Your CV in 10 points

We summarize in ten points the essential information to be included in a Curriculum Vitae to make it useful. Companies focus on the content: graphics and photographs can make it more pleasant, but if the content lacks information, your CV will soon be forgotten.

1.     Personal Information: Start your CV by providing your personal information, such as full name, address, phone number, and email address. This information allows the employer to easily contact you for further communications.

2.     Professional Summary: Include a brief professional summary or objective statement at the beginning of your CV. This introductory paragraph highlights your key skills, relevant experiences, and career goals, capturing the reader's attention.

3.     Work Experience: List your work experiences in reverse chronological order, starting with the most recent position. Provide the company name, your role or job title, employment dates, and a brief description of the main responsibilities and achievements in each position.

4.     Education and Training: State your academic background, including degrees earned, institutions attended, and dates of completion. If you received any honors, special mentions, or undertook significant theses or projects, it is worth highlighting them.

5.     Technical and Language Skills: Emphasize specific technical skills you possess, such as proficiency in software, tools, or programming languages relevant to the role you are seeking. Also, include your language skills, indicating the level of proficiency for each language.

6.     Transferable Skills: In addition to technical skills, describe your transferable skills, such as teamwork, leadership, organization, effective communication, or time management. Use concrete examples to demonstrate how you have applied these skills in your work experiences or other activities.

7.     Significant Projects or Achievements: If you have worked on relevant projects or achieved significant results throughout your career, make sure to mention them. Briefly describe the project or goal, your role, and the outcomes achieved, such as increased sales or process improvement.

8.     Professional Training and Additional Courses: If you have participated in relevant training courses, workshops, or seminars for your career, include them in your CV. Mention the institution or organization that provided the training, the course title, and the skills acquired.

9.     Extracurricular Activities or Volunteer Work: If you have engaged in extracurricular activities or volunteered in ways that are relevant to the position you are applying for, remember to include them. These experiences can highlight your social commitment, leadership skills, or community involvement.

10. References: At the end of your CV, you can mention that references will be available upon request. Avoid listing the names of references directly on the CV but make sure you have references ready to provide if requested during the selection process.

It is important to remember to adapt these guidelines based on your experiences, career objectives, and the role you are applying for. Keep your CV concise, clear, and easy to read, highlighting the most relevant elements for your potential employer.

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