Quick tips: CV fonts
Prior to grabbing your free CV template, see what the listing says about fonts. Now and then you’ll notice a particular font is needed to make the CV template render properly. You’ll need to download this first, before opening the template file. Use the link recommended on the listing (or the font file, if there is one). Simply download the font, double click and in the preview window click the install button. Then, when you open your CV template, everything will be laid out as it should be.
What do your CV mistakes say about you?
Your CV is essentially a representation of you and what you have achieved, along with the skills and qualifications you’ve acquired. The hiring manager uses the CV to see what a prospective employer can bring to the role and the company, but they also use it to create a picture of how you’d perform on a daily basis as part of their team.
A spelling mistake shows a lack of care
Spelling or grammatical errors are very easy to make but the hiring manager will be very unforgiving if they come across any in your CV. These type of trivial errors plant a seed of doubt in the readers mind because they will instantly assume that you lack attention to detail.
Your CV should be written with a lot of care and attention and shouldn’t be something that’s rushed and prone to simple errors. That kind of work ethic is not what an employer is looking for, and instead they always want to see a completely error free CV that shows you are someone who has great attention to detail and understands what’s expected.
Formatting errors also show a lack of care
When it comes to the presentation of your CV it should always have the correct amount of spacing – each section should be correctly titled and aligned as deemed appropriate and professional. The best way to ensure this happens is to use a ready made CV template, as this has been created by a professional and is much easier than trying it yourself.