A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a professional document that offers the reader an overview of your Professional and Educational history.
You can consider it a marketing document because its purpose is to sell you to the prospective employer. Make sure to address how your previous achievements and skills will bring value and solve their current challenges.
Format of a CV
In case you are wondering what format to choose for your CV, keep in mind that the recommended CV layout by recruiters and employers is one-column, especially when the length is over one page.
Remember to order your previous Professional Experience, Projects, Achievements, Volunteer Work, etc. in chronological order. Always start your CV with your Skills/Expertise and previous relevant Work Experience as the main sections.
You can use the above CV samples as an inspiration, but make sure to personalize each one for a specific job application. Research carefully the industry you are applying for and the company’s culture, in order to find out what colors, fonts and infographic styles you should use
How to Write a CV?
Writing a CV is not an easy endeavor, especially if this is your first time writing one. By choosing one of the above pre-defined layouts, you will not have to worry about the font size, alignments, or what sections to include, among many other things.
To improve the written part of your CV, you can have a look in the editor at the professional Tips & Examples that our team carefully prepared together with recruiters to make sure your CV template will be read and properly understood.
CV Template PDF
The CV templates generated by novoresume.com will be available in a PDF format. The reason behind this is that a PDF looks better across different devices and has increased security.
The myth of ATS systems not being able to read PDF files is not true anymore, with most of the companies nowadays having modern ATS systems that can read the PDF text-based files generated by novoresume.com.
What Is the Best CV Format?
There is no “Best” CV format, as each recruiter/employer has its unique preferences, but the general principles and guidelines that most of the recruiters and employers agree upon have been used when designing the above CV templates.