Guide to Updating Your CV

  • Improve your chances of getting your ideal job
  • Use some of our tricks to present yourself better
  • You only get one chance so present yourself well

This guide will show you all you need to get your CV right and avoid obvious mistakes.


Grasp your target audience

  • Pass the first filter
  • From the recruiter's point of view
  • The cover letter
  • In summary

Classic tricks for CV design

  • Keep your CV short
  • Bullet points - the miracle cure
  • No errors
  • Avoid fancy designs and graphics
  • Layout your CV to prevent photocopy and fax chaos
  • Tone of communication
  • Contact Information
  • List quantifiable accomplishments
  • Covering letter must target the job role

Basic CV elements

  • Have a summary
  • Clean up your working experience
  • Academic Qualifications
  • Personal Information
  • Photo included?
  • More than just one CV
  • Max and min CV

CVs in the European jobmarket

  • Do you need to use a specified CV format?

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  • One-Size-Doesn’t-Fit All - Why Bespoke Resumes Succeed?
  • Headings - Why Layout Matters?
  • Pronouns - Why Personal Pronouns Better Highlight Work Experience...

2023 CV and Cover Letter Health Check

  • Why CVs in 2023 Will Need Keywords For a Digital World
  • Why Fewer Recruiters Are Reading Covering Letters and Why “Personal Statements” Provide a Digital Alternative to the Traditional Covering Letter?
  • Filters – Why 2023 Will Find You Loving Filters

Applying for Trade Association Roles - How to Stand Out

  • How to Leverage “Soft-Skills” and Personal Branding to Help Find The Perfect Trade Association Job?

Applying for Scientific or Engineering Roles - How to Stand Out

  • How to Leverage “Soft-Skills” and Personal Branding to Help Find the Perfect Science or Engineering Job?

NGO Candidate Jobseeker Guide - How To Match Your Skills and Experiences With NGO Recruitment Goals

  • The Big Picture- NGO Recruitment Trends in 2022
  • How Valuable Is Corporate Experience for NGOs?
  • Passion is Important - But Don’t Let That Get In The Way of Your Application!
  • Candidate Honesty - Tell the Truth About your Skills and Abilities


The information in this guide is based on the personal opinions of the authors, and is presented in good faith. EuroJobsites do not accept any liability for errors, omissions or inaccuracies in this guide.

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