What should you mention under “Personal Information” in your Swiss CV?
This article is basically a list of things to come. A table of contents of future articles. I know, this doesn’t sound very exciting, but if you’re serious about optimizing your Swiss CV, then this is for you.
Can’t do without (= necessary)
- Your name: Duh, obvious. But watch out, I’ll find plenty of ways to make this simple topic complicated. And that’s a promise 😉
- Your address: I will write about abbreviations (rte, Str.) and country codes (CH, DE, IT, AT, AU, etc.) vs. plain old text
- Your phone number: mobile or home phone number? Do you remember what your voicemail message says? And once again: country codes!
- Your email address: Maria_1981@yahoo.com, OldFashioned@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. ‘Nuff said!
- Day of birth, birthday, age: what’s better? “21.10.1978”, “32 years old” or just zilch?
Like I said, this article is just a teaser (I think I said “table of contents”) of things to come. So watch out for some cool stuff!
Possible, recommended, it depends
- Place of origin, nationality and type of work permit: now that’s an interesting topic. And it’s pretty tricky on a CV.
- Marital status: does anybody still care? Well, some employers definitely do. But please don’t write “unmarried” on your CV.
- Children: they’re cute. Or so I’m told. But why mention them on your CV?
Never mention this in your CV
I’m sure we can come up with plenty of things that should never find their CV to a CV. Let me know something you actually saw on a CV or just the weirdest thing that you can come up with.
What you can do right now
- Check the “Personal Information” section of your CV to see if you have all the elements mentioned above.
- If your CV features something that I didn’t mention, then please mention it in the comments