In the last post , I gave you some vocabulary to get you started with on your Dutch CV and cover letter. A Dutch curriculum vitae is a lot like the culture: direct and to the point. Then again, my American CV looks over-the-top enthusiastic and self-promoting, almost exaggerated. In the Dutch work environment, direct, straightforward and to-the-point seem to work best. When writing your CV, the first section should include your name, contact information, birthday, languages you speak fluently enough to use in a work environment, nationality, and optionally your work permit status.
How to write the perfect resume for university applications
Once you've decided on the department s and supervisor s you are going to contact and apply to, it is likely you will need to submit an academic CV as part of your application. A CV which is used when applying for a PhD position varies from a standard CV or resume used when applying for a conventional job. Your academic CV should provide a concise overview of your academic background and academic accomplishments. Formatting a CV for a PhD application is fairly simple and straight-forward, but there may be variations across different areas of academia, so it's best to consult with members of your particular department, regarding any specifics attached to your field. Your academic CV needs to consist of a detailed subject breakdown of your University undergraduate and postgraduate if applicable degrees.
The Dutch CV is written with a clear, objective style, in chronological order and usually in just 1 page A4 format. It basically consists of just facts and numbers. The reasons why the candidate is looking for a job and his or her skills for the position should be mentioned in the cover letter, not the CV. CVs should be printed and written in the third person.