CV writing tips
Searching for a job entails appearing on the workforce market, and this means that there are buyers and sellers. You need to know that even good professionals need PR. And as the buyers are different, the CV also has to be tailored to them.
A list, containing only the facts. Data are grouped logically and in chronological order, beginning with the most recent and going back in time. Year numbers are generally placed at the beginning of the paragraphs for ease of gathering information from among the objective data.
At the end of the 1990s the European Commission prepared a recommendation for the establishment of a unified system within the EU which aids movement and employment within the EU through the use of standardised documentation. This system has been in operation since 2004 under the name Europass. When applying to any EU institution the use of Europass is mandatory, in other instances we don’t recommend using it because of its poor layout. Even if you should use it, ensure that you take out the unnecessary elements: the Europass logo and copyright text, for example. The most annoying aspect about it is that the workplace names appear at the end of the given workplace section, the consequence of which is that it often merges into the section of the following work position, thereby diminishing the impact of the CV. Europass is full of redundant details which only take up space, for example, “position name”, “date” and “employer address” – who on earth is interested in this last one? (At most, put the country. Even the company website address is much more useful.)