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Two Column Resume: 15+ Templates to Download (FREE Included)

Two Column Resume: 15+ Templates to Download (FREE Included)

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Two-column resumes are great—they look modern and dynamic, plus—


They let you save space and fit more onto a page.


The only problem with two-column resume templates?


There are so many of them to choose from that it’s hard to pick a really great one.


Here’s the thing: we’ve done the job for you.


We’ve screened over 400 resume templates from various design websites, to present you a gallery of only the best of the best (free templates included!).


Scroll down to see beautiful templates and pick a two-column resume that fits your style and taste!


But before we get to that, let’s make one thing clear—


Should you use a one- or a two-column resume?


Benefits of two-column resumes:


  • Two-column resumes help group certain pieces of information in a side column: your contact information, technical skills, or languages.
  • They are easy to read for recruiters because all sections are clearly separated from one another. Also, they prevent lengthy single lines that span across the whole width of a resume.
  • Most two-column resume templates are easily adjustable—you can decide which sections you move to the side column and which ones you want to highlight in the central part.
  • Two-column resumes let you save space and transform an otherwise two-page resume into a single-page one.


Disadvantages of two-column resumes:


There’s only one potential pitfall of using a two-column resume—


It might not pass through some older Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). You’ll have to go the extra mile to get your formatting right so that it doesn’t annoy those little bots.


Note: we can’t guarantee that all resume templates in the gallery below have been optimized to pass ATS scans. Those available in our builder are fully ATS-friendly, though.


Let’s begin with one of ours then:




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Michael Tomaszewski, CPRW
Michael is a career writer, Certified Professional Resume Writer, and the newsletter coordinator at Zety. Apart from sharing his own resume-writing expertise, Michael reaches out to recruitment and hiring gurus to help you learn the most effective strategies for managing your career.

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