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Types of Curriculum Vitae: Which is most suitable?

If you’re looking for a job, you should understand that recruiters don’t spend much time reviewing the résumés they are sent. As in all professions, recruiters allocate just a few hours to reviewing these documents and then move on to their other duties. This means that the presentation of your curriculum vitae is essential to be able to capture the attention of the recruiter and move on to the next phase of the selection process.

Many people still believe that a resume is a 2 or 3-page document that only summarizes academic and work experience, among others, and has a unique presentation format. However, the options are very varied and each of these allows you to have a different impact.

Therefore, if you are interested in learning more about the types of curriculum vitae, at UIE we invite you to read this article and choose the most suitable one for your application.

What is a curriculum vitae?

A curriculum vitae is a summary of all your training and work experiences that qualifies you to fulfill the functions of a specific job position. Studies, previous jobs, awards, own ventures and diplomas can be considered. This document has the function of proving to the recruiter that your experience makes you the best option for the position for which you are applying. The elements that every resume must have are the following:

  • Names, surnames and your profession: It should be placed in a very visible part of the resume.
  • Personal contact information: This information will be used so that the company can contact you.
  • Professional profile: Here you can summarize the skills that make you the perfect candidate for the position.
  • Work experiences: It is a list of your work experiences. You must mention the company, the position, the functions, achievements translated into metrics, start and end dates of the contracts. It is important that you highlight how and how much you contributed to the company where you worked.
  • Studies: In this section you must include the formal studies you have completed. It is essential to mention the study center and the year of completion.
  • Competencies and skills: Here you must highlight your hard and soft skills. That is, techniques, such as marketing knowledge, languages and programming skills. But also those that are psychological, such as leadership, creativity and resilience.

How many types of curriculum vitae are there?

There are5 types ofcurriculum vitaethat you can use when presenting your candidacy. They are the following:

Curriculum Vitae Chronological

It consists of a document wherework and academic experiences are included in order, starting with the oldest. This type of resume is recommended for candidates who have little work experience. In addition, you can put your university or institute first, and then talk about your complementary studies.

Curriculum Vitae Inversed chronological

The format of this curriculum vitae is similar to the previous one, but they differ in that the order of your work and academic experiences will start from the most recent. This type of curriculum vitae is used quite frequently by applicants for different job positions. You can take advantage of this format to highlight the last experience in which you achieved a promotion.

Curriculum Vitae functional

Thiscurriculum vitae consists of classifying work experiences according to the areas in which you worked. This way, you can have “Marketing” or “Translation and interpretation” sections, and add all the experiences you had for each area. This is a great tool for those who haven’t been working for a while. By not including a chronological order, it will not be as noticeable if you had the need to take a gap year.

Curriculum Vitae mixed

This format is a mixture of functional and chronological. You can add sections for each area of specialization that you want to highlight and chronologically order the experiences of each one.

Curriculum Vitae creative

With this type of resume you will be able to stand out among applicants. It consists of the use of distinctive elements, such as an original and striking design, or an elegant and unusual font. You can even add a link to a video resume, where they can learn about other attributes of yours, such as your tone of voice or your confidence when speaking.

As you have read in this article, a resume is still essential to get a job. The good news is that you have many options to choose from. This way, you will attract the attention of recruiters more easily and you will be able to demonstrate your skills and experience in the workplace. Of course, remember that it is essential that it be easily readable and organized and it is advisable that you highlight those aspects that are most relevant to the position to which you apply.

At UIE, we know that A professional must update his curriculum vitaewith complementary studies that add value to his development. Therefore, we recommend that you enroll in our Executive Education programs and thus continue with your professional growth.

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