17.11.13

How to Write Application : The CV

Most foundations expect their applicants to a resume. If not further specified here is usually meant as a CV. In this article you will learn everything you need to know to create a very good resume.

» To compose good resume is not particularly difficult. It is important to be accurate and comply with some basic principles. We have compiled for you the most important points on this topic.

» The mold

A CV should be no longer than two pages, because each application will be mostly dedicated to the pre-selection only a few minutes. The most important thing must therefore stand out when flying.

To achieve this, it is important that the resume is well structured and well formatted. In principle, applicants should avoid using a color other than black. A typeface Times New Roman or Arial should be used. Other fonts can quickly contribute to a dubious impression.

» The photo

An important contribution to the first impression also provides the application photo. It should be placed at the top right corner of the first page of your CV in most cases. Should the resume be accompanied by a cover sheet, place it should find the photo. Important here is that the photo is approximately the size of your photo. Too small photo would be difficult to recognize for the viewer, too big is too strong appearances in the foreground and draws heavily on the actual qualifications from.

In the photo Applicants should have a friendly, yet confident impression. Private recordings should generally not be used. Who wants to have a professional resume, a photo from a professional photo studio should use.

The following points for a professional photo application you should consider:

1- Clothing: You want to convey a serious impression. Moreover, you should wear business attire in the photo, that is, a suit jacket and a shirt or a blouse. Men should wear a tie to. Discreet, matching jacket for jewelry can be graceful in women quite. However, too much jewelry looks dubious.

2- Format: The photo should be short range from above the head to below the collarbone. Other formats are not common in applications.

3- Facial expression is important is a direct look into the camera and therefore the viewer. This gives a confident and open-minded impression. A smile is sympathetic and interested.

» The structure

Basically you should avoid gaps in your CV. If you can still not avoid weaknesses such as gaps, poor grades and a long period of study in the life, you should be able to explain well. Because this will otherwise quickly interpreted as a lack of purpose and unreliability.

The list of stations in reverse chronological CV is today, ie the last stations are listed first. This has the simple reason that more recent information about yourself in general are much more relevant than events that are long back. It should be listed on the left and right of the period the station.

You should also make sure to align your CV to the respective foundation or other institution at which you are applying. You can do that, for example, by starring them you more stations that are for a specific funding institution of particular relevance. You can also perform precise sub-points to explain this station. In any case, you should formulate a foundation for each new resume and simply send in any case, the application documents copied to several!

The above mentioned structure has been our experience so far proved to be very good and also corresponds to what foundations are used when reading CVs:

1- information about themselves: Here you should send your address, telephone number, email address and your birth name. Possible, but not mandatory information is the marital status, nationality, religion, number of siblings, and the occupations of the parents.

2- Training: Here you should see the university where you study and mention the school at which you have acquired your degree. If you have already completed a study abroad, you should also place it here. Likewise, a student exchange. Brief explanations of the various stations are helpful. So you can, for example, your main subjects in the university or call notes. We recommend that only explicitly call notes here if they are at least good. 

3- Internships/Work Experience: This category includes your work experience, vocational training (s), internships and student jobs. Again, you should attach a brief explanation of your activities.

4- Languages: This category is used to call your language skills and your knowledge in the language. As a rule, used to measure the level of knowledge, the terms "basic knowledge," flowing "," fluent in written and used "and" mother tongue ". An excessive exaggeration of language may, for all that will lose out when they are placed in an interview after the preselection written to the test.

5- computer skills: Here you should first note your level of knowledge in the standard Office applications. Additional knowledge in other programs should also be taken into account here.

6- extra-curricular activities and awards: It has an advantageous if you have something to offer. If you even can show numerous extracurricular activities and awards, a splitting this category offers. Extracurricular activities include any involvement in higher education or in the charitable or political environment. Training to a trainer or teacher can also be mentioned here. Awards include grants and awards. Even as prices at Skiwettläufen can be mentioned here, for even this type of award is a testament to determination of auditors.

7- Hobbies: At this point you should highlight as interesting hobbies. Hobbies allow direct positive conclusions about your person, are particularly desirable. Because of the hobbies can include, for example on special ambition, intellectual curiosity or a team. In addition, you should go to a few, but focus interesting hobbies, rather than simply enumerate a long list of sometimes mundane activities.
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