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CV Writing – Part 1 – The Europass CV Template Explained

CV Writing has become easier in recent years as a result of the publication of the EUROPASS CV template. This template can help you organize information about your education, previous work experience, language skills and other job-related skills.

You can download the Europass CV template here and start writing your CV right away. But before you do that, scroll down for an explanation of the key words in this document.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION First name(s) Surname(s)
Replace with (=HERE: write) house number, street name, city, postcode, country
Phone & mobile phone number
State (=write) e-mail address
State personal website(s)
Replace with messaging account(s)
Sex  | Date of birth dd/mm/yyyy (= day/month/year) | Nationality

 

JOB APPLIED FOR

POSITION

PREFERRED JOB

STUDIES APPLIED FOR

job applied for / position / preferred job / studies applied for

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Dates (from – to) Occupation or position held
Employer’s name and locality (=place of business) (if relevant, full address and website)
Main activities and responsibilities (= work that you had to do)
Type of business or sector. (Examples: technology, education, service industry, nursing, medicine)

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

Replace with dates (from – to) Qualification awarded (= degrees/diplomas earned)
Education or training organisation’s name and locality (if relevant, country) ; Start with the most recent
List of principal (=main) subjects covered or skills acquired (=learned)

 

PERSONAL SKILLS

 

Mother tongue(s) Mother tongue(s)
Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING
Listening Reading Spoken interaction (= how you communicate with others) Spoken production (= how you give a short presentation or talk)
Language E.g., B2
Language
Levels: A1/2: Basic user – B1/2: Independent user – C1/2 Proficient user

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

Communication skills Specify (= write down details about) in what context you acquired (=learned) your communication skills

Example:

▪  good communication skills gained through (=learned through) my experience as sales manager

 

Organisational / managerial skills Your organisational / managerial skills. Specify in what context they were acquired. Example:

▪  leadership (currently responsible for a team of 10 people)

 

Job-related skills Job-related skills not listed elsewhere.

Example:

▪  good command of (= good knowledge of) quality control processes (currently responsible for quality audit)

 

Computer skills Your computer skills.

Example:

▪  good command of  Microsoft Office™ tools

 

Other skills Other relevant (=important for the job you are applying for) skills not already mentioned.

Example:

▪  typewriting

 

Driving licence Driving licence category/-ies.

Example:

▪  B

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Publications

Presentations

Projects

Conferences

Seminars

Honours and awards

Memberships

References

Relevant publications, presentations, projects, conferences, seminars, honours and awards, memberships, references. Remove (=delete) headings not relevant in the left column.

Example of publication:

▪  How to write a successful CV, New Associated Publishers, London, 2002.

Example of project:

▪  Devon new public library. Principal architect in charge of design, production, bidding and construction supervision (2008-2012).

 

ANNEXES

 

List of documents annexed (=attached) to your CV. Examples:

▪  copies of degrees and qualifications;

▪  testimonial (=references from previous employers, teachers, etc.) of employment or work placement;

▪  publications or research.

 

 

Other posts related to Jobs & Employment:

Now I Know – What are CEFR levels?

Jobs & Employment Interactive Vocabulary Quiz 1

 

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