Quick template tips: downloading fonts
Do you need a free font for the CV template you’ve chosen? Download and install it first – this way you’ll know that the layout looks as it should when you open it up. If you’ve never installed a free font before, it’s super easy! Just download the file (usually a TFF file) and double click on it. You’ll then see a preview window open which shows you what the font is going to look like. All you have to do is click the install button and your PC will do the rest! You can then open your CV template which should appear correctly now that the required fonts are installed.
One important hidden factor the employer wants to see on your CV
Writing a CV is a difficult task, but knowing what the employer wants to see is probably the hardest part. You could write a perfect error free CV but still fail to get an interview, and one of the reasons why could be that your application lacks personality.
Don’t be afraid to add a joke to your CV
When the hiring manager has to read hundreds of CV’s all day one of the best ways to lighten their mood and become memorable is to add a little joke in your CV. You may think this sounds crazy and will come across as unprofessional, but you’d be surprised how effective it can be.
Add an easter egg
Having an easter egg hidden within your CV is a great way to let your personality shine through, and could just land you an interview. An employer is not just looking for someone who ticks all the skills boxes, and bringing out your personality on your CV is a great way to add a little something extra to your application.