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Efficient. Creative. Innovative. These are just some of the words that people use just a little bit too often in creating resumes. Of course, nothing is wrong with these traits. They’re qualities that any employer would want to see in their own people.

When you look at all other applications stacking up on those recruitment specialists’ desks however, it wouldn’t be surprising to find that everyone else is putting the same characteristics into their own resumes. This is why it’s more important not just to type it in and print it out on a piece of paper, but to illustrate and demonstrate, especially if you’re in the creative field.

Online versus Traditional

Let’s face it. A traditional resume or CV doesn’t really allow you to showcase your work properly, nor does it allow you to prove how great you truly are. Pitted against other great minds in the industry, it wouldn’t be a reliable gauge with everyone saying the same things about themselves.

It’s all about the numbers? Of course it is. But it’s easy to type numbers in. What’s hard is proving it. By using a more modern online resume or CV, you do not only get to showcase what you can do in a more appealing manner, you also get to prove how truly exceptional your creative mind is.

It’s All in the Design

Online resumes are perfect in showing your personality, especially when it come to your choice of design. Any potential employer, partner, or investor would be able to look at your website and assume what kind of a person you are. Are you modern, or traditional? Are you the outgoing type, or would you rather work in a quiet corner? Would you prefer coming out with a sudden bang, or would you like your work to be displayed in a gradually progressing manner? All these anybody can see with an online resume.

Beautiful WordPress Themes for Your Resume or CV

Delight your senses with how creatively these designs were made. Some choose to feature an explosion of details, while some of them are minimalistic in design. Some have details that are more intricate than the others, while some of the designs are appealing because of their basic simplicity. Think about how you want to present yourself as a professional, and figure out which of these portrays that character the most.

Here are 20 beautiful WordPress themes that are perfect for your online resume, portfolio, or CV:

TsingYi – Personal CV / Portfolio $49

TsingYi - Personal CV : Portfolio

TsingYi is a multipage personal CV / portfolio WordPress theme built on Bootstrap 3. It allows graduate students to quickly create a resume, manage publications and display their schedule, and enables freelancers to build their portfolio easily.

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Personage $38

Personage

Personage is a beautiful resume theme, it’s a combination of latest web technologies with modern and clean design. Almost all the elements are professionally animated, so it gives your website a live feeling and your visitors will enjoy browsing your website even more. Live animation + your motivated resume will change your future!

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Cascade $33

Cascade

Cascade is a minimalistic personal vCard WordPress Theme based on colorful vertical menu tabs. The theme comes loaded with dark and light skin, possibility to add unlimited number of tabs, 8 predefined tab colors and 10 predefined tab icons to choose from, 20 predefined page backgrounds and 10 predefined social icons. There is also possibility to define custom tab background image. The Theme is fully customizable with build-in lightbox, google map shortcode, working contact form, latest tweets widget etc.

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Zwin $33

Zwin

Zwin is an impressive and professional online vcard, a beautiful portfolio with sliding effect, resume and contact information with Google Maps. It’s simple! Just download and install in a few minutes, you can show your online card to your friend, customer or employer in an interview by phone or tablet. Because Zwin is a responsive wordpress theme, you can view your website on pc as well as handheld devices. You can also link to your social profiles, display your portfolio in many media format such as image, youtube video, flash…. From the back-end, you can choose skin for your website. Zwin supports 5 unique color skins (Yellow, Red, Green, Blue and Purple).

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Sility $43

Sility

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Promotion $43

Promotion

Promotion is a beautiful resume theme, it’s a combination of latest web technologies with modern and clean design. Almost all the elements are professionally animated, so it gives your website a live feeling and your visitors will enjoy browsing your website even more.

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Vertica $38

Vertica

Vertica is a clean, multipurpose and well crafted wp theme. It’s a cv / resume / vCard focused on digital professionals, whether designers, programmers or photographers. It is perfect to promote your work!

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CeeVee $43

CeeVee

CeeVee is a professional WordPress theme for all those who love to stand out. Let your online Resume be unique and eye-catching. Be brave and use cool effects and warm colors. Your portfolio does not have to be black and white!

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Robert Smith $43

Robert Smith

This is a responsive and retina-ready WordPress website with a grid system layout. Almost all the elements are professionally animated, so it gives your website a live feeling and your visitors will enjoy browsing your website even more.

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Squareroot $43

Squareroot

Squareroot is a perfect one page parallax WordPress theme for vCard, Resume (CV) application, or a freelancer. This theme has a fully responsive layout, which ensures that your website will run smoothly and look amazing on different types of mobile devices. This WordPress CV theme works with all mainstream browsers, guaranteeing that you will not encounter any compatibility issue.

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Intima $43

Intima

Intima is a minimalist, elegant and responsive resume WordPress theme for any kind of professionals to show their Resume (Education, Work Experience, Awards etc.) and Portfolio in a wonderful way.

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Miresume $35

Miresume

MiResume is a modern, responsive and minimalistic WordPress theme that is perfect for creating a digital personal resume or website and is sure to help you boost your business and build a long list of potential clients.

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Chulan $43

Chulan

Chulan is perfect theme to build your top-notch portfolios. Easy to install and customize, this WordPress theme promotes the responsive, minimalist, professional and multipurpose. No matter you are designers, photographers, illustrators, video producers or any professional want to show potential clients your creativeness and cuting-edge skills, Chulan could help you nail it.

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Hireme $43

Hireme

Hireme WordPress Theme is a clean, responsive HTML5/CSS3 theme with modern layout. It’s packed with cool features & awesome javascript transitions. Your website will look great on big & small screens, desktop, tablet or mobile phone. This theme contains a CSS file with 10 color schemes, so you can easily switch colors & use the most suitable one for your website.

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CVX $43

CVX

CVX is a multipurpose, elegant and well crafted one page portfolio for creative professionals. Anyone can showcase their personal resume, work history, projects and other personal information beautifully using CVX. Though CVX is primarily developed for showcasing portfolio elements, however it can be creatively used to display other essential information for SME business and artistic people. If you want your personal site to be noticeable among others, CVX can be your ultimate choice.

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The Person $43

The Person

The Person is a multipurpose WordPress theme created for a personal resume website, business CV, personal blog or an artist’s portfolio. Not only can The Person be a personal website, you can also turn it into a multi user VCard or a full-fledged corporate community. You will be stunned with the theme’s customization capabilities and the unique layout and you’ll never regret buying it.

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ResumeX $43

ResumeX

ResumeX is a multipurpose, elegant and well crafted one page portfolio for creative professionals. Anyone can showcase their personal resume, work history, projects and other personal information beautifully using ResumeX. Though ResumeX is primarily developed for showcasing portfolio elements, however it can be creatively used to display other essential information for SME business and artistic people. Powerful admin panel, intricate development and a pack of essential features really makes ResumeX to stand out in it’s category. If you want your personal site to be noticeable among others, ResumeX can be your ultimate choice.

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Who I Am $43

Who I Am

Who I Am is a retina ready personal resume and portfolio WordPress theme built with HTML5 & CSS3. It is perfect for a creative, personal or portfolio, a personal website.

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Lagit $38

Lagit

This one pager theme designed for you to list your experiences or showcasing your work. Set the color with your liking or hide the “Color block” based on your needs. Go get hired more!

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Katya $38

Katya

Built using Bootstrap 3.2, this theme is suitable for showing your portfolio and blog interactively.

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

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