This CV template uses two lovely fonts with the ‘Simple Print’ font style giving the design an ‘early years’ feel.
In the education and early years sector, a job applicant’s outlook and views can be just as important as their career history and education. That’s why we’ve included a unique ‘values’ section at the top of this CV, allowing you to set out values that are important to you as an early years or education provider. You can of course edit and change this section to suit your needs, or even completely rename or even remove it.
There’s also room for an objective so you can tell prospective employers:
- Who you are
- How you match the role
- What you’re looking for
This should be fairly short and to the point: 2 – 3 lines is typical and 4 lines is the maximum. Writing the personal statement or profile/objective for your CV is not always an easy task. For additional help we have a fantastic article for you called – Writing your personal profile CV section.
The work experience section of this attractive template is presented in grid format, and as it’s laid out using tables, it’s very easy to expand if you have more positions to detail. Just simple enter as much information as you like and the template will adjust for you.
Pay attention to spacing as you’re customising this template:
- Spacer rows are set to exactly 0.4cm in height
- Text should have 6pt before and 6pt after
- Line spacing is multiple at 1.15
If you’re not sure whether something looks right, check the PDF preview of the template that we’ve linked below – this makes it really easy to check your copy of the CV template looks as it should.
Finally, we wish you every success with your job hunt and hope this CV lands you the dream role you’ve been looking for! Good luck!
Oh, and don’t forget to tailor your CV to the role for greater success. Why? Because a well tailored CV which has been specifically written with the employer in mind will attract greater attention. Read on for more information…
A tailored CV will beat the competition
Most job seekers choose to write just the one CV. This is what we would call a ‘generic CV’, and whilst it seems like the right thing to do, it can massively hinder your chances of getting an interview. With so many other applicants all competing for the same position, you can see how important it is to stand out from the crowd. If you choose to write your CV with the employer’s needs in mind, you are far more likely to get recognised and make it through to the next stage.
Use the job advert effectively
The job advert will contain most of the information you’ll need to write a brand new CV. Why do we say ‘brand new’ when you already have a CV? Well, because you need to start from scratch and write another one that addresses the employer’s requests – especially if you’ve kept and used the same CV for many years.
The advert will contain lots of important keywords that you can use within your CV to help the hiring manager see you are the right candidate. From the skills and qualifications, matching these exact keywords will make it far easier for the employer.
It is never a good idea to keep the same terms you’ve been using for many years to describe the same skill or job title. If it means the same as what the employer has advertised for, then why not just use the same terminology.
Tip – Consider having a ‘core skills section’ that closely matches what the job description. And also tweak any previous job titles to match the new role if they are essentially the same.
Research the company
Most job seekers fail to read the company’s website before they send off their CV. Even if you edit just the one sentence within your CV after reading, you may just add something special which gets you an interview.
You should be in the position of knowing what the company does, what product or service they offer, and what their goals are for the future. This knowledge can be gained by reading both the company’s website and also their social media pages.
You don’t want to leave it until after you’ve written your CV to find out all this information. Although it is very important to know more about the company for the job interview, you may not make it that far if you don’t put in the initial research before you apply.