How to Find Resume Templates in Word 2007

By Filonia LeChat

Whether you're hoping to enter the job market or want to update your list of skills and experience, a resume is usually your first interaction with a potential employer. Instead of creating a resume from scratch, rely on templates that ship with Microsoft Word 2007 to give you a jumping-off point. Use Word's resume templates to plug in your own details, remind you of possible skills and experience or as design inspiration for creating your own custom record of employment.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word and click the Office button in the top left corner of the screen.

Step 2

Click "New" to open the "Available Templates" pane in the main section of the screen. Click the "New resume samples" button and scroll through the different resumes, sorted by types of jobs. Double-click any resume and within a few moments, it will open in a new Word window and may be completely customized with your own information.

Step 3

Click the "Resume samples and CVs" button to open a folder with three subfolders: "Basic resumes," "Job-specific resumes" and "Situation-specific resumes."

Step 4

Double-click any of these folders to view more resume samples. Double-click any resume and within a few moments, it will open in a new Word window and may be completely customized with your own information.

Step 5

Type "resume" into the "Search Office.com for templates" text box near the top of the screen. Click the arrow button to open an Internet window with more Word 2007 resume templates available to download.