Blue layout CV template in Word format – 2019 update

Remember our Helvetica Blue Layout CV template? We published that design, our 93rd template, three years ago. We've now given it a fantastic refresh with lots more white space, an updated font and a bigger focus on achievements. We hope you love the new look as much as we do!

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #206
  • File size: 33kb
  • File format: .docx (MS Word)
  • File name: blue-layout-word-cv-updated-2019.docx
  • Fonts required: Acme, Open Sans, Open Sans Light
  • Price: Free download
  • Blue layout CV template in Word format - 2019 update Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 29 reviews.

About this CV template:

A brand new look for our old Helvetica template, with better spacing and a far bigger focus on achievements.

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Latest reviews:

4 5 1
Looks good, big improvement on the old version.

5 5 1
Nice work Cv template master!!

5 5 1
Very good, nice layout, not hard to use.

A smart two-page CV template created using tables, with a focus on your career and achievements. Extra space for reference quotes is included.

Here’s page two of this template:

Blue layout - page 2

Fonts required:

Acme (this is used for the quotation marks):

Open Sans:

Quick tip:

You’ll find it easier to edit your CV if you turn on text boundaries. Here’s how:

What’s new?

Here’s the old version of this CV:

Old blue layout CV template

Helvetica Blue Layout Word CV template (free)

So what have we changed in the new version?

  • More space for social: It’s now more important than ever before to demonstrate to employers that you are immersed in your industry. Particularly for certain jobs (Politics, Marketing and Law are examples). We’ve therefore included a lot more space for your social profiles on this updated version.
  • Space for references: Although we always include space for two references at the bottom of our CV templates, we’ve also included space in this version for small quotes from those references which adds to your credibility.
  • Space for achievements: Nowadays, with applicants ten-a-penny, recruiters are more interested in what you’ve achieved than what your job description was. That’s why we’ve included a generous space on page two for you to wow employers with what you’ve achieved in previous roles.
  • A better font: Whilst we love Helvetica, we think there are lots of other fonts that offer a crisp, easy-to-read experience. Open Sans is a firm favourite (as you can probably tell from the number of CVs we have which use it) and that’s why we’ve switched to this lovely free font in the updated version.
  • More space generally: Today’s CV layout standards require clean fresh designs and our previous design felt a little cluttered. That’s why this updated version has a lot more space, making it more legible and easy-on-the-eye.
  • A second page: Our original version of this template had just one page – our updated version has two. Because the template has been built with tables, it’s a little tricky adding a second page yourself. We’ve done all the work for you so you have as much room as you need (and sections can easily be taken away by deleting rows).
  • Example information: Our old version of the template had place-holder information – the new version has real-life examples to help you write your own awesome CV!

Do you love the new version of our Blue Layout CV, or did you prefer the old version? Leave us a review or comment below!

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)

3 thoughts on “Blue layout CV template in Word format – 2019 update”

    • Hi Sam – although tables aren’t the biggest worry (text boxes cause far more problems) if you’re applying to a large organisation that may be using ATS-software, it’s recommended to use a simpler CV layout such as our ATS-friendly CVs. If you do decide to use this CV when applying to a business that uses ATS, I would suggest removing the images. Hope that helps! 🙂

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