Free resume builder

With Canva’s free resume builder, applying for your dream job is easy and fast. Choose from hundreds of free, designer-made templates and customize them within a few clicks.

Forget spending hours formatting your resume, or choosing complimentary fonts for your cover letter. Creating a resume online with Canva’s free resume builder will give you a sleek and attractive resume, without the fuss.

Choose from hundreds of free, designer-made templates, and customize them within minutes. With a few simple clicks, you can change the colors, fonts, layout, and add graphics to suit the job you’re applying for.

Let us help you with the design, so you can focus on promoting your skills and landing your dream job.

How to make a resume

  1. Open up Canva

    Go to Canva or launch the app then log in or sign up for a new account using your email, Google or Facebook profile. Search for “Resumes” to start designing.

  2. Find the right template

    Choose from hundreds of professionally-designed resume templates. Take your pick from styles like modern or simple layouts or industries like acting, graphic design or more corporate layouts.

  3. Personalize your resume

    After picking a template, use Canva’s drag and drop design tools to tweak your resume. Change fonts, text and colors in a few clicks. Upload your own photo and rearrange any and all elements as much as you want.

  4. Get creative with more features

    Crop, straighten, use photo filters, and texturize your images. Use your own color scheme, font style, background and text layout. Add borders, frames and other ingredients to make your resume stand out.

  5. Order your prints

    Order high-quality prints of your resumes through Canva Print and enjoy free shipping. Or, save your design as a PDF, JPG or PNG file. Remember you can always edit your design any time.

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Save time on formatting and editing

With Canva’s free resume builder, we’ve taken the heavy lifting out of designing and formatting your resume. Using our flexible templates will save you hours—all you need to do is add your professional experience and customize the existing design as needed.

Rest assured that Canva’s templates come designer-approved, so you don’t have to worry about how they look—because they already look great!

Create a resume for every industry

Whether you’re a lawyer who works in the corporate sector or an interior stylist in the creative industry, Canva’s graphic designers have created a wide range of templates that are suitable for whatever industry you find yourself in.

For creative types, we have colorful templates with artistic, illustrative flourishes. Or, if you’re after something more formal, you can explore our collection of minimalist templates, sure to impress the most traditional of hiring managers.

Present your skills in a unique way

On average, recruiters take six seconds to look at a resume. So, if you’re looking for a distinctive way to highlight your skills, Canva’s templates offer unique designs that will help you stand out.

From infographic timelines to one-page pitch decks, and even pie charts, with a few simple clicks you are able to clearly display all your career highlights so far.

Save and edit as many versions as you like

One of the most time-consuming elements of applying for new jobs is customizing your cover letter and resume for each new role that you apply for.

With Canva’s free resume builder, all your cover letter and resume designs are saved automatically within the editor.

Create multiple versions of your resume, and make small edits where needed.

FAQ

It’s a myth that employers prefer one page over two pages. As long as your resume is clear and easy to read, you can include two pages. If your work experience is limited to fewer than ten years, you may want to stick to one page. Otherwise, don’t sell yourself short.

A good resume looks more or less the same as it always has. Be sure to include:

  • Contact details
  • A personal summary
  • Highlighted experience
  • Key skills, education and training
  • Any additional certifications or qualifications

If you have extra room, include hobbies and references.

The most effective resume layouts use professional fonts, single line spacing, clear section headings and half-inch margins. It’s best to focus on your most relevant and recent experience first. The first page should feature your personal summary and contact info at the top.

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