Europass CV – Curriculum Vitae
What is Europass?
Europass CV is a document that makes your skills and qualifications to be clearly, effectively and easily understood in Europe.
Europass is a portfolio consisting of five documents intended for European citizens to gain their skills and qualifications in a clear and comparable manner in the European Union. The documents are: Europass Curriculum Vitae (CV), Europass Language Passport, Europass Certificate Supplement, Europass Diploma Supplement, and Europass Mobility. The first two you can fill in yourself, while the other three are filled in and issued by competent organizations.
On December 15, 2004, through Decision No 2241/2004/EC, the European Parliament and the Council adopted a single transparency framework for qualifications and competencies by establishing Europass. The format of the European CV enables the employer to recognize the skills and knowledge of candidates for job gained by working experience and education in different countries.
The Europass CV allows you to present your qualifications, skills and competencies to employers, starting from personal data, through the description of your current education and work experience to a detailed list of your skills and competencies acquired during education, work experience and everyday life. Your Europass CV is the initial contact with a potential employer and you will need to capture the employer’s attention in the first 10-15 seconds of reading your Europass CV. That is the only way you may secure an interview for that particular job.
Europass CV has a standard logical order to present your capabilities and expertise. You will need to complete:
- Personal Information
- Working experience description
- Training and education description
- Skills and Competences description
When you are finished writing your Europass CV, make sure to have someone else review and check it to make sure that the content is clear, easy to understand, and with no spelling mistakes.Keep in mind that in the European Union, your Europass CV is the key to success in your job seeking process. It has become the standard document to apply for any job in any member state of European Union, while also making it easier for job seekers and employers.
You can create your CV downloading the template, examples and instructions.
Europass CV English version template download:
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