Online-cv.co.uk FAQ

Whether you’re creating your first cv online or you’re a seasoned professional, Online-cv.co.uk is here to help you get the most out of your resume. Here, you’ll find our list of Frequently Asked Questions to aid you with your winning curriculum creation.

Use of Online-cv.co.uk

How does online-cv.co.uk work?

It really is as simple as 1, 2, 3…
1. Sign in to your Online-cv account and choose a CV template from our exclusive database.
2. Complete all the fields you wish to include, using our practical examples as a guide.
3. Finally download your finished CV and start applying!
Within minutes you can get your up-to-date, winning CV online to download.

Where can I find my CV to edit?

When you log into your account, you will see all your saved CVs on your account home page. By simply clicking on the CV you wish to edit you will be able to modify texts and change what is included on your final CV before downloading.

Where can I find the CV templates?

When you log in on Online-cv.co.uk you will be taken directly to a page with your saved CVs where you’ll also be given the option to add a new CV. Clicking on the ‘Add New CV’ button will take you to the list of optimized CV templates. Click on any of these to start editing your CV with this template.

How long does it take to make my CV with Online-cv?

Minutes! With our helpful tips and practical examples, you can create your winning CV on our CV builder easily within half an hour.

Can I change my CV template?

Yes you can. Changing the CV template you use is super simple. When you first register you will be asked to choose a CV template which you can change from the CV editing page. The selection of templates is visible alongside the preview of your CV. You can click on whichever appeals to you and your information will be imported to this new template as seen in the preview. When completing a CV, you will have the opportunity to fill out all the sections relevant for you, with our helpful CV examples and tips.

How can I download my CV?

Once you have completed filling out the CV template chosen, click on the ‘download your CV’ button in the corner. Here users can choose whether to download their CV in TXT or PDF format in order to proceed. You can download your same CV as many times as you need while you enjoy your registered membership of Online-cv.co.uk

Can I make a CV for any type of job on Online-cv.co.uk?

Yes, you can make a CV for any kind of job with our CV Builder and use different CV templates for different sectors or companies if you wish. We have a multitude of CV samples available in our CV editor, which can be personalised to fit your profile and tailored for the vacancy that interests you. Whatever your professional field, Online-cv.co.uk can help you create a winning CV to stand out in your sector and land the interview! We even have CV advice for individual job seekers in different industries catered specifically for your needs, including sectors such as healthcare, HR, Project Management, Accounting, Hospitality and many more.

I made my CV on my laptop, can I access it from another device?

Yes, users can use any smartphone, tablet, iPad, desktop or laptop computer to access their account and all their saved CVs. CVs will be saved automatically as you work. Online-cv.co.uk allows its users to log into their account from any Internet access point in order to edit, download and send their CVs at any time from anywhere.

Account, plans & subscription

I can’t access my account, what do I do?

If you’re sure you’ve got your password and username correct but you can’t access your Online-CV account, send us an email at info@online-cv.co.uk where our friendly support staff will be happy to help you find a solution!

What plans are available?

Online-cv.co.uk offers different options in our CV builder for jobseekers creating their CV online allowing access to our expertly designed CV maker with formatting tools, professional advice and practical examples. Jobseekers can choose between basic or unlimited options that allow users different levels of access to everything Online-cv.co.uk has to offer. Check out our CV builder subscription plans and our current deals to find out which promotion suits you best. You can upgrade or unsubscribe at any time.

How do I upgrade my access to Online-cv?

It’s easy, just take a look at our Online-cv access plans where you can compare the different subscription options and choose the best one for you! At Online-cv you can get access to our different Basic and Unlimited plans which each offer a different level of features, tailored to fit your CV building needs.

How can I cancel my subscription?

If you have finished using Online-cv for the time being, you are more than welcome to cancel your subscription by logging into your account and clicking on the unsubscribe button in the ‘Subscription’ area of your ‘Profile’. You can also manage your email notifications from your Profile.

How do I delete my account?

