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Detailed instructions for using the Europass curriculum vitae

How to draft your Europass curriculum vitae?

I. Use the online interface or download the CV template:

You can either

(a) use the online interface available on the Europass website.

(http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu) Your CV can be then saved to the directory of your choice; or

(b) download the CV template (in Word or OpenDocument format) in the language of your choice from the same website and save it on your computer hard disk; you then complete the various headings in the right- hand column, and insert your personal data.

If you need guidance, consult the sample CVs provided on http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu

II. Fill in the different sections as follows


- do not change the wording of the left-hand column;

- keep to the layout and font used in the template.


Insert photograph if requested (optional)



E u r o p a s s - a picture is not essential in a CV, unless requested by the employer

c u r r i c u l u m v i t a e - format: preferably jpg.


Personal information

Surname(s) / First name(s) State your surname(s) (preferably using small capitals) and

(remove if not relevant) first name(s), (preferably using lower case), e.g.:

SMITH, John Andrew

in conformity with the rules that apply in your country.

Note: if you have more than one other name, start with the one

you usually use.

Address(es) State your complete postal address(es) where you wish to be contacted, e.g.:

(remove if not relevant) 12, High Street, Newtown AB12 3CD



- show clearly the address at which you can be contacted quickly. If your permanent address is different from where you are living at present, you may write both addresses, stating the dates between which you can be contacted at each;

- the order in which the items in an address appear may vary from country to country; follow the rules that apply so that post will reach you quickly; do not forget the country code if you are applying abroad (see sample CV);

- in the case of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, the name of the country is written out in full:


Dublin 2


London SW1P 3AT

United Kingdom

2500 EA Den Haag


For further details, consult the Interinstitutional style guide, available

on line: http://publications.europa.eu/code/en/en-370103.htm


Telephone(s) State the telephone number(s) where you wish to be contacted, e.g.:

(remove if not relevant) Fixed: +44 2012345678 Mobile: +44 7123456789



- Indicate the number in its international form.

- Prefix the international dialling code with a plus sign ‘+’ (no following space) indicating the need to add the prefix for international calls.

- After the international dialling code and a space, the complete number, including the regional code if there is one, is presented in a single block.


Fax(es) Write your fax number(s), using the same rules as for your telephone number(s) e.g.:

(remove if not relevant) +44 2012345678

E-mail(s) Write your e-mail address(es) in full, specifying if it is your personal or (remove if not relevant) professional address, e.g.: bragov@whaoo.com


Nationality(-ies) Write your nationality(-ies), e.g.:

(optional) Irish


Date of birth Give your date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy), e.g.:

(optional) 02.04.1963


Gender Specify your gender, (Male / Female) e.g.:

(optional) Male


Desired employment / Specify your job target or occupational field, e.g.:

Occupational field Database manager and administrator

(remove if not relevant)


Note: this entry gives an immediate overview of your profile by focusing on your core competences.


Work Experience

Under this heading, make a separate entry for each relevant job held, starting with the most recent.


- if you are applying for your first job, do not forget to mention work placements during training which provide evidence of initial contact with the world of work;

- if your work experience is still limited (because you have just left school or university), describe your education and training first (to invert the order of the two headings, use the ‘copy/paste’ command in your word processing software); highlight work placements during training (see online examples);

- for the sake of brevity, focus on the work experience that gives added weight to your application. Do not overlook experience which may be an asset even though it is not directly related to the profile of the job for which you are applying (e.g., time spent abroad, work bringing you into contact with the public, etc.);

- reproduce the table (using the ‘copy/paste’ command in your word processing software) as many times as required. To delete a heading, use the ‘Table’ commands menu in your word processing software.


Dates Write the dates to show how long you held the job in question, e.g.:

From March 1994 to December 1999


Occupation or position held State your job title or the nature of your occupation, e.g.:

HGV mechanic, Maintenance technician, Receptionist


Main activities and responsibilities State your main activities and responsibilities, e.g.:

Maintenance of computers or Relations with suppliers or

Maintaining parks and gardens. If necessary, quantify your

responsibilities (percentage of working time, length of time spent

on each occupation, etc.).


Name and address of employer State the name and address of the employer, e.g.:


Anderson and Dobbs Ltd., 12 Highland Road, Edinburgh EH3 4AB,

United Kingdom


Note: if relevant, add more information (telephone, fax, e-mail or Internet address), e.g.:

Tel.: (44-31) 123 45 67 - Fax (44-31) 123 45 68 - E-mail: J.Robinson@andes.co.uk;

Website: http://www.anderdobbs.co.uk


Type of business or sector State the nature of the employer’s business or sector, e.g.:

Transport and logistics or Auditing or Manufacturer of motor vehicle



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