Free Microsoft Word Resume and Letter Templates

When you need to create a resume or write an employment letter, it can be helpful to start with a template. Using a template will save you time, reduce formatting errors, and remind you to include all the most important information.

Free Microsoft Word templates are available for resumes, CVs, cover letters, resignation letters, reference letters, and interview thank you letters. There are also templates for email messages, business cards, calendars, and a variety of other employment related correspondence. These templates are free for Microsoft Word users.

Here is information on how to download and use the free templates that are available from Microsoft. 

Microsoft Word Resume Templates

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Microsoft resume templates are available as a free downloads for Microsoft Word users. Use these templates to create your own resume. Microsoft Word resume options include basic resumes you can customize to create your own resume, as well as job-specific resumes (e.g. banker, computer technician, journeyman electrician) and career-specific resumes (e.g. career change, advanced degree, return to workforce).

Read here for information on how to find and download Microsoft resume templates. Also read a list of tips for using resume templates when making your own resume. More

Microsoft Curriculum Vitae Templates

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A curriculum vitae (or CV) is a job application document similar to a resume, but includes slightly different information. It is common in certain industries, including academia and medicine. It is also common for international jobs.

Need to write a curriculum vitae? Microsoft curriculum vitae templates are available for free download for Microsoft Word users creating their own CVs.  Once you have downloaded a template, you can use the formatting and section titles from the template, and then fill in each section with your own information. This is a great, easy way to personalize your CV. More

Microsoft Word Cover Letter Templates

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Microsoft cover letter templates are available for free download for Microsoft Word users, or available within your Word program, to use to create cover letters. Add your personal information to the template to create cover letters you can use for a variety of types of job applications.

Remember to change the template to fit your own skills and experiences. Personalize each cover letter to fit the specific job you are applying for. More

Microsoft Email Templates

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Microsoft email templates are available as a free download for Microsoft users to use to create a variety of email messages. When you download a template, it will open in your Microsoft Outlook program as a draft message that you can personalize and send.

You can use the email templates for a variety of professional emails, including email cover letters, job acceptance and rejection letters, and more. More

Microsoft Word Interview Thank You Letters

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After an interview, it is important to follow up with a thank you letter (or email). This is a great way to remind the interviewer of why you are a good fit for the job, and to emphasize your interest in the position.

Microsoft interview letter templates are available as a free download for Microsoft Word users, or available within your Word program. Use these to create an interview thank you or follow-up letter. More

Microsoft Word Job Offer Letters

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Microsoft job offer letter templates are available as a free download for Microsoft Word users, and available within your Word program, to use to create job offer letters.

Letter template options also include letters to offer a job or accept or reject a job offer. Use these templates as a starting point for your own letters, but be sure to personalize your letters. More

Microsoft Word Reference Letter Templates

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Microsoft Word reference letter template options include general reference letters, letters requesting a reference, letters thanking a reference, and other reference letter samples. Edit these templates to create your own reference letters. More

Microsoft Resignation Letter Templates

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Resigning from your job? Microsoft resignation letter templates are available for free download for Microsoft Word users. Download a template that fits your personal circumstances, then edit it to include your personal information and the details as to when you're leaving your job. More

Microsoft Business Card Templates

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Business cards are important for networking at conferences and other professional events. While you might want to order professional business cards, you can also print your own using Microsoft Office.

Download Microsoft business cards templates and create personalized business cards to use during a job search or for business activities. Business card template options include print and email business cards with several different designs and formats. Change the content of the business card template to include your personal and professional information. More

Other Microsoft Templates

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This is only the start of what templates Microsoft has to offer. For example, another useful set of templates is Microsoft's calendar templates, which are available as a free download for Microsoft Word users. You can use these calendars to create a calendar to plan and organize a job search or schedule business activities. Calendar template options include monthly, quarterly, academic, and annual calendars.