Free Digital Resume Templates by MOO for Microsoft Office

In partnership with Microsoft, print and design service MOO offers several resumes you can send in an email or post online, helping both you and employers go paperless, but the advantages go beyond that. A digital resume also leverages those elements you can't capture on paper, from video to social profiles, and beyond.

Use these with judgment. Some employers insist on traditional resumes, however. In some cases, MOO's version of the resume helps you strike that balance. Add a header to the top with your name, address, and contact information, and you can attach it to job forms as you would any other resume.

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Check With Your Potential Employer

This straightforward style of MOO's resumes may not be appropriate for all jobs. The original intent of the resume is to provide a one-stop-shopping view of what you can contribute to an employer. That means these types of digital resumes may work against you. Check with the potential employer about whether an online portfolio is accepted or even preferred.

Below is a gallery of MOO's resume and cover letter templates for Microsoft Office, along with a few tips on how to customize each one. 

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Crisp and Clean Digital Resume Template by MOO for Microsoft Word

Crisp and Clean Digital Resume Template by MOO for Microsoft Word

This Crisp and Clean Digital Resume Template by MOO for Microsoft Word is actually a table, which is an interesting approach. If you work with tables much, you know this allows you to adjust the spacing, move things around, customize individual cells, and much more. 

It also means, if you don't use Microsoft Office's tables frequently, you should avoid making drastic changes to this template layout. It can only end in tears if you are under a deadline, as most job searchers are!

You can easily use this and other resumes in this article without table skills by treating each box or area as a set field. Just type into the spaces already laid out and designed for you.

In this template, you can change the color scheme by selecting the cell or social icon until Design appears. Then, change the Shading or Shape Fill color. (As shown in the image above.)

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Crisp and Clean Digital Cover Letter Template by MOO for Microsoft Word

Crisp and Clean Digital Cover Letter Template by MOO for Microsoft Word

MOO's resume templates for Microsoft Word feature an accompanying cover letter, like this Crisp and Clean Digital Cover Letter Template by MOO for Microsoft Word. 

Based on the same design scheme as the resume template shown on the previous slide of this show, this is a colorful, modern way to send employers an overview describing your work experience and projects. It's great for students, but even if you've been out of school for a little while, this template is versatile.

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Digital Resume Template for Creatives by MOO for Microsoft Word

Digital Resume Template for Creatives by MOO for Microsoft Word

This Digital Resume Template for Creatives by MOO for Microsoft Word is another fun resume designed by MOO for sharing your online presence with employers. This template features a delightful graphic motif that helps communicate your flair for the creative.

Another thing that makes this design useful is its associated Creative Cover Letter Template by MOO, which features the same graphic motif to tie the two documents together.

The cover letter is short and succinct, allowing you to customize it as you see fit. These templates are another way to showcase all your hard work as well as your vision for future projects, and how you envision helping potential employers succeed with their goals. 

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Digital Cover Letter Template for Creatives by MOO for Microsoft Word

Digital Cover Letter Template for Creatives by MOO for Microsoft Word

This Digital Cover Letter Template for Creatives by MOO for Microsoft Word template matches the resume template on the previous slide, creating a nicely matched set. Like other designs by print design company MOO, and all Microsoft templates, aspects of this design can be customized, particularly colors.

To change the color of the graphical elements, you will need to access the page header. Either select Insert > Edit Header, or double-click the element to select it. Or under Format, select FillOutline, or other settings you prefer.

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Polished Digital Resume Template by MOO for Microsoft Word

Professional Digital Resume Template by MOO for Microsoft Word

Here's the most conservative template of this contemporary bunch. The Polished Digital Resume Template by MOO for Microsoft Word strikes a tasteful balance between "colorful and innovative," and professional

Like with all of Microsoft templates, you can customize colors, fonts, and other design features. You can also use the template as is, saving you time.

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Professional Digital Cover Letter Template by MOO for Microsoft Word

Customize the Professional Digital Cover Letter Template by MOO for Microsoft Word

Matching the resume on the previous slide, this Polished Digital Cover Letter Template by MOO for Microsoft Word is a reliable option for those who want to present a versatile job search summary — one that can work for most situations. 

If you do print a resume, be sure to use quality paper and print it in advance. You can choose to print this in grayscale or color, but always leave time to make adjustments. While color adds pop and flair, it also adds another consideration to polish, making this option potentially more complicated than a black and white cover letter option.