CVs are like fingerprints because there are no two like them. This makes sense when you consider the number of variables when creating a CV
Not only does a CV reflect a person’s unique set of skills and experience, but it SHOULD also be customized to the position or industry you are looking for. Think about it: why, for example, would a junior accountant and a senior architect want similar CVs?
In addition to this complexity, there are all kinds of mixed signals and advice from different people on CVs. How long they should be, what sections include/exclude, if you should include a photo… and so on, and so on.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way out of this chaos? To find out exactly what the current standards are for WRITING CVs. It would be even better if there were examples of what recruiters in specific industries want to see job seekers. This would make creating a professional CV much easier.
Well, you’re lucky. Our team has joined forces with recruiters and employers to create cv examples for various industries and positions. According to this network of recruitment experts and human resources professionals, it’s really helpful to check out examples of professional CVs before you start writing yours.
The following CV examples can give you inspiration when you feel tired of your existing CV or if you feel stuck on what a new CV should look like.
Most importantly, up-to-date CV samples capture current best practices for CV writing. In other words, years of research and expertise are built together so you can track and apply your own CV.
One of the most important considerations for a CV is the general format of the CV. There are three types of CV formats: reverse chronological, functional and combined. The format you choose will depend on both your career situation and the industry in which you work.
In a functional format, the emphasis is more on skills than with reverse chronological format, which emphasizes experience. The combined format gives equal weighting to these two sections, with some flexibility.
The examples provided below all use the combined format, even for highly “skill-based” or technical jobs. If you are an architect, data analyst or computer scientist, it is important that you find a way to highlight your work history alongside your vast skills.
We encourage you to explore the following CV examples developed using our CV creator. We have developed them for dozens of trades in all kinds of industries: from customer service to engineering. And we will continue to update the list every week with new professions/examples.