Whether you hate or love your job, keeping your résumé updated and in ready-to-send shape is essential. You never know when a recruiter will LinkedIn message you or a former co-worker will let you know a new spot has opened up. For recent grads and those looking to change course, a well-crafted résumé is an absolute must.

Independent designers on sites like Etsy are breathing new life into standard Microsoft Word résumé fare. With the click of a button (and e-swipe of your credit card) you'll instantly have access to the best pre-designed resumes and cover letters.

By choosing a résumé that showcases your experience and personality, you'll instantly position yourself for success. Give your application the attention it deserves with one of these standout resumes:

Organized

CareeristDesignCo/ Etsy

This template by CareeristDesignCo features a design that's polished, simple, and easy to read. By selecting a résumé with a modern twist, you'll stand out and demonstrate your attention to detail. A strong résumé like this introduces you before your handshake ever will!

Creative

BrandConceptCo/ Etsy

Creatives and freelancers can embrace this chic résumé design by BrandConceptCo. Its' colored accents offer recruiters a respite from the traditional résumé format but still presents your experience succinctly.

Minimalist

JPW Design Studio/ Etsy

For those looking to take a minimalistic approach to their resume, this template by JPW Design Studio features eye-catching fonts and spacing. By keeping your résumé's organization intuitive you'll attract the best in company culture.

Playful

ModernResumeCo/ Etsy

Fashion lovers will shine with this option by ModernResumeCo. Its eye-catching design is matched by a pop of color sure to attract even the most buttoned-up recruiters' eye.

Professional

WickedDesignsBoston/ Etsy

If you're looking to avoid graphics and opt for something professional, this template by WickedDesignsBoston keeps your experience accessible and attractive.

Feminine

CV Design Co/ Etsy

Creative candidates will love this sweet résumé by CV Design Co. This straightforward template's soft accents will immediately show off your personality and accomplishments.

Savvy

bohemerie/ Etsy

This sophisticated résumé by bohemerie is perfect for the savvy job seeker. Its well organized and bold sections will help you highlight the reasons your background is the best fit for any position.

A polished résumé is a necessary addition to any job-seeker's application. By putting in the extra effort to find a résumé that showcases both your personality and professional experiences you'll find a position that's tailor-made for you. So get going! The role of a lifetime is waiting.

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