How to Create a Free Resume in Microsoft Word

Any time you are seeking new employment, it is vital that you have a comprehensive, professional-looking resume. Many job posting websites and companies require that you upload or email an electronic copy of your resume, such as a Word document, before they will even consider you for a position. Fortunately, Microsoft Word offers numerous free, built-in resume templates from which you can choose to create a polished resume quickly.

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Your resume can be a foot in the door for a new position.

Create a resume in Word 2003

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Go to the File menu and click New. Click Templates on Office Online.

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Type resume into the Search box. Select and download the template you want to use.

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Type over the sample resume text using your own information. Save the resume when finished.

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Use the Resume Wizard instead of a template. Go to the File menu and select New. Select On My Computer under Templates.

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Go to the Other Documents tab of the Templates on My Computer dialog box. Double-click Resume Wizard to start the wizard. Enter your information into the wizard and follow the steps to create a resume.

Create a Resume in Word 2007

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Open a new Word document.

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Click the Office Button and select New.

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Click Resumes and CVs under Templates in the New Document window.

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Select the type of resume you want. Click the resume template you wish to use and click the Download button.

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Enter your information over the sample text in the resume. Save and distribute it as desired.

Create a Resume in Word 2010

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Start Microsoft Word.

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Go to the File tab. Click New in the left side of the Backstage View window.

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Click the Resumes and CVs folder under Templates.

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Select the folder for the type of resume you wish to use. Click on a resume in the gallery to preview it. Click the Download button to select the template you wish to use.

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Enter your information over the sample text in the resume. Save and distribute it as desired.