When do we use a CV?

  1. When the employer asks for the application to be in this format
  2. When the employer does not specify the format to be applied

What information should we include in a CV?

Personal information

Personal information usually includes: address, birthday (since the law about age discrimination, this is not so important), phone number and email address.

Job experience

Use words that show action, such as: planner, organizer, developer.

Imply that you enjoy group work, that you are patient and that you have experience on working with clients. Don’t describe or tell about the routine job you have had.

Try to use specific words when explaining the previous jobs that you have had, and that form your main experiences.

Interests and achievements



How long should a CV be?

There are no absolute rules. In general, a CV should not cover more than 2 pages of A4.

If you could do it in a single page it would be better. However, do not forget to mention or exclude important things so that you have a shorter CV. Academic CVs might be 4-5 pages long.

The font

Your CV target

If you are applying to an employer who wants you to use a particular format, then you should follow that line. CVs are written differently for different jobs, so you should make changes to your CV, because each time it refers to another employer and another working company. Even if you are using the same CV, you should personalize your Motivation Letter. Before you compile your CV you should think on who is going to read it and what does your CV represent.