Curriculum Vitae (CV)
As Human Resource (HR) departments receive a lot of applications, in most cases they first read the CV since that document is skimmed through in 2-3 minutes. Only if the CV is interesting and well-structured, the rest of your documents gets attention from HR as well. This means you have to pay special attention to this document and plan sufficient time to create it.
Although there is no fixed standard for the CV, there are some recommendations:
The Structure of the CV
A clear structure is very important to improve the readability and first impression of the CV.
Here is a 12-point checklist for the creation of your CV:
- Personal Data
- Work experience
- IT Skills
- Language Skills
- Further Training (optional)
- Social Service, Military Service, other Services
- Volunteering or Engagement (outside the University)
- Private Interests
- Place, Date, Signature
The Application Photo
The photo of the application should be professionally taken to make sure it fits best for an application. Have a friendly expression: A sympathetic, friendly and professional photo with a sympathetic and friendly charisma can have a positive effect on the evaluation of your application
- Place it on a cover page or on the CV (not both)
- Application photo: Black and white or colour is possible (wear appropriate clothes on it)
For detailed information regarding the CV, please have a look at the KIT webpage for application tips.