With the increasing use of internet and the World Wide Web, most job seekers prefer to use the electronic mode of creating and submitting a CV. Most leading employers and job websites have their own CV application form, which are required to be filled by the prospective or job seeking applicant. These CV application forms normally adhere to the same rules and principles as laid out for creating good and impressive CVs and therefore require the same information, albeit in a different format.
The advantage of using a CV application form is that you do not have to worry about the font type, size, colour or the formatting of the paper and all other things that would otherwise be relevant factors while drafting a CV. Most employers and job sites normally have their own formatting style, which allows them to use the information, so entered by you, to be printed as per their needs. However, one major drawback could be the fact that some of the categories could have either specific word counts or character counts and this could be a challenge while creating your CV.
A normal CV application form starts with fields seeking information regarding personal details like name, address and the like. Once personal details are filled, then it asks for educational qualifications. Such online forms may have options for more than one qualification and give you the opportunity to add them, if you wish.
Experience follows education, where again the same system of adding experience as you work through the form is present. Depending on the format preferred by the employer, you could be asked to list your experience chronologically or in the reverse order.
The CV application form also provides place for filling in your career objective, personal interests, languages known and all other miscellaneous information that may play a decisive role in final selection.