Second page template preview
Here’s page two of this beautiful CV template:
These are the two required fonts (free) for this CV template – you should install these first, before opening up and editing the template.
- Jenna Sue – this provides the gorgeous title and prompt to connect at the bottom.
- Open Sans – everything else is in Open Sans (regular)
Turning on text boundaries in Word will make it easier to edit this CV template, as it has been created using tables. See our article: 8 easy ways to customise your CV template in Word 2010 to find out how.
Note that the black rectangle is a shape that can be resized if required (for example, if you don’t need to include quite so much contact information). Just click on the shape and then drag the boundaries to the required size.
Wondering how to create a circular photo for your CV? See the same article linked above on customising your CV template to find out how.
Note that the blue highlights intentionally pick out a colour in the photo. You could change the colour to match something in your own photo, assuming you use one. See our article ‘Should I include a CV photo?‘ if you’re not sure whether or not a photo is right for your CV.
If you don’t want a photo, there are a number of ways you could fill the gap. For example:
- Delete the photo and centre the header.
- Simply delete the photo (keeping the name and contact information flush to the left)
- Add a text box with a quotation from one of your referees, or a key achievement (see below)
We have two different alternative versions of this CV template. The first, ‘Connect Quotes CV template‘, replaces the photo with a text box:
If you want to print off a hard copy of the CV template and you don’t have a high quality printer, you could adjust the colour of the rectangle – since printing a large block of black will be what low quality printers struggle most with. For example, you could change this to a soft grey colour with black text. Double click on the rectangle and the Drawing Tools/Format tab will appear. The colour is adjusted under ‘SHAPE FILL’.
The second alternative version, ‘Connect Lite CV template‘, changes the top header to soft grey with black text and subs in a black-and-white photo:
Saving your template as a PDF
This CV looks fantastic saved as a PDF and in that format, it’s ready to email to would-be employers – but what’s the best way to do that? The number one way to get a great result is to save it directly from Adobe Acrobat. That way, you can ensure you save it as print quality. If you can’t do that, try ‘printing’ to PDF from Word. If you’re using a photo and struggling with the quality of the picture, try going to FILE > OPTIONS > ADVANCED and underneath ‘IMAGE SIZE AND QUALITY’ select ‘DO NOT COMPRESS IMAGES IN FILE’.