The Ultimate CV Guide: For Students & New Graduates, w/ template

The Ultimate CV Guide: For Students & New Graduates, w/ template

Here’s a great piece of snarky wisdom from Blaise Pascal:

“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.”

In other words, ain’t nobody got time to read a ten-page CV!

One page is not a lot of space and trying to lay out all of your awesome accomplishments from the last few years, in scalable detail, without exaggerating, in a single page is hard.

 

There are a lot of moving parts in a successful job hunting process:

  • Searching for jobs
  • Writing CVs and cover letters
  • Throwing a tantrum about having to copy your entire resume into a job application form (what is up with that?!)
  • Passing the phone-screenings and in-person interviews
  • Walking out of the interview, trying not to think about that one awkward answer you just gave…
  • Celebrating for making it to next round of interviews!
  • Understanding visa requirements
  • Sending follow up and thank you emails…

The most important, is building a CV. So here’s what we recommend you keep in mind when creating or editing your resume

  • Focus on structure and simplicity
  • Keep it to one page
  • Skip the objective
  • Definitely skip the picture (but only on your CV)
  • Avoid uncomfortably personal details
  • When you talk about your experience, make it active and measurable

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