How to compose an Europass CV
The Europass CV is a Curriculum Vitae layout that is universally accepted by organizations within Europe. It presents your skills and qualifications in a well arranged structure that makes it explicit and communicates effectively. Having an Europass CV is of great advantage for you if you are applying for a job in Europe or for Admission into any of their Universities.
This, however, does not mean that the application of this beautiful CV is limited to Europe. It can also be used for local applications if you are not in Europe, in fact, it could give you an edge over other applicants especially when you are applying for jobs in International Companies.
Europass has a website with a resume builder in many languages that allows you to compose your CV in the Europass Format then provide for you an option to share it or download it in PDF/Word Format.
It also allow you to edit and update your CV at anytime using the website, all you need to do is visit the website anytime you need to edit anything and upload the PDF/Word Format of the CV you have constructed before. The System will integrate it and you can perform any edit and re-download. And at times, the website still remembers your last visit through cookies and once you login to the website, it pulls up all your details.
Follow the following steps to construct your own CV now;
Visit the Europass CV Builder HERE and Click on “Create your CV & Cover Letter Online”.
You will have a display screen highlighting the various CV sections for you to fill, to learn about how to fill these sections appropriately, see the article “How to write an Ideal CV”.
The following Sections are listed;
- Personal Information:
In this section you are required to fill in your Name, Address, Contact, Website (If you have) and a Social Connect.
- Type of Application
In this section, you should fill in the type of application that you are planning to use the CV for. This section is subject to frequent change and for a general CV, you can leave it blank, just skip it.
- Work Experience
The Form is straightforward, fill your work history per company, follow the guidelines that I have mentioned in this article – ‘How to write an ideal CV‘ and list your responsibilities.
- Education and Training
In this section, you are required to fill in your educational history as well as all the training and certifications that you have acquired. The Form will provide you with an example of what it expects you to fill. It is very straightforward.
- Personal Skills
This is the last section of the CV, it provides you with list of options for you to input such as Mother’s tongue, Foreign Languages, Communication Skills, Managerial Skills, Job Related Skills and Digital Skills.
Fill in the prompts and your CV is ready to be exported. Scroll to the bottom right corner of your screen and click “Export”.
You have the option to download it to your device or send it to mail or Google Drive and many more options.
Do also note that you can add additional sections and skills that were not included in the default structure. Scroll to the upper right corner of your Screen and select any of the available Additional Fields such as Photos, Driving Skills and more.