Guide to Writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Posted on: July 15th, 2016



A Curriculum Vitae is a letter to introduce yourself to the managers and the format is the same as an ordinary letter.

Firstly, you write a sentence to tell them the purpose of the letter. For example, “I am writing in response to your advertisement posted on XXX (website)” or if you have a referee, then you could say “I was referred to you by XXX (name). Please accept this letter as my application for the position of XXX (Job title).”.

Secondly, you write a paragraph to introduce yourself. You can include your education background, working experiences, and job duties. Also, you should state out why you would be a good fit of the position that you are applying. It is important that you include some examples and elaborate your answers because it is more persuasive. For example, you could say “This position represents an opportunity to continue my career path.” Or “My professional skills appear to be well suited to your company’s requirement.”

Thirdly, you need to show them you really want to join their company. When they feel your passion, the chance of getting the job increases. Sentences such as “It is my pleasure if I have the chance to work with your company” or “Joining your company will definitely provide me a rewarding job opportunity” are a good way to show your enthusiasm.

Lastly, you should mention that you hope to have an opportunity for an interview and thank them for their time. For example, “I would be grateful if I could have an interview at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your time and consideration.”.

Next time when you write your CV, you could use this as a guideline and I wish every candidate a successful future!