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How to write the perfect CV!

Let's talk about some tips and tricks on how to create a CV that can get you one step closer to getting your dream job!

Your CV is the first impression the recruiters get of you when you apply for a job. Right here you have the chance to catch the recruiter's attention and your CV can be the key to get the chance to introduce yourself further to the company. This is why it is worth putting some extra effort into writing a good CV. Show them who YOU are and what YOU can bring to the company!

Here below you will get tips from an inside perspective and some inspiration to write a perfect CV and increase your chances of getting the job you really want!

Structure:

Having a well-structured CV is one of the keys to making a good first impression. Keep it clear, informative, and relevant to make it easy for the recruiter to go through. Use clear headings so that then the recruiter can get a quick overview of your experience and knowledge.

Tips: It can be nice to use a good pre-made template and add some personal character to the CV, that represents YOU. Then you can also get some inspiration regarding layout and adapt it to the company and position.

How the actual structure should look can vary depending on the positions you are applying for and what impression you would like to give. But some good headings to include are the following:

Contacts:

Start with the information on how the company can get in touch with you. Include at least your email and phone number. Always make sure that this is up to date, so the employers can reach you. By having this in the beginning, the recruiter can easily find the information.

Introduction:

It is always good to write a short introduction about yourself to catch the recruiter’s interest. Here you can highlight for example personal characteristics or something that shows that you could be a good match for the company. For example, if you are applying for a customer support position, you can mention that you enjoy talking to customers and helping people, if that is the case.

Experience:

Here you write the employments and also if it is relevant for the position you are applying for, your internships. This part should contain some description of the positions that the employer can get a good understanding of about what you have worked with before and your knowledge. Always start with the latest employment followed by the others in chronological order, so that the employer can get a good flow when reading your CV. Always include: Employer, your position, period of employment (month and year), a short description of your responsibilities. Emphasize the responsibilities that are related to the position you are applying for.

Example:

Position, Company´s name

June XXXX – March XXXX

I worked with customer support through phone and email. I supported in questions regarding X and was also responsible for x.

Education:

This part should contain education. Even if is not completed it can still be of value to include this so that the employer can see if this has caused a gap in your work history.

It is good to include only high school and higher education, if you have this. There is usually no need to include lower education if you have a high school degree, as these are the most relevant when applying for jobs. Start with the recent education and then chronologically mention the others.

Other headings:

You can also include other headings that can be relevant to your application. For example, “Language” is always a good heading to include as well as to what extent you speak the different languages. This can open up more job opportunities. Also “Computer knowledge” can be of value to mention if the company is looking for any specific IT knowledge. Include information of value for the position, this can increase your chances.

We hope that these tips and tricks were of value and will help you in your future job applying! Let's go and write that CV and get that dream job!!!