Writing the Italian Curriculum Vitae: hints and tips - I Part Living in Rome

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 by Athena Italy

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Writing a Curriculum Vitae and job application letter are the main actions to take when seeking for a job. They are the "professional business card" when applying to companies or organizations in general.
Some foreigners may have trouble when trying to write an Italian CV. In fact, there are several differences between American or British standards and Italian ones, for instance.
The first choice to make is whether to use the "Europass" format (European Curriculum – this topic is discussed separately) or the standard Curriculum Vitae. My suggestion is to favour the standard CV and use "Europass" only if explicitly requested.
Before entering into the details of the CV compilation process, it is important to keep in mind that recruiters usually screen hundreds of CVs in a very short time and therefore the more effective, concise, clear and legible the "professional business card" is, the higher the chance is to be put through to the next step.
There is no magic formula for writing the perfect CV but, there are definitely useful hints and tips to consider.
Always be mindful of the format, the structure and the content of your curriculum vitae.
Make sure to have a well-written CV: use a formal and professional language.
Since it is important to focus on the position you are applying for, remember to highlight both your educational / professional background and your skills relevant to the job offered and to the enterprise or organization objectives. It is advisable to have different versions of your CV and to tailor the CV to match the company's specific needs.
In the next part we will take a deeper look into the main sections of a Curriculum Vitae.
Meanwhile I would like to know:
What are troubles you have faced in writing Italian CV?
What is your experience and what your suggestions?

Athena Italy


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