Free CV Template
Looking for a new role, but not sure your current CV is up scratch?
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
- Keep it short and clear
- Clear, attractive presentation
- Put employment history in date order
- List your job responsibilities under each position that you held
- 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