Application recommendations: how to draft a perfect CV?


Personal details

  • contact details (name, address, telephone number, email address)
  • Personal information (driving licence, nationality, date of birth, etc.)


State your education and courses in order of importance (from your highest degree to the lowest). Include other relevant courses such as extra training.


List all your relevant experience. This may involve jobs and internships, but holiday jobs as well. Include time periods and the role you performed at the company.

Haven't had a job for a while? Be honest! Perhaps you were caring for your children, were ill, travelled, etc. Fill in the gaps in your CV with positive information.


You can sell yourself better by emphasising your various skills. That’s why you’ll state all the skills that may be relevant to your job in your CV. Include:
  • Languages
  • Computer skills
  • Specific knowledge about your area of expertise
  • Relevant hobbies


Provide contact details for people who can describe you as an employee. These may be former colleagues as well as employers. State the individual’s role, his/her phone number, and the company where he/she are working. Make sure you only provide references that can benefit your application.
Writing style
A clear CV requires clear and correct use of language. You’ll find some recommendations below.
  • Be concise and clear.
  • Avoid grammatical errors and unusual abbreviations!
  • Ensure correct use of capitals and punctuation marks.
  • Refrain from using jargon or complicated task descriptions for previous jobs.
Still in doubt about your CV? Ask someone to review it!
A good CV has to look its part. That’s why we provide some recommendations to make sure your CV looks good.
  • Create clear sections. Use white spaces and frames, but don’t overdo it.
  • Make sure important information stands out. Use bold or underlined text, or use colour. Again: don’t overdo it.
Keep in mind that the content is what matters most in a CV. So, make sure that the copy is drafted clearly and is free of grammatical or spelling errors.