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The Three (3) W’s when Writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV)

When writing a CV keep in mind the three w’s… What, When & Where

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  • What are your educational qualifications?
  • What are your personal qualifications pertaining to the job you are applying for?
  • What other grant / fellowships / scholarships have you applied for?
  • What is your past and present experience
  • What workshops have you attended
  • What are the dates of your employment history


  • When did you receive your qualifications?
  • When did you start / complete your workshops

Be sure to include dates and timeframe. If you are to use format dd / mm/ yy then continue this format throughout your document?


  • Where did you obtain your qualifications?
  • Where are you currently working?
  • Where are you currently studying?

Be sure to list current work history / education first.

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