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Free CV Template

Looking for a new role, but not sure your current CV is up scratch?


Free CV Template

Writing a great CV from scratch can seem like a daunting and time-consuming task. And even if you’ve had previous experience of writing CVs, you might still be making the mistake of using the same one for every job. That's why our expert careers advice team have produce a handy downloadable free CV template.

You probably know that your CV has to stand out from your crowd. It is not only the information that you write on your CV that makes this happen. If a potential employer has over 200 CVs to go through in just a couple of hours, they're certainly not going to read everything – they will skim over the basic details; or not at all if they don't leap out at them whilst reading your CV.

You need to make sure that you keep each section of your CV clearly separated; using heading titles and keeping your CV simple and clean is a surefire way to help the employer with their task. If you go over two pages in length, that third page will most likely never be read, so put the most important information on the first page.

Learn more : how to structure a CV

Most importantly don't forget that your CV represents you. It is a means of creating a first impression of yourself and in many cases may be the only way for you to initially let prospective employers know the potential benefits you can bring to their company. You might be the perfect person for the job, but if your CV is not up to scratch, you'll be passed by.

5 Key Features Your CV Should Include

  1. Keep it short and clear
  2. Clear, attractive presentation
  3. Put employment history in date order
  4. List your job responsibilities under each position that you held
  5. Don't forget your personality

To Learn more about these key features in depth read our careers advice article : Top Features You Should Include In A CV

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FAQs

What CV Templates Are Available On The Diverse Employment Website?

There are a growing number of great CV templates on the Diverse Employment website, that are continually being added to and covering a wide range of job types and sectors. So whether you’re looking for an admin CV template, a CV template for a delivery driver job, or a CV template for part-time work, Diverse have got you covered.

How Can Our Templates Help With Your CV?

CV templates are great piece if information particularly if you’re writing your CV from scratch providing a good source of inspiration – equally they’re great if you’re just looking to spruce up your existing CV. To help your CV stand out, try using our own free CV template.

What Should The Format Of My CV Be Like?

Your CV is the first thing an employer will see when you apply for their job vacancy, and in most cases, how it looks at first glance will determine if the employer decides to read it in more detail or not.

To give yourself the best possible chance of standing our from the crowd and enticing the employer into read your CV in more detail, the format of your CV should be as follows:

  • 1. CV Length

    Keep it brief and easily read by using clear spacing and bullet points. – two sides of A4 will almost always suffice.


  • 2. Font Choice and Font Size

    Choose something professional, clear and easy to read such Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman with font size between 10 to 12, although your name and the section headings can be a little larger (size 14 or 16) and/or bolded.
    Whichever you choose, avoid fonts like brush script or cooper black, that will make you CV look more like its fit for a comic or magazine rather than a job application.


  • 3. Clear & Chronological Lay out

    The layout of your CV should be in a logical order, with sufficient spacing and clear section headings.
    Where you are listing items that include dates, for example work and educational history, make sure you lay these out in chronological order; starting with the most recent items first in the list.


  • 4. Spelling & Grammar

    Check your grammar and spelling thoroughly... and then check it again!

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