The CV is nothing more than a self-advertisement which makes success on the job market easier or harder. To be convincing and effective, you have to follow some basic rules.

The layout of a CV:

(This can be in a text box): name, postal address (address, phone number, e-mail). A header is not obligatory! If you don’t have one, you can start your CV with personal details.

Your name should be the same as the one on your identity card.

  • Never use the e-mail or phone number of your workplace.
  • Be careful  not to use a silly e-mail address (for example, ( It's better to use something more serious such as

 date of birth, marital status, address, postal address (if it is not the same), phone numbers 
If you use a header, you can leave this information for the end of CV.

Compose a few sentences about your main professional objectives in both the short and long-term. Include how this relates to the position you are applying for.

•    It is worth writing down the aim that is most related to the position you are applying for if you have more than one aim.
•    Stay away from stereotypical and cliché sentences!
 You should write your experience in reverse time order because employers are interested in the most up-to-date information and highest education or qualification level and want to see these first.
•    You should include all of your qualifications. If you haven’t finished your studies yet, you should include your expected graduation date.
•    You don’t need to give details on the subjects, only the name of the courses.
•    You don’t need to mention elementary school!
•    You can take out some qualifications which are not connected to the position you are applying for. This is not being dishonest.
Reverse time order is also recommended here. Please do not forget to assign the exact date of your past employment beside your title and the name of the company. The same titles can cover different tasks, so please include a few sentences about the scope of your activities and competencies.
•    If you have worked in many places, please detail only the ones that are relevant to the current position you are applying for.

  • If you do leave out any irrleevant jobs don’t leave gaps in your CV. The easiest way to avoid gaps is to indicate only the year of workemployment, and not the months. You can elaborate on your the details of your employment while you are at the interview.

Skills: the most important personal qualities relevant to the position (communication skills, creativity)

Knowledge: typing, computer knowledge, command of languages and their levels, driving license, certificates and courses.