Free Professional CV Templates

Free Professional CV Templates

Without a well laid out CV you are really wasting your time applying for jobs. 
Here are a few Free Professional Curriculum Vitae Templates in Microsoft word that you can download  to customize for your need.

Before downloading the CV templates below, please make sure to read these two articles first as they will help you to understand how to write a CV so that you can customize these templates below. You will also learn how to write a great cover letter for your CV:

How to write a great cover letter for your CV

How to write a great professional Curriculum Vitae (CV)

After reading How to write a CV article, you should get a good idea of the importance of writing a great CV.

CV Template 1: Graduate, Internship or P1/P2 Electronic/Electrical Engineering 

When writing graduate Electronic/ Electrical CV, focus on your technical skills. This industry is usually built in a team setting, so be sure to demonstrate your experience working with a team.

Here are some essential skills you could include in your CV:

  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Critical-thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Technical skills like programming PLC, Networking, hardware design, etc.
  • Detailed schematics
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Electrical engineering design

This is a short 2 pages CV suitable for a recent graduate looking for Internship, P1/P2 or a junior position in an electronic/electrical engineering field or any junior level position. 

 Download: Graduate Electronic / Electrical CV Template

              CV Template 2: Graduate, Internship or P1/P2 IT/Computer Science 

When writing graduate IT/ Computer science CV, focus on your technical skills. The IT industry is usually built in a team setting, so be sure to demonstrate your experience working with a team. Technology in this industry changes quickly, so make your passion for developing new skills and learning new technologies clear. If you have been involved in open-source project, make sure to highlight all the projects and the links to their repositories.

Here are some essential skills you could include in your CV:

  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Critical-thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Database Design/Management
  • Networking
  • Network Architecture
  • Network Security
  • Programming languages: C#, VB, Java, PHP, C, Assembly, etc.
  • Web design
  • Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Software design
  • Mobile Design (Android, iOS)
  • Hardware
  • Operating Systems

This is a short 2 pages CV suitable for a recent graduate looking for Internship, P1/P2 or a junior position in a software development field or any junior level position.

Download: Graduate IT/Computer science CV Template

CV Template 3: Technician Electronic/Electrical

This is a short 2 pages CV suitable for a technician in electronic security industry or any technical field. 

Your technician CV must showcase your experience and demonstrate that you are well knowledgeable various technical skills. Education is also very important, your CV should emphasize your academic credentials.

Here are some essential skills you could include in your CV:

  • Technical documentation
  • Technical skills like: Installation, maintenance, commissioning, networking, etc.
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Single line diagrams
  • Equipment datasheets
  • Cable schedules
  • Control schematics
  • Engineering/Government standards
  • Work closely with clients

Download: Technician CV Template

               CV Template 4: Skilled Engineer/Junior Engineer Electronic/ Automation 

This is a great CV for a skilled engineer/junior engineer in Electrical, Electronic, Automation or similar industry with experience working with PLCs, engineering drawings, documentation, networking, etc.

Your engineer CV must showcase your experience and demonstrate that you are well knowledgeable various technical and non technical skills. Education is also very important, a degree or diploma will likely be required by the company, so your CV should emphasize your academic credentials.

Here are some essential skills you could include in your CV:

  • Technical documentation
  • Technical skills like programming PLC, Networking, hardware design, etc.
  • Conceptual designs
  • Detailed schematics
  • Wiring diagrams
  • 3D models
  • Quality control
  • Fabrication and assembly
  • Electrical engineering design
  • Budget estimates
  • Single line diagrams
  • Equipment datasheets
  • Material requisitions
  • Cable schedules
  • Control schematics
  • Engineering/Government standards
  • Work closely with clients

This CV template is 3 pages plus a cover page. This template could be used for any skilled engineering CV. 

Download: Skilled Engineer CV Template

CV Template 5: Graduate, Junior Medical Doctor/Nurse 

This is a great CV for a junior medical doctor looking for a position as a Medical Doctor. A wide range of skills and knowledge in general medicine is outlined here.

As a nurse/doctor, you will be expected to work in a fast-paced and high-stress environment, complete repetitive tasks, and spend much of the day standing and walking. Your CV must demonstrate that you have the skills and experience necessary to carry out these duties. Emphasize your credentials and interpersonal skills, and showcase that you are dedicated to your career and to providing exemplary medical care.

