CV Tips

On this page, some do's and don'ts are summed up that you can take into account when making a CV.

Optimize your contact details: Do not simply put your name and address, but also your e-mail, and if you use it, your LinkedIn- or Twitter profile or the address of your website.
Use a representative e-mail address: Do not use coolperson34@hotmail.com, but instead use an e-mail address that sounds more professional.
Use hyperlinks for your digital CV: You can link to your LinkedIn profile, a blog, or any other projects that you have realized and are online. Select the text that you want to link, click on your right mouse button and choose ‘hyperlink’. Then add the URL of the site that you want to link to. Keep in mind that you do not use too many hyperlinks; this can make your text difficult to read.
Relevant work experience: Make sure that the work experience you put on your CV is in line with the company and the function that you are applying for. If you are afraid that your CV will be too short because you do not have much relevant experience, you can focus more on extracurricular activities like committee work, or skills as Photoshop, WordPress etc.
Keep it short: Even if you have done a lot, make sure that your CV is not more than 2 pages. Focus on your experience that is most relevant.
Layout: The layout gives a first impression, even before someone has started reading it. Make sure this impression is good by making sure your CV is clear, you have used the same bullet types, and you have not used a font that distracts the reader from the content.
PDF: Save the final result as a PDF file. This way no one can change anything and the layout cannot change anymore. It also looks better. Use a practical file name like cv_johndoe.pdf.