Create a practical, adaptable reference document that will lay the foundation for winning CVs that are adapted for North America. You will use your master CV to record all your experience, skills and knowledge. Never send it to a recruiter without first adapting it.
You cannot write an effective CV without clear career objectives, such as the type of position, activity sector or company you’re targeting. Without clear objectives, your CV will appear unfocused and too general, and it won’t get recruiters’ attention.
Write down all the relevant experience you’ve had. Be thorough and think management. Brainstorm and don’t censor yourself.
Think about your transferable skills and the highly sought-after skills in your field of interest. Then explain when and how you have demonstrated them.
Resourceful, able to work independently, leadership skills… Don't just list your transferable skills. You have to be able to explain when and how you have demonstrated them.
Use the following step to further demonstrate your skills.
An achievement is something you have accomplished, either on your own or in a group, that yielded a tangible, valuable result.
You can present various types of achievements on your CV, be they professional, personal or related to associations, a school or your university.
See our examples of achievements and learn how to highlight your own.
Assemble all the information and insert it into the layout of a document that you will later adapt to specific jobs.