2. Choose a CV Template

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In the previous video, you opened the template gallery in Google Docs. In this video, you will preview several templates and choose one to use for your CV.

The formatting elements provided in a template -- such as the layout and headings -- are a helpful starting point for your new CV. They also help you keep font sizes and styles consistent so your document looks professional. Click on one of the CV templates to open it.

Each CV template contains sections for your: contact information, experience, and education.

But each template also has unique features -- such as different layouts, fonts, and colours.

Compare several templates to decide which one is right for you. Return to your Drive by clicking the other tab in your browser. Then, create a new document from a template and choose another style of CV.

For example, if you are applying for a job in a creative field, you may want to use a template with an interesting colour combination or non-traditional font.

If you are applying for an academic scholarship, you may want to use a template with a more traditional font.

Pick a template that fits your style or the opportunity you are interested in.

Rename the document. Use your first and last names and the words CV draft.

A draft is a preliminary -- or first -- version of something that is written or drawn, such as an essay, sketch, or plan. Great! Now you have begun the first draft of your CV. Before moving on to the next video, take a moment to organise your files in Drive. When you open a template from the gallery, it is saved automatically.

To keep your Drive organised, and to find important files more easily, delete the templates you viewed but did not select.

Now, move on to the next video to start filling in your information in the template.

Now, it’s your turn: Review several templates from the gallery, Choose and rename a template for your CV And delete the unused templates from your Drive.


  1. Review several templates from the gallery.
  2. Choose and rename the template for your CV.
  3. Delete the unused templates from your Drive.