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Stylish CV template

When the job you've applied for is in high demand, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd. This clean, simple and stylish CV template places your contact information to one side of the page with your education and career information on the other, creating an attractive design that is easy on the eye.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #32
  • File size: 40 kB
  • File format: .doc (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: cv-template-stylish.doc
  • Fonts: Arial
  • Price: Free download
Stylish CV template Overall rating: 3.6 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

About this CV template:

It's important to present your information on your CV in a way that is clear and easy to read. This free stylish CV template does just that, but by dividing up your contact and career information, it helps you to stand out too.

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3 things to check before sending out your CV 

Now that you’ve finished writing your CV there are just a few things you still need to do before you send it out. Although you might be happy with what you’ve created, it’s important to remember that there are still some more steps to take before you apply for a job.

Here are 3 things to check before you send out your CV…

Check your contact info 

First of all make sure you have at least two types of contact information – your email address and a phone/mobile number. If you don’t have an answering service set up yet on your contact number, make sure you do that before you apply.

If an employer tries to call you to arrange an interview or to ask you further questions and you can’t get to the phone, then having your answering machine enabled will allow them to easily leave a message so you can contact them as soon as your free.

An e-mail address on your CV also provides another contact method to make it easier for the employer to get in touch, and some employers prefer to use e-mail anyway rather than mobile.

However, the most important detail to remember is to ensure that your contact information is accurate. If you have just one error in your e-mail then it will either go to somebody else, or it will bounce back at the employer – which of course won’t look very good.

Obviously the same applies to an incorrect contact number, and although it’s doubtful that you will make a mistake in both, stranger things have happened and it won’t be the first time that an employer can’t get hold of an applicant. The recruitment manager might not want to waste a lot of time trying to get hold of you if this is making it difficult, and you could easily miss out on an interview because of a small mistake.

Proofreading your CV for spelling/grammatical errors 

No matter how many times you’ve checked over your CV and used the spell checking button in Word, there still could be errors – hard to believe but it’s true! Spell checks often get certain words mixed up like ‘their’ and ‘there’, and are not 100% reliable.

When it comes to grammatical errors, unfortunately the spell checker won’t always be able to spot everything. So although you should use this handy tool, your final option should be to not only read over the CV a few times but to also get someone else to check it over – and in some cases we would also advise to get at least two other people to read it.

However, make sure you find someone you can trust to give your CV a thorough proofread. Ideally someone who has current experience handling and reading CV’s, who is either a manager or has hired people in the past and has first hand experience with CV’s. Not only can they advise you on spelling and grammar, they can also give you some advice when it comes to your content as well as structure.

Custom write your CV to the job/industry you are applying for 

The most common mistake made when writing a CV is to make it too generic, however every CV should be tailored to the actual job description to ensure it stands out better. A CV that has relevant skills, qualifications and experience will have a much higher chance of success against other generic CV’s.

The aim of writing and using a CV is to showcase your skills to a prospective employer, so if your CV doesn’t pinpoint what you can specifically offer to them, then you are making their job difficult when it comes to recruiting the right person. The hiring manager on average will only spend between 20-30 seconds reading a CV, and with literally hundreds of CV’s to filter through they simply don’t have the time to search for relevant information.

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