How to present your competences with Europass
On this page, you will find information on how you can create your Europass CV and in what other ways you may be able to benefit from Europass.
What is the Europass CV?
The CV includes information on:
- your education and training
- your work experience
- your language skills
- and your other competences.
In your Europass CV, you can also record the knowledge and skills that you have gained in your life and during your career but for which you have not necessarily received a certificate. Communication skills are an example of such skills.
The Europass CV also helps you identify and describe your competences and strengths – and set goals.
How is the Europass CV composed?
You can fill in the CV by using an electronic editing tool that is available online in the Europass portal. Follow the instructions for the electronic tool and use the examples provided to help you. You can save the completed CV on your computer or send it to your email address.
If you have already drawn up your Europass CV using the online editor provided, you can download the CV to the editor again and update the information.
Tips for composing a good Europass CV:
- Reserve enough time for the task.
- When you first start to compose the CV, you have to reflect on what kind of competences you have and how you can best describe them.
- Focus on what is relevant and use short sentences.
- Think about what kind of competence is important in the job you are applying for: you can update and adapt your CV accordingly.
- You can also highlight the knowledge and skills that you have gained, for example, through hobbies.
- Two pages are often enough.
What other Europass documents can you use?
You can also attach other Europass documents or other documents that support your CV to your Europass CV.
If you have completed a higher education degree, you can use the Europass Diploma Supplement. Holders of a vocational qualification can use the Europass Certificate Supplement.