Free CV Templates You can Edit and Download as PDF and Word DOC files
Easily update your curriculum vitae with a CV template. Choose a template and start filling in your information effortlessly. There's no learning curve, our cv maker is simple and easy.
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Why wouldn't you want to use the best CV templates? We designed our CV templates with you in mind. You start by choosing a template you like and then simply fill in the blanks. You can switch templates on the fly. It's easy, straightforward and painless. Create a CV, then copy and edit it from your dashboard to match many different job positions.
CV templates for every generation
Are you gen X, gen Z, millennial, or a boomer? With our CV templates you are completely covered. From traditional CV formats to modern CV formats. It doesn't matter what job you're looking for. Starting as a fresher or executive position—we’ve got what you need. You'll never look for other CV templates ever again.
CV formats and layouts
All our CV templates are designed for any CV format: reverse-chronological, combination, and functional CVs. You’ll find a great CV layout regardless of how much experience you have. One or two column templates, it's up to you. Just pick the template you like and start playing around with the formatting.
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All content matters. On average recruiters only spend 6 seconds scanning your CV. You get more interviews with a professional CV template. Our CV maker cleanly formats the CV template to ensure you don't get rejected by a system or don't get noticed by a recruiter.
Download CVs in PDF or as Word DOC files
As you fill out your CV, your data is saved, and with a single click within the CV maker you can download either as a 100% ATS-friendly PDF file, or a Word DOC file. No flicking around many open windows, making it hard to keep track of your progress. Our CV templates and CV maker are designed to help you build your CV in a structured and simple way.
Learn about CVs
What is a CV (curriculum vitae)?
CV is short for curriculum vitae, meaning course of life. It is a personal document that outlines your professional career and educational level.
Its purpose is to give the reader an understanding of your overall professional profile when you’re applying for a job.
We often get the question: what's the difference between a CV and a resume?
The short answer is: Almost none. Here's why:
In Australia, the US, and Canada, a CV is a document you use for academic purposes. The academic CV outlines every detail of your scholarly career. In the rest of the world, a CV is equivalent to the US resume, which you use when you apply for jobs.
What do I put on a CV?
There are some basic sections of a CV you must include, and in an order that cleanly formats your CV as you make it:
- CV header with your contact information and personal details
- Profile text, also known as CV summary or CV objective
- Work experience
- Additional sections, such as awards or certifications
How do I format my CV?
Choose clear, legible fonts with a readable font size such as 11-12 pt.
Don’t overload your CV with modernistic graphics. Simple is good.
Our CV templates are already formatted with these standards, so you only have to focus on submitting your data.
How long should my CV be?
Preferably 1-2 pages, depending on your experience level, and what type of job you apply for. It's better to be concise instead of cramming in forgettable adjectives. Be brief and only add information that is relevant.
It is not recommended to go beyond 3 pages, as the most relevant information about you is on page 1-2 anyway. You have to tailor your CV around each job listing, therefore you stand with a different task each time. There's no obvious do this or do that for each of your CVs.
Do I include a photo on my CV?
To avoid any bias it is mostly recommended not to, unless the job listing specifically express the need to include a photo of you.
If including a photo is mandatory, be sure to use a professionally looking picture, not something from your social media accounts or anything as stringent as your driving license.