How to Use: Import Europass CV to your CV

Import Europass CV to your CV at the Comoto CV Manager

With our new integration to Europass it is possible to import Europass to your exisiting CV data from the Europass standard into Comoto using the Europass XML file.

Two ways to import Europass CV:

  1. Using the Comoto CV Import Wizard
  2. Using the CV list icon for importing

Both types of imports are going to use your existing Europass XML file, so you need to have that within reach, preferably existing on your Computer/USB stick, because you wil have to upload the Europass XML file to the Comoto CV Import Engine.

Import EuropassUsing the Comoto CV import Wizard

Please login to your Comoto account here, go to the menu My CV and choose “CV creation Wizard”.

After that you will activate our CV  Import Wizard, where you can for time being import your existing data from LinkedIn and Europass.

Import EuropassOur new and improved CV Import Wizard now contains the ability to import from LinkedIn and from Europass.

You should choose “Import from Europass XML File”, enter the name of your new Europass CV, choose the language you want for this CV and press “Next”.

Import EuropassA dialogue will pop-up asking you to upload your “Europass XML file”, select the Europass CV file you want to import and press “Next”.

Your existing data from the Europass CV which just have been uploaded will be converted into the Comoto CV standard and this would finalize the job of importing the Europass CV. This can be done within a minute, so you are saving a lot of time by doing it in this way.

The created CV/Resume will be a new CV on your CV list and will not change existing CV within Comoto.

The CV creation wizard can only be used to create a new CV not to update an existing CV, if you want to update or overwrite an existing Europass CV you should use the CV List import feature as described below.

Using the CV List for importing

If you want to import into an existing CV or update an existing CV you should login to Comoto as described above, and then choose “My CV” to see you existing list of CV/Resume.

You should then find the little “Yellow Europass Star Icon” (see arrow above). By pressing this icon you choose to import a new Europass CV into this CV, by doing this you should be aware that you will overwrite/delete your existing CV with the new data. After pressing this icon you will get the same pop-up image as in the CV Import Wizard and you should upload your Europass CV.

How to Use: Create CV – have your first Comoto CV in less than a minute

How to Use: Create CV – have your first Comoto CV in less than a minute

Many CV sites claim that you can build or create CV in less than a minute. This can only only be done if you have your CV data ready and either import these or cut and paste the information.

With Comoto it can be done by either importing your Europass CV or your LinkedIn profile, and it can be done in less than a minute. Follow this guide to create your CV in less then a minute.

create cvStep 1 – Create Comoto account

Open this link, and click the button “Create free CV”. Please fill in the necessary information – all you need is a valid email address and to create a password. You also need to accept our Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy therefore please read and accept these.


Step 2 – Import CV using Linkedin or Europass

Now that you have activated your account and are logged in to Comoto you need to import an existing CV, you can import either your LinkedIn profile or an existing Europass CV. Go to Menu -> “My CV” – “CV creation Wizard”.

create CVSimply choose your favourite way of importing your existing CV. If you choose “Enter CV data manually” we do not promise that you will be able to create your CV within one minute.


create CVIf you choose to import your Linkedin profile you need to login to your LinkedIn account to grant Comoto access to your data. After you have granted Comoto access to your Linkedin account, we will copy your data and after that you will by a simple click with the mouse choose which data will be imported. After the successful import of your profile, you will be able to use all our free CV services.



With the Europass import it is even easier just follow this How To: Import Europass CV.

Step 3: Enjoy your newly imported Comoto CV

Now you can start working with your CV, making multiple CV versions, targeted CV, even use our multi-language CV feature, and much more. After that you can either export one of our many CV Templates or export to a Europass CV Template or create a Comoto web profile with or without password.

And yes the creation of a new CV can be done in Comoto in less than a minute.

The relationship between Comoto and LinkedIn

The relationship between Comoto and Linkedin

How can I talk about the relationship to a relationship database like LinkedIn or Xing or Viadeo. At Comoto we are strong believers in relationship databases for their unique purpose and big fans of LinkedIn – their services help you to build relationships and keep in contact with important people in your business.

And yes they are also perfect to build relationships with or to be seen by headhunters – remember a relationship database work perfect as a place where you can illustrate your experiences without having the problems of your current employer being annoyed for being public, as if everybody could find you in a CV database (we will revert with more about this another day).

Ensure there is a match between your profile and your CV – Comoto ensures this because we can create your CV from your LinkedIn profile

We have been asked the same question many times – Is Comoto a LinkedIn hack – Comoto is not a hack, tweak or similar neither are we hacking or tweaking LinkedIn information. The Comoto technology build your curriculum vitae based on our use of the LinkedIn API. Another popular question is export to LinkedIn – unfortunately we cannot (yet) export to LinkedIn (remember to copy or paste data from Comoto is easy). By the way – we would like to launch similar features for other relationship databases like Xing and Viadeo but they dont have an API yet.

Ensure you are evaluated on your full CV and not just your relationship profile

How many times have you been contacted by headhunters or others because they have seen what you have done in the past as described in your profile – when you should be evaluated on what you are doing now or maybe even what you want to do in the future !

That is why you need a full CV to show and present your current and future potential – in full !

