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Preparing your CV for tech jobs in Germany

What is expected from a CV does tend to vary from country to country. Here are some things that one should consider while preparing a CV for employment in Germany.

Dr. Paras Mehta
Dr. Paras Mehta

What is expected from a CV depends a lot on the country and the role you are applying for. Here are some things that one should consider while preparing a CV for a tech job in Germany:

  • Personal Information
    • A professional passport-size photograph similar to what one sees on platforms like LinkedIn or Germany's equivalent, Xing.
    • Name
    • Contact Details: address, telephone and email
    • Date of birth
    • Nationality
    • Links to personal website and relevant professional profiles, e.g., LinkedIn or Xing, GitHub, Kaggle ,Hackerrank, etc.
    • Professional summary: A very brief overview of your background and skills in two or three lines
  • Previous experience: Your work experience in chronological order starting from most recent to oldest.
  • Education: Your educational qualifications starting from the most recent qualification.
  • Project portfolio and online courses: If you have worked on projects or completed courses that are relevant to the role, you can also put them in the CV.
  • Technical skills: Mention technologies and skills relevant for the job which you have experience in.
  • Language skills: In this section, you should list the languages you are skilled in and your skill level. For example, you could either classify your skills into one of the following levels: Native or Bilingual, Business Level, Advanced or Beginner. Or else you could do this using the official European system of classification which goes from level A1 (beginner) until C2 (native). A self-assessment tool for this can be found here.

For preparing your CV, you can use the Europass template offered by the European Union here. The website allows you to create a profile step by step online, and export and save your CV.


Dr. Paras Mehta

Paras has spent 10 yrs in software, data science, research & entrepreneurship in Germany. PhD FU Berlin | MSc 1st position | Marie Curie, Erasmus Mundus fellow | BTech DTU | Visiting Scholar Cambridge

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