Free CV templates

By: Jen Wiss

These CV templates are in Microsoft Word and are completely free for you to download and use. They have no branding or advertising on them. If you use any of these templates, please return the favour and link to, share or tweet this page. Thanks!

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Free CV template 1 Basic CV template (most popular) – clean and well laid out with a standard font and no graphic elements (download this CV).
Free CV template 2 Simple CV (alternative) – clean and well laid out with a standard font and some simple lines breaking up the sections (download this CV).
Basic CV template 3 Simple CV (alternative) – another clean and well laid out CV, using a standard font but a different header to the other templates and some simple lines on the left margin to add a little style (download this CV).
Basic CV template 4 Stylish CV – no fancy fonts or garish colours – just a stylish CV layout that makes use of tables to present your personal information to the left of the page and your careers and other information to the right(download this CV).
CV clinical CV for clinical jobs – another clean and well laid out CV, using a standard font, with space for additional sections required when you’re applying for a clinical post (download this CV).

More free CV templates

These CV templates were created by Monster, the leading careers website for job vacancies:

Quick CV template tips

  • Read our free guide on ‘How to write a CV’ (or ‘How to write a CV for clinical jobs‘) and view examples of CVs.
  • Tailor each CV you send out to the job you’re applying for, highlighting where you have the required skills and education mentioned in the job ad, and reiterating this in your covering letter.
  • As a rule of thumb, keep your CV under 2 pages.
  • Avoid distracting design elements, fancy colours and fonts.
  • Keep to a standard layout/format that employers expect so they can easily find the information they are looking for.
  • Give adequate ways for prospective employers to contact you.
  • If your personal email address would raise an eyebrow or two ( for example), set up a new gmail address that uses your name instead.
  • Never write in the third person (e.g. “John has demonstrated great interpersonnel skills”).
  • Don’t include fluff (e.g. “John has demonstrated great interpersonnel skills”!!) – ‘soft skills’ should be supported by evidence and examples.
  • Include achievements for jobs you’ve had where possible, and make sure these are specific and verifiable.
  • Don’t include a photo unless it’s relevant to the nature of the job (e.g. a model).
  • Spell check your CV, read it out loud and get someone to read over your CV for you.

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