to use a simple font style like
Arial size 10 -12 for body content, headings two sizes bigger and bold.
keep your resume very basic, very
will need to edit the free resume
form, Download the resume form from the zip file.
The Microsoft Word Documents can be edited in most word processors and
to work with.
2012 Update to Blank Resume Form Free
There have been a whole lot of technical changes since I wrote this page, and so I wanted to update the CV / resume form / template information. As well a test out putting the resume form examples on Google docs so that they can be easily shared without you having to download anything.
Having played a little more with Google Docs, I feel it's one of the best resources for finding and editing resume forms / resume templates and have posted the following video to demonstrate...
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The stuff I want to cover is:-
What information to include in your CV / resume form now adding Linkedin links to your resume as an option you should consider.
Further details on CV / resume form layout.
Links to the Microsoft Word free resume form templates which now have a wider choice.
The most powerful element that anyone can add to their CV resume form
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So what information should be included in your CV resume form.
NEW add a prominent (near your email address is good) link to your Linkedin profile ONLY if it is good and supports your application.
Linkedin is the most powerful business networking tool, and a good profile with people recommending you and your work is one of the strongest sales tools a person can have. So I strongly suggest using it.
• Personal Information – Address, Gender, Nationality, Drivers Licence, Marriage status, Dependants, Age.
Note: It is your choice what personal information you wish to declare. Some regional employment law asks you to leave age and educational dates out of the CV / Resume.
• Contact Detail – Telephone numbers and email address – state your preference.
• Objective Summary – Your statement of what you are looking for.
Note: Be very CAREFUL about using an Objective Summary. It is very powerful if your objective and the readers are aligned. But if your statement is misinterpreted or not exactly what the reader is looking for they will use it to rule you out.
If in ANY doubt leave it out.
• Education / Qualifications
• Training / Certification / Licences
• Employment / Career History
• Voluntary work – Optional - Can be embedded in Career History or added at the end with or in place of Interests / Hobbies.
• Skills Summary
• Profile / Professional Summary
• Achievement Summary / Honors and Awards
• Thought leadership / Articles / public speaking
• Hobbies / Interests – Another be careful - If it / they can show some positive relevance to the role great – If not leave it out.
• References – Include References on request statement only – no detail.
Before starting to fill out your CV resume form I would also suggest understanding what all employers look for when hiring new staff. There are 9 generic personality traits that are most valued, and when you combine these with your skills your CV resume form will open most doors to interview.
The image above is of a very simple CV resume layout which illustrates the use of proof elements in the objective and after some of the achievement's. My suggestion if you like the idea is to copy this and simply fill in your details.
The image is a cut away so the rest of the resume includes all the other stuff you'd expect to see in a resume (full address, chronological career summary).
The point I wanted to show is what's most important is that you stack your strongest sales messages (resume objective statement, resume achievements) at the top of your resume form, because most hiring managers / recruiters have made a decision on your suitability before reading halfway down the first page of your CV / resume form.
Right you maybe about to figuratively put pen to paper here is some more resume form / template info about Microsoft Word free resume templates.
Open Microsoft Word, then click on:
Templates or New from Template
Click on either:
Templates on Office Online (browse a large selection) or
Templates on My Computer
Other Documents (four resume templates)
To access the Microsoft Resume Templates online:
Visit Microsoft Resume Templates, browse the resume form templates, then click on the resume title to preview the resume sample. Click the Download Now button, then follow the instructions to download the resume template to your computer.
Use the Resume Template to Create a Customized Resume
Once you have downloaded or opened a resume form template file, type over the text in the file to create your own, personalized resume.
If you are not sure about the best CV / resume format for you Chronological, Functional or a Combination resume form (Like I have used above) follow this link to read more about CV resume formats.