CV VS portfolio

You heard it so many times to keep it short and simple - but how to include all of your rich experience in your CV so that nothing is omitted, the reader is not bored and not to write ten pages in your application documents?

This is a frequent issue among experienced professionals - from graphic designers, IT specialists to oil & gas engineers.

How about adding your portfolio? It is a separate document in which you can include a more precise description of your completed projects, along with the links to websites of your employers or clients. Here you can place photos, screenshots, or even links to videos.

Write the perfect CV!

Traditional CV should contain only the key information and have the length of maximum three pages (or one page for recent graduates).

The main elements of the CV are:

  • Personal details
  • Professional objective
  • Work experience
  • Education
  • Knowledge of foreign languages
  • Skills
  • Additional achievements and projects
  • Interests
  • Consent to the processing of personal data

Skills are the key!

 

List systems you are able to work with, along with your level of proficiency. Include all software you can operate, e.g. AI tools, Corel, PS, Solidworks, Indesign, MS Office. Include additional skills useful for the job, e.g. project management, SEO or a driving license.

Skip the skills not relevant to a given position!