📑Samples of CV in French. 🖊Article by Living France
A French CV is shorter than a standard UK CV – ideally just one page but it can stretch to two pages if necessary. It doesn’t have to be a gap-free account of your education and job history, instead, just include the previous jobs and skills that are relevant to the position you are applying for. French employers put great emphasis on academic achievement so make sure you include all of your qualifications from A-levels onwards. 📌 Start your French CV with your personal details. These should include: name (remember the French write surname first), address, email address, telephone number, age, marital status and nationality. It is also common practice in France to include a passport-sized photo of yourself with your CV. Make sure this is a professional photo of you and not a holiday snap!
📌 Education – Formation
Include all of your academic qualifications from A-level onwards. If you have English qualifications then indicate what the qualification equivalent is in France – for example the French equivalent of A-level English Literature Grade B would be Baccalauréat: literature anglaise, mention bien.
📌Work history – Expérience professionnelle
Include relevant previous jobs, starting with the most recent and working backwards. Include the year(s) you worked there, your job title, company name and length of employment, as well as a concise list of your responsibilities. 📌 Specific skills – Compétences spécifiques
This is where you include your language skills (i.e. what languages you speak and to what level – native language, bilingual, fluent, proficient etc.); whether you have a driving licence and your computer skills.
📌Hobbies/leisure activities – Centres d’intérêts
Keep this short and try to choose hobbies that could be relevant to the position you are applying for. ❌ Don’t exaggerate anything in your CV, as you may have to talk about them in an interview!
Good luck 👍🏻
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