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Download our free PowerPoint CV / Resume template – another freebie from OV Graphics. This tutorial will help you get your CV / Resume ready in no time! If you want to skip this tutorial, just scroll to the bottom of this post and download your free files. SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND CLICK ON THE “DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CV / RESUME TEMPLATE” BUTTON.

The CV / Resume template file comes with 5 colour variants but if you would like to add your own colours, it’s relatively simple. The resume template is a two-page template. The first page contains a section for your cover letter / introduction followed by a “personal information section”. The second page contains sections for “Recent Work Experience”, “Education” and “Work References”. The side bar contains an “About” text block, “Skills” section, “Hobbies” section and a “Career Highlights” text block. You can read through this tutorial or watch the video below.

Adding your own profile picture

Click on the circle shape at the top of the document. Then click on the top menu item “Shape Format” then click “Shape fill” then click “Picture”. A window will open where you will be able to select your image (on newer versions of PowerPoint, a dialog box may open prompting you to select a location for your image which could be on your file system or from the web).

Inserting your profile image into the CV / Resume Template Steps

Resizing your profile image on your free cv template

After selecting your profile picture, you may find that your profile has been resized to fit the shape. Depending on the dimensions of your profile picture, PowerPoint may automatically decrease the width or height disproportionately. The next step shows you how to fix this. If your profile picture looks fine, you may skip the rest of this step.

To adjust the dimensions of your image, click the shape containing your profile image then click “Picture Format” on the top menu, then click crop.

Now that you have enabled cropping, hover over the image handles on either the left/right or top/bottom handles until your cursor changes from an arrow to this <—->. And then drag the handle until you achieve the desired width or height. Your image dimensions should be proportionate.

resizing your profile image on your free resume template
How to edit text on your free cv resume template

Editing Text

This step is relatively easy. The document comprises of text boxes with sample text that can be changed to suit your needs. To edit text on your CV / Resume template, simply click over the text box you wish to edit and change the text.

Editing the Skills Bar

The Skills section of the CV / Resume template is made up of two rectangle shapes. The text next to each shape can be easily edited by clicking on it. To change the skills bar, zoom into the skills section as much as you can and then simply click on the inner rectangle. The handles will now be visible. Then click and hold the handle and drag to your desired width.

Editing the skills bar on your free cv resume template
Inserting Icons on your Free CV Resume Template

Inserting Icons

Newer versions of PowerPoint allow you to insert icons from within the program. Just click on the “Insert” menu item on the top bar, then click on “Icons”. A dialog box will open allowing you to choose from a variety of options. If you have an old version of PowerPoint, simply download icons from the web. Make sure they are copyright free.

Customising colours

The CV / Resume template is made up of customisable shapes. To change the colour of any shape or line simply click on the shape, then click on the “Shape Format” menu item on the top bar, then click on “Shape Fill” then click on your desired colour.

Customising colours on your free CV resume Template

That should be all you need to get your CV / Resume ready. We hope you have found this tutorial helpful and we wish you the best of luck in your job search. If you have found this tutorial helpful, please pass this on to someone who may also need it. If you have any questions related to the template, feel free to leave a comment below. Click the button below to download.

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