When applying for certain positions in the Ghana, as well as jobs internationally, you may be required to submit a curriculum vitae rather than a resume. A curriculum vitae, or CV, includes more information than your typical resume, including details of your education and academic achievements, research, publications, awards, affiliations, and more.
What to Include in a Curriculum Vitae
A curriculum vitae, commonly referred to as CV, is a longer (two or more pages), more detailed synopsis than a resume. Your CV should be clear, concise, complete, and up-to-date with current employment and educational information.
The following are examples of information that can be included in your curriculum vitae. The elements that you include will depend on what you are applying for, so be sure to incorporate the most relevant information to support your candidacy in your CV.
What Not to Include
There is no need to include your photo, your salary history, the reason you left your previous position, or references in your CV. References should be listed separately and given to employers upon request.
How Long Should a CV Be?
A good curriculum vitae should ideally cover no more than two pages and never more than three. Aim to ensure the content is clear, structured, concise and relevant. Using bullet points rather than full sentences can help minimize word usage.
Curriculum Vitae Example
The following is a curriculum vitae example for a job seeker with international work experience. This CV includes employment history, education, competencies, awards, skills and personal interests.
Sept. 20XX – Present, Shanghai University, BE
May 20XX, Certified Public Accounting Training (CPA)
Dec. 20XX – Present, ITT Flygt Investment, Ghana
Application Engineer, Sales & Marketing
July 20XX – Sept. 20XX, Intel Products Co., Shanghai, China
CPU Assembly Engineer (Internship)
June 20XX – July 20XX, GF Fund Management Co., LTD.
COMPETENCIES & INTERESTS
English Ability: Band 6; intermediate competency
German Ability: 600 hours of Germany lessons at TongJi University
Basketball; Speed Skating; Snooker
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