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15 One Page CV Templates [Examples of 1 Page Format]

15 One Page CV Templates [Examples of 1 Page Format]

Stop worrying that recruiters will skip your CV because it’s too long! Pick from 15 modern, creative, or basic templates and start getting more offers!

Having trouble fitting your CV into one page?


Already have a single-page CV and want to upgrade its looks to wow the employer?


You’ve come to the right place.


Below, you’ll find a gallery of beautiful one-page CV templates hand picked from hundreds of one-pagers available online.


In this gallery, you’ll find:

  • One-page CV templates better than 9 out of 10 other CVs.
  • Professionally designed CVs that will make hiring you a no-brainer.
  • The best free single-page CV templates.
  • One-page CV templates for Word.


All templates below are available to download with a single click!


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One Page CV Template Example


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1. Cascade by Zety



We made our Cascade one-page CV template to make fitting all your relevant information into a single page easy. The two-column CV layout makes it super scannable and the template follows a modern CV design that immediately grabs attention.


2. Diamond by Zety



If you’re looking for an elegant, eye-catchy one page CV template for Word, our Diamond template will be one of your best bets. Dark header adds a dynamic touch, the sections are divided in a way that enables you to keep your CV concise. There are some nice infographic CV elements too.

By the way—CV: one page or two? Double-check if a single page template is right for you with this guide: How Long Should a CV Be? Ideal CV Length

3. Newcast One-Page CV



Newcast is a great 1 page CV template for candidates across all professions and levels of experience. A basic and simple CV template with a creative touch that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Can’t make the one-page cut-off? Don’t worry, we’ve got the guide for you! Should a CV Be One Page? How to Make It a Single Page [+Tips]

4. Concept by Zety



Another beautiful template for a 1 page CV you can download and use right away. What we love most about this single page CV template is its use of tiny icons across the whole page that guides readers’ eyes to where you want them to go. A modern CV design indeed!


5. Simple and Elegant


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White Graphic design group created this light and crisp CV template to satisfy all job-seekers with a strong sense of aesthetics. Nice use of light colours and a well-organized layout make this simple one page CV template extremely pleasing to the eye.


Available on Behance with a matching cover letter template to help you prepare a polished job application.


Here’s the link.


6. Cubic by Zety



Cubic: a clean, elegant take on the modern 1-page CV template.


The top header is reserved simply for your name and title for you to stand out. A right-hand sidebar switches it up. Filled-in circles for your languages and skills allow you to showcase your knowledge in style.


This template is available when you create a CV in our builder, along with 18+ others.


7. Shades of Grey


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Julio. A Ramirez De Freitas’s ‘Simple CV Template’ is the first free one-page CV template for MS Word on our list. The greyscale used in this will surely help you interest recruiters, but it also makes this template not the best one-page CV template to print out. Use it only for digital job applications.


Here’s the link.

Want to see more free CVs editable in Word? Here’s a gallery for you: MS Word CV Templates for Free Download

8. Enfold by Zety



Enfold CV template by Zety has a sidebar to allow you to fit more into a single page. Bar charts for skills and languages help recruiters grasp your core competencies quickly. White space on the left-hand side gives readers some breathing room.


When making a CV in our builder, drag & drop bullet points, skills, and auto-fill the boring stuff. Spell check? Check. Start building your CV here.

When you’re done, Zety’s CV builder will score your CV and tell you exactly how to make it better.

9. Zety's Muse CV Template



Our Muse template has got the right balance between a typical, formal one page CV template and a sprinkle of creativity. A lot of white space makes this one very pleasant to look at.


10. Perseus CV Template


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The Perseus CV Template by Nina Shaw over at Creative Market is one of the best single page CV templates out there. It has a header and footer area like many 1-page CVs, but this one left-aligns the header while right-aligning the footer, making it quite unique while still functional.


Here’s the link


11. Vibes



This one’s called “Vibes.” And what sort of vibes does it send, huh?


Simplicity, they say, is the ultimate sophistication and here you can witness simplicity at its finest.


Tiny, elegant icons next to section headings are eye-catching but not too invasive. Simple bar charts for your skills let you describe your proficiency level easily—legible sections, nice font, clear layout. A great simple one-page CV template for job seekers in traditional industries, as well as students targeting their first job.


12. To-The-Point


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A great 1 page CV example to show that less can be more. It’s got nothing but the basics, but thanks to smart CV formatting it’ll help you highlight your professionalism and attention to detail.


Here’s the link.


13. Primo by Zety



Another one of our very best. Primo uses two columns to save space and let you make a one page CV without any effort. See how the icons next to section titles draw attention to the most important parts of the CV.


You can access this single page CV template (and 20+ other amazing ones) in our CV builder: create your CV in 5 minutes here.


14. The Ivy


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‘The Ivy’ by PaperSolution is one of the most creative one page CV templates you’ll find. It’s going to work great for graphic designers, art directors, content creators, or other creative positions.


Here’s the link to this one-page CV template. (Matching business card and cover letter templates included.)

Enjoy this creative CV template? We’ve got a gallery packed with others. 18 Creative CV Templates You Have to See

15. Emma


one page cv templates


Last one on our list, Le Colibri Creations’ “Emma” 1 page CV template is both modern and minimalist. A great choice for those who want a basic CV without unnecessary fireworks.


Here’s the link.

You can see other amazing modern CVs here: 18 Best Modern CV Templates You'll Find Online

Key Takeaway


Keep these points in mind as you write a one-page CV:

  • A one-pager isn’t a must, but, more often that not, recruiters prefer concise and brief CVs. And you can get them one! Just pick your favourite one-page CV template from our list above and start writing!
  • Just remember that the contents of your CV matter more than the design.


Plus, a great cover letter that matches your CV will give you an advantage over other candidates. You can write it in our cover letter builder here. Here's what it may look like:


matching set of cv and cover letter

See more cover letter templates and start writing.

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Jacques Buffett, CPRW
Jacques, a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), is a career expert who has published almost 200 articles on Zety. His insights and advice have been published by LinkedIn, Forbes, MSN, Yahoo!, Business Insider, AOL, U.S. News, and other top news outlets. He also has extensive professional experience in people management and recruitment.

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