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
Please contact the Student Desk for an appointment with Sjoer.
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
Please contact the Student Desk for an appointment with Sjoer. You may also book an appointment with one of the other career officers at the UU by using the calendar below. In case there are no dates available, please try again later. New interview time slots are made available at the end of each week.
- 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.
- Always perform the career check first and bring the results with you to the interview.