In finding jobs, the first step is typing a good curriculum vitae, which attracts the attention of the interviewer.

The CV must be clear, brief and represent professional experiences (also as volunteer in the case of a first job application) and academic qualifications. It should also include skills and competences relevant to the job application. The CV should therefore represent a self-introduction for consideration as a potential candidate.

It is moreover important to support the CV with a covering letter addressed to the employer requiring services


Who will read your CV has already received many others. You have to stand out.

  • The document should therefore reflect your personality; it should describe personal goals and the results achieved, in two pages maximum.
  • A well-prepared CV must show the ability to clearly synthesize in a flowing style.
  • A good CV is based on the European Europass model, the CV structured in paragraphs and divided into sections. This helps the interviewer who reads the CV to focus on the most important points.
  • During the interview, optimise energy and time in order to enable the interviewer to understand your abilities and capacities, without wasting attention on essential skills that can be taken for granted, such as computer skills.

How to do it
Show your competences as endorsed by the EIPASS certificate.


The new format of the Europass CV provides a chart indicating the level of digital competences divided in 5 areas:

  • 1. Information Processing
  • 2. Communication
  • 3. Content creation
  • 4. Safety
  • 5. Problem solving

See the tutorial in order to fill in the section on “Digital competences” accordingly.

The international programme for the EIPASS certificate presents all the three levels of competence required by the CV, Basic user, Independent user and Proficient user, represented respectively by EIPASS basic, EIPASS 7 Modules User, EIPASS Progressive (available only in Italian).