The content of the CV can be divided into the following sections. These need to be on any CV (if applicable) in order to give a complete and relevant overview of your background and skills;

  • Personal details

Display your personal contact information such as phone number, e-mail address, residence and LinkedIn URL, It is really important that the reader can get in touch with you.

  • Personal profile

Briefly describe who you are, what you have to offer and what your objective/ambition is. This part should be no more than 3-4 lines. 

  • Education

Start with your most recent study, stating the full name of the program and institute. To give a more clear undertanding of what your studies entail, add a notable project such as your Bachelor End Project and/or a few relevant courses or minor to the description.

  • Work experience

Describe your position(s) and briefly elaborate on your responsibilities and obtained results. Quantify information as much as possible!

  • Extracurricular activities

Mention the roles you fulfilled in e.g. committees of a study association, voluntary projects, board year. Be clear on what your main tasks, responsibilites and results were and briefly mention those.

  • Skills

Technical skills (e.g. software programs) and languages you speak. If possible, also state your current level (e.g. full working proficiency).

  • Personal interests

Use a few keywords to mention what you like to do to in your spare time (e.g. drawing, soccer, 3D printing).

You can find more information, examples and templates in the colum on the right to help you create a decent CV.

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