About to apply for a job and need some tips on how to write your CV or your cover letter? About to participate in an interview and need some advice on how to stand out?
In this section you’ll find all the advice and information you’re looking for!
Curriculum vitae: how to write one and why choose the AlmaLaurea CV
The AlmaLaurea CV is unique because it’s the only CV certified by Italian universities, available in both Italian and English.
To date, the AlmaLaurea database contains more than 3.812.000 CVs: young people who graduated from one of the 81 universities belonging to the Consortium and who represent more than 90% of the Italian graduate population.
Soft skills: remember to spotlight them
What are soft skills and why are they so important?
These are the relational and behavioural skills that influence how you conduct yourself in the workplace. They are called “soft skills” to distinguish them from “hard skills”, i.e. the purely technical and professional skills.
AlmaLaurea has included them in the curriculum vitae template in order to provide a complete snapshot of graduates’ educational and professional profile.
However, soft skills are much more difficult to develop than hard skills because they’re the result of our socio-cultural background, our behaviour and our professional and personal experiences.
The cover letter: write it the right way
The cover letter accompanies your CV and gives you a few lines to tell who you are, what you’re looking for and what your motivations and professional aspirations are.
It must be concise and effective, containing no spelling and/or grammatical errors. You must clearly communicate to the recruiter that you are interested in the position you’re applying for, why you’re the right person, what added value you can bring to the company.
The job interview: some guidelines
The job interview is the most important moment in the selection process, requiring maximum concentration and excellent preparation.
Arrive on time, look your best and above all learn all about the company and the position you’re applying for.
Gather information about the company in order to understand its context and target market. Find out who you’ll be meeting and their role in the company.