It's time to say goodbye to boring, plain CVs and create your best CV online - it’s the modern way to create, save, and download your CV. Forget the old way of fiddly formatting in Word; a highly personalised approach, created online, is guaranteed to impress recruiters and secure interviews.
Not sure where to start with your experience? We've got job-specific content (written by career experts) waiting to fill your CV. Wondering how to lay out and style your CV? Starting with a template makes life much easier. We've got an in-built editor, so you can easily change fonts, font sizes, line spacing, and colour.
In fact, we've got all the tools to give you confidence in creating your CV - myPerfectCV is the best online CV maker, and will help you build you a professional CV in minutes.
It's your CV - but better!
Make your online CV look as good as one of these examples
Wondering what a successful online CV looks like? Here are some examples. Wondering what your online CV will look like? Dive straight into our online CV builder and get started! You're minutes away from seeing it for yourself.
How to create your CV online
Creating a CV online with the best online CV maker couldn't be easier. Get inspiration on the go with CV examples for any industry, role, or experience level. Read through tried-and-tested tips with online CV writing guides. Then brush up on your skills section with help from the experts.
Once you're ready, you can start writing your CV online whenever you feel like it. Save your progress and log in at your leisure to add to your CV. You can even make multiple versions for different roles and download them in various formats like Word and PDF to suit recruiters' requirements.
Let's review the easy steps of building a CV online:
Let the technology & template do the hard work
We offer a range of professionally designed templates that you can populate with your experience, education, and skills. We provide both the design and the structure, so you don’t need to worry about them.
As you’ll be guided through the CV building process step-by-step, you don’t need to worry about the format - just what you’re adding to your CV online and we have tips and guidance on that too!
Simply choose the template that best fits your job search and get started - it’s that simple!
TOP TIP: You can change your template at any time during the process - so don’t worry if you’re not happy with it - that’s the beauty of creating your CV online.
Enter your personal details
An essential part of your CV: your CV heading. Without this section, recruiters have no way of getting in touch with you. Pay close attention to your spelling so you can be contacted!
TOP TIP: Choose a professional email address with your real name - if you don't have one - hop on Gmail and make one. Using an email like firstname.lastname@example.org sounds unprofessional. Consider the signals you're sending to the recruiter; every detail on your CV paints a picture of your character. Let us help you make that picture a good one!
Build your work experience section
The most important section by size and weight is your work experience or work history section. When creating your CV online, we’ll guide you through adding each of your roles and the experience bullet points that accompany them.
With our online builder, you don’t need to worry about how to order your jobs as it will automatically work out which are more recent and list them in the correct reverse chronological order. One less thing for you to worry about.
TOP TIP: Scroll through pre-written content for your position, but also search for similar jobs to show more content that might be suitable for your role. Remember: you can edit the content created by our professionals so that it is uniquely personalised to you - it’s there to help and guide you.
Add your education
We’ll guide you as you fill in your education - and our handy tips are there to help you fill each field correctly. Pay close attention to all the fields. Your education is important as it shows recruiters your area of study and any additional training or certifications.
Build your skills section
Using our online builder, you have the choice of selecting from our job title skill recommendations or creating your own. It’s best practice to highlight between 6-10 skills and only those that are relevant to the job you're applying for.
We’ll recommend skills - then all you have to do is choose the ones you want to include.
When creating your skills section online you can save multiple versions of your CV with different skills for different positions, helping you to match with the job being applied for.
Our CV writing guide has more great tips on how to use skills to your advantage.
Create the perfect personal statement
At the end of the online CV building process, you'll be guided to create your personal statement or professional summary. It's good to do this last as you’ll take the highlights from your work experience to make a well-balanced and impactful statement.
In myPerfectCV’s builder, we offer every user professionally written personal statement content ready to choose and use in your CV. With multiple personal statements written for over 5,000 job titles, you’ll find it quick and easy to sum everything up in a concise, impactful paragraph.
Review your CV
Once you've completed all the sections, it's time to review your CV. Grab a cup of tea and sit back and take a look at the full CV you’ve built. It’s a great opportunity to see what you’ve done, and how it looks. In our builder, you can look at different templates, and also make changes to your formatting, like changing the white space, line height, font size, and colours.
Save and download
The biggest benefit to having your CV online is downloading it whenever you need it. The automatic save function of our CV builder means once you’ve gone to the dashboard, it’s there waiting for you whenever you need it.
Don’t forget to give your CV a meaningful name. We recommend a date, name format, like Sam_Smith_CV_041120 for example.
When it comes to downloading your CV, the myPerfectCV builder offers a range of file formats to suit any need. Whether Word, PDF, or TXT, make sure you supply your CV in the format requested by the recruiter or job post. And if it’s not specified? PDF is always a safe bet.
Access & edit anytime
Once saved, your online CV is ready for you to revisit at any time. Need to adjust it for a different application? No worries. Hop back in and tweak your experience, skills or statement, formatting, or template in seconds at the click of a button. You can even make a copy and save an extra version, just in case.
