We believe there are times when a free resume template or a free CV template can win you a job interview and there's one at the bottom of this page.
But we also believe these times are becoming less and less, for 3 reasons:
In our view, a free template for CV can be used only where there is little competition and/or where employers are likely to have lower expectations, such as lower graded jobs.
In our opinion, and in the opinion of many industry professionals, you will have trouble winning interviews for tough jobs with free CV templates.
No. You don't have to spend a lot of money getting a good CV or resume written for you. It is possible to have a professional write a resume or CV for you for only $50 or £25, though like everything, standards go up with prices.
Our advice? Get a personal recommendation or look for a professional Company with good feedback and who offer some form of guarantee should your CV or resume not win you interviews. This keeps the Company working for you! Giving you free updates for 12 months let's say, is also a bonus.
But if you'd rather not do this, check out our resume resources where you can find lots of information and advice to help you write a CV or resume that wins you interviews.
If the job you're going for is likely to attract little competition or you expect the employer's standards to be low, for whatever reason, a free template for CV might work for you.