Your CV is the first chance you have to present yourself to an employer. It’s the first step to show your skills and experiences and convince them you're the right person for the job. The way you want to write your CV is up to you, but in order to give the best impression we would like to mention some basic rules to follow:
- Your CV shouldn’t be more than 2 pages long.
- Make sure your text doesn’t include spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. It only shows that you didn’t care enough to dedicate more time to read through and double-check your CV. A very bad first impression!
- Make sure your CV is well spaced. It would be more pleasant to the reader to have something in front of him that is easy on the eyes. Use similar fonts and size where appropriate.
- A portrait photograph is not necessary and in many cases is not recommended.
- From the moment you send a CV that includes you mobile number and your email address, you should always be available to reply. It is very unprofessional for a company to call repeatedly with no answer and you might lose your opportunity for a job interview.
- Make sure your CV is both digital and print-out friendly. You should print it to check that it looks good, not only on your computer, but also on paper.
- Send your CV in a file that is compatible to all types of computers, preferably a PDF file.
- You can include a professional profile at the beginning of your CV stating in no more than 4-5 sentences, who you are, your professional assets, your compatibility with the position offered and what your career ambitions are. This is helpful, however not necessary.
- Start with your employment history and then move on to your education. If you don’t have previous work experience, start with your education.
- Include qualifications you are currently studying for, as long as you make it clear you have not completed them yet.
Click here to download a CV template for your guidance.