30+ of the Best CV Templates
A curriculum vitae (CV) is used in a variety of industries and gives a potential employer the full scope of your career and background. They provide much more personal and job-related information than a resume so use a CV if it is relevant to your industry or if a company has asked you to submit one specifically. We also have a wide range of templates if a resume is a better fit for the job you are applying to.
Tailoring your CV to the job you want is the best way to boost your chances of getting hired. This not only means customizing the way it’s written but the way it looks, too. Remember to personalize your template and pick one that matches the tone of the industry in which you are applying. In other words, if you are applying for a role at a very conservative university, choosing a very colorful CV template might not suit the industry.
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Which CV Template style is right for you?
These contemporary styles work best with travel, library science, and publishing roles. They offer recruiters a visual change of pace while remaining easy to scan at a glance.BUILD MY CV
The dashes of color and more dynamic layouts found in a creative CV are perfect for more artistic workplaces. Ideal for industries like entertainment, film, and the arts.BUILD MY CV
Our traditional CV templates do away with most design quirks to present your information as simply as possible. They smartly prioritize no-nonsense readability, perfect for academic, scientific, and engineering positions.BUILD MY CV
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How to build a CV in 8 simple steps
Although CVs are different from resumes and include more sections than a typical resume, it’s easy to use our Resume Builder to create and customize a CV
Follow these steps to build your own CV:
- Click one of the “Create My CV” buttons. On the new page that appears, select “Create a New Resume” to begin the process.
- Follow the steps on the page and fill in the blanks. The builder will automatically guide you through creating the summary, adding your work history, skills and education.
- After writing your summary, you’ll be able to add extra sections and begin customizing your document. 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 go over a section with your mouse, that area will be selected, and an icon with arrows will pop up on your right. By pressing this icon, you’ll be able to move that section to a different part of the document. This way, you can organize the layout of your CV accordingly.
- If you would like to change the headers of any of your CV sections, simply 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. After clicking the arrow next to “Normal,” 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 you click the “Color” tab.
- Be sure to click “Spell Check” at the top left to ensure there are no grammatical errors.
- Once you’re satisfied with your CV, you can click “Download” and save the document on your computer. If you don’t want to download it just yet, press “Save and Next” so your work isn’t lost.
CV Template FAQ
How long should a CV be?
A standard CV is a minimum of two pages and a maximum of 10. It can sometimes be longer if you have a lot of relevant information like numerous publications, research, experiments, or curatorial documents. There can also be additional information required by an employer specifically 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 main difference between a CV and a resume is how thorough job seekers need to be with the information put on the page. A CV should include every element of your work and academic history along with other relevant background information. In some countries and for specified industries they can also include your picture, hobbies, interests, and various background details.
How can I create my CV with no experience?
Like with a resume, you can absolutely create a CV with little-to-no traditional work experience. 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 if you have one.