International CV Format
Here’s a barebones description of how you should organize your international CV.
The format of an international CV (think of it as a type of expanded resume) includes the personal information (including key contact info) section, followed by education and experience presented in reverse chronological order. You’ll also want to include technical and language skills, educational achievements (honors and awards), and research publications and reports. And unlike resumes, a CV often concludes with a list of references (with contact information).
Avoid using jargon that is U.S.-centric. In situations in which you are uncertain, always spell out acronyms and offer explanations for others.
Before you finalize your CV, do your research to find out any specific preferences that a particular country or organization wants in a CV.
Learn more about resume and CV writing — including some sample international CVs — in this section of Quintessential Careers: Resume and CV Resources for Job-Seekers.
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