What does a ‘plain text CV’ look like?

<< back to #winning work guide

We try to keep things really simple in the early stages of the recruitment process.  We don’t need complex CVs or CVs formatted in our or anyone else’s Microsoft Word format.  Just a simple text dump copied into our application form will suffice.  It should look something the text below.  No formatting except for some spacing is required.  You can download the example PDF here (please note you can use your own CV headings and structure, no need to copy ours).

—– TEXT EXAMPLE START —–

Joanna Bloggs, Governance Advisor
+1 xxx xxx xxx | ME@ME.COM | New York, USA (GMT -4)

SUMMARY
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque convallis ullamcorper ipsum, ut ornare quam malesuada id. Suspendisse potenti. Proin nisl velit, commodo quis porttitor venenatis, consequat et metus. Fusce a convallis turpis. Nam facilisis sollicitudin consectetur. Nunc finibus et elit sit amet suscipit. Morbi dignissim erat eu massa tempus, vel lobortis nisl dictum. Cras eu purus feugiat, luctus ligula vitae, fermentum nisl. Nulla sed eros congue, elementum turpis suscipit, facilisis metus.

KEY SKILLS
– Skill title: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque convallis ullamcorper ipsum, ut ornare quam malesuada id. Suspendisse potenti.

– Skill title: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque convallis ullamcorper ipsum, ut ornare quam malesuada id. Suspendisse potenti.

– Skill title: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque convallis ullamcorper ipsum, ut ornare quam malesuada id. Suspendisse potenti.

– Languages: List your languages and level of proficiency here.

EDUCATION
mm/yyyy University of xxxx, Masters in xxxx
mm/yyyy University of xxxx, Masters in xxxx
mm/yyyy University of xxxx, Bachelors in xxxx

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY (Reverse chronological)

mm/yyyy to mm/yyyy Organisation (New York, USA) Title of Role
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque convallis ullamcorper ipsum, ut ornare quam malesuada id. Suspendisse potenti. Proin nisl velit, commodo quis porttitor venenatis, consequat et metus. Fusce a convallis turpis. Nam facilisis sollicitudin consectetur. Nunc finibus et elit sit amet suscipit. Morbi dignissim erat eu massa tempus, vel lobortis nisl dictum. Cras eu purus feugiat, luctus ligula vitae, fermentum nisl. Nulla sed eros congue, elementum turpis suscipit, facilisis metus.

Achievements:
– Did something amazing
– Did something else that was amazing
– Oh and another thing…

mm/yyyy to mm/yyyy Organisation (New York, USA) Title of Role
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque convallis ullamcorper ipsum, ut ornare quam malesuada id. Suspendisse potenti. Proin nisl velit, commodo quis porttitor venenatis, consequat et metus. Fusce a convallis turpis. Nam facilisis sollicitudin consectetur. Nunc finibus et elit sit amet suscipit. Morbi dignissim erat eu massa tempus, vel lobortis nisl dictum. Cras eu purus feugiat, luctus ligula vitae, fermentum nisl. Nulla sed eros congue, elementum turpis suscipit, facilisis metus.

Achievements:
– Did something amazing
– Did something else that was amazing
– Oh and another thing…

mm/yyyy to mm/yyyy Organisation (New York, USA) Title of Role
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque convallis ullamcorper ipsum, ut ornare quam malesuada id. Suspendisse potenti. Proin nisl velit, commodo quis porttitor venenatis, consequat et metus. Fusce a convallis turpis. Nam facilisis sollicitudin consectetur. Nunc finibus et elit sit amet suscipit. Morbi dignissim erat eu massa tempus, vel lobortis nisl dictum. Cras eu purus feugiat, luctus ligula vitae, fermentum nisl. Nulla sed eros congue, elementum turpis suscipit, facilisis metus.

Achievements:
– Did something amazing
– Did something else that was amazing
– Oh and another thing…

mm/yyyy to mm/yyyy Organisation (New York, USA) Title of Role
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque convallis ullamcorper ipsum, ut ornare quam malesuada id. Suspendisse potenti. Proin nisl velit, commodo quis porttitor venenatis, consequat et metus. Fusce a convallis turpis. Nam facilisis sollicitudin consectetur. Nunc finibus et elit sit amet suscipit. Morbi dignissim erat eu massa tempus, vel lobortis nisl dictum. Cras eu purus feugiat, luctus ligula vitae, fermentum nisl. Nulla sed eros congue, elementum turpis suscipit, facilisis metus.

Achievements:
– Did something amazing
– Did something else that was amazing
– Oh and another thing…

RELEVANT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

Skill, Course Name, Trainer
Skill, Course Name, Trainer
Skill, Course Name, Trainer

—– TEXT EXAMPLE END —–