Actually you don’t need a full CV – you need several full CV’s – pinpointed for specific job or roles – and maintain your full control over you CV versions to ensure your privacy. Use Comoto’s unique multiple CV feature for that – create a CV specific for a job or a type of jobs – or different language versions – or have a short, basic, long version of your CV.

The last CV you ever need…

The problem that started it allyou need your last CV
Need of your last CV – Do you know the situation, where you want to apply for a job and you look at a confusing pile of different CV versions, online profiles and old paper applications? None of them fully updated and none of them fit for this particular job? And you simply have no clue where to get started ? Yes, it happened to us to. And that’s why we started to dream of my CV for Life, the last CV you will ever need to fill in.

The very core in our solution – the Comoto CV Manager

Our latest step in fulfilling this dream is Comoto – a one stop CV application, the central place were you can create, manage and distribute your CV, upload all your relevant documents and even import online profiles e.g. from LinkedIn or export your CV in numerous ways. This is how we ensure that the right people have the right information at the right time to make the right decisions that influence your life. Or maybe just help you create a good CV.

Comoto is the CV engine behind a couple of specialized online communities for different industries. Building specialized communities, proposing CV templates tailored to the industry specific skills. Our first community is Comozap, a career tool for SAP professionals.

You can read more about the special features for Comozap at www.comozap.com

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.

Comoto launches Europass integration (CV import/export)

Comoto is proud to you inform that we are now launching a full Europass integration to the very popular European CV format Europass – making it easy for you to create a Europass CV or to import your Europass CV to be able to use all the smart Comoto CV management features within seconds.


Europass integrationEuropass was developed by the European Union to have one standard CV format with all the necessary information for it to be used in all EU member states. As this EU CV standard ensures the same visual look and feel and the same content structure the use of the Europass CV is increasing every day.

The website for Europass created 3.8 million CV’s last year, but please notice that on the Europass site you only create your Europass CV, but not save the CV data you have entered. If you want to change your CV data you have to upload your Europass CV again and make the changes and then download it again to your file for further use.

Comoto not only ensures a smooth and easy update but also an easy access to the many Comoto free CV features and many free CV templates making it possible to use your Europass CV data for your next application or job interview.

Europass and Comoto

Europass integrationComoto’s CV integration includes both CV import and CV export features – the import features also makes it possible for you with our fast import from Linkedin to create a Europass CV in seconds. You can also easily update, choose a free template and generate for example as many word or pdf templates you wish.

Comoto becoming the center of your CV dialog

Our new unique Europass creating and conversion feature takes us an important step towards being your central site / hub for working professionally with you CV as well as your job applications and cover letters. We will be adding further features ensuring you will able to “take full control of your CV”.

Is it ok to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo while employed

Is it OK to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo while employed

In the media and within the HR sector, there has been some resistance and fears about how to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo properly while employed the questions are many and different.

  • Is it OK to use LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo when i am employed?

  • What will my boss say if he finds out?

  • I have contact in Linkedin/Xing/Viadeo with a previous colleague that is know a competitor, is that a problem?

There have been a lot of questions about this issue and certain people have had a resistance in using LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo, but if you take it for what it is, a “relationship database”, I don’t see any problems in using them. It is all about networking today, even if you have a contact to a former colleague who is now hired at your competitor.

I think that these fears and the resistance arises from a misconception that LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo is a job hunting site and not a relationship database or networking tool. Certainly LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo is emerging as a very good resource for connecting candidates and headhunter, but that is not its primary role. You cant say that it is your CV you have at LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo, it is merely a profile so that people know what you can do and have done, but if you where to go job hunting you would have to make a dedicated and targeted CV instead.

With career management being an activity throughout your life, resources such as LinkedIn, Xing, Viadeo and others are becoming a more important part of the strategy than ever. But how can you use these networks (either for professional networking or for job search) without it being seen as something negative from you current employer?

Most important is to develop the right mindset and be aware that building connections in these networking tools is the same thing as building up credibility in your profession and industry. If you are really networking it should be seen as a positive thing from your employers point of view. Today I think everybody is talking about networking and it is okay to do this, one way to network is to do it in these networking tools like Linkedin, Xing and Viadeo.

It should be a real professionel network and not only be friends and family, that is what Facebook is all about. And you should not have 50% recruiters/ headhunters in there, it should mainly be people who you can say are profesionells from the same proffesion or industry as you are in, or where you have previously been employed. In this case it is easy to say to an employer that this is part of your network and has a high value for the company as a contact manager and developer that is providing substantial added value.

So used in the riught way and used with the right mindset, these network like LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo and others are valuable for you and your career

New free CV Templates available now!

New free CV templates

Please notice Comoto launch a new and more advanced Template section of the Comoto application early 2013 with more and new free CV templates.

We have just launched a bunch of new free CV templates for you to use. All our templates are free and easy to use. Import your CV from LinkedIn and use our templates it freely in Comoto. Export you CV in multiple versions, and maintain several versions of your CV in the Comoto CV manager.








Do you have a template you want to use?

If you have a favourite template that you want to use – to get the job of your dream – and you want this done easier and faster to work with, then send the template of your choice to theteam@ and we will put it up on Comoto. The template will be freely available for all of our users.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.