How to make a CV online for free

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How to make a CV online for free
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Using one of countless websites, making a CV (curriculum vitae) online can be quite simple. CV writing websites provide templates, examples, tips and articles to aid your writing. Some sites even boast professionals who will read your CV and then offer their expert advice. But you can learn how to produce your own online CV.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Assemble all the information that is typically included in CVs and resumes. You will need contact information for the schools you have attended and the employers for which you have worked. You will also need the contact information for any references you plan to include.

  2. 2

    Visit various website programs that offer free online CVs. Select the site that offers the features that you require. Some sites offer general assistance, some offer employment assistance, and others offer your own domain name where employers can type in your personalised Web address to view your CV.

  3. 3

    Create an account with the website of your choice. With, you enter your name and e-mail address; you also select a user name and password. At this point, an e-mail will be sent to the address you supplied. In that e-mail, you will click on the link provided to activate the account. Make sure you choose a user name and password that you can easily remember but others will not guess. It is important that only you can access your CV for editing purposes.

  4. 4

    Using the website, click on members and login. Here you will supply information that fills in the following categories: Contact Details, Profile, Employment History, Education, Professional Training, Proficiencies and Personal Statement.

  5. 5

    Read articles and tips provided by the site of your choice to edit your CV. On, you can read articles about common mistakes to avoid, power words to boost the CV, CV problem areas, cover letters and CV profiles. Edit your CV according to the advice you have garnered from various CV-writing websites.

  6. 6

    Print, download and/or activate your online CV. Each site is a bit different, but most require a simple click to publish your CV to the domain name they supply (if your site offers this feature).

  7. 7

    Edit your CV as necessary to add additional training, experience or skills.

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