How to write an interesting and attractive CV?

Looking for Your first job? Want to change your profession? Applying for a higher position? Use the hints that were prepared for You by the specialists from the CVforFREE team. The most important application document is a CV (Curriculum Vitae). It is required when we make a decision to search for a job.

CV structure

CV is a formal document, therefore it should be written in an appropriate register and contain certain characteristic elements:

  • Personal details – it is worth including only relevant information such as a name, surname, date of birth, address, phone number and e-mail;
  • Professional experience – previous work places along with their locations (city) and employment periods, as well as the range of responsibilities;
  • Educational background – the name of the school/university, city and learning period. Do not forget about additional information such as a field of study or a degree obtained;
  • Skills – it is worth mentioning your soft and hard skills that are relevant to the position for which you are applying;
  • Foreign languages – when including foreign languages in your CV always provide the level of proficiency (e.g. communicative, intermediate, advanced);
  • Personal interests / hobbies – including your hobbies in the CV is not compulsory, but it is worth providing them in order to distinguish yourself;

How to write a perfect CV?

Remember to:

  • Provide professional experience in the reverse chronological order i.e. from the most to the least recent.
  • Include the completed traineeships only when you do not have any other work experience or when the traineeships are relevant to the position for which you are applying.
  • Write concisely and clearly – your CV should not exceed the maximum of 2 A4 (Letter) pages.
  • Try to make your CV special and impressive – this can be achieved with the help of our online CV creator.
  • Be true – remember that all the information provided in your CV can be easily verified by your future employer.

Frequent errors in CV

Attention! Errors in documents such as a CV are unacceptable. Check what you should avoid while creating your ideal CV:

  • Providing too much information – may render your CV unintelligible;
  • Focusing on irrelevant matters – from the point of view of the recruiter, the most important are information reflecting your usefulness for the position for which you are applying;
  • Outdated information – before sending a CV, always check if all of the provided information are current. Correct errors if necessary;
  • Spelling mistakes – avoid any spelling mistakes;
  • Outdated or inappropriate photo – it is not acceptable to include an outdated photo or a photo which is inappropriate e.g. from holidays etc.;

Resume Builder

Our online CV creator will help you to create a document containing the most important information about your educational background as well as your professional career. Choose a desired template for your CV, fulfill the required information and generate a PDF file.

The features of our online CV creator:

Terms of use

All of the CV templates, cover letter templates and job application templates available on the topresume website are provided completely out of charge and may be used without any limitations, except for publishing on other websites without indicating their source.

We encourage our visitors to use our service and to recommend it to friends searching for a job. We wish you good luck and persistence in looking for Your dream position.

All of the CV templates are available for download for free in the ODT format, in the CV templates section.