Click here to visit our YouTube channel to see how we applied a text box and drop caps to this CV template.
Why use this example CV template?
This example CV template is a great guide for creating your own CV. It has a very basic layout, using a font that everyone has on their computer – Times New Roman – and no fancy tables or distracting graphics. The ease of use means it’s simple to change things around. Here are some tricks from our YouTube channel to help you customise our example CV layout:
Add a photo to your CV:
Add a border around the whole of each page:
Add a fancy box to your CV to highlight an achievement:
Add drop caps to some of the paragraphs:
When it comes to adding drop caps to your CV template, make sure you:
- Use them consistently – for example, on the first letter of every block of writing.
- Don’t overuse them – it will make the CV look cluttered and disjointed.
- Resize – when you first insert the drop cap, you’ll be able to resize it to a sensible size (as you can see in the video).
Why not experiment with changing the colour of the drop cap for a neat style trick to draw attention to your CV?