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Two column CV template

Our two column CV template features a fresh clean design with a simple blue text header and lines to divide up each section. The sub headings for the content are positioned on the left of the page and the content itself is to the right. This simple, effective layout keeps your information in focus with just enough stylish detail to help your CV to stand out from the others.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #13
  • File size: 45 kB
  • File format: .doc (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: cv-two-column.doc
  • Fonts: Cambria
  • Price: Free download
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About this CV template:

A smart, stylish yet simple CV template with a blue text header and just enough layout detail to draw attention to your skills and experience. The sub headings on the left of the CV and lines help neatly divide up your information.

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Why can’t I get a job interview? 

Although you have the right skills and qualifications and your CV looks great, it could be a small detail that’s preventing you from getting an interview. Or maybe something even much more obvious that you are not seeing.

Here’s how to make sure your CV is noticed and that you’re not making any silly mistakes which could be preventing you from getting an interview…

Spelling mistakes

It doesn’t matter how many times you click on your Word Processing spell check button, there still could be a spelling and/or grammatical error in your CV. It might seem unimportant, but just one mistake like this could mean your CV is being thrown straight onto the ‘no’ pile.

Although using the spell check is a great way to eliminate any errors, you’d be surprised at how many mistakes are missed. For example, words like ‘its’ can often be changed to ‘it’s’ unnecessarily. Or words like ‘there’ and ‘their’ might not get picked up if you use the wrong one.

The best way to ensure your CV is error free is to have someone else check it. Someone that you trust 100% to proofread your CV and can easily spot not only any errors, but possibly a better way to phrase certain sentences. If you were able to get a manager who routinely looks at CV’s to check over yours, this would be a fantastic way of ensuring that your CV is not only error free, but has been structured correctly.

Tailoring your CV to the role 

One of the most common mistakes made on a CV is making it too generic. Sure, this may be easier when you are applying to lots of different roles, but ensuring your CV is custom written to each specific role is key to gaining an interview.

Look out for keywords and phrases that are used in the advert. For example, ‘Looking for someone who is a skilled communicator and is able to conduct presentations’. Simply stating that you are a ‘great communicator’ is not going to get you noticed, however highlighting your previous roles and achievements whereby you clearly showed great communication skills is far better.

Try to see what is important to the employer – which skills and qualifications are required. What type of individual are they looking for? ‘A dynamic outgoing individual who is able to achieve high sales.’ So how are you going to ensure your CV clearly highlights that you are the right person?

If you are unsure if you’ve tailored the CV correctly, you could consider giving your CV to someone and ask them what role you are applying for without actually telling them. If they are able to identify the role or industry you are applying for, then you are on to a winner!

Poor formatting and use of a template 

There are literally thousands of different types of CV templates on the internet for you to follow, so try to ensure you choose the best one that you feel is appropriate for the role and will get you noticed.

If you feel the time is right, don’t hesitate to take a risk and choose a different format to the norm. If it will make you stand out and you are already struggling to get an interview, then don’t be afraid to try something new and different to every other template you’ve used and come across in the past.

Remember, an unprofessional sloppy CV template will instantly put off the reader. Don’t be afraid to take a risk on a different temple, or at the very least ensure your CV template looks professional and contains all the sections you’d expect to see.

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