CV Content - Basic Areas And Categories

Personal information:

name
address
phone
fax
e-mail
...at the beginning of the first page; on the other pages, only the name should appear as a header.
date of birth
marital status
...optional.

PAY ATTENTION!!! When you leave a contact number, be sure you can be reached. If you are not available for a period of time daily, mention this in the CV, so that the HM could reach you directly. If you leave an e-mail address, make sure you check your e-mail often enough (preferably daily).

Resume Career Objective:

Whenever applying for a job, make sure you have a career objective in your CV, in which you should mention what you expect from the job you apply for (what post you are interested in and you are qualified for). If you intend to get a specific job in a certain department, mention this thing.

Education area:

Education in your CV should be listed in chronological order, starting with the most recent educational institution you have graduated from and ending with the most remote one. It is very important to take advantage of any achievement you have had during school. Insist on research projects (especialy if you are a fresh graduate) and if these projects are connected to the job you apply for, even better! Don't forget to mention any scholarships you have benefitted from, any Olympic participation or any awards you have obtained.

Professional Experience: Professional experience should also be listed in a chronological order, staring with the most recent and ending with the most remote one. Don't forget to mention any training you have had, along with the names of the companies or institutions you have done them in and their activity profile. Insist on the duties and responsibilities you have had at those jobs and also your achievements.

Additional information:

What you should include in the additional information area:

  • hobbies
  • voluntary work or special activities (along with the way in which these activities have helped you gain curtail abilities and competencies)
  • language information (if you know any other languages, mention the level of the speaking, listening and writing skills - good, very good, excellent)
  • computer skills
  • driving license
Even if this information may not be of large interest for the specific of the job you apply for, it helps the employer make himself an image about your personality.

What you should NOT include in the additional information area:

  • religion
  • sexual orientation
  • politic preferences and any other controversial information which can become a possible criteria of discrimination.

References:

Usually, every employer needs to have a certification of your past working experience and this is why you should always have recommendations from your previous employers. If you're a fresh graduate, you can have a reference done by one of your teachers. If you have already worked in other places, you can have a recommendation from your previous employer, a co-worker or any other person in that company who is entitled to offer the prospective employer a valid opinion about the way you have performed in that company. Mention just one or two references and write "Other references upon request" in order not to fill too much CV space with this area.