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Why Should I Use a CV Template?

Our CV templates are carefully crafted together with recruiters and employers, making sure they have an increased readability, and you can focus even more on the content.

Functional

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Functional CV Template

A functional Curriculum Vitae (CV) template in which is recommended to focus on the work experience and skills you developed in the last 10 years.

Modern

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Modern CV Template

The focus on your modern Curriculum Vitae (CV) template should be on your achievements obtained during your work at the previous Companies and your impact on the overall performance.

Simple

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Simple CV Template

A simple Curriculum Vitae (CV) layout that was developed for Seniors that have extensive experience in conservative industries such as Banking or Law.

Creative

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Creative CV Template

Creative Curriculum Vitae (CV) template for people that are applying for jobs in young Companies or start-ups where creative and innovation skills are highly valued.

Basic

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Basic CV Template

A basic Curriculum Vitae (CV) layout that can be used in both classic and creative industries. It can be easily personalized for whichever industry you are applying for.

Professional

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Professional CV Template

A professional Curriculum Vitae (CV) template that was developed in collaboration with multiple recruiters to increase your chances of getting your dream job.

College

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College CV Template

A college Curriculum Vitae (CV) template for the students that are applying for internships or jobs in academia or research where more than 1 page is needed.

Executive

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Executive CV Template

Executive Curriculum Vitae (CV) sample used when applying for positions that require more than five years of relevant work experience.

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What Is a Curriculum Vitae (CV)?

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a professional document that offers the reader an overview of your Professional and Educational history.

You can consider it a marketing document because its purpose is to sell you to the prospective employer. Make sure to address how your previous achievements and skills will bring value and solve their current challenges.

How to Write a CV?

Writing a CV is not an easy endeavor, especially if this is your first time writing one. By choosing one of the above-predefined layouts, you will not have to worry about the font size, alignments, or what sections to include, among many others.

To improve the written part of your CV, you can have a look in the editor at the professional Tips & Examples that our team carefully prepared together with recruiters to make sure your CV template will be read and properly understood.

What is the Format of a CV?

In case you are wondering what format to choose for your CV, keep in mind that the recommended CV layout by recruiters and employers is one-column, especially when the length is over one page.

Remember to order your previous Professional Experience, Projects, Achievements, Volunteer Work, etc. in chronological order. Always start your CV with your Skills/Expertise and previous relevant Work Experience as the main sections.

CV Template PDF

The CV templates generated by novoresume.com will be available in a PDF format. The reason behind this is that a PDF looks better across different devices and has increased security.

The myth of ATS systems not being able to read PDF files is not true anymore, with most of the companies nowadays having modern ATS systems that can read the PDF text-based files generated by novoresume.com.

CV Samples

You can use the above CV samples as an inspiration, but make sure to personalize each one for a specific job application.

Research carefully the industry you are applying for and the company’s culture, in order to find out what colors, fonts and infographic styles you should use.

What Is the Best CV Format?

There is no “Best” CV format, as each recruiter/employer has its unique preferences, but the general principles and guidelines that most of the recruiters and employers agree upon have been used when designing the above CV templates.

An example of a good CV will include your Work Experience, Skills (+Technical Skills or Soft Skills; depending on the industry/job), Education (if relevant for the current position you are applying for), Languages skills and Personal Projects or Volunteer Experience.

What to Include in a CV?

The best CV should include the following information:

  1. Contact details: phone number and a professional email address are a must.

  2. Professional Title: ideally it will be the same as the job opening title if you have the necessary skills and experience.

  3. Professional Summary: highlighting your most important achievements and skills.

  4. Professional Experience: list your relevant work experience in reverse chronological order.

  5. Your Achievements: under each position you held, it is really important to mention your achievements rather than simple tasks.

  6. Skills: include the skills that are relevant for the specific job you are applying to and remember to differentiate the soft skills and hard skills.

  7. Extra sections: such as Personal Projects, Conference and Courses, Publications, Volunteer Experience, etc. Include only if they are relevant to the company or job you are applying to.

How Long Should a CV Be?

The ideal length for your CV is 1 page if you have under 5 years of work experience and maximum 2-3 pages if you have more than 5 years of work experience. This was the conclusion after extensive research with recruiters and employers from various industries.

Make sure to tailor your CV for each specific job opening or company and include only the information and experience that is relevant to this exact position.