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What to Include in Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

By definition, a Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a short description of where you’ve worked, where you went to school and your skills. It gives an employer a sense of what you can do and what experience you have. Many people do wonder what should be included in a good CV, and here’s a simple checklist for you.

Why You Need a CV
The purpose of a CV is to get you in the door for an interview. Employers decide who to interview based on the CVs they receive for each job. The better your CV is, the more likely it is that you’ll get to interview for the job.
What to Include in Your Curriculum Vitae, CV

  • Name, address, phone number and email address (if you have one)
  • Work history (including where you’ve worked, what positions you held and your duties)
  • Information on your education
  • Any awards or certificates you’ve received (such as “employee of the month” or awards in school)
  • Any special skills you have that might interest an employer
How to Write a CV
Our Career Adviser wrote a complete guide on writing a CV. It’s a very simple process. Check out his great tips on writing a good CV.
How to Send a CV
You can usually post, fax or email your CV to an employer. When you send your CV, you should always include a cover head

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