I’ve written a lot of job application forms since I arrived in Austria. In fact, rewriting my CV was one of the first things I did when everything was unpacked.
Your CV is the account of your education and work experience which you submit when applying for a job. It stands for curriculum vitae, which is the standard term in British English. You may also have heard of a resume, which is the American term.
Normally, your CV will form half of your job application. The other half is a covering letter, where you write at more about why you are qualified for the job.
As I was writing my CV for Austria, I noticed that there were a lot of differences to the way I had written it for the UK. The changes I had to make to my CV inspired this post.