Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

When we start looking for a job, we automatically ask ourselves the question of a CURRICULUM VITAE. Complete information on this subject can be found in the specialist books, but we know that not everyone has access to them.

Writing a CV is an important step when you are looking for a job or training/education. The CV is often the first contact with a prospective employer, so it should immediately catch the reader's attention and demonstrate why you would be worth interviewing.

Important! Employers usually do not allocate more than one minute to each CV when making the initial selection of applications/candidates received. If you miss the right impact, you will lose the opportunity to be hired. Read the following instructions carefully before you start building your CV.


Among the first questions you should ask yourself when you start building your CV are the ones below:

1. How long should the CV be?

2. How can we summarize all our professional experience in one page?

3. What should be eliminated and what should be enhanced from personal experience and attributes?


Before you start writing your CV, it is worth bearing one thing in mind: a CV is not an autobiography. Therefore, a distinction must be made between the important and the less important. Employers take these things into account when they have many CVs and have to sort them out. Your CV needs to pass this stage.


To test whether your CV is selectable, you can ask yourself a few questions:

1. Can an employer see my skills from this CV in 10-15 seconds?

2. Is the information relevant? Does it attract the employer's attention?

3. Does this CV sell my qualities well?


If the answer to all these questions is "YES", then your CV is good. If there are also "NO" answers, then there are some steps you can take to improve it.



General recommendations

Sections and headings of a CV

Tips for a successful CV




Bottom line:

- Your CV only has a few seconds to impress or end up in the bin.

- A strong CV needs a strong foundation. No amount of gimmicks can mask poor organisation. Start with the basics.

- The CV is a tool to sell yourself to a potential employer. It only takes 20-30 seconds to decide whether to call you for an interview. So make sure you highlight your qualities and achievements in a concise and clear manner.








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Updated on 6/12/24, 12:42 PM