How to apply for a job

Generally speaking, jobseekers must: submit a curriculum vitae (CV) and a cover letter, and, after successful selection procedure, go for an interview with the employer. These requirements do not apply to those who are looking for manual work, for which a CV and an interview or just an interview are generally sufficient. A curriculum vitae is one of the most important ways of presenting oneself to a potential employer. Those who are screening incoming CVs, usually do not have much time for each one, therefore, it is very important that CV is properly tailored, that the information it contains is structured and clearly presented and that there are no grammatical errors. There are no hard-and-fast rules for writing a CV, though it must contain: personal data, contact details, a description of the applicant’s work experience, education, skills and abilities and hobbies.

A CV should also contain the contact details of the persons whose good references may help you to get the job. The best-known CV format in Europe, called Europass CV, is increasingly popular in Lithuania. A cover letter should contain: a brief presentation of yourself, an explanation why you are interested in the job and the company, why you are the right person for the job and an indication how you might contribute to the success of the company. A cover letter should be convincing. List all the qualities and skills that make you right for the job and remember to back up your claims with facts. Do not simply repeat what you have written in your CV. A cover letter should be used to expound the facts mentioned in a CV and to provide more information about yourself. Finally, a cover letter should fit onto a single sheet of A4. The job interview is a two-way dialogue allowing the employer to gauge whether the potential employee will be suitable and the candidate to decide whether he or she wants to pursue a career with that particular employer.

You can compose your CV at: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/editors/en/cv/compose