Tuesday 18 June 2019       info@tesladuo.com

Tips for your CV

Summary: For most professionals creating a Curriculum Vitae (CV) is not a common thing to do. Your CV is the first method of presenting yourself to your possible future employer and its primary purpose is to secure an interview. We will help you in building the best possible CV. Your CV is your ‘summary of life’ and also your business card. All relevant aspects should be mentioned in order to give your future employer a complete professional overview. It is vital therefore, that your CV is well presented and structured clearly.

Key criteria for writing Curriculum Vitae:

  • Present your qualifications and skills
  • Demonstrate that you’re suitable for the job, so write your CV with the job’s criteria and the company’s values and statement in mind
  • If, for example, you want to work within a pharmaceutical company, put the emphasis on the points in your CV that are relevant to this industry
  • A CV must always be truthful and up-to-date
  • Identify your key competencies and skills relevant to the job
  • Keep in mind that your CV is a snapshot of your professional career. Refrain from including irrelevant information in your CV or making it too long or unnecessarily detailed.

A standard structure of a CV:

Personal details

    • Name
    • Address
    • Telephone number & Mobile number
    • Email address

Education & training

    • Most recent listed first
    • Degree level qualification, include the degree type
    • The university attended
    • Study subjects
    • Grade achieved
    • Year of completion (if not completed, mention this)

Work experience

    • Most recent listed first
    • Include dates of employment
    • Company name and if it’s part of a bigger group
    • Location
    • Summarize your experience, skills, achievement and responsibilities


    • Languages
    • Software knowledge
    • Industry specific skills and qualifications


    • Summarize your interests and hobbies
    • Write down your achievements

Keep in mind that when writing a CV everything you include is relevant to the job you’re applying for. Last but not least: the presentation of a CV is very important as well:

    • Your CV must look clean and professional, avoiding too many different colours
    • Sections and headings should be clearly marked
    • Stick to a standard letter type
    • Double check your CV for spelling mistakes and ask several people to read it! Two see more than one.

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