Here are some essential skills you could include in your CV:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Physically able
  • Team player
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Certification and professional registration.
  • Values and ethics
  • Clinical skills
  • Reliable
  • Quick learning
  • Problem solving
  • Time management

This CV template is 3 pages plus a cover page. This CV template could be used for other medical related professions like Nursing, Dentistry or medical laboratory technician.

Download: Junior Medical Doctor/Nurse CV Template

CV Template 6: Junior IT/Computer Science

This is a great CV for a junior web design/developer looking for a position to expend his/her career. A wide range of skills and knowledge in web design is outlined here.

Focus on your technical skills and emphasize previous projects you have been involved in. The IT industry is usually built in a team setting, so be sure to demonstrate your experience working with a team. Technology in this industry changes quickly, so make your passion for developing new skills and learning new technologies clear.

Here are some essential skills you could include in your CV:

  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Critical-thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Database Design/Management
  • Networking
  • Network Architecture
  • Network Security
  • Programming languages: C#, VB, Java, PHP, C, Assembly, etc.
  • Web design
  • Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Software design
  • Mobile Design (Android, iOS)
  • Hardware
  • Operating Systems

This CV template is a short compact 2 pages CV it can be used for any junior level position in the Information and Technology or Computer Science sectors

Download: Junior IT/Computer Science CV Template

CV Template 7: Matric/Secondary School Leaver

This is a great CV for a secondary school leaver with no experience at all looking for a position in a Call Center industry, Cashier in retail sector, sales or a related industry. In this template you are going to learn how to emphasize some skills acquired at school to compensate for your lack of experience.

As you probably don’t have much or any work experience, in the skills section you can efficiently list your core competencies in a way that is direct and easy to read. Showcase the skills and abilities that you bring to the job, focusing on those which distinguish you from the competition. The more useful and unique your skills are, the more you will stand out to an employer

Your contact information is very important for potential employers, having read your CV, know how to contact you! At the top of your CV, include your name, phone number, email address, and city.

This CV template is a short compact 2 pages CV.

Download: Matric CV Template

CV Template 8: Junior Call Center Agent

This is a great CV for a person looking for a job in Call Center industry.

Here are some essential skills you should include in your CV:

  • Customer service skills
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Written communication skills
  • Languages you know, including foreign languages if you are fluent in some of them
  • Ability prioritize and multitask
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Competence in office software like Microsoft word, Outlook for emails etc.
  • Team environment skills, this could be even from sports or school projects

Make sure you know which role you are applying for as you will need to customize your CV to reflect this role like: Call center operator, call center manager, call center supervisor, call center agent, call center lead, and so on.

In this template you are going to learn how to emphasize some skills acquired at school to compensate for your lack of experience. This CV template is a short compact 2 pages CV.

Download: Junior Call Center CV Template

CV Template 9: Waiter / Waitress CV Template

As a waiter/waitress you will be expected to have excellent people skills, time management, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and shift hours. Your CV should show that you are a skilled, people person with a good attitude to a tough job. Previous restaurant and customer service experience should be emphasized

Here are some essential skills you could include in your CV:

  • Food safety knowledge
  • Food industry knowledge
  • Customer service
  • The ability to work in a high-stress environment
  • Multi-tasking
  • Inventory
  • Cash handling
  • Multilingualism
  • Flexible schedule

Download: Waiter/ Waitress CV Template

CV Template 10: Retail/Cashier CV Template

To get a job in retail industry like working for the major supermarkets, you have to demonstrate that you are dedicated and have the required skills for the position you are applying for as there are many specific roles in the retail sector like assisting customers, cashiers, stocking shelves, store management and more. So customize your CV to emphasize the skills that fit the role you are applying for. Include previous experience in a specific retain industry like electronics shop, pharmacy, grocery shop, clothing shop for example, a CV that is targeted to a particular job and specific industry will likely lands you a job quicker than a general CV.

Here are some essential skills you could include in your CV:

  • Customer service
  • Shelf stocking
  • Stock Checking
  • Lifting merchandise
  • Cash handling
  • Leadership
  • Good communication skills: Both written and verbal
  • Basic Computer Skills: Electronic register, credit card processor, or Point of Sale (POS) system
  • Brand ambassadorship
  • Numeracy
  • Sales

This CV template is a short compact 2 pages CV for secondary school leaver student with no prior experience looking for a cashier job in retail industry.

Download: Retail Cashier CV Template

The ultimate role of a CV to is to land you a job, if you are lucky and have been invited to an interview, don’t stress we’re got you covered, read the article below to learn how to answer questions during an interview: 

Top 20 Job Interview Questions and Best Answers

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