Tipps & Tricks

Curriculum vitae

The CV must provide true and accurate information on your personal data, contact details, previous employers, the activities carried out, positions held, your qualifications, knowledge, hobbies and references. It is imperative that you inform the people you list as references in advance.

Often the biggest difficulty is listing the previous activities in the CV and finding the right words and structure for doing so. If you find this more difficult than expected, then take a look at your references. These list the relevant points and exact dates. Use the references or take the key facts from them yourself.  

Periods during which you were not employed may also present a problem. If you are honest and transparent, however, such gaps will not create any problems. It is also a good idea to use positive expressions such as “not employed” or “professional reorientation”. You should also check and update your CV every time you change jobs and before you apply for a new job.

A neat, well-structured and interesting CV not only catches the interest of the personnel manager, but also improves your chances of employment, right from the first glance.