CV Templates

Want to write a strong CV, but not sure where to start? Don’t panic, you’ve come to the right place.

Our site is dedicated to helping jobseekers write interview winning CVs by giving them free access to concise, powerful and compact templates that have been designed with a modern touch. They will make you look like a pro and stand out in every job application.

Whether you’re a student, professional or unemployed, we have something for everyone. No matter what job your applying for, our resources will help you to create a powerful impression on the right person for the correct reasons.

Browse the examples below, choose a layout that fits your image, download it and make it your own. It’s as simple as that.

By: Iejaz Uddin – 27 May 2024

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Student CV templates

School leavers, college students and graduates do not have much work experience. They need a special kind of CV that takes into account. Use our unique Student templates to find your first job.

 

Graduate CV templates

Young people leave university with a degree but no work experience to boast about. Our CV templates have been written for them in a way that shows off their qualifications, communication skills and future potential.

 

Management CV templates

Use our expertly crafted templates to showcase your leadership and managerial skills. Start creating your CV in minutes by using our fully customizable templates.

 

What is a CV template?

It’s basically a ready made blank form that job seekers can fill in with their contact details, career history, key skills and education. A good CV template should be laid out in an attractive way that makes it easy to read and find relevant information about the applicant. They can also save candidates a lot of time, effort, and head scratching.

 

Why use a CV template?

It’s the CV that’s never started that takes the longest to finish. These pre-formatted and ready-made MS Word documents serve as a starting point for your job hunting.

  • Can help you make that important first step.
  • Initial groundwork has been done, all you need to do is enter your details.
  • Stylish designs help you stand out from other candidates.
  • Come in many different formats, layouts and designs – something for everyone.
  • Takes away a lot of the related stress and headache.

 

Why is it important?

The presentation, layout and margins of your CV can be just as influential as what you write in it. A good design can do two key things;

  • Distinguish you from others.
  • Impress employers with your communication skills.

 

What is a good CV template?

There is no simple answer or golden rules for this.

The only ‘right’ template is the one that gets you noticed, highlights your skills and most importantly gets you invited to job interviews.

The good news is we have lots that you can experiment with to find the one that gets you results.

 

How to fill in a CV template

Being MS Word files they are fully customizable.

All you have to do is download them, save them to your computer and then update them using a common text editor.

You can fully change their layout, colors, fonts, and styling details to create a personalized CV that is as individual as you are.

 

Writing an impressive CV

There’s no right way to write a CV, but there are many wrong ways.

Creating that perfect CV can be time-consuming and is one of the toughest challenges in job hunting.

This is because the key qualities of a successful CV include being able to simultaneously grab the reader’s attention, show off your communication skills and stand out from the competition.

How to write a CV that does all of these is difficult, but not impossible.

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CV template layout

Not getting invited to interviews?

Your CV’s not working and needs to be changed.

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The biggest mistake job seekers make?

They think their CV can get them a job.

It can’t. 

A CV is there to win them an interview.

It must be written with that aim in mind.

Need a good CV fast?

Get one in minutes.

We give you free access to 100’s of professional ready made CV templates that will make you look like a pro and STAND OUT in every job application. This is on top of our links to thousands of CV examples written for 100’s of different job roles.

3 Generic CV templates – ideal for any job role

 

CV template 1

 

Maxine Corry
Address: London
Phone: 123 456 7890
Email: maxine@madeupemail.com


PERSONAL SUMMARY

A dedicated ……………… who has a solid background in ……….…… As a member of your company (Your Name) will have an immediate impact on your core operations and be at the forefront of pushing everyone towards a common goal. She is a high achiever who comes to you with a successful track record of operating effectively under pressure. Her key skills include but are not limited to defining best practice approaches, processes, tools and services.

Beyond that which is already mentioned in her CV, she is someone who has the energy, determination and initiative needed to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. On a personal level she has a strong sense of responsibility and is not afraid to question inappropriate behaviour. Having attained most of her career goals she would now like to join a company that looks after its own staff just as much as its customers.

