A curriculum vitae, one of the most important tools a candidate may have when looking for a job, provides information about the experience, education, skills and personality of the candidate in a clear and concise manner.
Which information should be included in a CV?
- A short text (not exceeding 3-4 lines) where the candidate's most important skills are described, as well as his professional goals
- Personal details (name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail, etc.)
- Professional experience (starting from the most recent)
- Education - Studies (starting from the most recent)
- Seminars - Training
- Foreign languages - Software use and skills - Other skills
- Distinctions - Scholarships (if applicable)
- Publications (if applicable)
- Membership of Associations (if applicable)
- Personal interests
- Recommendations (do not provide them unless asked)
Do focus on your education and studies, if you are a new candidate with short or no working experience.
Be prepared to answer to questions concerning long periods of absence from the job market.
Τhe curriculum vitae should be:
- Short and concise (not exceeding 2 to 3 pages)
- Legible and clear
- Without spelling and syntax errors
- Updated and truthful
- Adapted to the position or the potential employer’s requirements
Every time you apply for a new position, take into consideration the position’s requirements and specifications and update your CV accordingly, focusing on your strong points.