Top candidates create their CVs online - here’s why
There are tons of benefits to creating a CV online, including:
Access your CV online 24/7
Wherever you have the internet, you can access your CV online. Gone are the days when you'd have to save your CV to a hard drive, a USB stick, or a floppy disk! Building your CV online has distinct advantages over creating it using word processing software.
Being able to access, print, or download your CV wherever and wherever you can log in to your account is really convenient. If you need to adjust a CV online when you're on holiday, travelling, or away on business. Using an iPad or a laptop, your CV is accessible when you need it to be.
Edit, change, and reformat your CV anytime
It's effortless to jump into the builder and make edits to your CV. You can reformat your CV - using our selection of pre-designed templates - making it look unique for each application. We recommend making a new copy of your existing CV and customising it for the particular role you’re applying for.
myPerfectCV is the best online CV maker - allowing you to edit your CV in minutes. We know how stressful it can be to edit and save multiple versions on your desktop - they can often get lost. Never lose or misplace a CV with our intuitive CV dashboard - your home for your online CVs. See which CVs you've worked on and quickly delete those that are outdated.
Download your CV in the required format
Recruiters often use applicant tracking systems to do the hard work of sifting through candidates. This little known fact means that if you create your CV online in a format not read by these systems, you are immediately out of the running.
PDF and Word are the most commonly requested CV formats, and myPerfectCV offers these and TXT files. We recommend that you download your CV and send it to recruiters as a PDF or Word file as these formats are both readily scanned with software.
Never struggle with formatting again
Almost everyone's had a bad experience formatting their CV at some point. Using a tool like Word or Pages to create your CV can be extremely difficult if you don't know advanced formatting. Making simple changes to the style and layout can be a tricky and fiddly experiment.
We offer a risk-free alternative, where you are in control of the look and feel of your professional CV, and can easily make changes to it - because we know that people change their minds.
Our easy-to-use CV builder provides templates with unique layouts to suit your personality and industry. Fancy a change? Hover over the templates to change your CV in a split-second. If you don't like what you see, quickly switch back.
Not sure where to add your skills? Needs guidance on whether to add hobbies? We offer all of this within the CV builder itself. Consider us your partner in crime in creating the perfect CV online.
Get professional content and guidance
We know how challenging it can be to find the right words to make a CV online (hello, writer's block!), which is why we've created job-specific content for you to use within your CV.
You'll be guided through how to create a CV online and offered pre-written content matching your profession.
Whether you use it directly or edit it to suit your needs, there are thousands of recruiter-approved snippets for you to use in your personal statement, experience, and skills sections.
For example, if you're a receptionist you can choose content like this:
Work experience points
Throughout the CV builder, we offer hints and tips to make your CV the best it can be - these include information on what to have, what not to include. We'll even prompt you if your CV looks a little short - it's another way we strive to make writing your CV online a joyful and seamless experience.
Frequently asked questions about online CVs with myPerfectCV
Do I need to have a specific browser?
myPerfectCV is compatible with popular browsers like Safari, Chrome, and Windows. There is no specific browser that we recommend you use, as the builder will work on them all.
Do I need an internet connection?
Yes, that's all you need (and a mobile, tablet, or computer, of course!). The more stable the internet connection, the better!
Can I save halfway through and come back to my CV another time?
Absolutely; with myPerfectCV, you can start as many CVs as you like and finish editing them in a few hours or a few weeks. There is no need to complete your CV before you save. You might change your mind on a template that you can easily change in the 'review your CV' section.
How do I use myPerfectCV's pre-written content?
Let us guide you by selecting expert-written job title content in the CV builder - all you have to do is enter your job title and select the best-fit content. You'll find content for work experience, summary statements, and skills: all professionally written to help you present yourself in the best light.
How many CVs can I save?
There are no limits to the number of CVs you create and save.
How long is my CV stored?
Your CVs are safely stored, ready to edit, and download until you cancel your account. No need to worry about losing a USB stick - keep a note of your login details - if you need help, you can contact us here.
Can I access my CVs online at any time?
Yes, your CVs are always available online anytime; anywhere you log in to your dashboard.
How quickly can I make a CV online?
You can create a CV in minutes (it's faster if you use our content). We guide you through each step to creating the perfect CV online.
What if I've never made a CV before?
The best feature of myPerfectCV isn't the accessible format and templates, but our pre-written content. The builder makes it easy to search for and find professional content for your job title. We've got experience, skills, and personal statements all ready to go; adjust and personalise as you like. It's the fastest way to create a CV, and our helpful CV tips along the way will guide you as you go. Simple!
Can I upload an existing CV?
Yes! You can upload an existing CV to start yours off if you like; you can still access and use all our editing features and templates.
What does it cost to create my CV?
It's free to create your CV and download it as a TXT file. To get full access and download your CV as a PDF or Word doc, pricing starts at just £1.95.
Start creating your online CV today
Take the hassle and delays out of CV writing with myPerfectCV. Our online CV builder gives you everything you need, in the format you need it. We want you to be successful with your job application and our seamless CV builder is your perfect partner. We make creating a CV online easy! Never struggle with Word or other word processing software again - let us do the hard work for you.
Choose from professionally designed templates then add pre-written content, including skills and responsibilities, tailored to each role.
It’s your CV, just better!