Whoo-hoo! This is the 150th CV template in our collection – designed by our very own in-house team. Please read on for some helpful tips on how to access this CV template.
Download and install the free fonts first – Open Sans, Open Sans Light and Open Sans Semi Bold before you open up the template.
If you’re going to print this template, you’ll either need to use a decent printer (so the black block with the white lettering and the border looks good enough), or take it to the printer shop and get them to print copies for you. Alternatively, you could change the border and black box for soft grey like this:
Are you thinking, gosh that looks good but no idea how you do that? Worry not – here is the alternative version for you to download. This will print a lot better if your printer isn’t up to par. You can also get rid of the border altogether by going to the ‘Page Layout’ tab in Microsoft Word and then choosing page borders. Again, this might work better if you don’t have a great printer.
With this CV template you can play around with the font, so you don’t have to stick to our choice of the Open Sans font family. We think it looks great, but we know some of you have other favourites, such as Times New Roman and Garamond.
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What to remove from social media before you apply for a job
Pretty much everybody has some kind of social media account or a digital footprint. If you were to Google yours or a friends name you will likely be presented with their Facebook details. If your accounts are open to the public it means that anyone can look at your pictures and comments. So what does that mean for your job search?
A common action an employer will take when receiving a CV is to search for that person online. They do this to gain further insight into that persons life – probably out of curiosity, but mainly to delve into that individual’s personality. Are they a workaholic, are they a family person, do they like to fish or play football, do they seem to be partying all the time?
Every picture and comment tells a story, so does your online story portray the right message to a prospective employer?
Remove inappropriate pictures
The first place to start is your albums and pictures. Try to remove anything which doesn’t show you at your best – drunken pictures, naked pictures, and so on. Although you might have had the best of times on your stag party in Corfu, those antics may not put you in the best of lights from the employer’s perspective.
Check all of your accounts for picture which need to be taken down – Instagram, Facebook, MySpace, etc.
Remove inappropriate comments
We believe in freedom of speech, but certain strong political or religious views could go against the hiring manager’s. Whoever gets to read through your comments may not agree, and the thought of working with you may not sound desirable. Every company has a culture in which they want to share and promote within its workforce. Your social media accounts may not align with that culture, which could instantly mean rejection and no chance of an interview.
Don’t go public
You don’t have to leave your Facebook account open to the public. So if you are worried what the employer might think then consider making it private. This can leave you to focus upon your LinkedIn account, which should of course be completely public and made readily available to the employer via a link on your CV.