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Verdana CV template

If you've been looking around for a very simple understated but well laid out CV template, then this template which uses Verdana throughout could be perfect for you. Verdana is really easy to read and a great choice for a CV, helping you to present your information clearly and with style. The template has sections which are divided up with lines to keep your information well organised, with headers on the left and content on the right making it easy for prospective employers to glance through and find the most important details. Your personal information sits right at the top of the page in grey, with the remaining text in black.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #36
  • File size: 21 kB
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word
  • File name: cv-template-verdana.docx
  • Fonts: Verdana
  • Price: Free download
Verdana CV template Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 1 reviews
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About this CV template:

This CV template is all about simplicity - a single font, simple dividing lines, a very clean layout and no fuss or graphics. If you're looking for something modern but don't want anything fussy or cluttered, our Verdana CV template is likely to be the best choice for you. The later sections are easy to copy and paste if you're like to expand out your CV with more information, such as Professional Memberships.

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Very clean, very neat. Great template.

I think my CV needs improvement….

Writing a CV isn’t easy – particularly if you don’t have the exact experience that your prospective employer is looking for. Fortunately, there is plenty of help out there to get you on track.

Follow these easy tips to ensure your CV is as polished as it could be.

  1. Choose the right template – not all templates are equal! Your CV template should be neatly laid out and professional, allowing recruiters to quickly spot what they’re looking for. A brief 3 line personal statement at the top is a great place to summarise how you meet the job specification.
  2. Use a spell check but don’t rely on it – spell checkers often mess up on the rules of language. If you use the wrong word but spell it correctly, you may find it isn’t flagged. Get two or three academic or professional people to look over your CV for errors.
  3. Tailor your CV to every job – it takes a lot longer but it will increase your chances of success dramatically. Highlight the skills, experience and qualifications that the employer wants, particularly when writing your personal statement.
  4. Tailor the cover letter – and ensure that if you don’t meet the exact job specification, you explain to the employer why you can still do the job. For example:
    • The employer wants 2 years of management experience. You’ve never been called a manager but in your current role you’ve been leading and supervising a team of 5 people for the past 2 years.
    • The employer wants 2 years of management experience. You’re not a manager in your current role but on weekends, you lead a team of 10 at a voluntary project for your local charity.
  5. Make sure there’s a skills section – the employer doesn’t have all day to read through your CV and will want to quickly check you can do the job. You might have 5 years’ experience as a secretary but the recruiter wants to know how fast you can type, whether you can do shorthand, whether you’ve typed to dictation and which software packages you’re used to. It’s easier to skim through a bulleted list of skills than to pour over a lengthy job description – so make key information visible in an instant.

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