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Tips on Writing a CV

CV Structure


I. PERSONAL INFORMATION
II. PERSONAL STATEMENT
Advice:

1. Same as ‘career summary’ or a ‘personal mission statement’
2. Tailor your personal statement with words that reflect skills and experiences to the job you are applying for
3. Try not to use a generic personal statement for every job application
4. Keep it short with a few sentences or bullet points (around 100 words)

III. CAREER HISTORY
Things to include:

1. Names of organizations where you were employed
2. Positions and/or titles you held
3. Employment periods
4. Responsibilities
5. Key achievements

Advice:

1. Do not write experience sections that read like job descriptions
2. Try to quantify the result of your work
3. Emphasize your accomplishments and provide proof of your potential value
4. Highlight only the accomplishments and skills that are most relevant to the job

IV. EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS
Advice:

1. Start with your most recent role and work backwards
2. List qualifications that are related to the role you are applying for

V. LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER SKILLS
Advice:

1. Add any relevant languages and computer skills you may have