Crafting Your First CV: A Step-by-Step Guide

November 15, 2023
This template is a perfect starting point to a CV that will be sure to impress any employer...

Your Name

Address | Phone Number | Email Address | LinkedIn Profile (if applicable)

A brief statement about your career goals and what you aim to achieve in your chosen field. This section helps employers understand your aspirations.

"I am a motivated and enthusiastic student seeking opportunities to develop my skills and contribute to a dynamic work environment. Eager to learn and apply my knowledge in [insert field or industry]."

List your current or most recent educational experiences. Include the name of the school, graduation year, and any notable achievements or extracurricular activities.


  • School Name, City, State Expected Graduation: June 20XX
  • Relevant Coursework: [List any relevant subjects]
  • Extracurricular Activities: [List any clubs, sports, or projects]

Highlight your key skills, both technical and soft skills. This could include languages, software, teamwork, communication, etc.

  • Technical Skills: Microsoft Office Suite
  • Basic coding (mention specific languages)
  • Soft Skills: Strong communication
  • Team collaboration

Include any part-time jobs, internships, volunteer work, or relevant projects. Even tasks like babysitting, lawn care, or assisting neighbours can be valuable.

  • Sales Associate | ABC Retail Store, City, State | June 20XX - Present Assisted customers in product selection and provided excellent customer service.
  • Handled cash transactions and maintained a clean and organized store

Highlight any awards, honours, or special recognitions you've received.

  • Student of the Month | High School Name | January 20XX
  • First Place | Science Fair Project | Year

Include references if available. It could be teachers, coaches, or adults who can vouch for your character and work ethic.

Available upon request. Remember to customize the template according to individual needs. Remember to use action verbs, quantify achievements where possible, and tailor the CV for each application. This template provides a foundation, but personalization is key. Good luck!

You can view a pre created blog template here! Use the advice above to fill it out and create the perfect CV.

(You will need to select the prompt that appears to copy the file!)

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