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This article will go through the format of best Curriculum Vitae, and its format. A Curriculum Vitae (CV) details important information about the applicants when applying for certain in certain countries, as well as jobs internationally. During job applications, you may have required to submit a CV rather than a resume.

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What is a Curriculum Vitae CV?

A curriculum vitae (CV) provides a summary of your experience, academic background, and qualifications including teaching experience, degrees, research, awards, publications, presentations, and other achievements, skills, and credentials. A CV is typically used for academic, medical, research, and scientific applications in different countries, for instance.

Review CV samples, learn about the difference between a CV and a resume and glean tips and advice on how to write a CV.

What you should include in your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The information that can be included in your curriculum vitae CV will depend on which job and where you are applying. Also, make sure to incorporate the most relevant information that supports your candidacy in your CV.

Personal and Contact details

Firstly at the top of your Curriculum vitae CV, include your name and contact information (address, phone number, email address, etc.). Most CVs start with contact information and personal data including home address but take care to avoid unrequired details, such as religious affiliation, children’s names, etc.


  • Name
  • Permanent Address
  • Cell phone
  • Email

Optional pieces of information that you should include.

  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Citizenship
  • Gender
  • Marital Status

Academic Qualifications

This is the basic part of the Curriculum Vitae CV, which provides the Education background, including dates and where you completed your Bachelor’s, and PhD, for instance. You should start with the most recent graduates ones.


  • Post-Doctoral Training
  • Graduate School
  • University
  • High School
  • O level

Professional Qualifications

In a Curriculum Vitae CV, it is so important to include your Professional Qualifications. You can list any professional associations to which you belong. If you are a board member of the association, list your title.

Language Proficiency

Ability to speak fluently in different languages including different foreign language skills

Working Experience

List relevant work experience, including non-academic work that you feel is related to the job applied. List the employer, position, and dates of employment. Include a brief list of your duties and accomplishments obtained.

Training & Workshop Attended

List any publications you have written or contributed to. Include any volunteer and internship work you have done, as well as any clubs or organizations to which you have belonged.

Computer Literacy

List computer skills that help you to know what employers might be looking for. Read job descriptions carefully looking for as many specific computer skills as possible, and then highlight those skills during your application process.


List at least three referees in your curriculum vitae with available contact details.

Other Attachments

Moreover, you can add and list different attachments related to the job applied like awards.

Curriculum Vitae CV Declaration

Declare the information provided is true with signature.

In conclusion, a Curriculum Vitae CV includes more important information than your typical resume, including details of your educational background and academic achievements, research, publications, awards, affiliations, and more. CV can be so hard to prepare but you should update your CV for every job you apply for.


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