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How to write a CV

A structured CV is one of the important factors during the job-searching. Therefore, we, in cooperation with personal agency Trenkwalder, a.s., decided to provide the less experienced in this area with a little guidance on how to master this formidable task.

Our Law Office, similarly to the most of the employers, prefers the so-called structured CV stating in short phrases or sentences all the significant details. A CV structured in this manner shall allow the easier orientation and division in the group of the other CVs from which we will choose. The following lines bring you a template of the CV which you may use when contacting our Law Office.

The Basic Layout of the Structured CV:

Personal and Contact Details:

  • name, address (residence and temporary stay), telephone;
  • date of birth, citizenship, marital status;
  • it is very convenient to enclose your photograph to the CV.

Education:

  • name and address of respective schools and educational institutes including the period of time during which you attended;
  • type of the final examination and qualification you acquired;
  • it is not necessary to mention elementary school, it is expected that this institution was attended by everybody.  

Previous Occupation:

  • list your work experience in chronological order;
  • state accurately the name of the previous employer, your job, function and job description;
  • graduates without previous job may list voluntary work, internships or a long-term work experience during the studies with certain connection to the future job or their personal development;
  • optional contact to a reference person to be contacted by the potential employer to get some more information.

Foreign Languages:

  • foreign languages, level of language skills and examinations passed if any

PC Work:

  • brief description of the PC literacy level;
  • list of programs you can use and exams or certificates, if any.

Other Knowledge and Skills:

  • do not hesitate to mention other abilities and skills in your CV which you might use in your new job.

Conclusion:

  • Each structured CV should end with the date of formation and the signature in your own hand. In the case that you send your structured CV via electronic mail, the signature in the form of a scanned picture does not need to be inserted, it is enough to state your name and surname.

As a sample, we offer you a template of a CV which you can download here.

Cover Letter:

A brief cover letter should be a part of the structured CV. In the cover letter, state the reasons which led to your decision to apply for a job in our Law Office. While the structured CV should contain facts only, the cover letter offers more space to voice your personal opinions, up to a level. Do not hesitate to praise yourself if there is a reason. At the end of the cover letter, refer to the structured CV enclosed in which the addressee will learn more details. This page shows only a tip for the structured CV. We do show a template for the cover letter, as well, although, it is meant just for your inspiration as it is very difficult to create a template – each personality is unique and cannot be pressed into any specific boxes. The cover letter is important for us mainly to have a certain picture of your personality. Please, state your name and contact details at the end of the cover letter.

As a sample, we offer you a template of a CV which you can download here.

How to send the structured CV via e-mail:

Our Law Office prefers sending your CV by electronic mail to poncza@poncza-sramek.cz

Please state the job you react to or you apply for in the subject of the message.

Please, save the structured CV as an individual document and enclose it to the brief e-mail with your contacts as an enclosed file in doc or pdf format.


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