How to Build: CV/Resume in Notion? (+ free template)

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In this article, we’ll show you how to craft an impressive CV or resume template in Notion. Moreover, we’ll guide you on how to easily share it online or export it as a PDF. We hope this build-with-me tutorial will help you get started with Notion and create an amazing CV/ Resume template for you to share only and increase the chances for you to find your dream jobs.

Let’s create a resume template in Notion (+Tutorial Video)

We recommend you open your Notion workspace and follow our video at the same time so you can learn faster by building. You can also download the finished template for free below!

Create a new page

  • Open a blank Notion page and add your name.
  • Choose “Empty Page with Icon” so that you can freely design the page as you wish
  • We recommend you replace the icon with a profile picture, which will add a personal touch to your CV. You can upload your own picture or not depends on the job requirements or the resume style.
  • For the layout, select “Small Text Full Width.” This format allows you to include more information, perfect for CVs and resumes.

Structure a layout

  • To structure this CV, we’ll use a two-column format. The left column will display basic details like contact information, skills, and languages, while the right column will contain more substantial content like your profile, work experience, education, and references.
  • Create two columns using /column and select “Two Columns.”
  • Enter text in each column

Contact, Skills, and Languages Sections

  • On the left side, start with “Contact” as a heading.
  • Under “Contact,” list your details such as email, phone, address, and website and feel free to customize these fields as needed.
  • Next, add a “Skills” section, and list your skills, each with its proficiency level.
  • Similarly, create a “Languages” section and include the languages you speak, with proficiency levels.

Profile, Work Experience, Education, and References Sections

  • For “Profile,” use a callout box for a visually appealing touch. Type /callout and select an icon that represents an introduction or profile.
  • Label it as “Profile” and add a brief introduction or summary of yourself.
  • Below “Profile,” add a “Work Experience” section. List your job positions, companies, locations, and dates. Format the job positions as heading 3 for emphasis, and italicize the information for uniformity. Add bullet points to describe your roles and responsibilities.
  • After “Work Experience,” include an “Education” section. Modify the fields to include your educational details such as degrees, certifications, schools, organizations, and descriptions. If you have multiple degrees or certifications, copy and paste the section accordingly.
  • Finally, create a “References” section. For visual appeal, use three columns by typing /column and selecting “Three Columns” . Add three reference slots with names, positions, and contact information and bold the reference titles and italicize the positions for consistency.

Media and Web Links Sections

  • On the left column, you can incorporate web links, portfolios, or media links under a “Media and Links” section.
  • Create web links using /web bookmark and add relevant links.

Polishing up Your CV/Resume

  • To polish up, we suggest you consider using cover photos and icons
  • After adding cover photos, adjust, and reposition it as needed for aesthetics.
  • If desired, add personal icons as well.

Sharing Your CV/Resume Online

Sharing your CV online is simple. Click the “Share” button in the top-right corner and select “Publish.” This feature is available even with a free Notion plan. Once published, copy the provided web link to share your CV as an easily accessible web page.

You can customize the settings such as link expiration, editing permissions, comments, duplicates, templates, and search engine indexing based on your preferences. These features may come with a paid plan

Exporting Your CV/Resume as a PDF

For a polished PDF version of your CV, we recommend you remove cover photos and icons to ensure a cleaner export. Then, follow these steps to export your resume.

  • First, navigate to the three dots on the right side of your page, and select “Export.”
  • Next, set the scale to around 70% for optimal formatting.
  • Finally, click “Export,” and your PDF will be saved to your downloads folder.
  • Your exported CV/Resume is now ready for sharing or printing!


You’ve successfully created a professional CV or resume in Notion, and you’ve learned how to share it online and export it as a PDF. This digital CV provides flexibility for edits and revisions, which we hope will make a valuable tool in your career journey.

Download our templates here!

If you prefer to start with a pre-made Notion resume template, a free version of the template used in this guide is available in the description below.

We also have a paid bundle of CV & Resume Notion Template Bundle (32 Templates + Cover Photos). With this bundle, we hope you can find a digital resume and CV that fits your style.

CV & Resume Notion Template Bundle (32 Templates + Cover Photos)

Should you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you for watching, and we look forward to seeing you in the next tutorial!

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