In the next episode of our “Free stuff from the internet” series, we will be taking a look at how to create an epic CV using free resources from around the web.
Employers today expect a whole lot more from your CV than just a piece of paper with your ID number on it. Here are some examples of insanely cool CVs by creative professionals.
Now you don’t need to create something with as many bells and whistles as these guys did, but you will be surprised by how great your CV can look if you make use of these super user-friendly free online CV tools.
CV Maker is a great tool for creating a CV if you really don’t know where to start. They have form fields where you can input all your information and then play around with the different templates afterwards.
Visual CV is a clean cut and easy to use CV creator resource, with more than 8000 templates to choose from. The real problem here is trying not to get too lost while you go through all the options!
Too many options on Visual CV? Resumonk has only 4 (free) options for you to choose from. All are simple and clean cut.
Canva.com is a great place to create visuals, and they have some really great CV templates for you to play with. If you’re looking for something that shows off your creativity and originality, Canva is for you.
Resume.com is another really easy to use CV builder with loads of templates and additional tips and ideas for anyone on the job hunt. Definitely worth taking a look at.
Pro Tip: Check your Spelling and Grammar. It’s worth taking your time to do this properly! You can use the Hemingway Editor (also free) to check your language.
Pro Tip: Get a decent “headshot” taken. Even if you get your mum to take it. Choose a plain background, wear a professional looking shirt, and make sure there is plenty of light. Smile, but not like a mad person. Then crop the photo so that your head and upper shoulders are visible. People with a professional profile photo on their CV are more likely to get an interview.