Free centred headings CV/Résumé template in Word

Download this simple, slick CV template if you want a smart layout that neatly presents your information in a clear and well formatted way to your employer. This template uses the Garamond font which has an elegant yet contemporary appearance, coupled with neat grey lines dividing up the different sections making it easy for prospective employers to scan through your information.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #101
  • File size: 23kb
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Centred-Headings.docx
  • Fonts required: Garamond
  • Price:
  • Free centred headings CV/Résumé template in Word Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 8 reviews.
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About this CV template:

This delightfully simple CV or Résumé template features the Garamond font and simple, centrally aligned grey headings separating your information into nice, neat and easy-to-read sections. There's a top section to create a summary which sets out your job title, your key selling points and what you're looking for. We've also used small, attractive bullets to further highlight your key responsibilities and achievements in your previous job roles. Altogether this is a fuss-free neat template that perfectly organises your information in the best light for your prospective employers.

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How to customise our Free centred headings CV template

Our Centred Headings CV template or Résumé template is very clean and neat in design. This makes it the ideal choice for a very wide range of job positions. It’s also extremely easy to customise! Simply copy and paste extra sections, and tailor the information to your individual needs and circumstances.

Here are some more tips for getting the most out of this CV template…

Take out irrelevant information

The employer is mainly interested if you are already capable of doing the job. Being able to hire someone that requires little training is a very attractive proposition. Your goal is to write a CV that demonstrates how you are the right person for the job.

Certain tasks and responsibilities from your old jobs that have no bearing on the new one should be removed. This would be a classic example of irrelevant information, and something we still see all the time. Stay focused and write a CV that meets the criteria of the job description.

Don’t open yourself to discrimination

Be careful not to include irrelevant personal information on your CV template. For example, your marital status, ethnicity/background, sexual orientation, date of birth, disabilities or number of children. Essentially, don’t include anything that might allow an employer to discriminate against you. You should also be cautious about revealing this type of information at your job interview. You can read more about discrimination in job interviews here.

Double check your contact info

If you give contact information, make sure it’s up-to-date, accurate and you can actually be reached on it. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime because you typed your phone number in wrong!

Make sure your email address looks professional. If yours is callmelover89@aol.com, it’s time to set up a new address for those job applications. If you use gmail, you can set up forwarding to another address – just make sure you reply from the employer-friendly one!

Utilise your hobbies

Think carefully before including any interests. ‘Gym fanatic,’ ‘Avid walker’, ‘Bookworm’ or ‘Climbing enthusiast’ are all hobbies your future boss will regard positively. They indicate you’re interested in your health and physical or mental well being. However, ‘Party animal’, ‘Drinking enthusiast’, ‘Wine lover’ and ‘Social butterfly’ all suggest you’ll be likely to turn up to work every Monday morning with a hangover.

Choose references wisely

There’s a lot of confusion amongst job seekers about what references you should put on your CV template. You don’t actually have to list references, unless you want to. As a rule of thumb, if you’re currently working and your employer doesn’t know you’re job hunting, just write ‘references available on request’.

The reason is that often your new employer will want a reference off your current employer, so there’s no point listing two irrelevant people and leaving off the person they will really want to speak to. If you’ve already left your job, go ahead and list your previous employer if you want to, unless there was some dispute. Remember, you can discuss references with your new employer if you are offered the position so there’s no rush to provide names and addresses up front.

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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