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We Are One Altogether Better

How to write a CV Module Course designed by Marco De Cave and Francesco Zaralli APS Futuro Digitale

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project No. 2016-1-UK01-KA204-24478


A good curriculum vitae is an essential document when looking for a job, especially when there are many candidates for the same position. The ultimate goal of a good cv is to get an interview. Hence, your cv has to make you stand out from the crowd. Recruiters are the people who make selections for job positions. They often have hundreds of applications and their role is to carefully select the ideal candidate. So you cv is the chance to best show what you’ve got and who you are. It is about selling your experience, skills showing you are the right person for the job


This module wants to give you a few tips on how to write a winning cv. First of all, there is not an ideal cv because for sure a cv depends on the offered position and on your personal experience. Three are elements that influence the format of your cv: stage of your career [junior, senior], position and country.

Secondly: a cv should be neat, concise, font and formatting should be coherent, without spelling mistakes! Cvs have to be positive, stress out your achievements and strengths.


Thirdly, the information on your cv has to be tailored according to what employers look for as stated in the job vacancy. Many people have many CVs.

Go through a job advert carefully and match how your cv meets its requests.


A basic cv is defined by a maximum two pages and it has few parts: ❖Personal details; ❖Personal profile: it sells yourself for a specific position and your qualities. Significant achievements should go first. ❖Career history. It starts with your most recent job. ❖Qualifications from studies and previous jobs ❖Interests and additional info ❖References


Finally, some practical tricks to have a good cv. ❖ When looking for a job, focus on a few positions to start with. A ❖ Ask yourself: what am I doing in my life to pursue my job goals? ❖ Use bold character if you want to underline some key concepts; ❖ Do not leave blank spaces in your life chronology (what have you done between 2014 and 2016?) ❖ Be technical in a CV if requested ❖ If you have just a few points in common for a vacancy, just do not prepare a CV ❖ Keep an eye on your social network life. Employers check it! ❖ Passions and hobbies are interesting hints for employers.


Have a good job hunting.


Thank you! Marco De Cave & Francesco Zaralli APS Futuro Digitale m.decave@futurodigitale.org f.zaralli@futurodigitale.org

wao.courses@gmail.com

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project No. 2016-1-UK01-KA204-24478

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How to write a CV  

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How to write a CV  

http://www.futurodigitale.org/en/erasmus-plus-en/cooperation-for-innovation-and-the-exchange-of-good-practices-ka2/wao-we-are-one-altogether...

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