Differentiating your resume is essential to make it stand out amongst the many that an employer receives. This can be done through content, formatting, and whether it is handwritten or printed. Both are acceptable methods, but there is still divided opinion on which is better.

Should a CV be handwritten or typed?

You might think that you can get away with handwriting your resume, but unfortunately, most employers now use applicant tracking systems (ATS). This means that your resume will be scanned by the software and immediately rejected if it is handwritten.

How do I download a CV in Word?

To access the Microsoft CV templates online:
Click on the title of the document you’re interested in to preview the template
Click “Download” Once downloaded, follow the instructions to install the CV template onto your computer
Or, click “Open in Browser” to edit the template using Word Online

How would you describe yourself in a CV?

I am an experienced and motivated individual who is great at time management and problem solving.
I am a dependable person who is always eager to learn new skills.
I have experience working both as part of a team and individually.

How do I create a PDF CV?

If you’ve written your resume in Microsoft Word, follow these steps to create a PDF:
Click on “File” in the top left corner.
Click on “Save As” in the menu that appears.
When the box pops up, click on the drop-down menu next to “file format.”
Choose PDF from the menu.
Click “Save.”

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