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Support in applications preparation

The first step to participate in Reactivate is to fill in your CV in English. Please note that in order to be validated your CV must be totally filled, including the section about your “desired occupational field”.

Our Platform has adopted the Europass CV format and guides you in the compilation of the various sections. Click on the light bulbs to obtain information about the various sections and fields.

 

You would like some additional information about the Europass CV format?

Have a look at Europass website: it provides helpful advices on how to fill each part of your CV as well as CV templates and examples. Here is a synthesis of their instructions.

Europass website provides a self-assessment tool for language skills and qualifications, following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - Self-assessment grid. You will find here the full grid.

A self-assessment grid regarding your Digital competences is also available.

 

You need more help to write your CV?

 

You can follow a short free on-line course.

Have a look FutureLearn MOOC How to succeed at writing an application. This three weeks course will help you prepare your CV, application and online profile.

If you have followed more than 50% of the course, contact us: Reactivate jobseekers can obtain for free the up-grade to the course.

 

You are not sure what your level of English really is? Try Fluentify on-line Self-assessment tool, developed specifically for Reactivate. It will help you evaluate your level.

 

 

1. Use English only!

We are matching jobseekers and employers from all over Europe, so we must use a single language. If you use another language we will not find you in our database nor will we be able to send your CV to our employers! If you have troubles writing your CV in English, please contact your local Adviser.

 

2. Be careful to the contacts you insert

Be prepared to receive a short phone call, e-mail, skype call after you have sent your CV to us. Add more than one contact: e-mail address, phone number, mobile number, skype... so that we can reach you. And don’t forget to update your CV if you change any contact.

 

3. Give useful information about yourself

Your CV should answer the following questions: What are you specialised in? (your professional strengths) What exactly is your work experience? (if it is your first job: experience from internships, stage, etc.!) What results/successes have you achieved in your work (internship, stage, etc.)?

 

4. Make it keyword friendly

We use keywords in our matching procedures, so make sure to use them!

 

5. Add a good photo

Photos are not obligatory, but they can increase your chances enormously! But be careful when you choose your photo: nothing too personal!

 

6. Check it twice!

Check for mistakes (typos or grammatical errors); a CV with errors doesn’t look good! There is a print option on the Platform: print your CV once you have finished it and check it again…

 

7. Keep your CV up-dated

Every time something significant occurs in your career, record it so you don't later forget something that could be important.

 

Skills passport

If you are working in the tourism and hospitality sector, EURES has developed a new tool: the European skills passport allows you to record the skills that you have acquired within a specific sector in a very simple way, making it faster and easier for us you to prepare your applications.

 

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