Make a Copy of Your CV

Playback speed:

There are many reasons to have more than one version of your CV. Maybe you have varied skills that apply to different kinds of jobs. Or perhaps you’d like one CV for school-related activities and one for paid work. Either way, your CV will be a more valuable tool for you if it highlights the experiences that most closely match the opportunity you are applying for. The first step in creating more than one version of your CV is making a copy of the original CV file. To do this, 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, using the File menu, make a copy of your CV.

When you save the copy, it will also automatically be saved in Google Drive.

To make each version of your CV easy to find in your Drive, give the new version a name that matches its purpose.

Good job! Continue making copies and updating your CV to reflect whatever type of position you are applying for. A CV that matches each job, school, volunteer role, or other opportunity is more likely to get you noticed! Now, it’s your turn: Make a copy of your CV, And change the name so your Drive stays organised and you can easily find each version of your CV.

Choose an extension
Open Your CV from Drive

Practice opening your CV from Google Drive so you can complete the final steps of building your CV.

Add Bullet Points to Your CV

Add bullet points to your CV to organize the descriptions of your work, volunteer, or other relevant experience.

Change the Color of Your CV Headings

Change the colors in your CV.

Make a Copy of Your CV

Make a copy of your CV to tailor it to multiple jobs you might apply for.

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.


Choose one of the videos to extend the skills you learned to continue building a CV.