1. Introduction to Start Your CV

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There are lots of reasons to start working on your CV.

You might be looking for a new job … Perhaps the university or technical school you want to attend asks you to include a CV in your application … Or maybe you want to be prepared in case you see an interesting internship opportunity.

No matter what your reason may be for creating a CV, this brief summary of your experience and education is a valuable resource. In this lesson, you will use a template to begin working on your CV. A template is a sample document that has some elements in place, with spaces to fill in other details. Templates save time and help documents look more professional. As you complete this lesson you will: Select a template and rename it, Type your personal details in the template, including your contact information, experience, and education, And organise the layout of the document.

This lesson uses Google Docs, but you could apply these skills and concepts in any word processing application. By the end of this lesson, you will have completed the first draft of your CV, and you will have learned the digital skills you need to finalise and share your document. To start, sign in to your Google account.

Open a new tab in your browser, and navigate to Google.com. If you are not signed in, do so now.

If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one.

Next, open Google Drive.

Then, open the template gallery in Google Docs.


  1. Log in to your Google account.
  2. Open Google Drive.
  3. Create a new document from a template.