76 Job-winning CV templates
A curriculum vitae (CV) is a document to apply for jobs, like a resume with extra sections. Here you’ll find 75+ great CV templates; they’ll help you win a job because professionals designed them. Pick one you like and edit it in our builder!
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This elegant and modern CV template is one of our user favorites.
This CV design helps to show you’re up-to-date and in demand!
A buttoned-up design and font add polite flair to this cover letter.
This CV template stands out because of its striking use of headings.
A clever template thanks to its classic design principles and brightness.
Clear section division makes this CV template great for academics.
This charming template blends pleasing colors and is reader-friendly.
The rich colors in this template show that you mean business.
Bright colors give this CV template an eye-catching appeal.
A modern design that looks cutting edge and minimalist.
This template’s refined elegance is sure to delight employers.
A template with colorful titles that pop and grab attention.
The blue accents of this template give it a calm, professional feel.
A wise template for anyone with a lengthy career history.
An easy-to-read design that builds a clear idea of who you are.
A clean design that spotlights your raw talents and work history.
Tasteful mint green accents add the perfect flair to this template.
This template’s airy and sleek layout proves you’re up to date.
A sharp CV template with bells and whistles that get you noticed.
Free CV template to copy and paste + 6 benefits
A CV template organizes your work history, education and skills in a way that stands out to employers.
Here’s a CV template showing all the sections and information to include in your document:
- [Your name]
- [City/state location]
- [Phone number]
- [Email address]
- [Optional: LinkedIn, online portfolio or personal website]
[In two to five sentences, explain to employers why you’re the best person for the role. Mention your top skills, experience and achievements as proof. Include your years of experience and current job title.]
[Title of degree], [School name], [Optional: year earned or dates attended]
[Optional: Title of thesis or dissertation or academic honors]
[Job title], [Institution/company name], [Month/year, e.g. Jan. 2020 – Feb. 2023]
- Use bullet points to describe what you did in the role.
- Focus on achievements rather than day-to-day tasks.
- Start each bullet with an action verb, e.g. “Execute,” Generate” or “Oversee.”
- Include as many numbers as possible, e.g., “Increased sales 17%.”
- Target the bullet points to the needs of the new role.
- Include a max of six bullet points per role.
[Previous job title], [Previous institution/company name], [Month/year, e.g. Dec. 2017 – Dec. 2019]
- Vary the language and information you include in each bullet.
- List all the relevant experiences you have.
- Leave out work experience that isn’t relevant to the new role.
- Make everything you list easy to understand for your reader.
[List six to eight of your top qualifications either in bullet points or separated by commas]
Optional sections to consider:
Awards, Certifications, Publications, Professional groups/affiliations, Conferences attended, Hobbies and interests, Additional training or Photo (not recommended in the U.S.)
Check out our complete library of CV examples for more ideas about what to say in your CV.
6 reasons to use CV templates
Graphic artists created these templates so that your CV looks polished, up-to-date and easy to read.
Electrify your existing CV
CV templates inject new life into your existing curriculum vitae giving it a design refresh!
Easy to generate a CV
Any template you see on this page can be personalized in our CV Builder. It’s automated and walks you through every step.
Speeds up your CV writing
A template handles all your document’s formatting and design needs, so you can write your details.
Passes applicant tracking software (ATS)
All our templates are designed to be machine read and pass ATS, the software companies use to prescreen your CV before a human reads it!
Can be downloaded in any format
All our templates are downloadable from our CV Builder in whatever format the employer has specified, including as a PDF, Google or Word document.
How to choose a CV template
The template you pick should be related to the job and industry in which you seek work.
We’ve got six different CV template styles from which to choose. Read on to see which template design works best for you.
These contemporary styles work best for copywriting, travel, library science, media, programming and development roles. They offer recruiters some visual flair while remaining easy to scan at a glance. They serve as a cutting edge update to classic design principles.
Traditional CV templates keep it classic and elegant. Instead of using flashy designs, they present your information as simply as possible. They smartly prioritize no-nonsense readability, making them perfect for academic, legal, scientific and engineering positions.
