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Tahoma simple CV template

A very simple, incredibly effective CV template that uses the Tahoma font and centralised alignment for a great impact. There are no other fonts used in the template, and no dividing lines, making this an incredibly basic design that just works really well. Your work experience is styled into columns for neat presentation but the remaining sections are divided up simply by larger headers in the Tahoma font. Your name and the references heading are capitalised, to mark the start and finish of the CV. All in all, our Tahoma CV template is a delightfully simple, clean template that will make an excellent impression, no matter what role you are applying for.

CV info:

  • CV ref: #6
  • File size: 33 kB
  • File format: .doc (Microsoft Word
  • File name: cv-template-tahoma.doc
  • Fonts: Tahoma
  • Price: Free download
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Smart, clean and simple, this basic template has no graphics but succeeds in standing out from the crowd with its eye catching central alignment, good use of headers and capitalisation of key information. It is the perfect template for you if you want a clean, modern design without any clutter or distracting elements, but you don't want something too run of the mill that would result in your application being lost in the pile.

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What should I do about a gap on my CV? 

You only need to show approximately the last 10 years of work experience on your CV, so if there are any gaps prior to that then it won’t matter. However, you will of course need to explain any recent gaps.

A short gap of a few weeks or even a couple of months could easily be explained by stating that you were looking for another job – which was probably the case anyway. If however the gap is longer, there are still great ways of explaining this to a potential employer without putting them off.

Be proactive 

Any period between employment should always be a proactive one, and there are lots of ways to keep busy between jobs. For example, you could volunteer, conduct research or start a project, or even take additional training. If you’re career is focused on one particular role or industry, then not only should your gap in employment be filled with searching for another role, but utilising that time to continue to research and train in that role/industry.

Any of the above will look great on a CV, and won’t just plug a gap but will also reflect positively on you as a person as it shows initiative and hard work during your time of unemployment. Employers are fully aware of how competitive the job market is nowadays, so would be forgiving of a large gap whilst you are looking for work, but when you don’t actually have a gap as such if you have continue to be proactive, then even better!

Be prepared to be asked 

The worst thing you can do is ignore the gap with the hope that the employer will not spot it. We can promise you this won’t be the case, because if your CV is shortlisted for a potential interview, your work history will be fully read and acknowledged as it is extremely important for any employer to see how experienced you are before getting you in for an interview. Even if experience isn’t important, it won’t take very long for your gap in employment to be spotted.

Be honest about any gaps 

Above all else, be completely transparent when it comes to every aspect of your CV – especially any employment gaps. Think about the three options you have when it comes to tackling a gap in your work history. The first option is to hope they don’t see it, which we know won’t happen. The second is that you fabricate a story to cover the gap –  for example, stretching out the previous role. The third option is to be completely honest about the gap – which is especially easy if you were proactive during that time.

The second option is one we would strongly advise against taking, as it will most likely result in you being caught. If at any point during the interview you are found to be untruthful about the employment gap, then the interview is pretty much over as well as your chances of a job. It’s also possible that the hiring manager figures out the fabrication whilst reading your CV, so you may never know why you weren’t called for an interview. Finally, the employer has grounds to dismiss you if you were to get the job and they later find out your were lying on your CV.

In the end, it just isn’t worth the trouble as you are taking a huge risk when you could just be honest to the employer from the start.

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