How to make a CV for a job

By Parasolla | Updated on May 05, 2022

How to make a CV for a job 

How to make a resume for a job?

This is an essential step when you want to apply for a new job. So, you should know how to prepare your CV well to attract the human resources team in the company you want to be employed in.

Making a CV in a professional way is very important because it gives the first impression of you to the human resources team.

In this article, we have explained what you should write in every section of your cv to introduce yourself in the right way to the employer you want to work with.

Curriculum Vitae Template

1. Personal Information

2. Experiences

3. Skills

4. Education 

5. Languages & Other Certificates

6. Referee 

1. Personal Information

This is the first section of your CV, and it is the simplest one. All you have to write in this section is to give your personal information like your full name, address, phone number, and email. 


Some jobs request special conditions to accept the candidates like age, and nationality. So, make sure to include this information to avoid any misunderstanding.

Also, make sure you wrote your contact information correctly. If you wrote the wrong contact information, your application would be canceled


For example: 


Tom Brown

Address: St Mary's Road, Ealing, London

Phone number: +44 7913 983464

Email address:

2. Experiences 

Before starting to talk about all the careers you had in your life, you should understand an important point.

The HR team is not interested in all your experiences and doesn’t need to know your life story.


They are looking for the most appropriate candidate. So, you should only write the related experiences to the job.


For example, you are applying for a cashier position in a restaurant.


What should you write?

You should write all the related jobs to cashier position such as “I have worked as a cashier in a supermarket from February to June”. This can let you look more professional and give you more chances to get the job.


Also, be trustful and don’t try to add fake jobs because the company may ask for a reference from your previous jobs.

3. Skills

You need to do the same for your skills. 


What if you applied for a data entry position and you wrote that you are skillful in swimming!

Of course, it is an unnecessary skill because you don’t need to swim when you enter the data into your computer.


So, you should read the job description well and focus only on the required skills.


In the previous example, you could write that you are skillful in Microsoft office, or you have data management skills.


Some of the most requested skills you can write in your CV:

1. Time Management

2. Problem-Solving

3. Leadership skills

4. Communication skills

5. Working under pressure skills


Also, you can read the job description to know the specific skills that the employer needs. 


For example, if the company needs you to know how to work on photoshop. You can write in your resume that you can work on photoshop and you are skillful in designing.

That will make you one of the most appropriate candidates to fill the position.

4. Education 

You can’t change your education. It should be constant in all jobs you apply for.

All you have to write in this paragraph is the academic qualifications you have and don’t forget to add the dates you got that qualifications.


You can add the achievements you got from every qualification.


For example:


BSc (Hons) Computer Science, 2015 – 2018

University of East London, United Kingdom


Achieved a high overall average of 89%

Graduated as the best in the class.

5. Languages

Languages can be very important in some positions and the employer can ignore a lot of resumes because of languages.


In general, languages are an essential condition for the positions that requires communication with clients such as Receptionist, and Customer service.


So, make sure to read the language requirements to add the required languages and avoid any misunderstanding.

6. Referees

This is the last section of your resume and it is not mandatory. But some companies want a referee as a condition for the employment process. So, make sure you add one if they asked in the job description.


You can get a referee from your previous jobs. All you have to do is to call someone from the company you worked in, and ask him/her to be your referee and if he/she accepted, you can add his/her contact information to your CV.

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