Free Narrow Lilac CV/résumé template in Word

When the impression you want to give is that you're professional, careful, thoughtful and well organised, there's no reason why your résumé shouldn't reflect these exact qualities. This résumé achieves exactly that, with its use of the subtle Letter Gothic Std font and a neat, subtle dotted lilac border to frame your pages. Headings are in lilac with simple squares used for bullets in the Education and Work Experience sections. Altogether the effect is very tidy, very simple and unstated in design, creating exactly the impression you'd like to leave with your prospective employer.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #59
  • File size: 18 kB
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Resume-Template-Narrow-Lilac.docx
  • Fonts required: Letter Gothic Std
  • Price:
  • Free Narrow Lilac CV/résumé template in Word Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

About this CV template:

While some résumé templates can over do it a bit on fonts and graphics, this very simple, subtle résumé template has an air of balance about it that is 'just right'. The simple dotted border is very understated but creates a lovely frame for your neatly organised, well laid-out résumé.

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4 5 1
A nice design, different

5 5 1
I really like this template, it has a very neat and professional design

4 5 1
smart, thanks

Template details:

This individual CV template has lots of character – with a neat font, a touch of colour and a subtle border.

Here’s a preview of your CV template up close:

Narrow lilac CV template close up

This template includes the following sections:

  • Name/target job title
  • Personal statement
  • Personal information
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Skills
  • References

It is very easy to add further sections – simply copy and paste a previous section.

Who is this template for?

This template would suit a range of roles. For example, it would be ideal for an office-based role such as Office Manager, Office Administrator, Office Assistant or HR Officer. The design is universal and would work for a wide range of roles.

Tips for customising this template:

  1. Make sure you have the Letter Gothic Std font installed before you open up the template to start editing. This is usually included with MS Word but if you don’t have it installed, you can download it for free here.
  2. Feel free to make the template your own. For example, some people prefer to have their personal information right under their name. If you’re in the UK, you might want to switch the education and work experience sections around as it is more customary to put work experience first. It’s easy to switch the sections around by simply copying and pasting!

Why you should keep your CV to the point 

There are lots of factors to consider when writing a CV, and each one of them extremely important if you want to make a great first impression. Whether it’s font, size, amount of pages, presentation, layout, spacing – these are all difficult to get right.

That’s why using a CV template is one of the best ways to get a head start when it comes to writing a CV. All of this has already been done for you, and all you need to do is choose the right one for you.

However, one aspect a CV template can’t help you with is the amount of content you decide to input within your CV. One thing we can tell you though is…

Keep your CV to the point 

There are still to this day too many CV’s being written with a ridiculous amount of waffle and nonsensical descriptions about tasks and achievements. The problem with this is that the hiring manager’s time is very limited, and busy people will always read things very quickly.

The average time a hiring manager spends reading a CV is around 20-30 seconds before they decide to either stick it on the ‘no’ pile, or move it over to the ‘maybe’ section for a second look a little later.

Bullet points are a great way to keep things concise 

Using bullet points are often a great way to ensure you keep certain aspects of your CV short and to the point. The hiring manager will thank you for them as it makes their job much easier when looking to pick out certain pieces of information that’s relevant and important to them and the role.

Keep your CV relevant 

Always remember to keep your CV relevant to the role and industry you are applying for. It’s especially important to tailor your CV to each and every job you seek, taking note of the job advert and description. This will be another method to help ensure your CV is to the point and equally as important – relevant.

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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