Learn with OnSpain School how to write the best CV in spanish for a work placement in Malaga.
As said in our post about the Erasmus Plus Grant “More and more students decide to study a foreign language or do an internship abroad. These students have the possibility to profit from a European Grant …”. With this said, many students have to apply for an internship at a foreign company. This might be hard, considering that the approach may be different in each country and that you don’t want to miss your one chance.
Therefore, we decided to focus on how to create a CV for a work placement in Malaga Since Erasmus internships are becoming more and more popular in Malaga, the competition is increasing as well. But don’t be afraid! OnSpain School will guide you on how to create an irresistible Spanish CV which will let you shine at any Spanish company!
Below you can find the important steps towards an irresistible Spanish CV.
To guide you through the structure of the CV we first need you to explain the order of a CV. First of all, limit your CV to 2 A4s!!! Most companies do not have the time to go thoroughly through all CVs; this is why you need to put all your important information into two pages. Yes, this means that sometimes you have to choose what you are not going to mention, in this case look at the company itself and decide what you think is most important for the company (this means you might change your CV for another company with other interests).
Order your CV in an interesting way. What is the most important information for a company? Since Erasmus students go abroad for their internship, the order of a CV can differ from a CV back in their home country. OnSpain suggest you to stick to this order:
- Educational background
- Internships (if applicable)
- Work experiences
- It skills
These summed up together needs to fit on two pages. If in your case the internship in Malaga will be your first internship (meaning that the given subject is not applicable) or when there’s more space for more information, tell something about yourself in the beginning.
In short (max 3 sentences) tell the reader why you want them to hire you. Do this in a subtle way! What are your talents or skills? What do you think the company looks for in an employee?
Put a picture on your CV on the (left/right) upper corner next to your address details. This picture will represent everything you will write down on your CV. Considering a first impression will eventually decide if you get hired or not. A picture is therefore one of the most important content of the CV. You may have a remarkable educational background or experience, but if your picture shows otherwise, it might be that a company does not believe you or is not impressed by you.
Make sure that you are proper dressed and that you smile on your picture. Don’t forget to double check the picture and/or to make sure there is nothing on the background that might grab the attention! If you don’t like the lightning and you would like to edit it, use an online editor to make your picture catchier.
- Power Verbs
Power verbs (also called action verbs) are verbs you put at the beginning of a sentence to grab the attention of the reader. In this way what you write down not only looks more interesting, but it also lets the reader to continue reading. Examples of power verbs are:
- Dos & Don’ts
There are some factors we need to consider to ensure you got us right. Find below the dos and don’ts on what to put on a Spanish CV.
Don’t forget to check your grammar and don’t mix the use of SER and ESTAR!! If you still hesitate about when to use which verb, have a look at our blogpost about SER & ESTAR
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