CV Makers to Kickstart Your CV Writing Journey

While there are many ways to build your CV, using a CV maker can more easily create your professional CV.


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It can be extremely difficult to start a CV from scratch, especially if you’ve never created one before. In this article, we’ll go over what a CV maker is and how to use our own maker to write and format your own document. Our professional online resume builder can jump-start the process and help you create a CV quickly by:

  • Helping you create your CV with step-by-step guidance
  • Providing a variety of professional templates to choose from
  • Organizing your information easily. With our builder, you can create an online CV that impresses hiring managers
  • Download in different formats. Save and create as many versions of your CV as you need for different job opportunities and download them in a variety of popular file formats, including PDF and MS Word
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Use a CV maker to easily create a great document

When writing your CV, it’s a good idea to have some templates or examples on hand for the industries you’re interested in to help you understand what your final product should look like. That means having access to a tool like the ResumeHelp builder will make changing your layouts and exploring related fields easy, which can help you write a better CV overall.

Make sure to remember that a CV is also different from a cover letter. A CV lists your work experience and skills, while a cover letter talks directly to the recruiter and makes a case for why you’re the right person for the specific job. For a cover letter maker to help you create your own cover letter, use the ResumeHelp Cover Letter Builder.

Do’s and don’ts for building your CV

CV writing can be a challenge so make sure to follow these tips, and remember that using the expertly designed layouts and tools in a CV maker or resume builder can help you create the perfect CV or resume for any job application.


  • Make your CV longer and more detailed than a standard resume; make sure to order your document accordingly and keep your most important information near the top.
  • Use a CV for specific career fields like college-level academics, research, military, entertainment and government work.
  • Remember to include special sections that highlight credentials that match the job you want, such as: teaching, publications, lecturing or controlled research experience.


  • Use a CV if a standard U.S. job application requests a resume.
  • Use a CV if you have less than 10 years of experience or are seeking work outside of academia (in the U.S.).
  • Forget to proofread and spell-check your entire document; using a CV builder includes this step.

The Structure of a CV

CV or resume templates will help provide you with a strong appearance for your CV but you’ll need some insight into the structure to write it more effectively. The following sections should appear in a resume or a European-style CV.

  • Contact Information: Clear and correct contact information is needed from every applicant including your full name and phone number. You can also add your social media links, such as your LinkedIn profile.
  • Objective Statement: In this section, give an overview of your top career highlights relevant to the position. Describe your professional or academic specializations, key skills or relevant attributes, and key achievements to show why you’re the ideal candidate.
  • Summary of Qualifications: This section should be focused on what you can offer to a potential employer by highlighting what makes you unique. You can also highlight your affiliations with any professional bodies or groups. Think of these as lengthier descriptions of the most important attributes that would otherwise belong on your skills list.
  • Core Qualifications/Key Skills: These sections represent technical or special skills that directly reference the terms used in the job description.
  • Education: The education section should be presented in reverse-chronological order with your high school listed last and with the least detail — you do not need to include your GPA.
  • Work Experience: This section should be presented in reverse-chronological order, just as with a professional resume, and highlight your main achievements and professional skills. Remember to include quantifiable metrics to demonstrate precisely what you contributed to past employers.
  • Awards: Academic and professional achievements you have received.
  • Certifications: Credentials earned via training online, night classes, etc.
  • Publications: List research papers, articles or other published writing related to your work.
  • Grants and Fellowships: Here you can list financial grants or admittance into fellowships. This shows potential employers that you’ve proven yourself to influential people in your field.
  • Conferences: Shows your commitment to taking a more holistic interest in your industry through networking, learning from peers and more.
  • Affiliations: Highlight which major, industry-relevant associations you’re a part of or have worked with directly.

Get started with CV Examples

Take a look at the teaching assistant, architect and pharmacist CV samples below. As you can see, there are different custom sections for each CV, and the work history sections feature a bevy of skills. Not to worry — our Resume Builder allows you to create as many new sections as necessary to effectively capture your years of experience and accomplishments, with job-specific suggestions to fill out your CV.

