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CV: the basics (1 hour) (online)

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. This will improve your chances of an invitation for an interview.

Dates and times

  • Wednesday, 22 September 2021 from 11:00-12:00 (online)
  • Thursday, 28 October 2021 from 11:00-12:00 (online)
  • Tuesday, 23 November 2021 from 15:00-16:00 (online)
  • Tuesday, 14 December 2021 from 11:00-12:00 (online)
  • Tuesday, 25 January 2022 from 15:00-16:00 (online)

Interesse in deze voorlichting in het Nederlands?

Registration is possible from 70 up till 2 days in advance.

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. Shortly before your participation, you'll 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