THE PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM VITAE

A professional resume is your business card and therefore the key to success. If it's not accurate, confusing or lacking important details, you'll lose your most important chance: being invited to an interview.

When writing your CV, always remember that it should not be particularly fancy, colourful or extraordinary, but rather clearly structured and easy to understand. It is estimated that HR professionals do not even take five minutes to review a resume. So you realize that you have to be precise and unencrypted at this point. How does it work? We'll show you!

 

WHAT DOES THE SWISS CV HAVE TO LOOK LIKE?

Did you know that there are considerable differences between German CVs and Swiss CVs? No? That' s not a problem, we will help you to optimize the Swiss finish of your CV. This will help you with your applications in Switzerland.

 

PERSONAL DETAILS


Each country handles personal information differently. In Switzerland, the emphasis is clearly on completeness. You should include all important personal information on your CV, including your date of birth. In addition to your personal details, a Swiss application should also include an application photo. This is just as important in Switzerland as your personal details. In contrast to its neighbours in Germany and France, the application photo is preferable for around 95% of all HR professionals who apply for a job in Switzerland - but please make sure you have a proper photo, small, at the top of the first page of your CV. Nobody needs a photo in poster size.

Lebenslauf PERSĂ–NLICHE ANGABEN EN

 

SCHOOL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING


For most positions in Switzerland, vocational training or a university degree are crucial. They can occur either before or after one' s working experience and should be arranged achronologically, so that the highest/most recent degree comes first.

Lebenslauf AUSBILDUNG EN 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE


You should list your working experience achronologically: Starting with your current job, gradually going back in time to your first job.

The content of the professional experience is decisive for the selection ad recruitment process. It is therefore all the more important to describe the professional experience in a brief but detailed way. The job title alone is not sufficient, because the job title alone does not tell which tasks and responsibilities have actually been performed. For example, the same job title can cover completely different activities in two different companies. In addition to the responsibilities, important regulations or IT applications that were necessary for the tasks should be listed. Mentioning these requirements/regulations can be a hit factor and a big advantage for you.

Not mentioned gaps are always a taboo in your CV. Any gaps leave far too much room for suspicion and tend to result in negative conclusions. If you have been unemployed for a certain period of time or have taken a sabbatical it is very important to mention this. So in any case, mention any gaps that lasted for more than three months and name them. And so there is no room for negative conclusions.

Lebenslauf BERUFSERFAHRUNGEN EN

 

ATTACHMENTS


Switzerland values completeness very much. It is therefore all the more important that you send the following documents as copies:

  • Education certificates (apprenticeship, higher technical college, university degree)
  • Course & further education certificates
  • Language certificates
  • References (on request)
  • Publication index (if available)

Send the curriculum vitae with copies of all job references, diplomas/certificates and the letter of application either by e-mail as one, maximum three files or by post to the respective contact person of the company. Please make sure that you send a complete pdf file when sending your application via e-mail.

 

Lebenslauf Beispiel Englisch

 

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