Nice use of light colors and a well-organized layout make this simple one page resume template extremely pleasing to the eye.
Available on Behance with a matching cover letter template to help you prepare a polished job application.
Here’s the link.
Cubic by Zety
Cubic: a clean, elegant take on the modern 1 page resume template.
The top header is reserved simply for your name and title for you to stand out. A right-hand sidebar switches it up. Filled-in circles for your languages and skills allow you to showcase your knowledge in style. This template is suitable for senior and teen resumes alike.
This template is available when you create a resume in our builder, along with 20+ others.
Shades of Grey
Julio. A Ramirez De Freitas’s “Simple Resume Template” is the first free one page resume template for MS Word on our list. The greyscale used in this will surely help you interest recruiters, but it also makes this template not the best one-page resume template to print out. Use it only for digital job applications.
Here’s the link.
Want to see more free resumes editable in Word? Here’s a gallery for you: MS Word Resume Templates for Free Download
Enfold by Zety
Enfold resume template by Zety has a side bar to allow you to fit more into a single page. Bar charts for resume skills and languages help recruiters grasp your core competencies quick. White space on the left-hand side gives readers some breathing room.
Zety's Muse Resume Template
Our "Muse" template has got the right balance between a typical, formal one page resume template and a sprinkle of creativity. A lot of white space makes this resume very pleasant to look at.
For more basic resume templates like this one, visit our gallery: Basic Resume Templates—15+ Examples to Download
Perseus Resume Template
The “Perseus Resume Template” by Nina Shaw over at Creative Market is one of the best templates out there. It has a header and footer area like many traditional resumes, but this one left-aligns the header while right-aligning the footer, making it quite unique while still functional (a nice resume trick!).
Here’s the link.
When making a resume in our builder, drag & drop bullet points, skills, and auto-fill the boring stuff. Spell check? Check. Start building professional resume template here for free.
When you’re done, Zety’s resume builder will score your resume and tell you exactly how to make it better.
This one’s called “Vibes.” And what sort of vibes does it send, huh?
Simplicity, they say, is the ultimate sophistication and here you can witness simplicity at its finest.
Tiny, elegant icons next to section headings are eye-catching but not too invasive. Simple bar charts for your skills let you describe your proficiency level easily—legible sections, nice font, clear layout. A great simple one-page resume template for job seekers in traditional industries, as well as students writing a resume for their first job.
Looking for blank resume templates to fill in? Visit our gallery: Blank Resume Templates—Examples to Fill In & Download
Here’s the link.
Looking for Google Docs resume templates to fill in? See: 10 Free Google Docs Resume Templates [Drive & Alternatives]
Primo by Zety
Another one of our very best. Primo uses two columns to save space and let you make a one page resume without any effort. See how the icons next to section titles draw attention to the most important parts of the resume.
You can access this single page resume template (and 20+ other amazing ones) in our resume builder: create your resume in 5 minutes here.
“The Ivy” by ResumeLab is one of the most creative one page resume templates you’ll find. It’s going to work great for graphic designers, art directors, content creators, or other creative positions.
Here’s the link to this one-page resume template. (Matching business card and cover letter templates included.)
Enjoy this creative resume template? We’ve got a gallery packed with 15+ other ones. 16 Creative Resume Templates You Have to See
Last one on our list, Le Colibri Creations’ “Emma” 1 page resume template is both modern and modest. A great choice for those who want a minimalist resume without unnecessary fireworks.
Here’s the link.
You can see other amazing modern resumes here: 18 Best Modern Resume Templates You'll Find Online
Plus, a great cover letter that matches your resume will give you an advantage over other candidates. You can write it in our cover letter builder here. Here's what it may look like:
Keep these points in mind as you write a one-page resume:
- A one-pager isn’t a must, but, more often that not, recruiters prefer concise and brief resumes. And you can get them one! Just pick your favorite one-page resume template from our list above and start writing!
- Just remember that the contents of your resume matter more that the design.
If you want to make sure you’ll write the perfect resume and wow every recruiter, read our comprehensive guide: How to Make a Resume Step by Step
Do you have any questions about making a single-page resume? Do you think that resumes longer than one page can hamper your chances? Give us a shout in the comments below and we’ll get back to you. Thanks for reading!