What to include in a CV Format

CV Format

August 10, 2017 CV Format

The jobs to man ratio in the present scenario is in complete imbalance. Increasing population has tremendously increased the competition for limited job openings available. The need then calls for options to stand out in the crowd and the first way to do so is to create interesting curriculum vitae that will impress the recruiter to give you a chance for a personal interview.

Still in a dilemma about how to write a CV that will impress the employer, then there are hundreds of CV samples flowing in the market that could help you understand what to and what not to include in a CV.

A CV sample is a blue print, design or a model of CV’s written by different people for different situations. A lot of people new to CV writing treat these CV samples as guides and prepare new CV based on their guidelines. The most recent style of CV writing takes care of most details of an individual that a company looks for.


  • The CV header should comprise of your name alone with the term CV mentioned in front (Your Name – Curriculum Vitae/CV).

    Body of the CV:

  • Dominated by the applicant’s Personal profile or attributes. These attributes could be your work experience, specialisations or your strengths. Only make sure every attribute you mention in your CV must be relevant to the position you are applying for and the employer finds them exactly what he needs.
  • Achievements: present factual achievements in job or other field and relate them to the job requirements to build evidence and credibility.
  • Work history: This section comprises of your time duration spent with your past companies, the company name and address, your designation in that company and your job responsibilities. Consider describing your job responsibilities in case the job title does not explain it. If you have worked in positions that hold no relevance to the post you are applying for, need not be mentioned.
  • Your educational qualifications and relevant projects can be mentioned in this part of the CV.
  • Your hobbies and interests should be mentioned at the end, leaving it to the employer’s choice whether or not to go through them. But at-least your CV will not do down the drain if the employer is loses interest without going through other details if your interests are mentioned in the beginning of the CV.


    Your personal details such as your name, address, contact number and email address are an essential part; contact number, date of birth, marital status, nationality, etc are however optional therefore may or may not be indicated.

    Remember to attest references, appreciation letters (if any), sample work and your picture only if demanded for.


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