- Use a common font. Do not use italic and decorative characters in your resume
- Do not use decorative borders or other drawings or backgrounds. Unless you apply for a creative function
- Try limiting the CV to two, at most three, pages
Building your cv
- Place your name at the top of the first page with your contact details right below it. Only add your work telephone if you do not mind being contacted there
A personal statement directly beneath your contact details gives employers a snapshot of your key skills and work ambitions and should catch their attention if it marries up with what they are looking for.
- The structure of the CV must be easy to read. Present the facts clearly and concisely
- Use bullet points instead of sentences
- Training, academic results and work experience are best presented in reverse order. Your most recent diploma must be mentioned first
- Never leave data away. For example, if you have taken a sabbatical, mention this.
- List hobbies and interests as the end and keep this short
Check your CV
- Carefully read the CV and check the spelling. Ask someone else to read it if necessary. After all, mistakes are not always visible to the person who made them
- Send your resume by e-mail, always accompanied with a cover letter. You can use our cover letter example.
- Remember that your CV is your first impression. Take the time to take care of your resume
The purpose of your cv is to be invited for a job interview. Therefore make sure your CV is concise, interesting and inviting, so that the employer would like to know more about you.
We developed a free resume template for you to download, in which you can apply the above tips.