If you decide to unsubscribe from Online-cv, you will still be able to view your CVs in your profile but will no longer be able to download them as you will not have access to the Online.cv subscription advantages. This way if at anytime you need to edit and download a new CV, you can easily re-subscribe through your profile page. If you wish to completely remove yourself from the Online-cv.co.uk CV builder, you can send an email to info@online-cv.co.uk indicating your associated account email address.

How to create an effective Curriculum with Online-cv.co.uk

I have a lot of work experience but have never made a CV. How can I create one?

If you’ve never written a formal CV, no problem! With Online-cv.co.uk you can use our step-by-step program to develop a new CV which highlights the aspects that make you a professional. Either focusing on your job trajectory or your skills or a combination of both, depending on which you feel is more appropriate for your career or sector.

How can I make multiple CVs for different jobs?

With our CV builder it’s easy to create copies of your CV with subtle differences for various vacancies. Instead of wasting time and energy rewriting your resume, simply make a copy of the CV that applies and edit the new version to tailor the content to the new business, position or vacancy.

What are transferable skills and how can I demonstrate them on my CV?

Transferable skills are essential to include on a CV to help develop your personal brand and expand your possibilities. Better yet, everyone has transferable skills; they’re especially useful to consider in student, first-job or career change CVs. The meaning of transferable skills is simply skills that you have obtained through any activity, professional or otherwise, such as extracurricular, part-time work, sports or social clubs etc., that can be transferred to the workplace and relate to the job you apply for.

What are keywords and how can I use them on my CV?

As the world of job seeking becomes more and more digital, with agencies and recruiters using Applicant Tracking Systems to weed out the inappropriate candidates, it is vital that all applicants include job-specific keywords in their CVs. Keywords are the principal words used to describe the job role or person specification. Each jobseeker should use these words in various sections of their CV including in the objective, work history descriptions and skills. They can be taken directly from the job vacancy and it is also advisable to use synonyms.

Do I need several versions of my CV?

Although it is not obligatory to have several versions of your CV, it is recommended. With the Online-cv.co.uk CV creator you can make multiple versions of your CV and download them to apply for different positions or adapt specific CVs for separate companies or sectors.

How much work experience should I include?

It is advisable only to detail work experience as far back as 15 years maximum. This is because HR and other recruiting executives spend an average of 6 seconds reviewing a CV and the longer and denser the CV, the less likely they are to dedicate more time, unless the CV really stands out and all the experience is relevant. Remember to include more information regarding the more recent experience and less for the older roles.

I’m going back to work after an absence, how do I incorporate this in my CV?

For jobseekers who have been absent from the workforce for a certain period of time, it is advisable to use a functional or combination CV as opposed to the classic chronological CV format. These two formats emphasize skills and experience as opposed to highlighting a working timeline. If you have been out of the workforce for any reason, be prepared to explain these absences in a cover letter or interview as any prospective employer will want to know.

How do I structure my work experience in my CV?

To ensure your work experience is represented in the best possible way in your CV, as well as the standard information of the employer name, job title and dates, it is highly recommended that you include between 3-5 bullet points of tasks, achievements or projects that you have accumulated in the related position. This information should be as quantifiable as possible and provide evidence of your suitability to the vacancy. You should also remember to include both start and end dates for each job included. Ensure to always use the same format throughout, the most common being Month/Year - Month/Year. Even if you choose a different style of CV, always list the various roles you have held in reverse chronological order.

I have no work experience, how can I write a CV?

If you’re looking to get your career started after graduating and are seeking an entry-level CV or you’re still studying and need a CV for a summer job or for whatever reason you’re just entering the workforce, do not worry! You will have experience and transferable skills which will appeal to prospective employers. Begin by listing your various internships or academic, social, athletic or volunteer accomplishments or experiences and then add to these all the skills and abilities you needed to undertake the tasks involved.

Job search questions

If I have a LinkedIn profile, do I still need a CV?

Yes! Although LinkedIn is making the job market more accessible for jobseekers as well as allowing recruiters easy access to applicants from all over, it is imperative you have an updated, effective CV. Whether applying via LinkedIn or other job vacancy platforms, recruiters will still ask for a physical or digital copy of your work history, education, skills etc. in one place to be able to refer to it during the selection process or interview.