 

CAREER HISTORY

JOB TITLE – Start Date – Present
Employers name – Location
Responsible for carrying out all of the duties associated with this role, such as ………………

Duties;

  • Making a professional impression on visitors, callers and colleagues.
  • Never rushing a job and always paying attention to the smallest of details.
  • Being the go to person in the company as regards to …………..
  • Delegating work according to an employee’s abilities and skills.
  • Encouraging positive work habits in others.
  • Articulating complicated concepts in simple terms to a non technical audience.
  • Serving as a bridge builder between different groups within the company.
  • Undertaking general administrative duties like filing, photocopying and opening mail.
  • Replying quickly to any phone or email enquiries.
  • Performing routine office and clerical duties.
  • Promoting a positive image of the organisation when meeting third party partners.
  • Escalating serious issues to senior managers or other relevant staff.
  • Continuously testing existing systems and processes to identify areas that need improvement.
  • Working in a planned and managed way.
  • Deputising for other members of staff in their absence and when required.
  • Getting tasks done in the shortest time possible.
  • Carrying out any job as instructed by the immediate superior.

JOB TITLE – Start Date – End Date
Employers name – Location

JOB TITLE – Start Date – End Date
Employers name – Location


KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Professional

  • Accurately following oral and verbal instructions.
  • Staying calm when under pressure.
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, punctuation and simple mathematical skills.
  • Always punctual and on time.
  • Getting results through others.
  • Driving business performance forward.
  • Having a sense of urgency about important tasks.
  • Experience of working with Senior Managers, Directors and key decision makers.
  • Able and willing to perform complex and difficult tasks.
  • Collaborative approach to working and willing to share knowledge with colleagues.
  • Providing guidance and training for junior team members.
  • Have own car and willing to travel as part of the job.
  • Superb IT skills and able to use Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Personal

  • Can work with people from all social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Leading by example and always practicing what I preach.
  • Setting high standards for own personal behaviour.
  • Physically fit and able to stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Not afraid to make difficult decisions.
  • Good sense of humour and able to take a joke.
  • Can remain focused in an environment where there are constant interruptions.
  • Pro-active in anticipating people concerns.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Team work
Hitting targets
Information security
Customer service
Administrative duties
Workplace safety
Disagreeing agreeably
Giving advice
Compliance issues
Report writing
Relationship building

 

HOBBIES

[Your Name] is a self confessed techie, she is up to date with the latest technology releases and uses her spare time to run her own blog where she reviews the latest gadgets. She also likes to meet people and make new friends. She is a member of a number of friendship societies and is also a volunteer for a environmental charity.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS


University
                 Dates
Subject                          Degree details

College                         Dates
Subject                          Grade
Subject                          Grade

School                          Dates
Subject                          Grade
Subject                          Grade

 

REFERENCES

Available on request.

 

 


 

CV template 2

 

Maxine Corry
Address: London
Phone: 123 456 7890
Email: maxine@madeupemail.com


PERSONAL SUMMARY

(First Name) is someone who always demonstrates integrity, fairness and consistency in everything she does. She has a proven ability to function and flourish in high pressure environments where targets must be hit and is confident that she can quickly become one of the most valuable members of your company. To date it has been a combination of her unique skills and personal drive have to date been the backbone of her successful career.

Her experiences to date have been very valuable in showing her how to work with companies that have a global presence. On a personal level she is easy to get along with, responsive to change and committed to learning from every good or bad experience. At this moment in time, she is looking for a suitable position that will allow her to further develop her skills, experiences and ability.

 

CAREER HISTORY

JOB TITLE – Start Date – Present
Employers name – Location
Responsible for doing everything that is asked of her to the best of her abilities, such as ………………..

Duties;

  • Helping colleagues who are struggling with their duties.
  • Planning and organising the work of others.
  • Reducing friction between members of staff.
  • Working collaboratively across teams, departments and locations.
  • Showing junior staff how to do things properly.
  • Calculating and identifying the risks involved in a particular course of action.
  • Maintaining a professional image at all times.
  • Projecting a professional image face-to-face, on the phone and via e-mail.
  • Taking part in meetings and making constructive contributions to any discussions.
  • Processing orders, forms, applications and requests for information.
  • Making sure that all administrative tasks are completed to the required level.
  • Sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues to improve overall team performance.
  • Keeping sensitive information private and confidential.
  • Delegating tasks to junior staff and then checking to make sure the work has been done.
  • Working with colleagues in a professional manner.
  • Dealing with individuals of all levels of seniority.

JOB TITLE – Start Date – End Date
Employers name – Location

JOB TITLE – Start Date – End Date
Employers name – Location


KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Professional

  • Striving for perfection in everything I do.
  • Thinking and acting proactively.
  • Experience of working with private and sensitive personal information.
  • Ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Fast learner who can quickly pick up new processes.
  • Keeping emotions under control.
  • Practical approach to problem solving.
  • Knowledge of excel and able to format spreadsheets and change cells etc.
  • Never cutting corners to get a job done.
  • Possessing a clear voice and a commanding tone.
  • Previously worked for both public and private sector companies.
  • Analytical mind and able to soak up large amounts of complex information.
  • Prepared to work unsociable hours to get a job done.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing circumstances and requirements.
  • Superb organising and prioritising skills.

Personal

  • A real team player who works well with others.
  • Ability to work in harmony with others and to contribute to a pleasant working environment for all concerned.
  • Establishing and maintaining professional boundaries with colleagues.
  • Taking pride in a job well done.
  • Competitive spirit with a strong desire to succeed and exceed goals.
  • Good sense of humour and able to take a joke.
  • Showing ingenuity when faced with difficult situations.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Data input
Customer satisfaction
Troubleshooting processes
Helping others
Health & Safety
Data entry
Office administration

 

HOBBIES

[Your name] has been bitten by the travel bug and enjoys taking foreign trips to exotic countries. Despite her age she has already visited over eleven countries and has made friends in all of them. She is an avid reader of travel books and is a keen blogger on internet websites.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

University                                                                                   Dates
Degree details

College                                                                                         Dates
Course i.e. Diploma in Mathematics

School                                                                                           Dates
Study level
Subjects i.e. Maths [A]   English [B]   Technology [B]   Science [C]

 

REFERENCES

Available on request.

 

 


 

CV template 3

 

Maxine Corry
Address: London
Phone: 123 456 7890
Email: maxine@madeupemail.com


PERSONAL SUMMARY

A high performer who expects to succeed in any tasks given to her. (Your Name) is an outstanding individual who is ready to take on the exciting and vitally important role that your company is trying to fill. There is nothing that (Your Name) cannot or will not do to ensure that your business is a success.

She is exactly the sort of person that you are looking for and is perfectly suited to working in a fast-moving sector like yours where success depends on initiative and high performance. On a commercial level she is very good at building partnerships, understanding trends, analysing key metrics and evaluating information to make better decisions. At this precise moment in time she would very much like to join a company that is known for its high calibre of staff.

 

CAREER HISTORY

JOB TITLE – Start Date – Present
Employers name – Location
Responsible for carrying quickly and professionally fulfilling all of the tasks associated with this role including ……………..

Duties;

  • Handling multiple demands in a calm and professional manner.
  • Performing any other job duties as assigned by the management.
  • Ensuring compliance with all data protection laws and safeguarding procedures.
  • Paying attention to detail and ensuring all work is of a high quality.
  • Navigating the internet and searching for information.
  • Challenging and improving established work processes.
  • Sitting in front of a PC monitor for extended periods of time.
  • Working shift patterns, including weekends and evenings.
  • Communicating with people in a confident way.
  • Reading, interpreting and following documents, procedure manuals and work instructions.
  • Maintain and updating electronic databases.
  • Completing all necessary paperwork and then filing it away.
  • Handling objections professionally.

JOB TITLE – Start Date – End Date
Employers name – Location

JOB TITLE – Start Date – End Date
Employers name – Location


KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Professional

  • A quick thinker who is able to make fast decisions.
  • Knowing when to act as a friend and when to act as a work colleague or leader.
  • Challenging people in a non-confrontational way.
  • Can work both independently and as part of a team.
  • A clear and confident telephone manner.
  • Able to say ‘no’ constructively, and give ‘bad’ news in a tactful way.
  • Adapting tone, language and style for different situations.
  • Able to enter into constructive dialogues with people with whom I disagree.
  • Open to change and new ways of working.
  • Confident decision maker who is prepared to accept responsibility for actions.
  • In the past have worked in small, medium and large sized businesses.
  • Ability to adapt to a flexible schedule.

Personal

  • An outgoing, people oriented individual who is capable of wearing many different hats.
  • Committed to promoting fair equal opportunities in the workplace at all levels.
  • Actively listening to the opinions of others.
  • Maintaining composure when dealing with difficult and stressful situations.
  • Considering the thoughts and expectations of others before making a decision.
  • Approachable, laid back and easy to get along with.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Managing expectations
Telephone Etiquette
Email handling
Resolving problems
Negotiating skills
IT skills
Multi-tasking

 

HOBBIES

[Your name] is a keen squash player, which as a competitive sport suits her personality well. She is a senior member of a local squash team and regularly travels with them to enter tournaments. She also enjoys nights in at home with close friends watching movies.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

University name  –  Degree details              Study Dates
College name      –  Qualifications                Study Dates
School name       –  Subjects / Grades          Study Dates

 

REFERENCES

Available on request.