How to write a CV

How to write a CV

Your CV is your first contact with your future employer. Do you know how to write the right CV to ensure you put your best foot forward?

Basic rules:

It’s your goal to make sure your CV gets the attention it deserves. Your CV is written for your future employer, not for yourself. Your CV must be relevant, brief and most importantly, well structured.

What your CV must include

  •  Personal and contact details
  • Education + training courses and study programs abroad
  • Job experience from the most recent to the oldest
  • Language skills, computer skills
  • Other skills or knowledge, certificates and licences
  • Driving licence

What you are not obliged to write in your CV

You do not need to write intimate or delicate details: gender, family status, number of children, health or information about your criminal record.

Three other useful tips for your CV 

Be ready to explain every detail of your CV
Can you talk in detail about each item on your CV during the interview? You should know what you have written, but you don’t have to memorise it.

Write more than one CV

Every company is different and is also looking for different candidates with specific skills. Modify your CV to the role you are applying for. Make sure that your CV has all details written in the job advertisement.

Keep your CV updated

You never know when you will come across a new work opportunity. Always, be prepared and have an updated CV on hand. Don’t let the time it takes you to redo an old CV cost you the job.

Create a modern CV online:

Would you like to create a high–quality and structured CV? Take advantage of our help and experience by using your My Grafton Account.

Why register for a My Grafton Account:

  • You will get a highly professional individual presentation
  • It is easy to create a CV
  • There are also CV´s in other languages
  • You can download documents, certificates, licences, presentations, photos and videos

Do you want to write your CV by yourself?

Our CV templates can also help you create your CV, see below.

We want you to write a successful (winning) CV. If you are invited to an interview, you can also read How to prepare for an interview to give yourself the competitive edge.