Basic Resume Templates for 2023

Using a basic and simple template for your resume is the best way to land a suitable job for you. Whether searching for a senior position or just starting out, our extensive collection of templates will meet your needs. Download our free high-quality design templates in Word now!

Download these basic resume templates for free in Microsoft Word:

How to download our free templates

Our basic resumes are easy to download and use. With a few simple steps you will be at the forefront of a career change:

  1. Select the basic CV format that resonates with you.
  2. Click on the download button or on the image.
  3. Download starts automatically.
  4. Locate the file in your downloads folder.
  5. Open in Microsoft Word. (File is compatible with all versions of Word).
  6. Start editing!

Customize your basic CV examples in Word and create a professional-looking CV quickly and easily. Change the font type, color, section headings, and layout to showcase your preferred style. These CVs are a perfect fit for anyone looking to showcase their skills and expertise in an attractive way to get hired faster.

Basic Resume Template FAQs

Why choose a basic sample? 

Choosing one of our templates implies that you work in a traditional industry such as finance or law. Contrary to the creative industries, these formats hold a simple design that focuses on content rather than style

If you work in any of the following industries, this type of format is for you:

  • Transport and logistics
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Finance
  • F&B Service
  • Law

You can also benefit from one if you are a student or fresh graduate with little or no prior work experience looking to join the workforce. 

Top 5 reasons for using a basic resume template

  1. You want a clear, simplified CV.
  2. You work in the technical or labor industries.
  3. Your want to keep the emphasis on the content of your CV. 
  4. You are searching for an entry-level employment.
  5. You are either a student looking for a parttime job or fresh to the workforce.

Is there a template available for free download?

One of the best aspects of our basic CV samples is they are free to use. You read that correctly: you can use any of our templates for free. Access to high-quality resumes should not be limited to only those possessing design skills. Show off your unique skills and talents with one of our free samples! Download yours now and start editing it in Word!

Not finding what you are looking for?

No problem! We have a template for everyone. Browse through our other categories of free examples. There are also modern resume design, creative resume samples, and career resume templates you can also download for free.