Neatly Written résumé template

A neat black and grey handwritten résumé template that makes use of the adorable KG Ten Thousand Reasons font. Black capitals are used for headings and dark grey sentence case for the rest of the information which is organised neatly into expandable sections. The font is tidy enough to be used throughout the résumé without causing any difficulties with reading. A boxy grey border provides the perfect finishing touch for this template which is suitable for a wide range of job roles, especially creative roles, entertainment or working with children and young people.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #60
  • File size: 18 kB
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Resume-Template-Neatly-Written.docx
  • Fonts required: KG Ten Thousand Reasons | Font info
  • Price: Free download
  • Neatly Written résumé template Overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

About this CV template:

There are a lot of style elements within this résumé template which are subtle enough to need pointing out: for starters, there's the gorgeous choice of handwriting font used throughout, and the split between black headers and grey text. Then there's the chunky grey border that perfectly complements the design. We've also included grey donut bullets to help organise your information and keep things looking smart.

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The two biggest mistakes you’re making on your CV 

Creating a fantastic CV is one of the most important aspects of getting a job, and with literally hundreds of applications being sent per role you have to stay on top of the competition to stand any chance of getting an interview.

Here are the two biggest mistakes made when writing a CV and how to avoid them…

  1. Always tailor the CV to each role 

Most people write a generic CV which isn’t focused on a specific role, and is only written from the perspective of showcasing skills, qualifications and experience. What’s wrong with that right?

The problem with this is that often you’ll find that the hiring manager has to search within the CV to find what they are looking for. By tailoring your CV to each role you apply for you will make life much easier for them and give yourself the very best chance of standing out from the crowd.

Use keywords from the job advert 

One of the best ways to tailor your CV to the job is to use the adverts. More specifically, use the keywords from the advert itself. What is important to the employer? Is it a certain qualification? Is it experience? Is it great leadership skills?

Search through your own set of skills and knowledge and highlight what appears to be important to the employer and use the same keywords and phrases where possible. This will instantly get the attention of the reader and make it easier for them to see that you’re the right person for the job.

  1. Have your CV proofread by a professional 

Simply using your own keen eye and a spell checker is not going to be enough if you want to 100% guarantee that your CV is free of spelling or grammatical errors. It’s also always nice to have a second opinion on the quality and quantity of your CV to ensure it meets the standards required.

There are paid services on the internet that you can use, however we would also recommend contacting a friend or colleague that you trust to provide you honest and candid feedback. Specifically someone who either works or has worked as a manager in the same role/industry as you are applying for.

Once you have located someone who has lots of experience in writing and reading CV’s, ask them to not only proofread it for spelling/grammatical errors but to also give you their honest opinion on how it reads – as well as presentation and layout.

Finally, once you’ve revised your CV send it back to them for one final check-up. There may be something you’ve stilled missed or other errors, and it’s always worth a second look to guarantee it’s ready to be sent.

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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