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Tips for writing a CV

The Curriculum is not:

· a story of your life
· an inventory of what you have and you are
· a database of your personal and professional achievements
· a demonstration of your aspirations
· a description of your qualities
· a statement of your attitudes
· a unique display of graphic design
· an exercise literary

The Curriculum is:

Exposure truthful, clear and concise of your identity, your education and your professional experience.

The importance of the Curriculum

The importance of developing a curriculum well lies in the fact of this being the key that opens all selective process of a company. On the content they must turn taking into account the possible interview, which will be decisive for the job to which you aspire. Consider it your "passport for employment", and therefore must be always prepare it with care,updating it with new contributions and adapting it to each job.

It is normal that at first your CV is not too extensive. We are all born with a blade blank. Time and your ability to work will be doing that, you go little by little, filling it. Flees from artificially inflated it with irrelevant data or elements that do not contribute information. He thinks that for the employer that will be a waste of time, with the consequent risk of rejection.

A CV or more?

The curriculum is not write once, and point, occasionally adding new information.

We must rewrite it as often as is necessary, not only to add new studies and experiences, but, above all, becausea same curriculum, with some exceptions, does not serveindiscriminately to all destinations.

You must take into account where you are going to handle it and what kind of data will be the most interesting, to guide all the wording in that direction. Basically, it is how to make a Cv to the letter for each position. Nor is it always zero start. Do not go to the extremes! It's just crushing the idea that if the Cv must be adapted to each position will have to develop several different models of Cv.

Our recommendation is that you ask a master Cv in constant update, where order all your knowledge, experiences, skills,... for there go by extracting the rest of targeted Cvs.

You know the fate of the CV

Therefore, most importantly, knowing ahead of time the fate of your Cv. What company or institution it is, what is its radius of action, which productive connections or influence they sustain it or are born from it, what is their structural and productive environment, important is the company in the sector, how is your staff, what human resources policy account, what is the profile of the employee are looking for, what kind of job offer,....

Some data are not readily available (although many can find them online), but you'll find it useful to know them, especially those relating tol the candidate profile and the job tasks, determining aspects for an intelligent interview.

Because... What is the aim of the curriculum? Get you an interview, to have the opportunity to demonstrate what good applicant you are.

Therefore, there is no doubt that the information you get about the company will help you to answer more than one question in a future job interview.


We recommend to prepare the curriculum in style direct and concise, avoiding circumlocutions and long phrases. Whenever possible, limit yourself to a line for tip.

Concise above all.

What you win with this? To begin your resume is read before.And it is not little, meet curricular competition that accumulates on the top of the table who can decide your immediate future.

The visual layout of the writing must be aimed, therefore that your resume is fast reading, not because you have less content than others, but because it is well structured, with the data properly ordered, chronological or thematically, or by degree of importance.

And at the same time, he opts for clarity. Shorten the curriculum is not sowing it acronyms and abbreviations only started people can decipher. When an acronym is infrequently, should enunciate the words that form it. And of course, chat and SMS slang must be quite banished the curriculum and the letter.

Extreme surveillance with the Spelling, and scribes never anything without first resolving the question of how is written: consultation of the dictionary. You also serve as auto-correction on your computer because sometimes slip us errata which we cannot see with the naked eye.

Always use models original, to believe that they have been written expressly for the occasion.

Unless stated otherwise in the offer of work, must not accompany any documentation curriculum: no title, transcripts or diplomas courses or language, or professional certifications, letters of recommendation,... If the employer wants to see them already it will ask them to you.

The resume and the cover letter is convenient to present them within a transparent cover , type dossier.In the stationery you will find lots of variety. If you're going to make the shipment by mail or courier, it uses an envelope of texture consistent and proportionate to the size, to avoid having to bend the dossier.

Some companies manage the curriculum through its corporate website, enabling a standard model that is sent electronically to do so. That greatly simplifies the task, but, in turn, prevents you capture the custom curriculum that you would like to. At this point, as you can see, others put the rules of the game.


It is the eternal question when it comes to prepare the curriculum. What before? Egg or hen?. The key, again, is the adaptation to the type of company and position.

An important section on Cvs submitted for a particular position is the professional goal, which translates into our professional aspirations. We propose a structure standard to avoid pinching your fingers.

Personal data

Academic training

Complementary training

Professional objective

Professional experience


Computer science



(If you have previous processes indicate it here. Sheet reference, in particular, can attach to the end or reserve it for the interview)

Other data of interest

Some examples and models of curriculum

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