How to write a CV is a simple task. Simply follow the instructions below.
You'll have your own CV done in 1 hour or less. Let's get going!
Here are the most important things you need to know:
1: In the upper left corner
write your full name, phone number, email, birthday and nationality
I've seen many people make the mistake of putting their nickname in their email. It looks
childish. Don't get fancy about it. The best emails are in the format:
2: Your CV should be 1 or 2
pages long. Studies have shown that the recruiters prefer reading CVs of less than 1 page
Always think from the perspective of the person reading your CV. Ask yourself:
"Is this information really necessary?", "Do they really care about this particular past
How to write a CV is more about the person who is reading your
CV than about your achievements. They receive dozens of CVs
for any available job. They are in the "disqualification mode". If you give them only the
relevant and the necessary bits, they will have no reason to disqualify your
CV. As a result, they will contact you for an interview.
It's better to leave things out than to overwhelm them with unnecessary information. Use your
common sense on this one.
3: Add your paid and unpaid
professional experience. Explain exactly what you did. Mention the title of the job and the
name of the company you worked for. Write all of them in chronological order
4: Write about your education
experience. Mention the name of the schools you attented, the most important courses and
anything else that they may find important and relevant.
5: Don't try to persuade them.
The CV is for listing your track record. They look at it only to decide if your experience is
relevant enough for the job they offer
Keep your persuasive arguments for the cover letter. A cover letter is a letter addressed to
the employer who listed the open position you apply for. In it you describe why you are the
right person for the job. The cover letter can and should make much of an impression on them
than the CV.
6: List your other achievements.
They can be anything from owning a driving license, non profit work to military service. They
should be provable and important enough
7: Mention the languages you
know. You need to include your level of expertise for each language. The levels can be called
beginner, intermediate and advanced. Differentiate your expertise based on writing, reading and
Be careful about this one. Don't lie! They might test your language abilities.
8: Describe your computer
knowledge and experience. Mention the software you are proficient at
9: Add your hobbies and the
things that interest you. If something keeps you late at night and you are comfortable with
them knowing about it then you should add it here
10: Write a few paragraphs about
your future goals and objectives. They want to know if you are a reliable candidate. Their
nightmare is that you will quit a few months after they hire you.
11: Optional: add
recommendations from past employers
How to write a CV is about pulling relevant information from many different
sources. You have to describe your own track record in plain English. Take your time. Follow
the above instructions to the letter and half of the hiring process will be done for you.