CV Templates

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Our CV templates are designed with your success in mind. They’re all free (with premium features), ATS-friendly, and easy-to-read!

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Basic CV Template

Basic

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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.

Executive CV Template

Executive

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

College CV Template

College

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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.

Creative CV Template

Creative

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

Functional CV Template

Functional

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

Modern CV Template

Modern

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

Professional CV Template

Professional

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

Simple CV Template

Simple

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

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Why Novorésumé?

Free & Premium CV Templates

An option for every budget. Start with our free CV templates or explore our premium CV builder, to take your job application to the next level.

Creative & Professional CV Templates

Whether you’re an artist or a banker, we’ve got a CV template for you.

Transparent Prices

Frustrated by those sneaky fees other CV-builders charge? Us too. That’s why you won’t find any hidden costs here.

ATS

Our CVs are made to be found by the vast majority of applicant tracking systems. So you’ll end up top of the pile, instead of lost in it.

Expert Reviews

Oana Vintila

Career Counselor

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Novorésumé's CV template bring some order into your professional history and moreover helps the recruiter help you.

Biron Clark

Former Executive Recruiter

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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.

Gabriela Tardea

Career Strategist, Coach & Trainer

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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.

CV Resources

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:

  1. Pick a CV template that works for you.

  2. Follow our CV outline and fill in your work history, education, and skills.

  3. 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.

  • Resume Summary (or Resume Objective) - Explain your job titles, years of experience, and top achievements.

  • 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.

Get Inspired with Our CV Examples

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.