Our Smart Division CV template has been designed to suit a very wide variety of roles, from administration through to high-end management. The choice of the Garamond font immediately gives the curriculum vitae a classic, respectable appearance and suggests you have taken care over the presentation and layout.
One way that you might want to edit this CV template is to remove the page border then select the main table and add a border to that in soft grey. This shifts the border inwards on the page which may be necessary for some types of printer. Alternatively, you might want to remove the page border altogether – this can be helpful if you find your CV template is not printing as it should be. You can adjust page borders by going to the PAGE LAYOUT tab in Microsoft Word and choosing PAGE BORDERS. This also gives you the ability to choose a different border instead, if you’d rather have something more fancy!
Another easy customisation is to change the font. Whilst we love Garamond (it’s like an updated Times New Roman!), it’s not to everyone’s taste – and you may prefer something different. Simply go to the Home tab in Microsoft Word, choose Select All and then pick the font of your choice from the drop down. Of course, not every font is suitable for your CV or résumé – some fonts just scream ‘unprofessional’! If you need help choosing the best font for your job application, have a read of our guide, ‘What is the best résumé font or best CV font to use?‘
Add a photo
Some people like to include photos on their CV. Our recent article on whether you should include a photo considers all the pros and cons. This CV template would lend itself well to a small photo just above your name – for example:
It’s really easy to add a photo to your CV template in Microsoft Word – simply choose the INSERT tab, click ‘PICTURE’ and locate your photo. You can then drag to resize the picture to a suitable size.
We hope you love our Smart Division CV template and the whole team sincerely wish you the best of luck in finding your perfect job!