If you have found a template online then how many other people do you think have found the same one? How many times do you think the reader has seen that template before?
If the purpose of the CV is to enable you to stand out so that you get noticed, then why start with a document that does exactly the opposite?
If the format is restrictive then you need to get a new format.
The absolute worst one I’ve seen is a common European format which is completely ineffective (in my opinion) as it is very repetitive and list based, with lots of headings and leaves little room for providing the kind of detail that employers really want.
The alternative that I would suggest is just to write down some main headings, get writing some effective content and then edit. Then come back to it a day later and edit again. Do this a few times over a week or two and you will arrive at the right result.
If you happen to have used a template, I would literally start again with a fresh document and use the existing CV for reference. Think about what you achieved within each of your jobs and you will find you have a completely different result.
See more regarding the 'Marketing approach to CV writing' here.
Graeme Jordan is a CV Writer and Interview Coach who helps candidates at all levels in a range of industries to get interviews and get selected. See more at www.GraemeJordanCV.com
At Social Hire, we don't just do social.
Our digital marketing managers are the wizards that can give you the insight you need to develop your business. Have you had enough of making complex personnel choices that don't work well for your digital presence?
Do you have a desire to increase the engagement of your business by utilising digital marketing, but can't work out how to begin?
Our team of managers are a team that assists our partners improve their presence online by producing online marketing services on a regular basis. Our service is transparent and economical, which ensures that you get a great service and results that make a difference when you utilise our services. We arrange many different marketing services for enterprises from small businesses to large corporations to help make the most of of your company's social media marketing.
You might like these blog posts Taking the sting out of marketing buzzwords, Why Job Seekers Are Turning To Social Media, How To Improve Customer Loyalty In The Age Of Social Media, and Kings of the Wild Frontier: Taking Risks in Your Small Business.