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5 Tips for a good CV (Curriculum Vitae)

Updated: Apr 17, 2020

CV is an academic and professional description of our achievements. The goal is to present skills, knowledge and experience when applying for a job.

What a CV should look like?📃

  1. Chronological or functional CV

These two types of CV are the most common. Before writing a CV, you need to choose how your CV will be written. If you choose chronologically way of writing it means that you will write your information exactly as they happened (chronological).

Functional type of writing is good for people who have no experience for the job they were applying for. It puts skils and abilities to the center of CV.

Quick and professional CV making

2. Structure

When you want to write CV it is very important to pay attention to the structure. Many managers take an average of 2 minutes to review a CV, that is why it is very important that you use the right style, rhythm and quality of writing. The length should be one to two A4 pages. The best CV writing fonts are Ariel, Times New Roman, Tahoma (size 10-12). Put your professional photo in the upper left corner of your CV. It is very important that picture is not a selfie or some personal photo!

3. Personal information

It is very important that you write true information about you in your CV. In this section you need to have your first and last name, your e-mail address, mobile number. You can also put your address and date of birth, but this is not crucial.

Write the highest level of your education, name of the college / school, direction of education, period of study, diploma. You can also put your grade during the studies you acquired.

Work experience is the most important point in the CV. List the company where you worked, how long you have been employed and the position you have been employed. You need to focus on the results you had in your previous jobs. If you don't have work experience you can write volunteer works.

Computer skills, language skills and hobbies you also can put in your CV.

4. The most common mistakes❌

- Lack of personal information

- Grammar mistakes

- Mixed writing style (chronological / functional)

- Lying about personal information

- You did not write in what positions you previously worked

5. Motivational letter

Motivational letter is a very important part of the CV. It should follow you CV and it is role to leave a personal stamp on you job application. The motivation letter consists of 200-250 words.

How to write a motivational letter

We hope this CV blog has been helpful to you and that you will get the job you want. If you have any additional questions you can write to our e-mail.

Your The Business Psychology team!


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