Create a CV (Resume) on Canva

Have you heard about Canva yet? It’s taking the online world by storm…..

As the social networks become more image focussed, tools like Canva are becoming more popular. No matter which social media channels you use, a good image always helps get your idea across.

If your Photoshop skills are a bit rusty, or you’re new to creating digital images, Canva could be your Hero! You can create posts, cover images, posters, in fact anything you could ever need on Canva.

It’s fantastic if you’re new to graphic design as there are loads of templates t0 get you started, or even just to spark ideas! If they’re not the right size, you can create custom sized images too.

How Good is Canva?

Guy Kawasaki & Peg Fitzpatrick have joined Canva and Jay Baer (author of a fantastic book “Youtility”) is also an avid user.

I’ve been playing around with it for a week or 2 now and think it’s a brilliant resource.

It has an easy to use interface, clear layout, and also it’s FREE! You can also make use of a library of stock images that are already on there, although these do come at a cost. ($1 per image)

Anyway, that’s enough about Canva – you need to visit the site to see what you can really do with it!!

It’s got me thinking though …..

Can a job seeker stand out from the crowd by creating a resume / CV on Canva?

The answer to that is a resounding YES!

Here is my first effort – it took me 15 minutes to create:

Sample resume / CV from canva

You can create a stand out resume or cv on canva. Let your creativity go wild!


I’m sure you’ll agree – it could be a lot better!

I didn’t want to create a full CV and bore you with my details, so decided to just map out a quick idea.

You can literally spend hours on the site creating the perfect format and layout for your resume. Canva is very addictive and the professional results that can be achieved for free are astounding and keep you going back for more.

We don’t all need this type of CV/Resume

Obviously a creative resume isn’t suitable for every type of industry, but for those who want to stand out, why not give it a go?

In fact, why not give it a try even if you don’t need a new resume?

Please leave a link to your Canva creations in the comments section below



11 thoughts on “Create a CV (Resume) on Canva

      • tonymelling says:

        Hi. Creating it solely on your cell phone may be tricky, although there are apps like Google drive that you could use. Canva is a web based application, so if you have connectivity to the web, then it will work on your phone. I hope this helps, bbut if not, let me know 🙂

      • tonymelling says:

        Hi Polly,

        It can be difficult, but I’m sure that there is something out there for you. Where are you based and what sort of job are you looking for?
        Someone reading this might be able to help 🙂

  1. Louise Russell says:

    Hi there would like to create my CV and sabe it on my I Phone.saw a couple of jobs I’m interested in but need a CV.would be grateful for any help u can give me,thanks

    • tonymelling says:

      Hi Louise,

      Which phone do you have?
      The main thing to remember is that your CV is going to be a text document (in most cases), so you can use whatever app/web based software that you use to create documents. Google docs, Microsoft Word, it doesn’t matter, as long as you can use it on your phone (in this case).
      When you’ve created the document, you just need to download it and save it in the documents, or downloads folder on your phone.

      Let me know if you need any more help 🙂

    • tonymelling says:

      Hi Louise,

      You can create your CV in any software that allows you to create text documents. Microsoft Word and its alternatives will do the job for you. Save the CV as a pdf and then download it onto your phone. If you are creating the CV on your phone, do exactly the same thing, but just create it in your app, or web based platform (like Google Drive)

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