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 CV? Watch the video below.
Getting your resume checked by your career officer
There are two ways to do this:
- Email us your resume, your application letter and the job opening you're responding to. You will have our response within a few days.
- Plan an interview with your career officer. Bring your resume, your application letter and the job opening to the interview and perform the career check beforehand. Bring the results from the check along as well.
Career Officer Faculty of Humanities
Making an appointment
You can make an appointment with Sjoer by calling or passing by the Student Desk Humanities:
- Address: Drift 10
11.00 - 15.00 (Mon to Fri)
- Phone: (030) 253 6285
11.00 - 12.30 (Mon to Fri) and 13.00 - 15.00 (Mon to Fri)
You may consult Sjoer with questions about how to start your career, to discuss your resume, to practice a job interview, etcetera. Would you like to practice a job interview? Always perform the career check first and bring the results with you to the interview.
Booking an appointment with another career officer at UU
Through the calendar below you can book an appointment with one of the other career officers at Utrecht University. In case there are no dates available, please try again later. New interview time slots are made available at the end of each week.
How to make a booking
- Select an appointment type
- Choose a time slot.
- In the second drop-down menu, you can select a specific career officer, in case you have a preference.
Always perform the career check first and bring the results with you to the interview.