How to make your CV stand out

Want to learn how to write an CV that will actually get you that interview?
We give you … important tips to take into account when making or changing your CV.

Be creative

A headline and creative writing in your profile, which is listed above will always catch the readers eye first. Best is to make this as creative as possible and adapted to the organisation you are applying to, you will stand out with anything that is not a standard.

Add on

Depending on the position you’re applying for, you will need to adapt your CV to get the best result. Always add on what is interesting and relevant for the position you are applying for.

Not in chronological order

A lot of people write their education, qualifications, working experience in chronological order, but this is not the way to do it. Put your most recent above, because this will always be the most relevant for the company. Reversed chronological order, that is what is advised. You can also do this with your personality traits and skills, just put the most important (for that position) at the top.

Check it

Spelling mistakes are a very common reason why you might not be invited to an interview. And this is so easy to prevent, by simply checking each word in your CV more than once. You can also ask a friend or family member to check it for you.


When using references in your CV, it is wise to only use people you have explicitly asked as references. Haven’t asked them yet? Give them a call and ask them if they approve. This is rarely a problem. References are rarely used, by the way.