If you plan on applying for a job any time soon, you need a resume. Absolutely end of discussion. But what form that resume takes is evolving. With more and more job applications being submitted online, a website-based resume starts to make more sense. Sure, some hold outs are going to prefer a good ol’ PDF but many others will appreciate your efforts to stand out from the pack if you submit a website as your resume.
While any good portfolio theme could likely serve this purpose, there are several resume and CV WordPress themes designed to provide opportunities to feature the information that’d be included on a standard resume and what’s typically included on a website. To save you some time on your quest, here’s several esume themes, one of which is certain to suit your needs.
MyResume from Elegant Themes was specifically designed to showcase your online vCard. It provides an easy way to show your skillset, your past work history, and your latest work. The portfolio/gallery provides a great way to showcase artwork or designs. Page templates include a contact form, image gallery, full-width page, blog feed, advanced search, multimedia portfolio, and more. It provides an easy way to link your online profiles from your favorite social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn into your resume.
It includes 16 shortcodes so you can add buttons, boxes, toggled content, tabbed content, slideshow, image slider, columns, lists, testimonials, quotes, and more. There are five colors to choose from or you can customize the theme yourself. You can adjust and modify your theme using the built-in ePanel. It’s localized and includes .mo and .po files so it can be used with virtually any language. It’s fully responsive to look great on all screen sizes.
Prices start at $69.
MiResume is a resume theme designed specifically for designers, developers, and creatives. It looks great with the horizontal one-page scrolling, gradient overlay background, and YouTube background, and the slider overlay background adds the right amount of sparkle to set your portfolio apart from the crowd. You can show off your work with the built-in carousel and galleries. It includes a skill progress bar, a minimal contact form that includes a validator, and a unique menu system. You can keep your clients informed using the built-in blog.
Your icons will stand out using the included ET-Line and Font Awesome icons. It’s built with a WordPress site builder called Layers and is easy to customize. It includes 8 demos to help you get started quickly. You can also install demo content with the one-click installer. It’s fully responsive so it works great on all types of devices and screen sizes.
The regular license is $36.
Resume – Creative CV WordPress Theme
Resume is a CV theme that was designed to present your resume in a creative way. Visually it’s bold and vivid and has lots of features that include smooth transitions and effects. It makes it easy to showcase your skills, awards, work, and testimonials. It has a strong About page with awards you’ve received, a scrollable and clickable timeline that links to portions of your resume, and categories that scroll horizontally so your clients can easily see the information they’re looking for. The portfolio page includes tabs for easy sorting and navigation. There’s also a contact page with multiple methods of contacting you. There’s even a blog so you can keep your clients up to date with your current posts.
It was built with Bootstrap on the Tesla framework and is load-speed optimized so your site will load fast. It includes Font Awesome icons that look great and fit the high-quality look of the theme. It’s completely responsive so it looks great on all screen sizes and devices.
It costs $48.
Solo WordPress Theme
Solo is a clean theme that uses lots of smooth jQuery effects. Your work will stand out with the automatic scrolling and expanding project display and built-in slideshow. You can embed video from services such as Vimeo and YouTube.
The built-in shortcodes let you easily set up multiple columns and buttons. There are several custom widgets included that keep your readers up to date with your Flickr and Twitter updates. The built-in options panel gives you the tools to quickly change aspects of the design. It includes Google fonts. It’s fully responsive to work great on any screen size. It’s WPL compatible and supports localization so you can use it with any language. It’s a great choice for designers, design firms, and freelancers.
It costs $58.
Swell tells your story through video and an animated portfolio. It includes a versatile home page with two areas to place videos, and the videos can be full screen background videos and embedded into pages and posts. It’s compatible with Vimeo and YouTube. Using the built-in shortcodes you can insert slideshows, buttons, toggles, tabs, and columns anywhere you want. Page templates include home and portfolio. Your visitors can filter the portfolio using animated filtering. It includes several widgets and parallax scroll.
You can customize the theme using the WordPress customizer. It’s WPML compatible and localization ready so you can use it with any language. It’s fully responsive to work perfectly on all screen sizes. The video sections make your work stand out nicely. It works for anyone with any type of portfolio, but it’s especially a great choice for anyone in video production.
It costs $58.
Bold is a full-width design that lets you showcase various types of media including video, images, galleries, sliders, and maps. It places the media front and center creating a nice showcase of your portfolio. You can display your blog and portfolio in either list or grid layouts. You can create unique portfolio posts using the Themify Custom Panel. You have your choice of a lightbox or photoswipe gallery. Scroll options include infinite scroll and normal page navigation.
You can specify your own colors using the color picker. For each post you have control over the media alignment, fonts, colors, background colors and images, etc. You can use the presets if you prefer, which includes 10 background colors and 22 images. There are 9 theme skins, 4 footer widget columns, custom header and footer navigation menus, an animated back to top button, and lots more. It’s fully responsive to work and look great on both desktop and mobile devices.
Prices start at $49.
