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Whether you’re an artist or a banker, we’ve got a CV template for you.
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Novorésumé's CV templates are modern, eye-catching, and professional-looking. As a former Recruiter, I would be impressed if a job seeker sent their CV using one of these formats.
The layouts are interesting and will grab an employer's attention, without ever being too distracting. This is something that a lot of CV templates struggle to get right - they're either too simple and plain, or too colorful and distracting, which can end up costing you jobs. Novorésumé did a great job of finding a balance with their CV templates, which I believe will help you get more interviews.
Even for professionals, with 5+ years of experience, Novorésumé has a variety of templates with different options for layouts. What I love about this section is that the end result is nevertheless professionally crafted, easy to read and eye-catching.
The common challenge I encounter in my work with ambitious professionals is the struggle to comprise many years of work experience in max. 2-3 pages. Not only the design alone but the content and the structure of such templates on Novorésumé's website makes a CV writing a constructive and fun experience.
What is a CV (Curriculum Vitae)?
A Curriculum Vitae: that’s the Latin for the course of one’s life.
You probably just call it a CV.
It’s a professional summary of your work history, education, and skills. In short, it sells you to potential employers.
Most job vacancies ask for a CV and a cover letter.
What’s the Difference Between a CV and a Resume?
In theory, a resume has one page while the CV includes the entire professional background, but in practice, a resume is more is used as a term in America while CV is more often used in Europe.
For more on the CV vs Resume topic, check out our article.
How to Write a CV?
There’s a lot that goes into this.
But here’s 3 quick tips to begin with:
Pick a CV template that works for you.
Follow our CV outline and fill in your work history, education, and skills.
Follow the tips in our CV builder to help you polish your CV.
And don’t forget to check out our complete guide: How to Write a CV.
What to Include in a CV?
Here’s what you should add:
Contact Information - Your phone number, email, name, title, and social profiles.
Work Experience - Give your work history, starting from the latest and ending with the earliest.
Skills - Shortlist your top soft skills and hard skills.
If you’re a recent graduate with little experience, you can also include hobbies, volunteering experience, and personal projects.
How Long Should a CV Be?
For most job positions, between one and three pages.
However, in the academia and some medical positions, it can be as long as it needs to be.
What’s the Best CV Template?
Hmm, that’s a tough question. A better one to ask is: what’s the best CV template for you? Here’s our tips:
Applying to a company that values innovation and creativity? Pick a creative CV template.
Are you applying for a more conservative company, such as a bank or law firm? Pick a more traditional CV template.
Does the company you’re applying for fall somewhere between the two types we mentioned? Then pick a modern or simple CV template.
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CV Templates FAQ?
Who Created These CV Samples?
Our expert graphic designer has put a lot of care into creating our CV samples. We also:
We put a lot of care in creating each and every one of our CV samples:
interviewed recruiters and employers to learn what they look for in a good CV.
analysed the world’s most popular applicant tracking systems and made sure that they work with our CV templates.
polished each CV example to be easy to read and follow.
Why? Because maximising your chances of landing that job is why we do this!
Are These CV Templates ATS-Friendly?
Yes. All our CV templates work with popular Applicant Tracking Systems.
But that’s just a part of the process. The best way to meet ATS requirements is to learn how to tailor your CV contents to each job. Check out our guide on creating an ATS-friendly resume for more help with this.
PDF CV Templates vs Word CV Templates
All our CV templates are in PDF format, because it looks much better across all devices and is a lot more secure than Word.
Word CV templates were a standard a few years back, because most Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) could not read PDF.
This is not true for 2020, and overall, PDF is a much better format.
Are These Free CV Templates?
Some of the templates and features are free, and if you want, upgrade to benefit from our premium features — including personalisation and cover letter templates.