Beige press CV/résumé template

A smart template that's hot off the press! This beige themed template features an attractive double border and taupe-coloured headings to divide up the sections for your information. The Lucida Console font is used throughout, giving the template a 'newspaper' or 'print' feel, perfect for journalists, PR specialists or anyone else with a media-related background. A neat template that is easy to customise and expand to meet your needs and requirements.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #42
  • File size: 21 kB
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Resume-Template-Beige-Press.docx
  • Fonts required: Lucida Console
  • Price: Free download
  • Beige press CV/résumé template Overall rating: 3 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

About this CV template:

For certain jobs, you don't want anything cluttering up your CV or distracting prospective employers from your core information. At the same time, you want to leave a good impression and show some connection to the role you are targetting. Our Beige Press résumé template would suit a wide variety of roles but is especially suited to media-related roles where the printing-press style of typeface will instantly resonate.

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As this was the first template I stumbled across, I printed it out on heavy white paper and it does look good ... but I've just spotted your new Achiever template and I've got to go with that - it's amazing!! Gorgeous. And free! Thank you!

The 3 things that will put employers off your CV

Having written your CV and covering letter, it’s now time to apply for your dream job. With all the right skills, qualifications and experience you are the perfect candidate. You’re bound to get a job interview, right?

Sadly, with so much competition in the job market that’s not necessarily the case. Job hunters need to work harder than ever before to give themselves the best chance of an interview. You may have worked extremely hard on your CV, but you still may be putting an employer off.

Here are the 3 things that will definitely put an employer off your CV. So make sure you avoid them!

Spelling and grammar errors

Although you might think that Microsoft Word will highlight everything you need to fix, it often isn’t the case. Word struggles to identify incorrect word choices, such as affect vs. effect and compliment vs. complement. All of these words are spelt correctly but Word won’t necessarily spot if you’ve used the wrong one. That’s why it’s best to find the grammar gurus amongst your friends to read over your CV for you, before sending it out.

This is by far the worst mistake you can make when writing a CV. It is also the most common mistake found by employers, and one which will likely result in rejection. Even if you have all the right credentials, your attention to detail has already failed that test.

Accuracy is very important in any role, and sometimes can be the number one aspect. Your CV is being checked by the employer as a way to establish if your written skills are up to scratch. So make sure you don’t miss anything, and check, double check, and triple check.

Poor presentation

The best employees really care about what they do, from the biggest projects down to the tiniest tasks. If your job application isn’t perfectly presented, why should a recruiter believe you’ll put any more care into the job itself?

Opt for a stylish professionally designed CV template. Choose quality paper. Use a good quality printer or better still, a printing service. Print neatly, using a professional font and properly sized margins. Staple your CV carefully and neatly, ensuring all pages are aligned.

In addition, put the same care into your cover letter and envelope presentation if you’re posting. A little extra effort shows you care about the details: a valuable trait for any employee to have.

Fluffy words – cliché statements

Too many job candidates use fluffy, meaningless words on their CV. They are unaware that recruiters see the same nonsense day-in, day-out and disregard it with the contempt it deserves.

Don’t list yourself as a ‘hard worker’ with a ‘good work ethic’. These things should go without saying. Further, if you want to demonstrate a particular skill such as teamwork, leadership or the ability to work under pressure, don’t tell – show. Giving examples of how you’ve demonstrated these abilities is far better than throwing around empty adjectives.

About Jen Wiss-Carline

Jen Wiss-Carline has been a Senior Manager and Consultant for several sizeable companies which included dealing with all aspects of staff management and recruitment. She is also a Chartered Legal Executive, and was admitted as a Fellow in February 2006.

Jen's qualifications include:
LL.B (Hons) (1st)
Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEx)
PG Cert Bus Admin
PgDip Law (LPC)
LL.M (Master of Laws) (Distinction)

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