With the above in mind, we have created our simple but powerful CV Wizard – to help you stand out from the crowd the next time you apply for a job.
Using the tool, you can add your information quickly and efficiently and choose from several themes and layouts to give your free CV template the edge. Once you have finished, you can download your new template totally free of charge!
If you’re in the process of looking for a new job, then make sure to check out our job search page here.
CV Wizard Layout
First things first, let us get familiar with the layout. When you open the CV Wizard, you’ll see this screen:
The left-hand panel is where you can save and download your CV, enter all of your required information, and choose the theme and design. You can click on the orange Personal Information bar to change the kind of information you want to enter (employment, education, and so on). Below this bar, you’ll see two tabs:
The Editor tab is where you enter text and information.
The Theme tab allows you to choose from many different themes and designs for your CV.
Entering Your Information
Now you’re familiar with the basics; you can start filling in your information. The Free CV Wizard will always default to Personal Information when you load it up, but you can change to a different section of your CV at any time by clicking on the red button to reveal a drop-down menu.
As you add your information, you’ll see it appear on the right-hand side of the screen. Exactly where will depend on the theme you’ve chosen.
Now you’ve done all the essentials, you can quickly and easily customise your CV’s look. Just click on the ‘Theme’ tab, and choose from the range of different styles.
You can do this anytime during the creation process, and you won’t lose any previously entered information. Check back now and then, as new themes might be available.
Saving and Downloading Your CV
You can save your CV at any time by clicking on the blue ‘Save’ icon. You can also create and download more than one CV. To do this, simply click on the black download icon near the theme button. Note, CVs always download in PDF format.
Get Job Hunting!
Now you know how to use our Free CV CV Wizard, you should start testing it out be searching or jobs near you. Depending on your location, we list news jobs every day. Start your search now by visiting https://uk.whatjobs.com.
If you are outside the UK, then scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will see more than 40 other countries to choose from.
Let us help guide you by going through each section below.
1 | Personal Information
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Enter your name, contact details and location in this section. You can also add additional information about yourself, as well as your own website or blog if you have one.
2 | Social
Add the links to your social media here. Add the name of the network, your username or id, and the URL to your page. If you’ve got a few profiles and you want to add more, just click on the green Add button at the bottom of the form. You can delete any additional boxes you don’t want by clicking on the X in the top right corner of each box.
3 | Work Experience
This is where to add your previous work experience. You can also add as many highlights as you like (sales targets being hit, crew member of the month or other high achiever statuses you would like to showcase). Click the Add button to add another role, and click the green + icon to add additional highlights to each position.
4 | Skills
Here, you can enter your employment-related skills, as well as the level of your talent. You can also add keywords and can add as many as you like using the green + icon. Click on the green Add button to bring up another skill template.
5 | Languages
If you can speak any other languages, this is where to add them. Click on the green + to add more languages and the X to remove added languages.
6 | Interests
You can add your interests and hobbies here, as well as adding additional keywords. You can include or remove other interests by using the green + and X buttons, respectively.
7 | References
Input the names and contact details of your references here. You can add more using the green Add button
8 | Volunteering
If you’ve ever done any charity projects or volunteering in any capacity, this is where to mention it. You can enter the details of any organisations you’ve done the work for, as well as mention additional duties or achievements in the ‘highlights’ section.
9 | Education
This section is where you can add all of your education details, including any extra business or training courses you might have completed. You can add as many additional courses or institutions as you need using the green + button.
10 | Awards
If you’ve ever won any employment or educational awards, this is the place to add them.