We created our brand new Highlight CV template for those looking for a fresh, light template that meets a whole range of careers. With its light blue and orange accents, it is eye catching enough to stand out from a pile of CVs, without drawing attention away from your key information.
Here are a few tips for customising your new Highlight Word CV template:
- Use the section at the very top to summarise you, your best achievements and what you are looking for. For example, you might say “Web designer with 10 years of experience and over 500 successfully completed projects, looking for an in-house position building and/or maintaining sites on a variety of platforms”.
- List your experience with the most recent first – even if you are still working at this position. Prospective employers won’t contact your current employer without your permission, and you don’t have to list them as a reference on your CV – you can say ‘references available on request’.
- If you’ve got a degree or professional qualification, employers won’t expect you to list absolutely all of your qualifications (for example, you won’t need to include your GCSEs!). If you don’t have many qualifications, listing your GCSEs and other non-degree level qualifications is advisable.
- When you list your skills, it can help employers if you rank your ability at the same time. For example, you could list each programming language you are familiar with and rank your capability as basic, intermediate or advanced.
- The blue box is for you to highlight your best achievement – this is why we’ve called this CV the ‘Highlight’ CV template! If you can’t think of a specific achievement, you could also use a quote from one of your references, or use it to draw your would-be employer’s attention to a key fact that may influence their decision to hire you.
We hope you enjoy customising your new CV template and we welcome your feedback as always!