Getting yourself noticed and then hired
Your CV is a window into your experience and it needs to highlight quickly and
succinctly your achievements to date in your career. In addition, tailoring your CV
dependant on the role you are applying for is also good practice.
If you have been working at a company for a period of time it can sometimes be
difficult to express all of your successes and evolving responsibilities but this will
be key to convincing a potential employer that you are their next ideal hire.
Your consultant at Eurostaff will give you adhoc advice around your CV including
its content and presentation but we believe that the information contained in
this guide will give you a good base to create a CV that attracts the attention of
companies and gets that crucial first foot through the door.
Am I Showing What I Can Really Do?
Making your CV stand out to employers
Main Duties and Responsibilities
What interviewers really care about is whether you can do the job. You would be surprised at how
many CVs our consultants come across that give no indication as to what they did on a daily basis
at the previous jobs.
You must be specific, what exactly were your duties? What were the key details of your job that
your potential new employer will want to hear about?
Employees in the technology industry will be well accustomed to working on projects. Employers
are extremely keen to hear about your experiences. What projects did you work on? What were
your responsibilities and what were your achievements? This is the perfect chance to talk yourself
Structure of Your CV
With regards to the layout of your CV, here is how we think you should set it out:
This should go at the very top of your CV with your most recent job at the top. Include exact
dates and justify any gaps in a positive light. Your employment experience should follow a career
statement which consists of a brief paragraph outlining your skills and motivations for progress
in your career. This section will obviously involve what you have written for your main duties and
Education & Certifications
Next you should list your academic qualifications as well as any relevant certifications you have
As we work with clients and companies all over Europe listing your linguistic capabilities could
push you to the top of the queue for a new job. For example, if you are looking to move to Belgium
and you can speak French and Dutch this gives you a wide scope of roles to choose from.