Monday, May 3, 2010

Writing a CV for your internship

A CV is a marketing tool. With your CV you will be able to promote yourself. The CV is like a brochure that will list the benefits of a particular service. The service being your time and skill!

Every application requires a proper CV. Even if you are applying for an internship. In Europe each country has its own style towards creating a CV. Make sure you are aware of what is expected by each country, follow a simple guideline showing you how a standard CV would look like. In this case you would be looking at Spain.

To Start off a CV keep in mind that an employer will want to be able to grasp the most important parts of your CV, just glance right through it. You have to make sure you put key information that will catch you employers eyes. An employer needs facts about your skills, experience, qualifications and some personal insight. If they like what they see then they will require contact information to get in touch with you.

Contact details are very important, CVs are usually filed in place for a long period of time so all contact details you give have to remain accurate in the long term. Be sure to include a day time number where you can be reached at easily without any complications. Include your mobile number if you have one, also an email address would be great because you will have it for life.

write a brief powerful introduction last thing after you have written everything else. sum up your key qualities and aims. There is no need for this section unless it is self-evident.

Previous Employment should be written in a reverse chronolgical order, including starting and leaving dates for each position. Include concise details of what the job entitled, your responsibilities and what you achieved in the role. Also if there are any gaps be sure to explain why so, you can say, at college, carrying out charity fund raising work etc.

Qualifications can be listed as classes that you took back in high school such as, english and mathematics, also degree qualifications, grades are not necessary. List only the academic centres where a qualification was earned in reverse chronological order with dates.

Hobbies and interests gives a bit of an insight of your personality. Do not list all of your interest and hobbies, keep this section brief, you dont want to give your employer an impression of you rather be doing your hobbies, or travelling around the world than doing the job you are being considered for.

Last but not least, For references it is considered that you just simply write, References available upon request.

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