Information in the curriculum vitae
When we are looking for work, the first thing we send and that companies see from us is our resume. This gives us an idea of how important this document is and how much we need to prepare it to really allow us to convey what we are looking for: that we are an ideal candidate to work in the company. However, there are many companies and jobs too. All different and so should be our resumes. If we aspire to different types of jobs, we must also have different resumes. The doubts about how to make a curriculum vitae are common and more among students, however in this article we intend to put an end to these doubts once and for all and help you to make a better curriculum that will allow you to get the job you are looking for.
What is a resume and what is it for?
The curriculum vitae is a presentation document with which individuals make their skills and abilities known to companies in order to be hired.
The curriculum vitae serves as a summary for companies of what a person has done and studied, allowing them to be assessed for a job. In most cases this is the first thing that is required in a possible recruitment, so the curriculum is the one that gives a first impression to recruiters.
Parts of a resume
The curriculum vitae is divided into different parts according to the different areas in which companies may be interested in us: personal, academic and work. In recent years, other sections such as knowledge, hobbies, etc. are also beginning to be included. Below we explain the most important parts of a resume and what you should include in it.
In your CV there are some essential personal data that you must include. Of course, your name and surname must be included, but you must also include ways to contact you: your email address, telephone number and, if you want, your physical address. Some people also include their age or marital status, but it is not something that should be done, in any case age may be relevant to certain jobs. This section also usually includes the availability we have for work and if we have a driving licence.
In this section you must include those studies that you have done. We recommend that you divide your studies into academic studies and other studies in order to divide official studies into those that are not. In this section you can include your training: high school, vocational training, university degrees, postgraduate courses, etc. As well as official language qualifications or those that may be of interest for the job you are applying for.
In other studies you can include other courses or training of lesser prestige, but that have also contributed to your training or may be relevant for the position: online or face-to-face courses made by individuals, etc..
This is the space in which we must indicate our professional experience, indicating the positions we have held and the companies in which we have worked. In case you don’t have any work experience you can include a short text highlighting your enthusiasm for having a first job and how much you could contribute to the company. If you have work experience, you must list the places you have worked, the time you have been there and the position you have held. If you don’t have much experience, you can complete this information with a short description of your position and what you were doing in each company.