Colourful CV template (free) : 2019 update

This is a fantastic new take on our popular 'Colour Blocks' CV template which we released first in 2016. This lovely updated version has a more modern font, swapping out Montserrat for Open Sans and Open Sans Light. It uses more space, different alignment and the font-spacing feature, while retaining the lovely colour block strips down each side. We've also spread the template onto page two, giving you more room for your work history and other information. Sample information for an Administrator.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #198
  • File size: 21kb
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Colour-Blocks-CV_2019update.docx
  • Fonts required: Open Sans, Open Sans Light
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A super original design that has been given a brand new fresh look - our colour blocks CV template is suitable for a very wide variety of roles and gives your CV a great eye-catching splash of colour without overly detracting from your key information.

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CLARE WHITBY-JONES | Administrator



I am a highly competent Administrator with experience of working both independently and collaboratively with a wider team. I provide a high standard of support with fantastic attention to detail. I am looking for a secretarial or administrative role preferably with the opportunity of working across various departments.


2017 – DATE Working to support the team by receiving telephone calls from clients, contacts and external and internal staff; transferring calls and relaying messages to the team where necessary; typing letters, reports, agendas, proposals, PowerPoint presentations and other general correspondence; typing of accounts including amendments and roll forward new sets. Additionally, organising and providing support at marketing events.

2014 – 2017 Diary management, arranging meetings, booking meetings rooms, conference call lines, arranging travel, accommodation, lunches and car parking places. Ensuring the marketing software was updated with client/external contact information; working with other areas of the business including the Marketing Team by researching and applying events to the centralised networking calendar; and providing support at marketing events.

2012 – 2014 General administration duties including photocopying, scanning, binding, all aspects of filing (setting up new files/archiving), processing incoming and outgoing post, opening and distributing mail, supporting reception with cover during busy times and absence.

2009 – 2012 Supporting legal advisers in relation to document production including working on complex, long and intricate documents; opening and closing files; general file management; typing of correspondence and preparing mail for signature; preparing enclosures for mail; dealing with enquiries.


1999-2001 A Level English (B), Maths (C), Art (B)

1997-1999 9 GCSES grade C or above including English (A) and Maths (B)


  • Experience of managing own workload.
  • Ability to maintain high standards and pay close attention to detail.
  • Excellent keyboard skills with comprehensive knowledge of Outlook, word and data.
  • Willingness and proven capability to work alone if required.
  • Well-presented.
  • Well-spoken with a friendly manner.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, getting things right first time.
  • Having a flexible and pro-active approach to work.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Self-confidence and ability to demonstrate initiative.
  • Ability to grasp things quickly and easily.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic with a positive, can do attitude.




Jane Smith
Administration Manager
Jones plc
123, The Street, The Town, The City NG1 234

John Smith
Administration Manager
Smith & Co
456, The Street, The Town, The City NG1 234

Template details:

Our colourful CV template is a bright, bold and creative design that catches the eye.

Here’s page two of this colourful CV template:

Colourful CV template - page 2

Is this colourful CV template right for me?

Searching through the vast amounts of content online for help with your CV will have likely uncovered many different examples of CV templates. If you’re unfamiliar with what a CV template is or does, then read on.

A CV template is essentially a layout that has been created to allow you to simply add your CV content straight to it. A typically CV template will have all the relevant sections – personal statement, skills, work history, hobbies, and so on.

So rather than create your own sections and headings, you can just copy and paste your CV content straight onto the template. Whether or not this is the right thing to do is probably what you’d like to know.

So let’s get straight to it, and find out whether or not you should use this CV template by answering these questions:

Will this CV template save me time? 

Yes, it certainly will. One of the main benefits of using a ready made CV template is that it will save you a lot of time. If you’ve created your own CV from scratch before then you will know how long it takes just to decide upon all the sections, lay them on the page correctly and in order, adjust all the headings, choose the right font, and so on.

A ready made CV template will have already done this for you, and all you have to worry about is picking the one that suits you the best. If you have already created the content for your CV, then copying it onto the CV template will take a matter of minutes.

Will this CV template look good? 

It’s important to remember however that you should bear in mind the role and the industry you are applying too.

Certain companies would frown upon seeing a wacky and creative CV template that has lots of colour and strays from the traditional black and white template. On the flip side, some companies find a little colour refreshing. A more colourful and fresh design would likely impress a company who is advertising for a creative role – a graphic designer for example.

Our team of in-house experts have created some CV templates with a specific role in mind. So if you are fortunate enough to find a template matching your industry or position, then it could just be the perfect fit for you.

“Different pairs of hot and cold colours, arranged in harmony with each other also can make your CV stand out. ”

~ Design Bold

Should I be creating an original layout? 

There is nothing wrong with creating your own CV from scratch, without any help or the use of a pre-made CV template. There is however a few things to consider if you do decide to fly solo.

Firstly, you have to be completely satisfied in your own abilities to create a CV from scratch. Your knowledge of all the sections, how they fit on the page, in what order they go, and how you present your details needs to be good – very good!

It’s not to say that you don’t have these skills, but you should ask yourself how confident you feel. Remember, your CV is possibly going to be up against lots of other candidates who have used a free CV template they found online. Are you able to create one just as good or even better?

Secondly, do you have the time to sit and create a CV from a blank page? Starting from nothing but a blank page is a very difficult task. Typically you would need to see some kind of example to get you started. This CV template will save you a lot of time and ensure the correct sections are included in the right order.

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5 thoughts on “Colourful CV template (free) : 2019 update”

  1. I love this template so much – you can’t see that the colour bars continue and change colour down the page on the preview, but they do. It’s a super layout.

  2. I cannot download or open “Free Colour blocks Word CV template : 2019 update” whenever i try to Open its page.
    This page “School leaver CV template” opens

    • Hi Abuzar,
      Thanks so much for letting us know about this error! We’ve now corrected the link on our main CV templates page.
      When you land on the Colour Blocks CV template page you just need to find the Price: Free Download link to get the template.
      Thanks again and have a super day!
      Jen @ CV Template Master


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