Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Job Hunting/Etc
CVTips has a large collection of sample CVs to choose from. Sample CVs can serve as useful tools to help job seekers determine the type of document that best serves their unique purposes. Job seekers sending out a CV in hope of gaining a particular position, might want to select a very specific style.
by Niniane Wang, May 2005
So, you need to get a new job in the IT industry? You’ll need a resume or CV – read this article on how to write a great IT resume or IT CV to help get your dream job! Resumes and CVs are usually documents that you write when you apply for a job, and don’t update until you move on from that job and are looking for another one. The IT industry can be competitive, but, if you’re reading this site, you’re interested in improving your IT career so you can stand out from the rest!
Ever wondered why a Brit applies with a CV and an American with a resume? And why does an Aussie apply with both? There are a few differences between the two types of application documents and this article will straighten out your queries as well as tell you where in the world you are likely to use which document. Let me kick off the bonanza by introducing the contender in the blue corner… A CV (Curriculum Vitæ, which means course of life in Latin) is an in-depth document that can be laid out over two or more pages and it contains a high level of detail about your achievements, a great deal more than just a career biography.
Question: Curriculum Vitae vs.
Having recently read through the hundreds of applications for YC's Work At A Startup event, I have a few tips for programmers who are applying to work at a startup. Here they are: Keep it short. At the early stage, your resume is probably being read by someone who doesn't read resumes as their full time job.
It's hard to write a resume and avoid discussing your situation, but it can hurt your chances. Gerrit Hall, co-founder of the great resume-analyzing webapp RezScore , has found that many applicants spend too much time focusing on their current circumstances rather than selling themselves: Consistently, the biggest mistake we see is that people write a ‘me' focused resume. A primary example of this is the outdated objective statement – if you have the word ‘seeking' on your resume, you're writing a ‘me' resume.
When you're applying for a new job, you often have to write a cover letter to accompany your resume and serve as an introduction to who you are. These letters must be brief yet compelling so you don't require much of the reader but still appear unique. This can be pretty tough, but if you utilize the principles of good storytelling and concise writing you can put together a letter that won't get lost in the pile.
[ Editor's note : At nearly 7,000 words, you probably don't want to try reading this on an iDevice. Bookmark it and come back later.] Imagine something a wee bit outside your comfort zone.
You've probably heard too many times to count that "in this economy, you should be happy to have any job at all." Perhaps that's true, but that doesn't mean you can't try to find something better if you hate the job you've got. Here are a few things you can do this weekend to prepare to make a positive shift in your work life.