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Do you know these moments when you get, for example, an official unknown form and it takes you more time to find the information on what you should put there than just the fulfilment? Or when of that your ordinary way to work changes from one day to another and you suddenly do not know what to do next?


The recruiter feels the same when he sees a „creative” CV. :) Some are creative in design, layout, graphics – cool. Others were creative in a rather ironic approach. This type of „creative” document takes a while to understand, because all information: dates, job titles hobby are put in a completely random places.

A dozen or so seconds

The recruiter spends a few or several seconds watching the CV, to catch the keywords or basic information. Unless we are talking about a CV of creative professions: graphics, decorator where we can definitely afford graphic madness because of the industry, then I would stick to standard guidelines and maintain the recommended order of information.

In the „Download” tab you will find a guide in the form of a CV, which will certainly be useful in this topic.

In this post I focus on the order itself and not so much on the content of these elements, so please wait for the next posts or ask questions in the comments! :)

Well let’s go:
  1. Personal data
  2. Experience
  3. Education
  4. Additional information:
    1. Certifications
    2. Foreign languages
    3. Hobby
  5. Clause on data processing (on each page)

Both professional experience and completed school should be given in chronological order from the most recent to the ones most distant in time.

First, we present our experience professionally. It is often the most appropriate for what we want to do in our career, it is the most and the fastest recruiters’ attention.

Describe the duties that are most relevant for the position in which you „aim”. Here the order also matters. Such a list should not exceed 5-7 bullet points with the assumption that the last recruiter may not pay attention at all.



The exception is the situation of the first job or industry change.

If you are a graduate with professional experience behind the bar, or as a baby-sitter, and this is not the domain you want to work professionally. Or if you want to change the industry and specifically completed this additional school, I would definitely consider other than the above order.

After a short introduction under your name (who you are, what you do, in what direction you want to develop) go to the education section and then to the experience.

You have to guide the recruiter’s way of thinking about your candidacy, and since you know that we’re reading from left to right and from top to bottom, it’s a lot easier.


What is your thought on this?

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