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Career CV


A CV is a written overview of your skills, education, and work experience.


What is a CV?

  • CV stands for "Curriculum Vitae"
  • Curriculum vitae is Latin for "course of life"
  • A CV is a formatted version of one's master experience document

What to Include in a CV

A CV should at least include the following:

  • Contact information
  • Work experience
  • Qualifications and skills
  • Academic history
  • Personal profile

Contact Information

Contact information should include your full name, personal email address, telephone number, and LinkedIn profile. I will suggest you put this information at the top of your CV and make it look like a letterhead:

John Webber

Email: jwebb@mywebcomp.no
Tel: 055 778 8 991


Work Experience

List what you have done - most recent work experience first.

Include the organization where you worked, the job title, the dates you were employed and a description of your work experience and achievements:

Work Experience

March 2015 -
Front-End Teacher
University of Northcap
www.uin.no

Description

March 2014 - January 2015
Front-End Developer
Northcap IT
www.northcapit.com

Description

February 2010 - February 2014
Programmer
Northcap IT
www.northcapit.com

Description

August 2000 - January 2010
Account Manager
Northcap Auto
www.northcapauto.com

Description 

Make sure your work experience is on the first page of your CV.


Qualifications and Skills

Skills are best described with a list.

List only the most relevant skills on your CV. List both hard and soft skills.

Hard skills are specific technical knowledge or training that you have gained. Here are some examples:

  • Database management
  • Network security
  • SEO marketing
  • Datascience
  • Mobile development
  • UI/UX design
  • Programming languages (such as HTML. CSS, JavaScript, and Python)

Soft skills are personality traits that shape how you work, on your own and with others. Here are some examples:

  • Effective communication
  • Dependability
  • Active listening
  • Open-minded
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Problem-solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Empathy

Academic History

List what you have studied - most recent education first.

Education

1997 - 2000
Bachelor degree. Accounting.
University of Northcap
Norway

1994-1997
High school degree. Computing.
College of Northcap
Norway

Courses & Diplomas

2010
HTML Certificate. W3Schools.

2011
CSS Certificate. W3Schools.

2011
JavaScript Certificate. W3Schools.

Don't forget subject options, special project, courses, or diplomas.


Personal Profile

This section should include:

  • Who you are
  • 2-3 skills (and 2-3 achievements)
  • The name of your target company
  • What you hope to do for your new employer

Personal Profile

I am a highly-skilled Front-End Developer eager to join an online school. I have a five-years experience in training students in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. My greatest strengths are my passion for Web development and my desire to help students to understand it, in a simple way. W3Schools' learning platform is the perfect place for me to grow.