Change the Color of Your CV Headings

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In the main lesson, you used a template to create your CV. A template is a useful way to build a document with a specific layout. Sometimes, the design elements, such as the colours or font, don’t meet your specific needs.

In this extension, you will change the colours in your CV.

Maybe you want to match your CV colours to your portfolio, website , or blog.

Perhaps you’d like to choose a colour that relates to the industry you want to work in.

Or maybe you’d just like your CV colours to suit your own personal taste.

To start, open a new tab or window. If you have not used the computer you are working on before, go to and sign in to your Google account.

Then, open Google Drive.

Find your CV draft, and open it.

Now, decide what colour you would like to use for your CV. It’s a good idea to make sure the colour you select is professional, subtle, and used sparingly in your CV.

Highlight one section header of your CV. Then, click on the text colour icon, and choose the colour you prefer.

For a clear and professional-looking CV, it’s important to keep formatting consistent. So, repeat this step for each heading in your CV, so they all match.

If you like, you can also change the colour of your name. If you don’t like the way something looks, select the text again, and change it back to its original colour.

Great job! Now your CV reflects your personality and style while remaining professional.

Now, it’s your turn: Change the colour of your CV headings.

And change the colour of your name, if you like.

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Change the Color of Your CV Headings

Change the colors in your CV.

Make a Copy of Your CV

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Write a Summary Statement

Add a summary statement to your CV.

Save Your CV as a PDF File

Save your CV as a PDF file so it’s ready to send to an employer.


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