Download: Simple But Effective CV Template

We all know how time consuming creating or even updating your CV can be, that’s why we have created a simple yet effective CV template for you to fill in the blanks and follow the advice for each section.

Create a professional looking CV in just 15 minutes with our free downloadable template.


Overview of the free CV template download


Full Name

Professional Title




(make sure these details are current and your email is work appropriate)


Personal Statement

This is where you write your objective, showing the reader exactly what you’re looking for in your next career move.

For example: “Currently seeking to secure a new and challenging role where my previous experience can make a big difference…”

You can also make this more specific to your job role or industry, for example: “Looking for an exciting opportunity in the Technology industry where I can apply my previous experience in Database Management and SQL and further my career as a Software Developer.”

Key Skills

Create a bullet point list of your key skills, place the ones needed for the job you’re apply for at the top of the list.

  • Experienced in all areas of HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, SQL
  • Qualified PHP Developer
  • Over 4 years’ WordPress experience
  • Great communicator, both verbal and over the internet


Employment History

Job Title, Company Name, Location

(Oct 2014 – Present)


  • Create a list of responsibilities you held at the company


  • Create a list of achievements


Job Title, Company Name, Location

(Jan 2010 – Oct 2014)


  • Create a list of responsibilities you held at the company


  • Create a list of achievements




(September 2006 – Jan 2010)


  • IT – A
  • English – B
  • Mathematics – B


School Name

(September 2000 – Aug 2006)

8 GCSEs, including Maths, English and IT.

Grades A-C


Hobbies & Interests

Write a short paragraph about your hobbies and interests. The employer may look at this section to try and find out your personality, to see if you will be a good fit with rest of the company.

For example:

“In my personal time, I enjoy exercising and cooking, I run a local cookery class in my local village where I teach members of the community how to cook and stay healthy. This is great as I get to meet new people and help them achieve their personal goals”

This is showing the employer that you are a very out-going person with great people skills, which could be relevant for the job role.



References are available upon request.