Biography, respectively Curiculum Vitae is supposed to be a business card of the candidate. By writing it, we recommend you to follow several points:
The CV should have a clear form and structure, headings, bullets. In other words, it should be easy to navigate and find necessary information. At the same time, it should at first glance give the impression that the candidate cared about it. A recruiting specialist will be able to navigate in a well written CV in about 7 seconds, so keep in mind that a CV also makes the first impression that matters.
All information provided by the candidate in the CV must be accurate and up-to-date. This applies both to work positions and job description, as well as to the length of practice, the level of knowledge of languages and programs. We know from practice that the language and computer level is often overestimated by candidates. However, if a candidate states a higher level of language proficiency than reality, the candidate must expect that an experienced HR officer will reveal it. For positions where a foreign language is required, it is standard for the candidate to have a telephone conversation in that language, the mastery of which is a precondition to be invited for a personal interview.
In the CV, the job positions should be precisely limited in time. It is recommended to indicate the month and year when the work experience started and ended; 3/2016 - 9/2019. If the job still persists, it can be stated eg. 3/2016 - present.
Contents of CV is pivotal. Each job should be described by a number of points that are detailed to such an extent that they create a realistic picture of the candidate's job description, knowledge and competences. On the other hand, there should be room for the candidate to describe his / her knowledge and competences in more detail on job interview, ideally on practical examples.
• Graduate CV
Graduates represent a specific group of jobseekers who usually think more about its form and content when writing a CV because they have less work experience. The graduate's CV should be imaginative and attractive. Today, there are many platforms that can be inspired and take your CV to a higher level. The focus should be on the work experience gained by the graduate during his studies, the projects in which he participated, the internships abroad and awards he has achieved. A graduate may also be interested in a short introduction where he describes himself as a personality, his motivation, goals, vision and his added value, which distinguishes him from other graduates. Adequate photography should be a matter of course, usually of a more formal nature, with a slight smile, on a neutral background.