Best cv templates

Free CV template for professionals

Here at Prosperity Recruitment, hundreds of CVs come across our desks each and every week. Candidates often ask us what we look for in a CV, so we decided to put together a free CV template download to act as a guide for them. You’ll find a link at the bottom of the page.

What we look for in a good CV

What we look for in a CV will vary from role to role. However, no matter what industry or niche we’re hiring for, two things always prove helpful:

  • CVs adjusted to suit the role you as a candidate are applying for
  • A good CV format

Both of these things help us quickly identify candidates who are suitable for an opening.

A good CV format is simple, clear and easy to scan through. Headings and bold text should be used to create a hierarchy on the page. This draws our eye and allows us to navigate a CV quickly and easily.

Candidates who tweak their CV to suit a role also win big brownie points - it's as simple as taking the skills you have from the job descriptions and featuring them on your CV. As recruiters, this tells us straight off the bat that your skills are relevant and that you could be an ideal fit. It also demonstrates how much you want a role and your willingness to go the extra mile to get it.

Recruiters and hiring managers are also looking for results. Don't just say what you can do, show us how you have done it. Overseen a €10k monthly PPC spend with a 3x ROAS? Put it in. Launched a successful app where you were responsible for the UI? Link to it. Putting in evidence of your work is a powerful way to convince people of your skills and experience.

Our tips for good CV format

A professional CV isn’t so different from the first ones you would have put together while still in school. The tricky part as you gain more experience is keeping them succinct. The longer you’ve been building your career, the more information you have to fill the page. Make sure that the work you put on there showcases your talent, experience and results. 

But resist the temptation to share all the details. Instead, keep your CV to two or three pages with the best examples of your work, and save the extra information for the interview.

Our advice is to introduce yourself with a bang at the top of your CV and then provide more detail further down the page. Our free CV template download will guide you along the way.

Download our free CV template

You’ll find our free CV template here. We hope this helps with the job hunt. Once you’ve put together the perfect CV, feel free to send it on to the team here at Prosperity. That way we can get in touch if any ideal job openings come across our desk.