Divided Word CV template (free download)

A clean, fresh CV template using the Garamond font. This smart design keeps the focus on your info while adding some very subtle style elements. The slightly larger title makes your name stand out from the pile, while the grey line and bolded headings helps keep everything neat and organised. The CV template actually uses a table so if you need to, you can add further rows to any section - or simply delete to suit your needs. You can also add your own sections, change the font if you'd rather not use Garamond and even add a splash of colour if you want to. This CV template is super adaptable and perfect for a whole range of different job roles.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #117
  • File size: 15kb
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Divided-Word-CV-template.docx
  • Fonts required: Garamond
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  • Divided Word CV template (free download) Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 31 reviews.

About this CV template:

Our 'Divided' CV template is a fresh, clean template that splits the headings from your key information with a subtle grey line. We're really proud of this design as it offers so much versatility and strikes a really good balance between minimal and creative. There's certainly no graphical elements bar the grey line, but there's enough to ensure your CV really stands out from the huge pile that your would-be employer will have to wade through.

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Make this CV template your own:

  • Change the font – there’s no need to stick with Garamond! Wondering which to choose? Read our guide: What is the best résumé font or best CV font to use?
  • Add some colour – on this CV template you could change the colour of the dividing line, change the colour of the headings and change the colour of your name. Don’t go overboard – choose one subtle colour that’s easy to read!
  • Add your own sections – the sections we’ve included are the most common but it’s easy to add more. The template was built using a table so you just need to add additional rows to suit your needs. For example, you might have professional memberships or publications that you’ve written and want to include.
  • Include your social media profiles – if they reflect well on you! A link to your Twitter or LinkedIn profile will allow employers to see if you’ve stayed on top of industry news in your area of expertise!

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Happy job hunting!

Why voluntary work can be important for your CV? 

If you have a CV showing many years of work experience, then voluntary work will still have a small positive effect on your chances of gaining an interview.

However, for school leavers voluntary work can be an essential part of their core work experience and may be the only thing to rely on to prove to the employer they have what it takes to be an integral part of their company.

Not afraid of hard work 

When you give up your time to work for free to help an organisation, charity or local country park, you are instantly showing the employer that you’re not afraid of hard work. When a hiring manager reads a CV they may find it difficult to get an impression of your work stamina, and this is where voluntary work experience comes into its own.

Not afraid of overtime 

Following on from the hard working point above, it also shows the employer that you’re not afraid to put in the hours, including overtime. Depending on the role, most companies offer overtime and/or expect it from some employers.

Obviously this will be explained to you during the interview, however you are already one step ahead by showing the employer on your CV that you are giving up your time for free. Overtime isn’t always paid, and whether it is or it isn’t, you are clearly someone who is happy to work extra hours when the company needs it.

Shows initiative 

For a school leaver, taking on voluntary work shows a great deal of initiative to an employer. It could have been far easier to just sit at home looking for work, but instead you decided to get off your bottom and get stuck in during this period of search.

You may also have been carrying out voluntary work during the weekend whilst you studied in the week, which really does show a hard working individual.

Great experience for a school leaver

It is possible to have a part time job whilst studying at college or university, so this would of course be great work experience for your CV – and for you of course! Part time work and voluntary work are both great ways of gaining experience for your CV and will impress any employer who is fully aware of the fact that you’ve only recently left education.

Everyone has to start somewhere, and assuming your first crack at a job interview is for a lower level position or apprenticeship, you are going to be up against lots of other school leavers who may not have the work experience you already have.

Helps to keep your CV looking busy 

As a school leaver you would obviously be struggling a little to complete a two page CV given your lack of work experience. Voluntary work is a great way to fill out your CV, and something you can definitely focus upon.

Don’t be afraid to make it a focal point of your CV, explaining what you did and what you achieved during your time. A list of tasks and responsibilities is already showing an employer what you’re capable of without the need for any training on certain basics like communication, handling transactions, resolving customer complaints, and much more.

Great work experience for your personal development 

Aside from your CV looking great, voluntary work is overall a fantastic way to begin your development into the world of work. Interaction is very different to what you’re used to, and there are lots of new challenges each and every day to overcome. 

Having to meet deadlines, be punctual, polite, respectful, helpful to customers, learning new skills, and so on are all great new skills to continue to perfect and develop. You are certainly much better off volunteering rather than sat at home waiting for the phone to ring. You are missing out on so many work and life skills if you don’t keep busy!

Can use as a reference 

Voluntary work is a great way to gain references which otherwise would be unattainable. This is why it’s also very important to take voluntary work very seriously, and not just something to fill your time whilst looking for paid work.

To get a great reference you need to work hard in everything you do, and this also goes for volunteering. Give it everything you have and you just might find that great reference gets you the job!

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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