Just a few simple steps to build your CV

Although CVs are different from resumes and include more sections, creating and formatting a CV that will pass ATS and impress hiring managers using our Resume Builder is easy!

Follow these simple steps to build your CV:

  • Click one of the “Create my CV” buttons on this page. On the new page that appears, select “Create a new resume” to begin the process. Then select “Let’s get started” on the next page.
  • Follow the steps on the page and fill in the blanks.
  • First, choose one of our 17 resume templates, then select if you want to create a new resume or upload an existing document.
  • The builder will automatically guide you through creating the summary, and adding your work history, skills and education.
  • After writing your summary, you’ll be able to add extra sections and begin customizing your document. Click the box on the top right to use the add sections feature and select ‘other’ from the drop-down menu so you can title and fill in your own custom skills or certifications.
  • When you reach the end of the builder, you’ll see your CV to move your new section or any of the preselected builder sections. Hover over the left side of the column you are trying to adjust and select the arrow icon pictured below.
  • If you need to edit the standard or your custom sections, select the three dots on the right and the editing drop-down will appear. This way, you can organize the layout of your CV accordingly.
  • If you would like to change the headers of any of your CV sections, simply hover over where it says “Summary,” “Education,” etc., until the Rename button appears. Then put your new title in the space provided and click enter.
  • You can change the formatting of your document on the menu at the bottom of the page. After clicking the arrow next to “Normal,” press the “Custom” button. A new menu will appear, where you can adjust the margins, font size, font style and spacing. If you want to change the color, a menu with different options will appear when you click the “Color” tab.
  • Be sure to click “Spell Check” at the top left to ensure no grammatical errors.
  • Once you’re satisfied with your CV, you can click “Download” and save the document on your computer. If you don’t want to download it just yet, press “Save and Next” so your work isn’t lost.

FAQ: CV makers

Q: How do I use an online CV maker ?

Since CVs are longer than the average resume, using a CV maker gives you the opportunity to easily enter your work history, your certifications and education, and your professional contact information. The automated process of the ResumeHelp builder will also make it more convenient to find the appropriate format for a curriculum vitae so you can provide the best overview of your academic and employment history.

Q: Which CV maker is the best?

While there are many ways to build your CV, using a CV maker or builder is great for job seekers who want a tool easily creates a professional CV document. Different jobs and industries will prioritize different qualifications. No matter what your needs are, the ResumeHelp resume builder allows you to create and save multiple versions of your CV in one place, with each document being clear and easy to read. Your document should be designed to give hiring managers the whole picture in a “top-down” approach with relevant sections highlighted accordingly. To make things easier, consider looking at ResumeHelp’s wide selection of template options.

Q: Should I match my CV to my cover letter?

The objective of your CV is to showcase the skills you have that can help the company that you are applying to, while also explaining why this particular position would be a good fit for your career path. Your cover letter is your chance to provide the relevant background information surrounding these career highlights so both documents should be similar in relevance content and format. CV examples and templates from the industries you’re interested in and the ResumeHelp builder options, along with the Cover Letter Builder, can ensure that both format and flow matches on all your documents and they will pass applicant tracking systems (ATS).

Q: What is the difference between a CV and a resume?

The purpose of a resume is to showcase your most relevant strengths and get you a new job, while the purpose of a CV is to provide a comprehensive overview of your academic and employment history. While both documents can help you show an employer that you’re qualified for a role, the CV is designed to give hiring managers the whole picture of your career trajectory rather than just the information that pertains directly to the job application.

Q: What is a CV in the UK vs the US?

A CV in the UK, much like a resume in the United States, is a requirement for any open position and gives reassurance to a potential employer that you’re qualified for the position. If the details and keywords in your resume directly correlate to the job description, there’s a better chance of landing a job interview. There are some localization differences though, as a CV in the UK is typically two pages and can include job relevant hobbies and interests. CVs in the United States most commonly refer to a document requested in the academia, entertainment or international fields as it is based on overall experience and not just relevant aspects of a candidate’s work experience.


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