Your resume (or CV, short for curriculum vitae) is a document that shows, clearly and concisely, who you are and what you've done in terms of education, work experience, and extracurricular activities. A well-written resume will leave a good first impression with any potential employer. Fine-tune your resume to the job you're applying for. Create a sort of database for yourself that contains all of your experiences and select from that database only the relevant elements for each job application. Have a look at our job application tips as well (see Job application tips).

How do you write a powerful resume? Watch the video below. 

Getting your resume checked by your career officer

You can get your resume checked by the career officer of your faculty. You could also plan an appointment with one of the other career officers, who work for different faculties. Bring your resume, application letter and the job opening to the interview and perform the career check beforehand. Bring the results from the check along as well.  

Marte Otter

Career Officer Faculty of Medicine

Hijmans van den Berghgebouw, room 1.11


Appointments: make an appointment in the calendar below. If there is no suitable time for you in the calender, please send an email to

On Wednesday morning between 9.00 and 10.00 Linda Hofstra is available for a cv check.

Join the Career Services – Graduate School of Life Sciences Utrecht University group on LinkedIn!

Book an appointment

You can book your appointment through the calendar below. If the calendar shows no available dates, please try again later. New interview time slots are made available at the end of each week.

Please note:

  1. Select an appointment type and then choose a time. You can also select a specific career officer in the second drop-down menu, if you prefer to do so.   
  2. Always perform the career check first and bring the results with you to the interview.