Lilac Bullets CV/résumé template

Clean, fresh and attractive, this résumé template is very subtle in design but doesn't want for anything more. A large header and soft lilac sub headings divide up your information, and the Century Gothic font gives everything a clean professional feel. Bullets are used to organise the sections, with a page icon for your education details and a simple circle for your employment details. These are easy to change if you'd rather use a different icon.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #54
  • File size: 19 kB
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Resume-Template-Lilac-Bullets.docx
  • Fonts required: Century Gothic
  • Price:
  • Lilac Bullets CV/résumé template Overall rating: 3 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.
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About this CV template:

The Century Gothic font is the ideal choice for any smart, professional CV template and combined with some subtle hints of lilac, this is a really smart, crisp template that feels clean and uncluttered but still manages to stand out from the crowd.

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Changing the bullets

To change the bullets in this template in Microsoft Word 2010, right click on the bullet, scroll down to ‘Bullets’ and select the one you prefer from the pop-out menu:

Changing the bullets on your CV template

Why your hobbies are more important to your CV than you think

It’s easy to assume that the hobbies section is the least important when it comes to writing a CV. But have we been wrong in believing that all this time?

There are lots of dividing opinions on the importance of hobbies and interests on a CV. But in our experience we find that the most impressive CV’s make better use of this section and realise its full potential.

Here’s how you can fully utilise the hobbies and interests section of your CV…

Show the employer how passionate you are outside of work

When the hiring manager reads a CV he or she is looking for a passionate and hard working individual. One of the best places to demonstrate this is the hobbies section as it allows you to represent your creative and passionate side.

Someone who demonstrates passion and commitment outside of work is much more likely to do the same inside. Both of these personal attributes are very important to an employer for obvious reasons. If your hobbies also align with your career, then you are easily able to add value to your CV. This would be a win-win situation!

It grabs the hiring managers attention

The hiring manager is used to skipping over the hobbies section as it doesn’t usually contain anything of importance. However, your CV can be very different to the norm and you have the chance to grab the reader’s attention. Mundane and traditional CV hobbies don’t add any value to an application.

Reading books and socialising are not really of interest to an employer. You can choose to put these down if you wish, but it won’t be a problem missing them off either.

Remember, the manager has never met you and is trying to build up a picture of how you would fit into their team. Personalities are very important to any manager, and typically a CV doesn’t give too much away. You might also get lucky and find that the manager shares some of your hobbies and interests.

Above all else you want to make a great first impression and leave the reader wanting to know more. You shouldn’t have to just rely on your skills, qualifications and experience to do that.

Hobbies can demonstrate soft skills

What is a soft skill? Unlike a hard or specific skill, a soft skill relates to something more generic. For example, communication and organisation would describe a soft skill. These are just as important to an employer as the specific skills required for the role, as they relate more to how you might perform.

Sporty hobbies can add a lot of value to a CV. When it comes to soft skills – leadership, communication and team working can be demonstrated through sports and recreation.

Being the captain of your local sports team clearly demonstrates trust and leadership, amongst many other soft skills. You’ve been chosen as captain for a reason. The rest of the team obviously place their faith in you to lead them to success. Your commitment and dedication has paid off, and you’re now in a great position to help others.

Can you see how easily this type of hobby adds value to your CV?

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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