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Curriculum Vitae

A CV is a summary of :

  • education
  • achievements
  • job history

+ a covering letter

=> prospective employers (≠ employees)

NAME :

  • no capital letters
  • first name first
  • specify "first name" and "surname" if unclear

Telephone number :

  • country code : (+33 for France, drop the first digit)

Not stated : 

  • Age
  • Marital status (single ≠ married)
  • Children
  • Nationality

=> (discrimination reasons)

Equivalents :

Undergraduate: 4 years

Graduate: 5 years

Postgraduate: 6 to 8 years

C.V. : no prose, no sentences => lists and short phrases 

Key words :

  • an achievement : what you have accomplished
  • job history : your former jobs
  • a layout : the way you organise your CV
  • to draft something : to make a preliminary form of the CV
  • a recruitment consultant
  • first impressions
  • to stand out: to make sure people notice you
  • concise: keep it short and simple
  • relevant: only the information which is important
  • impact
  • education
  • referees: people who recommend you for the job
  • personal details
  • profile: what sort of employee you will be
  • additional skills
  • interests
  • professional experience
  • to be keen to do sth: to have a strong desire to do sth
  • communication skills
  • reliable: people can count on you
  • managing a budget
  • to have a working knowledge of sth: to have a limited comprehension of sth
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