We’ve seen a lot of CVs in our time. A great CV won’t guarantee you get that perfect job but a bad one will guarantee you won’t get it. Remember, hiring managers will have to review a lot of CVs so simple is best.

We’ve created a template CV which you can download and use as the basis for your new CV. Click on the link below to grab yourself a copy.

Zodiac Recruitment Template CV (cv-template.docx)

Zodiac Recruitment Graduate Template CV (graduate-cv-template.docx)

If you don’t have software capable of opening a Microsoft Word file then we’ve also provided a HTML version of our CV template below.

Joe Bloggs

Contact Details:

1st Line Address                                                                                                                              Phone Number

2nd Line Address                                                                                                                               Email Address



3 Line Overview:

I have worked as a Civil Engineer for 3 years working for Madeup Engineering on projects such as HS2 and the Channel Tunnel. I am keen to find my next role where I will have room to develop and grow my career prospects.

Employment: (or Education depending on which one is more relevant)

2012-Present – Madeup Engineering – Civil Engineer

  • Duties
  • Duties
  • Duties
  • Duties
  • Computer software that you use
  • Projects that you have worked on

2010-2012 – ABC Engineering – Engineering Technician

  • Duties
  • Duties
  • Duties
  • Duties
  • Computer software that you use

2008-2010 – Pizza Express – Waiter

  • One line of Duties (This isn’t relevant to what you do now and was 5 years ago, keep it brief. You need to show that there aren’t any gaps on your CV but don’t need to go into detail on roles that aren’t relevant to the role you want now)

2005-2008 – Various Part Time Roles whilst at University

  • There is no need to write a duties section here.

Education: (The less relevant employment experience you have, the more detailed this needs to be)

2005-2008 – BSc Civil Engineering 2:1 – Cardiff University

(If you are a graduate then you need to expand on modules that you undertook and any final year projects you did and put this higher up the page as this is more relevant to the job that you’re applying for)

1998-2005 – Cardiff Secondary School

3 A-Levels – Maths C, Physics A, History B

Training Courses/Other Skills:

  • Relevant courses you have done
  • Computer software that you use (eg. AutoCAD)

Interests: (Make sure these are true, often they might be brought up and it’s a bit embarrassing if you say that you love to read but the last book you read was Harry Potter 10 years ago!)

I am a big football fan and like to play golf (badly!).  I enjoy going to the cinema and socialising with my friends.

References (please check before contacting):

Brian Smith – Director – Made Up Engineering

Telephone number

Email Address

Paul Smith – Director – ABC Engineering

Telephone number

Email Address