There are so many articles about writing a CV...


...but still, there are a lot of poor-written CVs.

Even if you don't like or you don't know how to do it, a CV is part of your professional image. That is the reason why it is important to be properly written.
Here are some tips on what you have to be aware of:
  • A CV doesn't have to be a 1to1 copy of your Linkedin profile. It can be but only if your Linkedin profile contains all the details of your activity. If a recruiter asks for a CV it doesn't mean that you have to download your profile. This is a thing that also he or she can do. He / She asks a CV because it needs more details.
  • From a CV an external person has to understand what you worked, on what domain or with what technologies.
  • If you mention only the employer, the role and the period you worked, there is no so much relevant information about what you know to do. And in most cases, you receive a job for what you know to do.
  • Of course, I can find these details during the interview (the HR), but your CV is sent to the technical interviewers. It is up to you how do you present yourself to the hiring manager.
  • It helps if you attach a list of technologies, but it is more useful if you mention them related to a job. At the end of your CV, you can add only the ones that are not anymore mentioned on other parts of your CV (to complete the list).
  • It doesn't help to use big words copied from the internet. It can happen to be other 20 candidates who copied those phrases and maybe 5 of them apply on the same job as you do. Their CV is read by the same recruiter and he/she sees some similarities.
  • Probably, it is useless to say that it is not allowed to write things that are not true because these are so easy to test them.

In the end, I think that it is important to have a CV relevant for each role we apply. This meant that the CV has to contain details on the relevant requirements of that role. Of course, it takes to prepare it but nobody says that is easy to find a good job.

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