What to include and not to include in the Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Curriculum Vitae is known as CV or RESUME, and it is mostly required whenever you apply for a job or scholarship. Through reading your CV, the selection committee may get to know you and your background. That’s why, you should make it strong and detail. There are a few points you should include in the CV while a few other points that you should not add.
What should you include in your Curriculum Vitae?
Personal detail/contact detail: You should add the information accurately especially you email. You need to make sure that your email and other contact information can be reached, so that they could contact you back or keep in touch with you for further enquiries.
Education/Qualification: In this point, you can state your academic background, your training experiences, language proficiency, skills, and any other relevant program you participated. Noticeably, you are recommended to include the date – month and year.
Working and Volunteer experiences: You can add both your working and volunteer experiences that are relevant to the scholarship and program you are applying for. You should bear in mind that you need to be specific and clear on information provided in the CV.
References: You could add name and contact information of your referees. Importantly, you need to be sure that you have gotten their permission of being your referees; you should consider that whether or not they are willing to represent you.
What should you never include in your Curriculum Vitae?
Irrelevant information: Before adding information in your Curriculum Vitae, you need to ask yourself in advanced whether or not the information is relevant to what you are going to apply. You do not have to fill in the space with the information that is not related.
Too specific information: You do not have to tell the readers about your marital status, religious preference, so on and so forth. These points will not benefit or represent your ability and knowledge.
Hobbies: You should not include these in your RESUME because it is not a must to be added and no one really cares about these whenever they read yours. The information will not give any positive effects toward your application.