The importance of a good CV

To have the best CV, you must know the difference between an application. An application helps to show what motivation you have for applying for the job and what skills you have that can fit into the company. Whereas a CV is what shows what work experience, education, and interests you have.

A CV is usually one of the first things that form the basis of sorting. You can therefore easily be sorted out if your CV is not up to date and/or does not catch the attention of whoever is sitting and “sorting” quickly. The faster and more clearly it can be read who you are, the better

It often takes no more than 15 seconds to look through your CV. Therefore, the conclusions you would like to get out to the company must be easy and clear to understand.

There is a slightly different method for creating a board CV. You can read about that process in our blog post “How to make a Board CV”.

What does a good CV contain?

When you make a good CV, it is important that the following is stated:

– Your contact information

– Education

– Work experience

– Courses

– Language

– Interests

– Personal relationships (very brief)

It goes without saying that your CV must include your contact details. This is the only way you can be contacted by the company you have applied for a job with. Always make sure that the correct information is given on your CV.

It is important, when you state which education you have taken, that you put the most recent ones at the top and first on your CV. The same applies to your previous work experience, make sure to put the most recent ones first.

It is super relevant to include which courses you have attended and what it has given you in your job situation. It shows a new employer that you want to learn new things and support the knowledge you have already acquired.

In the times we live in, it is important to know more languages ​​than one’s mother tongue. It is also a requirement that more and more companies are making of their employees and applicants.

It can also be a good idea to write about your interests, as it can help give the company an overall picture of who you are as a person.


Keep your CV clear

Your CV must always be clear and easy to read. Many recruiters would like to have a structured CV that is easy to see and does not seem too cluttered. No more than 15 seconds are spent on a CV, so if your CV is not clear and structured, it will quickly be discarded.

It is important to keep your CV to an appropriate length. The CV can preferably consist of several pages (2-3 is optimal), they just have to be structured and clear.

A good way to keep your CV clear can be, among other things, using bullet points, or inserting your text in boxes.

Do you need a picture on a CV?

Here there is something that divides the waters within recruitment. Using a picture on your CV will have its clear advantages, but it is not something that has a direct effect on whether you will be considered for a possible position.

A picture on your CV also allows the recruiter to remember you. It is difficult to remember two hundred different CVs, so for that reason alone it can be a good idea to have a picture on your CV

There are many opinions on what should be included in your CV and what should not be included, and you can read a lot more about CVs and how to make a good CV in our FAQ about CVs in particular.

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