A curriculum vitae (CV) looks different than a European curriculum vitae. We show the main differences. Two patterns make it easier to create your own CV.
Study Abroad in the US: The Curriculum Vitae (CV)
When applying for a study visit or an internship in the US and Canada is often a curriculum vitae (lat. = curriculum vitae) required. Such curriculum vitae (CV) resembles the usual biographies in Germany only in parts. The main differences:
- A CV is shorter. You should put it on one side if possible.
- The first relevant date is the graduation.
- An application photo is unusual.
- The data is rearranged chronologically.
- Date and signature are missing.
It is not customary to send credentials and references (more important in North America); they are only shipped on request.
|At the Vogelsang 33|
|Phone: +49 452 342645432|
|Email: [email protected]|
|Improve my language skills; learn more about the american culture|
|Autumn 2000 to date||Economics, major subject: marketing, University of Munich|
|2000||Alternative service: life-saving service|
|1999||Graduated from high school in Hohenhausen|
|Spring 2002||Practical training at the Hurtz GmbH in Wolfshagen, sales division|
|Summer 2001||Harvard Cases seminar at the Institute of Marketing, Munich|
|Membership in Marketing Alumni Munich association
Membership in the students’ marketing initiative MTP
|Travel, volleyball, internet|
|Available on request|
Second example CV
The following Curriculum Vitae was kindly provided by a reader. With this CV she has successfully applied for an internship in Canada.
two-year training consisting of practical work and theoretical coursework;
»Berufsakademie Weserbergland«, Hameln, Germany (theoretical part);
“Law firm Müller & Schultz, a tax consultant, accountant, and lawyers partnership, Bielefeld, Germany (practical part):
graduated basic course with main focus taxation, final result 1./2. term: 2.1 (maximum: 1.0) final result 3./4. term: 2,1 (maximum: 1,0), successful examination at the German Chamber of Taxes, final result: 79 (maximum: 100)
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