25 Free HTML Resume Templates for Your Successful Online Job Application

Are you dreaming about drawing attention to your persona, getting your job application noticed and bagging the desired job? Then first of all, you should take care of your resume. Though it helps to overcome only the first step towards building your brilliant career, no one would argue that this small piece of paper or a modern minimal one-page web resume is the one that creates the first impression. In the majority of cases it is this first impression that decides your fate. Thus, if you want to succeed, spend time and put in a great deal of effort in order to give your CV a professional, original and unique appearance. The online resources we dug up for you will be of massive help in these efforts…

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HTML Resumes: Web Designers Best Apply With an Online Application

A few weeks ago, we posted a list of creative high-end brand-new and absolutely free resume templates made either in PSD, AI or PDF formats, only one of the examples was in HTML. Artists give you hints how to spice up your CV by presenting their vision of creative realization starting from clean minimal mockups and ending up with vibrant illustration-based templates. Each sample serves as an ideal starting point whether you want to introduce yourself personally by handing a paper-based copy or send it file-based via email.

However, if you want to go a bit further, amaze your potential employer and instantly be called for an interview you should acquire a HTML-based resume template. It has lots of advantages over text-based and image-based interpretations. The key feature of such a CV is an ability to add some dynamic effects as well as provide backlinks to your clients and previous employments. Moreover, you can diversify it with brisk elements. For example, leverage animated charts, graphs and bars in order to show your level of expertise and skills. A small contact form that let your potential employer quickly connect with you will do no harm either. Generally speaking, HTML and CSS allow you to enormously improve and enrich your job application.

Of course, prototyping a topnotch template from scratch requires at least some knowledge in web development. Nevertheless, if you are not too tech-savvy you can always resort to using simple templates that, as a rule, are easily customized. Or take a ready-made template as a starting point to improve upon, while at the same time making sure you don’t omit a vital information.

Sounds interesting? Then take a look at the following collection that features a whole bunch of free HTML resume templates and several online services that will help you create an online resume even if you are a complete ignoramus in web development.

HTML Resume Template

html resume

Creator:  elemisfreebies
Features:  5 color options
License:  Free for personal use.

Simple C. Vitae – Free HTML/CSS template


Creator:  Christophe Hermann
Features:  mobile version
License:  Free for personal use.

Coding a Responsive Resume in HTML5/CSS3


Creator:   Jake Rocheleau
Features:  responsive resume
License:  Free for personal use.

Responsive HTML/CSS3 CV Template


Creator: Thomas Hardy
Features:  responsive template
License:  Free for personal use.

Open source resume


Creator:  Iduo
Features:  resume template
License:  Free for personal use.



Creator:  nuterian
Features:  resume template in html/css
License:  Free for personal use.

One Page Web Resume Template

web resume

Creator:  wegraphics
Features:  html, css, js and psd
License:  Free for personal use.

One Page Responsive HTML Resume Template

one page

Creator:  Sunny Luthra
Features:  responsive resume
License:  Free for personal use.

Minimal HTML resume


Creator: madazulu
Features:  minimal resume
License:  Free for personal use.

Creative and Professional CSS3 CV Resume Template


Creator:  Sarfraz Shoukat
Features:  simple resume template
License:  Free for personal use.

How to Create an HTML5 Microdata Powered Resume


Creator:  Janet Wagner
Features:  tutorial, resume template
License:  Free for personal use.

Resume (HTML)


Creator:  luis zuno
Features:  html5 resume
License:  Free for personal use.

HTML Resume Template

simple resume

Creator:   alexking
Features:  simple resume template
License:  Free for personal use

Sample Resume Template


Creator:   thingsthatarebrown
Features:  simple resume
License:  Free for personal use.

Personal resume


Creator:  LouisaBarrett
Features:  simple template
License:  Free for personal use.

An Easy Way of Building Responsive CV Websites


Creator: 1stwebdesigner
Features:  tab-based theme
License:  Free.

Resume in HTML

updated resume

Creator:   Keith Kelleher
Features:  social media icons
License:  Free for personal use.

Professional HTML5 CV/Resume Template

the resume

Creator:   Sarfraz
Features:  13 css themes
License:  Free for personal use.

Portfolio/Resume HTML Template


Creator:   Sarfraz
Features:  web resume template
License:  Free for personal use

One Page Résumé Site


Creator:   Chris Coyier
Features:  online resume
License:  Free for personal and commercial use.



Creator:  Deep Laxman Sukhwani
Features: simple HTML file
License:  Free for personal use.

Rails Resume Builder

rails resume

Creator:   krb.heroku
Features:  Online service
License:  Free



Creator:   cvmaker
Features:  PDF,  HTML, TEXT
License:  Free.

Resume Builder


Creator:   cvstash
Features:  online version, pdf
License:  Free.

Online CV

online cv

Creator:  onlinecvgenerator
Features:  PDF, HTML
License:  Free.

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This article is originally published on Jun 30, 2014, and updated on Apr 21, 2022.
Nataly is an internet entrepreneur and an amateur web designer and developer from Sevastopol, Ukraine. She is running a blog for web designers and developers where you can find some inspirational and useful stuff. In her spare time she reads books, unveils the secrets of the world and plays volleyball.

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