Mastering the art of writing CVs

Have you ever wondered why some CVs get read and others don’t? Would you like your CV to be read? The answer is most probably “yes”. But how do you achieve it?

This is the third blog post in this series that summarizes the LinkedIn Learning series focusing on career. This course called “Writing a Resume” is 2 hours and 40 minutes long, but definitely worth watching. Here’s why:

  • It gives advice on how to create a substantive professional summary
  • It includes tips on how to present your achievements in the most effective way
  • It shows some “tricks” to handle long-term unemployment or other gaps in your career
  • It explains the differences between some types of CVs depending on the industry or the role you are applying for

Not only does the video help you figure out the content of your resume, but it also gives some recommendations on layout and formatting choices which can help you transform a standard boring document into a true piece of application documents art.

Therefore, in order to make your CV not only readable but a pleasure to read, we strongly recommend that you watch the whole course.

The previous posts from the series included:
The basics of starting a job search
Figuring out the strategy

You can find additional information also on our website

Want to know how well your CV does compared to others? Send us your CV for a complimentary CV Report by email to or upload it via this link.

About the CV Report:

    • The CV Report and its point system were prepared under the following assumptions:
    • Your CV is your business card and therefore should be perfect.
    • An ideal résumé communicates your personality and traits as an executive.
      The content is prepared with the reader in mind and should therefore be relevant & concrete

Therefore, it:

    • assesses the document and NOT the quality of the experience or education.
    • assesses every single aspect of the document: from punctuation mistakes to typos.