Personal information

The head of a CV should contain

  • your first name and surname (it is not necessary to include the labels 'first name' and 'surname')
  • your address
  • your phone number
  • your e-mail address


  • gender
  • birth date and place of birth
  • age
  • marital status
  • spouse's name (if you are married)
  • number of children
  • willingness to move (if there would be a reason for this, based on the job ad)

It is very common to mention your place and date of birth. It might seem a bit redundant to include your age as well, but this saves recruiters some time calculating.

It is up to you to decide which of the other optional data you consider relevant. A single parent for example might decide not to include any family-related info because this might decrease the chance of success.


In the US, personnel administrators often want personal information such as race, religion, date of birth, marital status, number of dependants, physical/health status, social security number excluded from CVs in order to comply with the US Equal Employment Opportunity regulations.