Grey Black Split résumé template - Microsoft Word CV and résumé templates to download

Grey black split CV/résumé template

This smart grey and black résumé template features a soft thick grey border around the edge of the page and eye catching headings in the awesome Insaniburger font which are split into grey and black. This different but stylish design detail gives the template a bit of a film industry / media feel but it would work just as well for any professional job application. You can download the Insaniburger font for your template below - it's just used for the template headings, with the rest of the text in easy-to-read Arial.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #50
  • File size: 20 kB
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Resume-Template-Grey-Black-Split.docx
  • Fonts: Insaniburger, Arial
  • Price: Free download
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About this CV template:

An eye catching font on your résumé can sometime scream 'hey! look at me!'. Insaniburger does just that - it's a neat, ever so slightly showy font that is ideal for résumé headings where you want to pack some punch without looking unprofessional. Coupled with the grey black split detail, this is an attractive résumé template that creates a fantastic impression.

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The biggest mistakes you’re making on your CV 

When it comes to writing a CV it doesn’t matter whether you’ve already got an old copy or if you are writing one completely from scratch. These mistakes are the most common to make and should be avoided if you want to stand any chance of gaining an interview.

Failing to tailor the CV to the role 

Although the CV has been used for many years to gain an interview, it wasn’t so long ago that a generic CV could be sent out to numerous prospective employer’s without changing anything. This would mean that each employer would get the exact same copy of your CV.

But why is this a problem?

If your CV is generic and doesn’t focus on the actual role you are applying for, you are missing out on a massive opportunity to directly show the employer that you are the right person for the job. The whole idea of a CV is to allow the employer to search through a list of people who could potentially be an ideal candidate, and to then ask them in for an interview. If your CV doesn’t make it easy for them to see that you’re the right person for the job, then in today’s competitive world you are going to lose out.

A huge part of the problem is that the job market is so competitive nowadays that the hiring manager just doesn’t have the time to spend reading every single word on each CV they receive. Especially when they might receive fifty or even up to a hundred CV’s for just one job. If the hiring manager only takes 30 seconds to read through each CV he or she is going to need to be able to quickly identify who could be a good match for the job.

How do I tailor my CV to the role?

Everyone will approach this differently, but the best way to start is to look at the job advertisement to narrow down exactly what the employer is looking for. There are always keywords that you can use within your own CV, so it makes it easy for the employer to see you are on the same page.

Certain skills will certainly be required for the role and will clearly be shown on the advert. This will now allow you to highlight these same skills in your CV so they easily stand out to the reader, and by using the same language and terminology you will instantly grab their attention.

Qualifications may or may not be needed, but if they are then try to make sure the relevant ones stand out on your CV. Don’t let these qualifications slip down your list, even if you are trying to keep them in chronological order. You may even consider highlighting in bold the relevant qualifications, and although this seems quite direct it will help the reader immensely, and they will certainly thank you for it!

Work experience may also be important to the employer, and even if it isn’t mentioned and you do have some great experience in a particular role or sector, then you should certainly look to again highlight this on your CV.

You don’t always have to worry about a chronological order to your work history if it means that your relevant experience is pushed to the bottom or the next page. Employer’s are mainly interested in the fact that you do have some prior experience in the same role or industry, and won’t be fixated on the fact that you have a different order to how most people usually write a CV.

However you decide to present your information you should always consider how it can be focused on the role, as well as how all of the relevant information is brought to the forefront. But still keep in mind you require a professional CV structure as well as formatting and text style, size etc.

Tailoring your CV should not overshadow the basic foundations of how a CV is presented.

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