• By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Monday 29 th November 2021

CV Examples and Samples

Writing your CV is never an easy task and requires many considerations. You will need to include your skills, abilities, and experience, create a presentable format, and make everything relevant to the job you desire.

To help you get things started and make the process easier, less stressful, and devoid of significant hassle, we present a range of CV templates tailored to various situations, such as a CV for making a career change, returning to work after a career break, working as a temp, or finding a job following redundancy.

Free CV Template

Our first free CV template is an excellent basic CV example that takes a traditional and well-received format. This CV template has a personal statement, education, and career section.

We recommend removing past roles that will not sell you as an ideal candidate for the job, especially if your career history is extensive. While CV size isn’t a predetermined metric, keeping your CV to one or two pages will ensure a concise presentation of your work skills and ensure the reader does not lose interest.

-> DOWNLOAD A FREE CV TEMPLATE

School Leaver CV Template

Our school leaver CV template presents a format that works to your strengths and abilities by focusing on your skills on your CV instead of your work experience. Our example includes a hobbies and interests section, and this is a superb way for school leavers to show their personality, positive traits, and skills you have yet to flex in a work environment.

-> DOWNLOAD A FREE SCHOOL LEVER CV TEMPLATE

Graduate CV Template

If you are a graduate, you should expand upon the concepts used in the school leaver CV and demonstrate your transferable skills by highlighting degree modules and providing practical examples of skills used on projects.

You can include your job history on your CV, including part-time and seasonal temp work. If you have no work experience, you can mention volunteering for a charity or local business.

-> DOWNLOAD A FREE GRADUATE CV TEMPLATE

Career Change CV Template

Sending out the same CV you used for applying for jobs in your current industry is not a successful strategy if you are changing your career. Our career change CV template shows you how to focus on transferable skills. Knowledge from outside an industry can often be seen as an advantage, making you a uniquely positioned candidate.

We recommend including real-life examples of using your skills instead of just stating you work well in a team.

-> DOWNLOAD A FREE CV CAREER CHANGE TEMPLATE

Part-time CV Template and CV Template for Temp Work

Our part-time and temp work CV templates take on the unique challenges you will face if you are not looking for a full-time or permanent position. We reveal how you can focus on transferable skills, use your education on your CV to your advantage, and promote key attributes, such as adaptability, flexibility, and immediate availability.

-> DOWNLOAD A FREE TEMP WORK CV TEMPLATE

Redundancy CV Template and Furlough CV Template

Our redundancy and furlough CV templates take on two sensitive topics that, if not handled correctly, can put you at a disadvantage to other applicants. We also reveal how you can use your hobbies on your CV to show continued activity and a desire to return to work.

-> DOWNLOAD A FREE REDUNDANCY CV TEMPLATE

Career Break CV Template

Our career break CV template shows you how to explain a career gap, handle references on your CV, and demonstrate that you are ready to return to work. The format works for many career gap reasons from starting a family, returning from study, illness, or family commitments.

-> DOWNLOAD A FREE CAREER BREAK CV TEMPLATE

Career Advice

If you have taken a career break, are changing industry, or applying for a job for the first in a while, our career advice pages will help you prepare for your next role.




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