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How to write a CV

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.

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