Demian is elegant, clean, modern, and minimal. It has an interesting front page that works independently of the content page, making for a nice introduction with a smooth transition into the content. You can show off your resume followed by your experience or skill level using the horizontal animated bar chart. You can show your portfolio with the Swipebox gallery lightbox or a filtered image gallery. It includes three different icon sets: We Love Icon Font, Fontello Icon Font, and Dripicons.
There are unlimited colors to choose from. It’s built on Bootstrap and the Redux framework. It includes a blog. It’s fully responsive and works perfectly on all screen sizes and devices.
It costs $39.
Genio is a single-page theme made for resumes and portfolios. It has a sharp design that’s clean and minimal. It has 4 different home page layouts and 6 different skins. You can show your work using the filterable portfolio. It includes a contact form and a hire form. Design your own home page using the home-page builder. There are several widgets which include Twitter and Author Box, and also has a custom sidebar. It also has several social icon links.
It’s easy to get started using the one-click demo. It has lots of Google fonts. It has custom header backgrounds for many different pages and post-types including 404, Blog, Search, Archive, Posts, and Pages. The layered PSD files are included if you want them. It’s localization ready to work with any language, and SEO optimized to help you rank higher in search engine results. It’s a great choice for designers, developers, and freelancers.
The regular license is $44.
CVX is a multipurpose theme that was developed specifically to showcase portfolio elements for creative professionals to display their resume, work history, and projects. It includes a full-screen banner, a short banner, and a video banner. Your content will look sharp with the included Slider Revolution plugin. It includes a filterable portfolio and a full-width slideshow. It has a 16-section layout system and you can design your layout using the drag and drop section management. Your portfolio will look spectacular with the advanced portfolio grid system. Sections include Testimonials, Experience, Education, Portfolio, and more. It also includes a nice blog so your clients can stay up to date.
The layout is based on Bootstrap. It has unlimited colors and uses over 600 Google fonts. It’s WPML compatible so it works well with any language. It’s Contact Form 7 compatible. It has a super responsive flat design and works great on all screen sizes.
The regular license is $44.
Gentleman is a one-page vCard theme designed specifically to create a simple, yet elegant, online resume. It includes the drag and drop Visual Composer that includes 20 web elements so you can create any type of layout you want. It has nice animation elements that you can move to one side or the other. It includes Font Awesome retina icons. It also includes a sharp parallax background. It also has blog single and blog details pages. The curtain menu system can be hidden by the reader.
It’s built on the Redux framework and uses those theme options. It’s translation ready using the included .po files and it’s WPML compatible so you can use it with any language you want. It has over 600 Google fonts to choose from. It supports Contact Form 7. It’s completely responsive to work well on all devices and screen sizes.
The regular license is $44.
Vertica is a vCard theme that was designed specifically for digital professionals. It doesn’t get bogged down with extra features. It’s just a simple resume that shows your work experience with an interactive timeline. Your potential clients can download your resume through the included download button. They can contact you through the included contact form with validator. They can see samples of your work with the scrolling portfolio. Your skills and level of experience are shown with graphical bars. It also has a blog.
There are 4 pre-made layouts to choose from. You can easily customize it if you want. It’s a light design with fully commented code that’s built on Bootstrap. It includes 300 Google fonts and can be expanded to 600. It’s completely responsive and Retina ready so it looks and works great on all screen sizes. The user’s experience is improved through the smooth scroll feature.
The regular license is $39.
Promotion is an animated CV theme that’s modern and clean. Almost every element is animated. It has a special toggle-style resume page that shows your skills, education, experience, and testimonials. You can show your level of experience in each area with counters. Readers can print your resume using the included print button. You can play video using the full-screen background video player and display images using the full-screen image slider. It include 620 font icons including 28 animated social icons.
It includes an easy to use control panel where you can build your online resume. It has demo content that you can import with a single click to help you get started. It has unlimited colors and you can change the color of anything you want. It includes 600 Google fonts. It’s translation ready so you can use it with any language you want. It’s SEO optimized to help you rank higher in search engine results. It’s responsive and Retina ready so it looks great on desktops as well as mobile devices. It’s a great choice for both individuals and teams.
The regular license is $44.
Flat is a colorful modern theme that’s designed to display content with beauty in mind. It utilizes transitions as your visitors scroll from one section to the next. It has plenty of animated slides and drop-ins, circles and progress bars, and lots more. It includes lots of shortcodes to add the features you want where you want. There are several custom post types including Timeline, Team, Portfolio, and Testimonial. A circle animation highlights your skills and services. The portfolio post type is a great way to show off examples of your work.
You can create any type of layout you want using the included drag and drop builder to move content blocks. Modules for the blocks include Text, Slider, Video, Image, Post, Gallery, Tab, Accordion, Menu, and more. You can change every element using the built-in customize panel. It includes 600 Google fonts and lots of social icons. It’s WPML compatible, SEO optimized, and Retina ready. It includes demo content to help you get started.
The standard license is $49.
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