Headliner CV/résumé template

The choice of Britannic Bold for the headers in this attractive résumé template give it a touch of movie poster glamour, without feeling unprofessional. All black and white, the résumé template has a crisp, clean feel to it and like all of our templates, it is easy to customise to meet your needs. The remaining text in the template uses the Arial font to ensure everything is easy to find and read. Small caps headers give the mini headings a neat 'typed' appearance and help divide up your information logically.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #53
  • File size: 20 kB
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Resume-Template-Headliner.docx
  • Fonts required: Britannic Bold
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Download the Britannic Bold font above and get customising this neat black and white résumé template with a touch of Hollywood magic thrown in. There's no fuss or clutter - the crisp black and white combined with clean, legible fonts keep the focus on your information but the stylish headings give it just enough oomph to pack a punch.

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Here’s how to customise your ‘Headliner’ CV/résumé template

Customising our free CV or résumé templates are exactly what we’re about. We understand how important it is for a job seeker to tweak and edit anything they wish to suit their needs.

Here are a few tips to help you customise the ‘Headliner’ template…

Keep accurate records

Keep a résumé master list on your computer. Track and record any details you’ve ever covered on a résumé: old roles, parts tailored for various applications, unique initiatives that only at times make sense to include. Then, as you are writing each résumé, it is simply a matter of cutting and pasting applicable details.

Make it relevant

Think about your résumé not as an extensive record of your employment history, but as a promotional item trying to sell you as the ideal applicant for the job. For each and every résumé you submit, you’ll need to emphasize only the achievements and abilities that are most significant to the position. This is regardless if that will mean you don’t include every bit of your experience.

The employer does not have time reading through your entire career history, and is only interested in what’s important to them. Even your work history should be chopped down to only focus upon relevant skills.

Did you know that you can easily make irrelevant work experience relevant to any role? Here’s a guide to making unrelated experience look relevant on your résumé.

Use reverse chronological

You’ll find heaps of distinctive kinds of résumés. But the traditional reverse chronological (in which your most recent experience appears first) still is your best choice. While you can choose skills-based résumés in specific situations, some would-be employers will wonder what you’re concealing.

Save your best for the start

Be sure that your very best experiences and accomplishments are seen on the top third of the résumé. This top area is what the prospective employer is likely to read first—and what will operate as a hook for people to carry on reading through.

Choose the right font

For the majority of positions, choose a plain but contemporary font, like Helvetica, Arial or Lucida Console. Make your résumé is easy to read for employment managers by using a font size between 10 and 12.

One page is usually enough

Think carefully before using a two-page résumé. If you have enough appropriate experience, training, and credentials related to the role to present on more than one page of your résumé – then go for it. But if you can paint the same picture in less space – then do that.

The traditional length of a résumé is one page, whilst the CV is two. The main goal of a résumé when compared to the lengthier CV format, is to keep things brief and to the point. If you spill over to two pages you could be jeopardising your chances of an interview. The employer is hunting for a no-frills approach, and wants to get straight to the heart of the matter. Do you have the right credentials, or not?

Be different

You can utilize a separate font or typeface for your name, your résumé headers, and the organisations you’ve worked at. But ensure that it stays straight forward and make certain it’s constant and professional.

If there is a stark contrast in the two different fonts you use, it could look very odd. Try to be subtle with your font choice, so that it has the effect of highlighting the right sections.

Want more guidance on making your résumé get noticed? Use our guide: How to write a résumé.

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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