While revising the CVs we are entrusted with, we have noticed that many very similar mistakes are made and regard our CV as an unimportant formality to be completed and kept. Very often, a curriculum vitae is simply “borrowed” from a friend or found on a template on the Internet and used as your own after changing the details.

  1. Tip. Use the CV (Latin Curriculum Vitae) format you like, but don’t copy the content. According to your CV, almost everyone is hardworking, honest and dedicated, but your employer receives hundreds or even thousands of such CVs, so the resume you send will not be exclusive or even look insincere.
  2. Tip. Know who you are sending your resume to. You will impress the employer if you look for the company you want to work for. Introduce yourself with visions of your future job and with concrete or even innovative suggestions for your employer company. Don’t just be interested in you. Show initiative. Highlight the practical benefits of employing you.
  3. Tip. It is not necessary to write a very long CV to keep it informative to the employer. Emphasize what is most important to the job and why you want it. It is not necessary for an employer to know that you were active in fifth grade and attended a Young Naturalist Circle or Dance, and now you want to work for a law firm, for example. Be constructive, do not overload the reader with irrelevant and unnecessary information. Keep in mind that you still have a job interview and “you will need to pile on new pearls”.
  4. Tip. If you want to join a friendly, sincere team, don’t be afraid to be sincere. Don’t try to look better than you really are.
  5. Tip. When writing your CV, imagine that you are an employer and that you only need to select one out of every 100 employees. Imagined? Now, when writing about yourself, create a resume for such an employee, just don’t lie and just write facts. If you are unable to write such a CV, you simply “lower the bar” while looking for a job, but do not despair. Everything is still at the forefront.
  6. Tip. Is it decent to write what kind of reward do you expect? After all, work and money are decent, and you can write whatever reward you expect. Occasionally, the salary of an employer is a decisive factor. It also shows how you are focused not only on the job market, but in life in general. You may want to earn 100,000 Euros a month for a lifetime, but you won’t find a job where you would pay.
  7. Tip. When writing your CV, know what kind of work you want, or at least the areas of activity where you want to realize yourself. This is important because work must not only generate income but also provide satisfaction. There is a witty saying, “When you don’t know what you want, you don’t know what you get.”
  8. Tip. For a photo. Which photo to include in your CV depends on the nature of the job. In most cases, restrained pictures depicting the human face are suitable.
  9. Tip. Be sure to check for spelling and punctuation.
  10. Tip. Check with the employer you are sending your CV to, which will allow you to personalize your CV (CV) and increase your chances of getting an interest from a potential employer.