We’re experts at building the best professional resumes, so we created a free resume template for you to download, edit and use.
Aimed at executive and mid-career professionals, we know how to give your resume at-a-glance value to rookie resume screeners, seasoned recruiters, future bosses and even Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software.
None of your four resume audiences want fabulous fonts, daring designs, cute colors or other aesthetic differentiators. You have 7.4 seconds to impress and what attracts the eye here is your expertise, shown in terms of the value you offer and presented in a perfect resume template.
See your resume as an autobiography, stuffy work history, or a brand advertisement that buys you an interview? Most marketing materials today avoid big lumps of text, overwritten rhetoric and dull details. But achievements? They were made for expert resume templates!
Did you ever notice how numbers attract your eye? Numbers, percentages, dollar amounts. They work in resumes, too. And they’re the very best way to avoid dull details while highlighting your achievements via demonstrable successes - right there on the template page!
Here’s how the Ladders Resume Template breaks down to move you up!
Clever marketing people create wins for their clients by writing lists of bullet-points, each starting with an “action” verb. At Ladders, we stepped it up with success verbs: Increased, Optimized, Reduced, etc., and created a resume template that is effortlessly easy for recruiters to read.
“I’m sorry to have written you such a long letter,” wrote the great Blaise Pascal to a friend, “but I did not have sufficient time to write a short one.” Our resume templates take those 10-page tomes and turn them into 2-page masterpieces of editing, highlighting, and selling expertise.
Recruiters sift through resumes fast (7.4 seconds as mentioned above!). Picture that pile right now. Then imagine finding a resume with short, punchy lines, dollars and numbers that can be pretty much understood just by being seen. Now consider what the right resume template is worth.
Expert results based on the bottom line.
The best thing about a Ladders Resume Template (or one of our 73 industry specific Ladders Resume Templates), is that we invested years into honing, testing and developing them so you gain a career advantage.
Either way, you simply download your template and start writing in your information. And yes, it’s not easy trying to remember numbers, percentages and dollar amounts, but it’s also easier than you think!
Nope. Think of every painful moment when you complained: “Can you believe she wants me to produce x number of x in an x period of time! That’s insane!”
It could be surprising how many tangible, demonstrable achievements you can come up with when you try.
The sad fact is, most resumes in competition with yours will be multiple pages of heavy, hard-to-look-at text that does nothing but explain job duties…
...as if the resume itself was copied and pasted from the original job description!
Based on our classic Ladders resume template, 73 industry-specific examples can also be downloaded, edited and used free! And it’s this easy:
Click a resume that’s a good fit for you.
See a complete sample, with a related cover letter below. From there you can download, edit, and create your own optimized resume based on our targeted resume templates - free.See Industry-Specific Resume Examples
Now read the #1 bestselling Ladders Resume Guide (3rd edition), by Ladders Founder and CEO Marc Cenedella.