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Trying to create a resume from scratch can be a real chore, particularly if you’ve just been laid off. We’ve written in the past about free resume templates that can help you develop a professional looking resume. Microsoft has updated its site that provides literally hundreds of free resume samples and templates. And the site has some really useful features that are worth checking out if you’re looking to update your resume.

Resume Samples by Experience Level and Industry

Perhaps the best feature is that Microsoft sorts the resume templates and cover letters by experience level and industry. It offers resume and cover letter samples in the following categories (with number of available templates in parenthesis):

There are many sub-categories, and the resume template collection can be searched. Users can rate each template on a 5-star scale, so you immediately see user feedback on every resume.

Post Your Resume Online

You can also post your resume online. Microsoft has partnered with monster.com, an online employment site. If you are new to monster.com, you can get started by clicking here.

Resume Building Tips and Articles

Microsoft also offers several articles on how to build an effective resume and general job hunting tip. Here are some of the articles that caught my eye:

  • Five Resume Tips for College Students
  • Keyword Challenge Find the Right Ones for Your Resume
  • Sample Cover Letter for an IT Professional

All in all, Microsoft offers a great resource if you are in the market for a job or just want to update your resume. If you use the service and find a resume template you really like, please leave a comment below to let us know.

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Article comments


This are some great free resume templates. Very useful post.

A Davis says:

Check your local community college as well. You can probably get free one on one assistance making a resume.

jacob says:

thanks for your great resume template…….

hippo says: