It’s been to long since you last revamped your CV. Since it looks like a sample page for Times New Roman and still includes “WHSmith Sales Assistant – 2 months” it would be advised to put some time, effort and thought into creating the one page that could determine whether you get your dream job. Luckily, you can use a CV template and make the whole ordeal 1000x easier.
Nowadays, everyone and their mums have a decent understanding how to use programmes like photoshop and illustrator. The benchmark for CV aesthetics is very high at this point in time. A CV shouldn’t contain every little bit of your life story, save that for your LinkedIn.
However, who has the time to learn how to design? Especially if you’re working full-time, learning how to design for the sake of CV sounds like it’d be a low effort-reward ratio. That’s why we are all thankful for CV templates!
Why bother learning a skill when someone much smarter than you can condense the difficulty into a template and give it away for free (or for a small fee)?
Here are five amazing sites you should be looking at when designing a new CV.
As well as some great free templates, Career Perfect has a range of brilliant articles for all the advice on building CVs you could ever want. The site also has a CV template section especially designed for every industry you could ever want to work in.
2. Google Docs
This one seems obvious but Docs offer a gallery of great CV documents created, rated and ranked by the Google-using community.
If you can excuse the Americanism, this site has a wealth (125) free to download templates. Most of them are pretty simple but allow you, if you know how, to give them your own flair.
The big dogs of the internet, Microsoft actually offer quite a few free CV templates. By quite a few I mean ‘literally endless’ but are organised well so you should be able to find what you’re looking for.
Spanning over 20 industries and professions with at least 5 templates per category, Monster is the place to look if you’re applying for a niche job and want that design edge.