You probably know what CV is. If you apply for work, internship or EVS you are usually asked to deliver CV and motivational letter. But what if they ask for Europass CV?
What is CV
Let’s start from the beginning. What is CV (Curriculum Vitae). It is a document about your achievements, like a career biography. It covers your education, work experience and other accomplishments. It’s usually organised chronologically. It’s supposed to show your experience. Its length depends on your experience. It’s different than resume, popularly used in Canada and USA. Resume is short, focused on skill and accomplishments suitable for particular position.
What about Europass CV format
This is European Union standardized version which all the europeans are supposed to accept. On December 15, 2004 the European Parliament and the Council established a single transparency framework for qualifications and competencies called Europass. It consists of five documents: Europass Curriculum Vitae (CV), Europass Language Passport, Europass Certificate Supplement, Europass Diploma Supplement, and Europass Mobility.
How to write a Europass CV
Europass CV is very easy to prepare. You just download a template, instructions and you follow them. All the EU languages are there plus Turkish, Serbian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Norwegian.
Download a template in the language of your choice. Read the tips from instruction. Fill the document with your personal information. Delete parts that are not relevant to you. It’s very easy to follow, tips are clear and simple. If you want you can also fill online form and then download it.
by Małgorzata Kiełtyka