Everyone knows that first impressions are vital. When you’re hunting for a new job, your resume is your chance to capture hiring managers’ attention. WordPress resume themes are one of the best ways to get a leg up. A thoughtfully built digital CV may even bring employers right to you.
Creating a website for a resume is different from launching an online store or a personal blog. Fortunately, there is a wealth of themes available for WordPress designed specifically to show off your skills and experience.
When choosing a theme to use for your site, there are a few features you won’t want to go without. The best solutions will look highly professional, include layouts for listing your skills or portfolio, and a way for potential employers to contact you.
In this roundup, we’ll be showing you some of our favorite WordPress resume themes. Let’s have a look!
Vega Pro will give you a professional-looking website without you having to hire a designer to build it. It’s a gorgeous theme that doesn’t require a lot of effort to set up.
Just like in the offline world, keeping your resume site to one page is a smart idea. Vega Pro’s single-page scrolling keeps everything neat and concise, while parallax backgrounds prevent it from becoming dull. Your visitors will stay engaged and focused on your accomplishments.
Don’t let the ease and simplicity of this theme fool you. There are enough customization options to be sure your personality comes through, but not so many that setup becomes a chore. You can choose your fonts and colors or add animation if you want to take things a step further.
Price: There’s a one-time setup fee of $35, with one month of free support included.
Mee is a theme that is specifically designed to display a CV. Its responsive design and one-click installation will appeal to anyone who wants to get eyes on their resume.
Mee is a remarkably modern-looking theme thanks mainly to its horizontal scrolling. If you include a portfolio on your site, this is a massive plus for viewer experience.
You’ll find the customization process a lot less intimidating with Mee’s included modules. These elements are ideal for packaging each section of your resume. There are modules included for education, experience, and an about section. There’s also an eye-catching pie chart for displaying your skills.
Price: A license for Mee starts at $59.
In order to let your resume take center stage, you may want to go with a more minimalistic theme. If that’s the case, Mak fits the bill nicely.
First, you won’t need any coding knowledge to build a stunning website. It comes packaged with demos that make a fantastic starting point for a CV site or portfolio. In fact, there’s a beautiful single page portfolio layout included with the theme.
While the array of demos is undoubtedly impressive, you’re not limited to using them. If you feel like getting a bit more hands-on, Mak comes packaged with Elementor for simple drag-and-drop page design.
Each of Mak’s elegantly designed demos includes light and dark color schemes. The theme is also Contact Form 7 compatible, which will make it easier for employers to reach out to you.
Price: A license for Mak starts at $39.
If you have a bit of design experience, you can use RS Card to demonstrate those skills and build a truly unique website.
RS Card can display your education and work history using an eye-catching timeline. The Skills section is presented as animated progress bars to give a visual representation of your expertise. You can also include a Statistics section to display any other information you may want to add.
RS Card has been praised for its excellent documentation in case you get stuck during the building process. However, if you can’t find the answer to your question, the developer’s friendly customer service reps are available to help you out.
Price: A one-year license starts at $49.
As the name implies, One Page Pro is a simple, one-page theme. Its demo importer will jumpstart your site-building.
One Page Pro enables you to import only the elements that you’d like to use. So, if you love everything about a demo except its widgets, you don’t have to worry about removing them. Coupled with the live Customizer, you’ll have your resume ready to go in no time.
This theme also comes bundled with Revolution Slider. You can use this plugin to display portfolio pieces that hiring managers can easily page through.
Price: A one-year license starts at $52.
Aveo lets you craft a fun, animated resume with just a few clicks. Import one of the ready-to-use demos and you’re well on your way.
You can use the home page to introduce yourself however you’d like, and include a professional headshot as well as links to your social media. Aveo will display your education and work history in a timeline format, complete with logos. Potential employers can even download a copy of your resume from your site.
Aveo is a versatile theme that acts as an exciting package for your CV. The animated page transitions add some freshness without sacrificing professionalism. You do have the option to build a more traditional multi-page site without animation, if that better reflects your personal brand.
Price: A one-year license starts at $19.
Brooklyn declares itself the most beautiful theme on the market, and that is well-deserved. If you’re a creative professional and part of your resume is visual, you’ll appreciate this theme’s sophisticated options for displaying a portfolio.
Brooklyn comes packaged with 45 demos, all of which can be used single or multi-page. Thanks to the fully automated installer, you can have a gorgeous website up and running with a single click. Once you’ve installed your desired demo, swap out the placeholder content for your own. That’s all there is to it!
Brooklyn has a lot going on under the hood as well. This theme is optimized for fast loading and is fully responsive. You’ll never have to worry about a hiring manager clicking away due to poor User Experience (UX).
Price: A one-year license starts at $59.
Divi embraces the power of visual editing, making it a natural theme choice for an online CV. Its powerful page builder enables you to design a gorgeous website with no coding required. It’s a perfect compromise between using a pre-designed demo and having to craft a site from scratch.
You can handle everything from page design to text editing on the front end, and you’ll see the results of your work in real time. If you make a mistake, you can look through your editing history and get back on track. The generous array of modules all but guarantees you’ll be able to build your dream website.
If you’re still unsure about creating a website for your resume, Divi has a first class support system in place. It provides you with instructional videos for using the theme. You can follow along right in the builder!
Price: A one-year license starts at $89.
Kerge is a powerful resume theme that gives you total control over how your CV is displayed. You can choose between one-page, multi-page and animated options.
If you include a portfolio on your site, you can’t go wrong with Kerge. The layouts are clean and easy to customize. You can include video, audio, or photos and enable your site visitors to filter by whichever type of content they would like to view. Add in some very slick animations, and you’ll have a collection that’s impossible to click away from.
Adding a multimedia portfolio component to your website can feel like a tough job. However, if you don’t include that aspect of your resume, you may lose out on work opportunities. Kerge makes it simple to show off all of your projects, whatever form they may take.
Price: A one-year license starts at $39.
If you’re a freelancer promoting yourself, you’ll want something a bit different in a WordPress theme for an online resume. Like many of the themes we’ve looked at, RyanCV is a quick and easy install, and you don’t have to know how to code to take advantage of what it offers.
RyanCV has a few features that make it well-suited to freelancers. Integration with WooCommerce enables you to sell your services directly to employers. You can also include a blog to boost Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and build your reputation as an expert in your field.
When you create an online CV as a freelancer, your list of accomplishments is bound to include some different features. RyanCV handles these challenges easily without looking cluttered or being overly complicated.
Price: A one-year license starts at $39.
Putting your resume on a website is an effective way to showcase your skills and make a memorable first impression on potential employers. You’ll want to include all your relevant experience and accomplishments in a way that’s easy to understand to help you land an interview.
If you’re looking for an easy setup that will still give you a sleek, professional home for your CV, we think Vega Pro is the best theme for you. For those wanting the opportunity to show off their website-building abilities, you may want to go with RS Card. However, any of the themes in this roundup will show off your resume and help you stand out from the crowd.
Do you still have questions about which WordPress resume theme is best for you? Let us know in the comments section below!