Advice - CV

You will find tips for preparing a good CV

The CV is the most important part of your application. It is a document that will highlight your skills, your studies, your professional and extra-professional experiences.

There is a lot of CV method. We have chosen to share with you that of Pôle-Emploi :

  • Civil status and contact details: it is important to mention your name, first name, address, telephone and if possible, an email.
  • The title: it is not obligatory but it can give more information.
  • Professional experience: this part presents your experiences, your skills and the duration of each of these experiences
  • Specific skills and knowledge: the tools you master (eg Excel, tools specific to your sector) and languages.
  • Training: this part presents the studies and training you have done.
  • Extra-professional activities: this part shows everything you do outside of your professional activities and can highlight new skills.

The different types of CVs. There are several types of CV but we favor two:

  • Chronological CV: lists the experience, from the oldest to the most recent.
  • The anti-chronological CV: lists the experiences, from the most recent to the oldest. This is the one we recommend because it highlights the most recent experiences.

The full article is here .

Here is an example of a CV: CV – example 1 .

Do I have to mention my disability on my CV?

  • It is not compulsory to mention your disability on your CV. Putting it on the CV can help to de-stress before the interview because the recruiter will be aware.
  • Some recruiters are more open to disability than others. Some accept it, others may be afraid of the constraints it implies.
  • Putting your disability on your CV also shows that we live in a different situation which pushes us and which can differentiate us.
  • Thus, before putting your disability on your CV, you must be aware of what that will imply for the application.