How do you write a Curriculum Vitae (CV)?

 

For many candidates, writing a CV is a challenge. Although it seems complicated to write a resume, it's not that difficult, especially because there is a lot of information on the Internet, including prefilled models.
The easiest way is to respect the standard structure of the European CV, which can be downloaded here. 
However, because we want to help you find your desired job as quickly as possible, we've created a standard model we use on SBA Flex and you can download here. 

Step by step towards creating the correct CV:

 

1. Contact information/Personal contact information

 

In this section, you must write the first name and surname, current phone number, current email address, home address. It would also be preferable to add date and place of birth as well as civil status. Why do we require these information as well? Because we also have jobs for couples and it helps us know if that candidate will want to come in the future with the partner or if the candidate will want to be recruited together with his/her partner.

The job title you apply for:
For a recruiter, it's much easier to select and call for an interview if you mention the position you are applying for, especially if your employer has more than one job available, and your profile matches at least two of these, as is our case. We have a lot of jobs available and it will help us get you one a lot faster.

 

2. Studies

 

Write all the studies you’ve graduated, starting with the most recent one.

Example:
October 2014 - June 2017 - Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Polytechnic University of Bucharest
September 2010 - June 2014 - Baccalaureate Diploma
Mechanical Technical College Grivita, Bucharest  
Also, if you've graduated from a vocational school after which you've obtained a certain certification, we also mention it in this section.

 

3. Professional experience

 

One of the most common mistakes in CVs is how previous jobs are listed. For a recruiter, it's not relevant to find out what you did in 1998, but what you did last year. Therefore, in CVs, the order of previous jobs is inversely chronological, as in the studies section. The enumeration will begin with the most recent job.
Also, you will name the function, the company and the time you have worked in that company. In addition, for the potential employer to get to know you better professionally, you should mention some of the responsibilities or materials or programs you've worked with in the past. For example, a welder will mention the welding types done at that job.

Example:
Accountant – SC Firma X SRL
12.06.2015 – 01.08.2017 
•    Responsible for X
•    Accomplishment Y
Accountant Assistant – SC Firma Y SRL
10.02.2012 – 01.06.2015 
•    Responsible for X
•    Accomplishment Y

 

4. Personal skills:

a) Foreign languages
Here, you need to mention the foreign languages known by completing the CV table, as well as the level of knowledge of the language: beginner, medium or advanced.

b) Driving license 
Write down the driving license category and the year you've obtained it.

c) Certifications, skills, hobbies
Under this section, you must write what other competencies you have, related to the job for which you apply. For example, if you know how to weld, it will not help if you apply for an accountant job. Instead, it will help you if you obviously apply for a welding job. An accountant can put in the passions and hobbies section that he/she knows how to weld and that he/she likes to work with iron in his/her spare time. This will show the recruiter that this candidate is a person who can easily learn new things.


It is important to remember that each CV must be personalized for the job you apply for. Not all information is relevant to a recruiter. 
What is mandatory is to provide accurate and clear data about your professional experience and updated contact details.
Whether we are office specialists or factory workers, our CV is our professional identity act and is the first step towards getting the job we want.