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Last Minute Question: CV Template

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Are we required to use their template for our CV or is it merely a suggestion on how to make our own CV? My CV is laid out almost identically, but the font and margins are different and don't want to get in trouble.
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I was wondering the same. But to be on the safe side, I decided to use their template.
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I was wondering the same. But to be on the safe side, I decided to use their template.


Tks! Did you keep everything the same such as font, margins, etc?
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njesus wrote:
I was wondering the same. But to be on the safe side, I decided to use their template.


Tks! Did you keep everything the same such as font, margins, etc?


Yes. I had to rewrite a phrase or two in order to cut a paragraph and I did not include my volunteer experiences, as in my standard CV, to maintain one-page.
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njesus wrote:
corgigal wrote:
njesus wrote:
I was wondering the same. But to be on the safe side, I decided to use their template.


Tks! Did you keep everything the same such as font, margins, etc?


Yes. I had to rewrite a phrase or two in order to cut a paragraph and I did not include my volunteer experiences, as in my standard CV, to maintain one-page.
I don't mean to rain on your parade but volunteer experiences are important because they establish a pattern of leadership. You might be better off summarizing some old jobs in one-line each in like a other employment section or cutting bullets for jobs and just focusing on the the ones that show tangible accomplishments. Volunteer work give them a positive impression of you as a person makes you seem more likeable and it allows them to visualize you doing something kind of universal so you become more relatable. It shows that you are a real human and also more well-rounded.

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corgigal wrote:
njesus wrote:
I was wondering the same. But to be on the safe side, I decided to use their template.


Tks! Did you keep everything the same such as font, margins, etc?
I can't say I'm absolutely certain about this but I have been in this business for a long time use my template for every school and there's never been a problem in fact most schools actually say that the resume is perfect for the resume book no changes needed. I use Calibri font similar to GSB.
as long as it's readable... and you're not trying to cram and jam things with the margins I really think it will be okay. Just make sure that you're not trying to pack in too much information at the cost of it not being readable and breathable. If it does not look inviting they will not look at it.
Don't fall prey to the common misbelief that more is better. My 2 cents.

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corgigal wrote:
njesus wrote:
I was wondering the same. But to be on the safe side, I decided to use their template.


Tks! Did you keep everything the same such as font, margins, etc?
I can't say I'm absolutely certain about this but I have been in this business for a long time use my template for every school and there's never been a problem in fact most schools actually say that the resume is perfect for the resume book no changes needed. I use Calibri font similar to GSB.
as long as it's readable... and you're not trying to cram and jam things with the margins I really think it will be okay. Just make sure that you're not trying to pack in too much information at the cost of it not being readable and breathable. If it does not look inviting they will not look at it.
Don't fall prey to the common misbelief that more is better. My 2 cents.

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Thanks for the tip!
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