When looking for a job, it is important to be able to correctly present your professional skills and knowledge. Compilation of a resume is one of the most important processes at this stage. In this article, we will try to present how to competently compose a CV and stand out among other candidates.

A good CV should include:

  • Name surname
  • contacts
  • Work experience
  • Education
  • Relevant skills

Personal information

Each resume must contain personal data, such as: Name, surname, phone number, e-mail address, place of residence. Even if you are applying for remote work, it is important to mention which time zone you are in.

A letter

If you are applying for a specific position, you should indicate the same profession in your CV. When applying for different positions, it is necessary to make different resumes, indicating corresponding skills in each one.


it is not necessary, but it is desirable to have a photo in your CV, it makes your document more personalized, but in this case, you need to choose the picture more carefully. The best option is a portrait picture with a neutral background where your face is clearly visible. Even for creative professionals, it is the best option.

Work experience

Work experience and previous work is the first thing that HR specialists pay attention to (see who is an HR specialist here), so it is necessary to write down the previous work experience and duties clearly and systematically. We list in order: from present to past, organization, position, year and brief responsibilities.


If the position is intended for beginners, first of all, attention is paid to education. Specify the full name of the institution (you can specify the abbreviation in brackets), specialty, faculty and year of study. If you have several educations, present them from present to past. In this section, we also write about courses, trainings, if it is related to the preferred position.

Knowledge of languages

Knowledge of even one foreign language often increases the probability of being selected, so it is important to mention that information as well. We mark the knowledge of languages according to the common European scale for assessing the knowledge of a foreign language, CEFR (A1-C2).

Tips to make your CV perfect

  • Don’t use unprofessional email. instead of the address, for example, [email protected], you need to write [email protected]
  • Spelling mistakes. It will be a reason for rejection, because it will be a manifestation of your inattention.
  • The best length of a CV is 1-2 pages, a longer document will not get direct attention
  • The best format for CV is PDF.

Below you can see some examples of well-written CVs.