Best free CV Template Resources of 2019January 24, 2019
In this post, we share the love
We go through all websites that offer free CV templates to download and we share them. We know there are lots of good templates designers around the web and they deserve our consideration. Finding the right document is very important for your job search.
On this page we made a list of the best free CV and resume templates that you can download and use with no charge. We took a look at lots of websites to find you the best of all.
Our selection criteria:
- Picture preview of the template
- How easy is it to find the download link for each file
- File must be in Microsoft Word format
- No sign up or account required to download the files
- How easy is it to open the file with MS Word
- General look and navigability of the website itself
So, are you ready?
Just click on each image to go to the download page for each of the featured templates. Most of the time, it’s a “Download” button you have to click on but I guess you’ll figure that out by yourself. 😉
Government Resume Goldmines
Lots of countries’ government websites offers huge amount of information. There are some who will provide country specific templates for you to use and they’ll even tell you what to include in it.
United States of America
Tips for Writing a Federal Resume: https://www.dol.gov/general/jobs/tips-for-writing-a-federal-resume
Application Instructions: https://www.cia.gov/careers/application-process/application-instructions
Find a Job with the US Government: https://www.usa.gov/find-a-job
Find a USA Federal Government Job: https://www.usa.gov/government-jobs
Career field resources for internships & jobs: https://career.vt.edu/job-search/search-tools/Career-fields.html
Your CV: what to include in each section: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/get-a-job/cv-sections
UK Classic CV Template: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/cv-templates/1529/classic-cv-template
UK CVs and cover letters: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/cvs-and-cover-letters
Government of Canada’ Résumé Template – Priority Administration: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/information-priority-administration/resume-template-priority-administration.html
How to write a good resume: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/content_pieces-eng.do?cid=11906
Gov. of Canada’s Resume Builder: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/content_pieces-eng.do?cid=6464&lang=eng
Government of Canada resume format: https://canadiangovernmentjobs.ca/government-of-canada-resume-format/
Wow can you imagine that we even promote websites from our competitors? Well… we think there is a place for each player in the market and everyone has something unique to offer. So here is our favorite ones.
CV TEMPLATE MASTER
CV Template Master is a great resource for free files. One of the best actually! The website is very well done and it’s very easy to find the download links. What we liked the most is that all their templates are in Microsoft Word format. That makes the file easy to edit. You can download them without charge. We downloaded and opened a few of their files on our computer and they showed up exactly like the previews on their website. So I guess you can’t go wrong with them and it’s why they rank so good on Google and other search engines.
Here are a few examples of their work we liked:
120+ templates at FREESUMES
The next website we liked a lot is Freesumes.com. Beginning with the domain name, we think it sounds awesome and it’s probably one of the best around. There are lots of templates to choose from and it’s quite easy to find the download links. We also liked that there was a documentation file with all templates you download guiding you through the editing of your CV. We found that the templates, when opened in Word, are not exactly as the previews on their website cause they removed pictures and personalized stuff in them, but I guess it’s OK and you can figure out by yourself how it’s supposed to look when you are done.
Here are a few templates we liked:
134 Templates on Microsoft Office 365
There are a few very nice templates on the Microsoft Office website for you to choose from. I guess you wouldn’t need any very high fashion templates when you have these that are perfectly adapted to job hunting. What’s awesome is that in most cases, they have the matching cover letter that fits each resume templates, these are really appreciated by recruiters. Most of them are pretty plain templates but still… they’re nicely done and good looking.
Here are a few ones we appreciated:
18 CV Templates at CV Plaza
Ok, now let’s go Old School. These CV templates are probably the precursor of all modern and design looking templates available now… you can’t really go wrong with them cause they just show what they are supposed to… the information. I must admit that I, at some point, inspired myself with these to create my own template collection you can find on my website.
There is a Download link under each of these when you visit their page, and they also provide a full guide to create your own.
Here are a few ones we still like:
Download a few Resume Packs at Resume Genius
We found this page on Resume Genius where you can download “packs” of resume templates. That’s nice cause in one single click you can download 5 templates for you to choose from after on your computer. Very nice page, visit it.
Here are the ones we think at the best from them:
Honestly, we thought we would find way more templates than we did… ok, there are a few great selections, but it’s not huge! Lots of websites bait you with the “Free” word and you simple just can’t find that download link and get the files. We hope that this list will help you out finding what you are looking for and that you’ll be able to write your very own CV.
You can also see that we didn’t talk about our own collection of template… which we honestly think would get a very nice place in that list or resources. This said, you can take a look at our Word format templates by clicking here.
Once done, be proud of it and send it to all recruiters you know and where you want to work. We wish you the best luck getting that dream job of yours! 🙂
You want to go faster and easier?
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Why use an online CV builder:
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- Easier to use than editing it yourself in a text formatting software such as Word or OpenOffice.
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Some people are less familiar with text formatting softwares such as Microsoft Word, so using a builder will ease you the task greatly.
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