The most important thing you need to know about CV is that they should matter much less than you think.
When you are a random guy sending a CV to a random company, your odds of success are a bit like sending a love letter to that girl or guy you like but have you never talked with first.
Here is how I do it nowdays:
Black and White seems about right for me. For me the resume is just a brief introduction of the candidates background. But a piece of paper cannot describe your personality, mind set, social skills, etc.
It works the other way around for me too. When someone is contacting me and starts telling via a mail/chat how wonderful and great everything is and sends me a 10 Page job description PDF all coloured like a magazine, how can I really determine what kind of atmosphere is there?
A piece of paper is a piece of paper... Keep it simple
Some great advice there Sabin, paper is paper.
I've had the same question! I got my first job right out of school just over 10 years ago, and have only moved jobs once since then. I was connected with my current job through some good relationships and conversations so my official CV/resume wasn't as important at the time.
I had explored the job market early this year with intentions of moving on to another job. I ended up staying at my job after some serious interviews and offers from other companies (personal reasons, love of my team, etc).
I did some light research and still being unsure, started on my own take of a CV. It worked very well as I was able to get a couple interviews in part because of it. I'm not sure if it's "good" or "correct" but it's where I landed. If I made it again today I'd probably do it a little differently.
Would love any feedback and I hope it's helpful to you all!
That's lovely I really like the simplicity. That is the maximum amount of colour I would like but that's just me.
My CV kinda has a bit of everything and not in a good way. I think a website really will do the trick for a dev, I like the idea of a one page website without loading times and some seamless animations on the different sections. I just have to find the time to do it.
Its been 6 years and I still haven't got around to mine. Don't be like me, go and make one today. 📯
Umm, I mean if I had the skills to design a beautiful resume, I sure would.
My current one is quirky as well, it has about 3 colors and a template stolen from Canva.
How successful has this CV been do you think? Anyway interesting, I will take a look at Canva.
Actually, there is no way for me to tell, I am at my first dev job and my current employer found me through GitHub. 😅
Fairly ineffective then but the upside which is nice for you because real employers look at code first haha
One pager is d best.. max 2 pages.. beyond that is a novel ...
I use LaTeX for my CV, based loosely on this template: github.com/posquit0/Awesome-CV
That's a screenshot of mine, the template is my own but probably base on a Google search. I used the same fonts as my website (that doesn't exist yet)
Sounds like an academic CV should be rather comprehensive. CV.
Ahh, Americanisms, in the UK a resume and a CV are the same thing, sorry, I should have said.
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