Free ‘Wave’ professional Word CV template

This is a beautifully designed CV template with a subtle wave background and contrasting headers. It uses the classic Garamond font with grey square bullet points and optional space for a photo. The template spans two pages and can easily be adjusted to create more space or reduce what is there.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #193
  • File size: 57kb
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Wave-cv-template.docx
  • Fonts required: Garamond
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  • Free 'Wave' professional Word CV template Overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on 15 reviews.

About this CV template:

The bullet points in this CV template are the reason that it's possible to include such a lot of information while still keeping everything readable and clear. Organising your information into bullet points helps the prospective employer to quickly scan through your CV to see the details they are looking for. The introduction here is also very important as it is your opportunity to tell the employer in just a few words why you're right for the job. The CV uses classic garamond but watch out for the spacing - some of the text has been expanded by one pt. If you paste your information into the same space without formatting, it should take on the correct spacing.

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CV writing tips : 4 things to avoid when writing a CV

The whole point of writing a CV is to showcase your talents to an employer with the hope of getting an interview. By representing your skills, qualifications and experience in the best possible light, you hope that your CV will clearly show that you’re the right person for the job.

If you want to stand a great chance of getting an interview, here are the 4 things to avoid when writing your CV…

Applying with an old CV 

If you use the same CV that you’ve had for months or even years, it will be unlikely to spark much interest from an employer. To help keep your CV looking modern and fresh, consider using a new CV template. Not only will this ensure you have all the relevant sections, it will also look great.

Writing a generic CV

Using the same CV to apply for numerous different jobs is a sure fire way of getting a rejection letter. It won’t address all the key skills an employer has requested in their job advert, and will likely serve to frustrate a hiring manager who’s trying to quickly see how you match up to the role.

Always tailor your CV to each and every role you apply for, and that also includes roles with the same or very similar job titles. There will always be differences in the skills required by an employee, no matter how similar the roles are.

Writing a long CV 

The standard size of a CV is two pages, and any more or less could result in rejection. Why? Because an employer likes to have just the right amount of information to help them quickly decide if you have what it takes.

The recruitment process needs to be as efficient as possible, and employers are always keen to short list for the interview stage as swiftly as they can. If your CV spills over to three or even four pages, you could be making a big mistake. Unless you can justify the need for an extra page with an extensive list of relevant experience and outstanding achievements, you are not likely to win any prizes for a lengthy CV.

A one page CV would be more in keeping with the résumé format, and wouldn’t typically be expected by an employer in the UK or Europe. Two pages should be more than enough to include everything that an employer would want to see, assuming you are tailoring your CV to the role and keeping everything relevant.

Spelling and grammatical errors 

When up against so many other applicants who have written error free CVs, you just can’t afford to make even the tiniest of errors. One simple spelling mistake will likely end in rejection, and when it comes to grammatical and formatting errors, your CV will have hit the bottom of the bin about a minute after you applied!

Don’t rely on the spell checker within Word, and always check your CV before it goes out to stand a better chance of having an error free application. To fully guarantee this, consider asking someone else to proofread your CV. Preferably someone with managerial experience who could also offer further advice.

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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