Choose our Blue Stripes CV template if you want your CV to stand out for all the right reasons! We love this elegant design with its subtle styling details.
Here are our top tips for customising your choice of CV template:
- Take some time to carefully craft your CV and make it as good as it could be – read our article on ‘The importance of a good CV‘ if you’re not sure why it’s worth the bother.
- One of the most important parts of your CV is the summary at the top – sometimes called an ‘Objective Statement’. Prospective employers tend to skip over your contact info and move straight to this section because it tells them so much about you – even things you might not intend! Read our guide to making your CV stand out and writing a great objective statement here.
- You can change the blue bars on this CV template to any colour you want – helpful if (a) you don’t like blue or (b) you don’t have a colour printer or (c) your blue ink cartridge has run out! The blue bars are table cells so just click to the left of the cell, right click and then choose ‘Borders and Shading’. Then click the shading tab and you can choose any colour you like from there and similarly you can adjust the headings to complement your choice. If you prefer, you can get rid of the light blue shading altogether – just go to the shading tab, click the drop down colour menu and choose ‘No colour’ from underneath the palette.
- Make sure your CV includes important keywords – click here to find out more.
- Check, check and check again! There are some blindingly obvious mistakes that job candidates ALWAYS make when putting together and submitting their CV – but they still keep making them! Read our guide on “5 ways to ensure your CV doesn’t end up in the bin” if you want to avoid the worst.
- Thinking of telling a few little white lies to make your CV look a little more polished? Our guide about lying on your CV will help you get the right mindset.