How to Make a Resume in Word

To make a good professional resume, having Word installed on your computer may be all you need. The Microsoft program has ready-made templates that allow you to create beautiful and organized CVs to increase the chances of those looking for jobs. Just fill out the templates with your personal information. The feature is useful for those who do not want to start building a curriculum from scratch and at the same time want to be free to modify the fields and sections as they wish. See in the tutorial how to access the catalog of curriculum vitae examples in Word.

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Step 1. Open Word and use the search field in the "New" menu to search for curriculum templates. Enter "resume" and press Enter to see a list of options.

Search for models of resumes in Word

Step 2. Click on one of the templates and select "Create" to download the document and start editing offline.

Download a template to edit in Word

Step 3. If the model already has a profile photo, be sure to replace it with a photo of you. Click on the photo and select "Change image". If the option is locked, add a new photo over the Insert> Images menu.

Add or change the curriculum profile picture

Step 4. If the only option is to place a photo on the original, click on the layout options icon of your image and select the option "In front of the text".

Align the image in front of the content

Step 5. Resume templates usually have fields for each textual element. Click on the titles and descriptions of each section and fill in your data.

Edit the curriculum in Word with your information

Step 6. When the curriculum has dynamic charts, you can open a micro-sheet to change the base information. To do this, click on the graph and go to the menu "Edit data"> "Edit data".

Edit dynamic chart data

Step 7. In a skills chart, rename each row and fill the cells with the proficiency percentage in decimal numbers. Close the microprocessor to see updated chart information.

Change the names of the categories and enter the percentage in decimal number

Step 8. Unnecessary sections can also be removed or modified. Change the title to use the space for different data. Replace a "Hobbies" column, for example, with a list of languages ‚Äč‚Äčthat you master.

Change an entire section of the curriculum

Step 9. After editing the information, zoom out to get an overview of the curriculum you just created. When finished, save the document as PDF before sending to recruiters.

Review the curriculum in Word and save as PDF

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