The main objective when writing your CV is to create a simple and well structured layout. A coherent structure, based on the information requested in the job offer, will help the recruiter to understand. We suggest you include your various competences and all the key information on your CV:
You do not have to keep your CV to an A4 sheet, particularly when you have a great deal of experience. We advise you to send a detailed CV.
Spelling and grammar are still far too frequently neglected by candidates. However these are the first things recruiters see. Bear this in mind, and produce content that flows and is easy to read with action verbs that effectively illustrate your previous experience.
In addition your CV should have the usual general information required by this type of document, and include all your personal information such as your:
If you don’t want to lose your reader, we advise you to highlight a few important points that will make your academic career understandable:
For example: Technological University of Compiègne (UTC), speciality process engineering.
Lay out and highlight your technical knowledge by mentioning any software in which you are proficient, and follow these tips:
Also, don’t forget to mention your language skills, often very useful in international projects, as shown below:
This part represents the core of your CV. For ease of reading, be factual and use numbers, bullet points, leave plenty of spaces and ensure your CV is well organized. Your working experience (employment, internships, and volunteer work) should also appear in reverse chronological order. To optimize your CV, here are some tips:
In addition we recommend adding at least one reference for each significant experience (greater than or equal to 6 months) and therefore for each post. A simple check of your references will reassure the recruiter.
In order to be as complete and reliable as possible, we suggest you lay out your experiences as follows: