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A well written Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume is one of the most important factors in finding a job.

A well written Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume is one of the most important factors in finding a job. Along with a cover letter it is the first showcase for potential employers. Its careful preparation should therefore not be underestimated. Currently, most companies prefer structured CV, where all in essential points for the job are mentioned.

HR managers recommend to vary the CV for each job according to the specifications and requirements for the job. This allows not only emphasizing your skills but it will be also obvious that you are really interested in this job and thus you increase your opportunities to be invited for an interview.

  • CV must be brief - up to 2 pages
  • CV must be clear
  • CV must be true
  • Data in a CV are arranged from the newest to the oldest
  • Have ready a scanned passport size photo, some employers require it in your CV

Basic structure of the CV:

Title - Curriculum Vitae (or Resume) - full name, including degree

Personal Information

  • Name - full name, degree
  • Address - permanent and temporary residence
  • Phone
  • E-mail
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Marital Status - optional

Work Experience

  • Period from - to - the time period in which you were employed in that occupation - in chronological order from the newest
  • Name of the employer
  • Type of business - in what field the enterprise operates (e.g. accounting, IT, banking, insurance, tourism, etc.)
  • Job position - position and function in the enterprise
  • Main activities - briefly describe what was your job description
  • Graduates without experience can list summer jobs, internships and participation in various international projects organized by the school
  • Possibility to add a contact on reference person that a potential employer can contact - especially in the US it is an usual method of obtaining additional information about the applicant


  • Period from - to - in chronological order from the newest
  • Name of the institution - including faculty and major field
  • Main subjects - e.g. economic, technical, legal, arts, etc.
  • Education degree - university, secondary education (elementary education doesn’t need to be shown)

Personal Skills and Competences

  • Native language
  • Other languages - their knowledge level and eventually achieved certification including the year of achievement

    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Speaking

      • The level of foreign languages is internationally classified from A1, A2 (Basic User), B1, B2 (Independent User - intermediate) and C1, C2 (Proficient User - advanced, fluent)
  • Courses - a variety of tests and training that you’ve done outside of education
  • Work on PC - PC skills (beginner, intermediate, advanced), software or platform titles, accompanied by obtained certificates
  • Abilities and skills - Abilities and skills - Highlight other skills that you could apply in a new job (such as responsibility, communication, teamwork, professional behavior, management skills, accuracy, reliability, etc.)
  • Driving license - type of the license including year of the achievement

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Last update: 27.06.2016


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