Professional templates allow you to create a sleek and elegant resume that’s eye-catching and easy to read, which will help you present yourself to employers in a nice light. Find the design that works for you by exploring the “Modern” and “Traditional” builder tabs.
Classic CV template designs impress hiring managers by focusing on your credentials. They feature clean and elegant layouts that help recruiters zero in on the most relevant information on your CV. Select the design that works for you by exploring the “Traditional” and “Modern’ builder tab.
Our Simple curriculum vitae designs feature clean lines, and streamlined formatting makes it easy for employers to see why you’d be the right person for the role. Select the simple design that works for you by exploring our builder’s “Creative” and “Modern” template tabs.
The dashes of color and bolder layouts of a Creative CV template are perfect for more visionary workplaces. They help showcase both your visual style and your eye for design. They’re ideal for industries like entertainment, film and the arts. They’re not as well-suited for more old-fashioned jobs.
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CV Template FAQ
Why should I use a CV template?
The main perk of using a CV template is that it takes care of the design elements of your document for you. That ensures it looks professional, eye-catching and includes all the primary sections.
It provides a professionally designed resume without the fee of a graphic designer!
In addition to looking good, CV templates save you the time and hassle of formatting your CV and adjusting margins, making columns and sizing fonts. That means you can skip straight to writing your CV!
Will these CV templates pass an ATS?
Yes, all of our CV templates are tested to pass applicant tracking systems. Many companies use this software to screen and filter qualified candidates from the rest of the pile.
Professional designers made our CV templates with this main goal in mind. It’s much easier than the DIY approach to an ATS resume.
After all, only 25% of resumes make it past the ATS. Ensure yours is one of them by using a CV template.
How do I use a CV template in a builder?
Since CVs are similar to resumes, just with more sections, it’s easy to use our Resume Builder to customize a curriculum vitae template.
Follow these steps to build your CV:
- Go to LiveCareer’s builder. On the page that appears, select “Create a New Resume.”
- Pick a template and follow the prompts. The builder will automatically guide you past the summary, asking you the details of your work history, skills and education.
- After it generates your summary, you can add more sections and begin customizing your CV. Click the box next to the section (or sections) you want to add to your CV, or click “Add Your Own” to manually type in a section that isn’t on the menu.
- When you reach the end of the builder, you’ll see your CV, just as the example shows. If you hover over a section with your mouse, that area gets selected, and an arrow icon will pop up on your right. By pressing this icon, you can move that section to a different part of the document. This way, you can organize the layout of your CV accordingly.
- If you want to change the headers of any of your CV sections, hover over where it says “Summary,” “Education,” etc. until the “Rename” button appears. Then put your new title in the space provided and click “Enter.”
- You can change the formatting of your document on the menu at the bottom of the page. To do so, click the arrow next to “Normal,” then press the “Custom” button. A new menu will appear, where you can adjust the margins, font size, font style and spacing. If you want to change the color, a menu with different options will appear when clicking the “Color” tab.
- Click “Spell Check” at the top left to ensure no misspellings or grammatical errors.
- Once satisfied with your CV, click “Download” and save the document on your computer. You can download your CV as a DOC, PDF, SVG or text file.
- If you don’t want to download it just yet, press “Save and Next” so your work isn’t lost.
How long should a CV be?
A CV is between two and 10 pages long.
It can sometimes be longer than two pages if you have relevant information like publications, research, experiments or curatorial documents. An employer can require additional information that can increase the length of your document, like a portfolio, lesson plans, staff recommendations and professorships.
What’s the difference between a CV and a resume?
The difference between a curriculum vitae and a resume is how much information is necessary.
Resumes keep things brief and usually down to one page. In contrast, a CV should include every element of your work, academic history and other relevant background information.
For some countries and specified industries, it may be appropriate to include your photo, hobbies, interests and various background details.
How can I create my CV with no experience?
You can create a CV with little-to-no traditional work experience like a resume.
Any volunteering, internships or industry-relevant freelance work can fill out a work history section just as easily. Additionally, CVs emphasize the finer details of one’s education anyway, so feel free to delve into the specifics of your academic background.