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CV: the basics (1 hour)

Information session: tips and advice for making a strong CV

For you?

Did you know employers often look at your CV, before they read your cover letter? In this online information session, you’ll be introduced to composing a CV that allows you to present your experience and qualities authentically. You’ll form an idea of what employers focus on to decide if you are a fit. Also, you’ll get tips and advice to enable you to showcase your capacities. That will give you a bigger chance that the employer will invite you for an interview.

Dates and times

Registration is possible from 7 weeks up to 2 days in advance.

  • Tuesday, 6 October 2020 from 11:00-12:00 (online)
  • Thursday, 29 October 2020 from 13:00-14:00 (online)
  • Tuesday, 1 December 2020 from 15:00-16:00 (online)
  • Thursday, 7 January 2021 from 13:00-14:00 (online)
  • Thursday, 21 January 2021 from 11:00-12:00 (online)

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Practical information

This information session is free of charge. You can register if you are currently studying at the UvA, or if you graduated no more than 1 year ago. After registration you will receive specific information about logging in, preparing, etc.

These information sessions and workshops are a nice match 

CV is part of a series supporting you in your career development. You can register for each separately:

Personal development and self-assessment

Are you looking for a broad orientation on who you are, what is important to you, and what you want to contribute to? These workshops will get you going post-graduation.

Do it yourself?

On this page, you’ll find more information about the CV and how employers look at them. You can find self-assessment tests, videos, and tipsheets on successful job hunting here:


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Photo: Danielle MacInnes