Free Microsoft Word Box detail CV template

We hope you'll love the box design on this gorgeous, sophisticated CV template just as much as we do! Bold boxes - add eye catching detail to what is in fact a very simple layout, helping the template to really stand out. We've also used the Arial font and a combination of light grey, dark grey and black - a subtle scheme that helps you to stand out, without being fussy or overly complicated. For the best results, get this CV printed at your local printer shop, or use a very good quality printer and quality paper.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #106
  • File size: 80kb
  • File format: .doc (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Doc7.doc
  • Fonts required: Arial
  • Price:
  • Free Microsoft Word Box detail CV template Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews.
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About this CV template:

Our Box Detail CV template was designed to be a little bit different. The little boxes that we created using the Wingdings font make for really attractive headers. We've also aligned your info to the right of the page, keeping the left hand side practically free apart from dates and skill levels. The idea of this is to make a really spacious design - lots of white space ensures your CV is easy to read and employers can find the information they are looking for. Of course, we've used the Garamond font - but if you 'Select All', you can easily change this to another font if you prefer. Check out our guide to using the right font on your CV if you're not sure what to choose.

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Box detail CV template guide

We’re very proud of our brand new Box Detail CV template. We hope you love it just as much as we do! Here are some pointers to help you get the most out of your free download:

Word 2003

Don’t worry if your copy of Word is one of the older versions. We’ve saved this CV template as a .doc file (rather than the newer .docx format). Most people will be able to open it, even if their copy of Word isn’t up to date.

Install Arial

Make sure you have Arial installed on your word processing application. Otherwise this particular CV template won’t look quite as it is intended to.

Create a brand

Do you have a personal website? If not, it’s a great opportunity to provide more information about what you can do. Include it with your contact information (next to your email) and of course, make sure it is up to date and creates the right impression.

Another popular method is to use LinkedIn to create a professional business profile. It will essentially act as a second CV, and allow employers to see more of your achievements. You can connect with other like-minded professionals, share and comment on relevant industry topics.

LinkedIn have recently introduced 6 new features to help you build your network. Why not check it out!

Write in 1st person

Always write in the first person – i.e. “I worked here … I did this” – rather than the third person – i.e. “Joe Bloggs has a great reputation for web design”. Writing in the third person is incredibly pretentious. It implies you’re too important to have written your own CV, and it won’t go down very well with most recruiters.

Avoid the clichés

Most people have a misconception that CVs should contain certain keywords and phrases. For example, ‘I work well in a team’ or ‘I am hard working’. Although just one or two of these statements will not go against you, you should instead try to focus upon your performance and achievements.

It is better to give an example of how you worked well as a team or how you have been a hard worker, than to actually tell people you are. This will often just be seen as fluffy meaningless words. With real examples, your would-be employer can reach the conclusion themselves from your example.

Consider using as many relevant examples as possible for each role in your employment history. Provide stats, figures, revenue, sales targets met, contracts negotiated, graphs, charts, or even a written description of customer excellence.

Have your CV proofread

Once you’ve filled in all your details, get a few friends or family members to check it for you. A fresh pair of eyes is perfect for spotting errors or identifying anything missing that you might not have thought of.

We wish you every success finding your perfect job using our Box Detail CV template and we would love to hear about your successes!

NB: A new design for this template was uploaded 8th September 2018.

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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