The "Curriculum Vitae" (CV) or "resume" is where your work and other relevant experience is laid out in a more outline-type form. Along with the cover letter (which is more literary and personal), it should clearly show any interested employers exactly what they can expect from you and why they should hire you! The presentation and content of CVs vary by country as well, so take into account the following notes we have prepared for you.
Heading: Curriculum Vitae or Meritförteckning
You normally use a heading for your CV. In Swedish a CV can be called both Meritförteckning and CV, though nowadays CV is the most commmonly used.
The personal information is usually only your name and surname/s, Address, Contact telephone number/s, fax and email. This doesn´t need a heading on its own and is often just written on the top of the CV (see example).
Professional Experience (Arbetserfarenheter):
Company name and sector. Dates, duties, achieved goals, etc. (use the order that is better for you depending on the experience you want to emphasize: from the oldest to the newest, or vice versa).
Read more about the two ways of organizing your work experience in these two kinds of resumes:
List all levels of your studies. Title, place, city, dates of studies (it's better to list these in a chronologically inverse order). Under this section you can also include courses, seminars, congresses or conferences that are relevant in relation to the position. Long or prestigious courses are also interesting. Point out its duration in hours. Do not write down the ones that are not relevant or not recent.
Which ones and what is your level: high, medium or low. Point out if you can translate, speak or write. Say which titles do you have, if any.
Computer Skills (Dator erfarenhet/färdighet):
Programs, applications, etc. Word processing, database, Internet, etc.
Miscellaneous (Övrigt): (optional)
Other relevant information that you don't know where to put, such as geographic and job mobility, driver's license (pointing out the category), having a car, etc. Explaining your hobbies is something that you usually don't do because that's something which tends to come up on the personal interview.
Other things to keep in mind