FREE RESUME TEMPLATES
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A curriculum vitae (CV) is an alternative form of a resume. Certain industries (including academia, education, some sciences, and international companies) often prefer CVs to resumes. Not sure how to format a CV? Microsoft curriculum vitae templates are available as a free download for Microsoft Word users to use to create a CV or resume.
Microsoft stores these CV templates in the Templates section of Microsoft Word.
There are versions you can access online, and on your computer (if you are a Microsoft Word user).
Read below for information on how to access these CV templates, and how to use them to make your own, personalized, CV.
How to Use CV Templates
A template helps you decide the layout of your CV or resume, such as how many sections to include. Templates can also help you with the style of your CV, including what font and font size to use, and how much space to put between each section.
Templates also show you what information you need to include in your CV, such as what information to include in each section of your CV, and the kind of language to use.
A template is very useful as a starting point for your own CV. However, you should always personalize and customize your CV. When you use a template, type over the text included to replace it with your own information. For example, be sure to type over the sample name with your own name and contact information.
While the template might give you some ideas for the language you will use, you want to make sure your CV focuses on your skills and experiences, and the type of job you are applying for.
You can also make some format changes to the template, as you see fit. For example, you might want to change the font size or style.