What Is a Declaration in CV & +20 Declaration Statement Examples

Declaration in CV
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A CV declaration statement is a simple line that allows you to prove and authenticity of your CV information and that you take responsibility for the information that you mentioned in it. A declaration in your CV also helps avoid confusion for the employers after knowing that your information is genuine. Though it can be used in CVs made in any part of the world, a CV declaration statement is more commonly used in India.

What Is a Declaration in a CV?

A declaration in a CV serves to authentify the information you’ve provided in your CV. The declaration is located at the bottom or at the end of a CV. 

The statement

A CV declaration statement consists of 1-2 sentences, in which you will have to state that the information in the CV is true and you will take full responsibility for any false. It is usually located at the bottom or at the end of the CV as a conclusion and to declare that you were truthful regarding all the information you’ve listed in the document.

Location

After writing down the statement, in the following line, include the present location on the left-hand side.  

Date

The date goes after the location, which is also on the left-hand side. This information has to be on the day after you have completed your CV.

Full name

Your full name should be on the right-hand side on the same line as your location.

Signature

Lastly, your signature should be under your full name. If you are handing in the hard copy of your CV, signing it by hand would better show the authentication of your CV. 

But, note that most CVs are digitally submitted nowadays. You may simply type out your full name or include an e-signature before you send the digital file.

When to Add a Declaration in a CV

After knowing what is a declaration in a CV, you might wonder when and under what kind of situations you should include it in your CV.

Here are some conditions that will require you to include a CV declaration statement:

💡 You are in a country where a CV declaration statement is a common practice.

If you are applying for a job in India, a CV declaration statement is needed because it is a familiar practice when handing in CVs to the company.

💡 For formal job applications.

Once you know that it is common practice in your country to include a CV declaration statement, you should include a declaration in your CV so that employers have the guarantee that everything written on your CV is true and authentic.

💡 Applying for jobs in a company that has a defined hierarchy.

Including a declaration in a CV can help your employers or interviewers put trust in the information that you have provided. It also helps the people reviewing your CV to verify the truthfulness of the information more quickly, since they could know who wrote it in an instance.

💡 Applying for a government job or a job in academia.

If you are applying to work for the government or the scholars, background checks are necessary. Therefore, a CV declaration statement should be included to ensure your truthfulness.

💡 Delivering through a third-party to the company.

The purpose of a declaration in a CV is to gain trust from an employer. If you did not hand your CV in yourself, you should include the declaration to avoid confusion.

How to Write the Best Declaration for Your CV

A CV declaration statement is only one or two sentences. It may be very short but informative. To let you know more about the details in creating one CV declaration statement, we will go through the steps below.

✍🏻 Step 1: Write a concise statement (1-2 sentences).

First, you need to write the CV declaration statement. When writing your statement, you should be clear and direct. The sentence has to deliver the message that your information on the CV is true and accurate.

✍🏻 Step 2: Place the statement at the bottom of the CV.

The declaration for your CV should be placed at the bottom or the end of your CV. It has to be the last thing for the CV so that employers can see it after reading everything.

✍🏻 Step 3: Include your location & current date in the left-hand corner at the bottom of your CV.

After that, your location where you wrote the CV and the date when you completed the CV are needed on the left side.

✍🏻 Step 4: Include your full name and signature in the right-hand corner at the bottom of your CV.

Lastly, you should put in your full name and a signature on the right-hand side to claim that the CV is written by you.

You can refer to this template below as an example when writing your CV declaration statement. 

CV Declaration Template

[Declaration statement]

[Location]
[Date]

[Signature]
[Name]

CV Declaration Examples

  • I hereby state that all the information noted above is accurate to the best of my beliefs and I take full responsibility for the correctness of the information.
  • I hereby declare the information on the CV is accurate to the best of my familiarity.
  • I hereby certify that all facts mentioned above are true to my concern, and I am answerable for their accuracy.
  • All information stated above is accurate and true to my knowledge and beliefs.
  • I hereby declare that the information stated above in this CV is error-free. I will take responsibility if any fraud were committed.
  • All information above is right and truthful to my knowledge and faith.
  • All statements above are free of errors, and I take full liability for the correctness of the information.
  • I hereby certify that all information above is correct to the best of my beliefs and I am responsible for the authenticity of the information above.
  • The information mentioned above is true to the best of my belief, and I take full responsibility for any correctness of the information.
  • I genuinely declare that all information provided above is true to my knowledge.
  • I ensure the information above is accurate to the best of my knowledge.
  • I solemnly declare that the information in this CV is free of errors to the best of my beliefs. I take full responsibility for the correctness of the information.
  • I hereby declare that the information contained in this CV is true to the best of my knowledge.
  • I hereby declare all of the information above is accurate and correct.
  • I solemnly announce that all of the information stated in this document is true to the best of my knowledge.
  • I hereby declare that all the information provided above is under facts or truths to my knowledge.
  • The information mentioned above is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I take full responsibility for the truthfulness of the said information.
  • I genuinely announce the information stated in this resume is truthful to the best of my beliefs. I take full responsibility for the correctness of this CV.
  • I hereby state that the information provided in this resume has zero errors, and I will take full responsibility for the accurateness of the document.
  • I gravely announce that the information mentioned above is correct. Therefore, I take full responsibility for the correctness of the CV.

Declaration in CV – CV Example

Take a look at the CV example below. A full CV will be shown and you will notice why a CV declaration statement is at the bottom of all information.

Henry Soh
Content Writer
098-1234567
New Taipei City
linked.in/me/henry.soh

Seeking a full-time remote job as a content writer at an organization where I can fully extend my writing skills. Gaining more experiences as a writer and a fresher, and also gaining more knowledge while writing for a company. I can work my creative ideas to contribute to the company’s target.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Assistant Editor
ALLS Digest (Department Magazine)
2019 - 2021

  • Managed students’ subscriptions
  • Composed students’ revised works into the magazine
  • Contacted the subscription’s authors to discuss about publication
  • Discussed the topics and requirements with lecturers in charge for the next calling for papers 

EDUCATION

Applied Linguistics and Language Studies
Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
2018 - 2022

  • GPA: 3.8/4.0
  • Courses Taken:
    • Simultaneous Interpretation
    • Consecutive Interpretation
    • Advertising and Marketing Translation

ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCE

Head of Secretary Team
International Student Association

2020 - 2021

  • Delivered all working documents on time perfectly when collaborating with a committee group of 15 people for a year without any issues.
  • Won the competition in the club evaluation competition. 

SKILLS

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Content Writing
  • Creativity
  • Organizational Skills

I hereby declare the information provided above is correct to the best of my knowledge and beliefs. I take full responsibility for the correctness of the information.

New Taipei
March 1st, 2022


Henry Soh

🔑 Key Takeaways:

The declaration in your CV can be the ending line for your CV, a statement to prove your authenticity, and also your professionalism when treating work. Therefore, you should always include the CV declaration statement in your CV if the country you reside in or are applying the job in commonly practices the inclusion of a CV declaration.

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--- Originally written by Ryan Goh ---

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