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venice 31.08.2012 15:53

What is meant by Kurz Lebenslauf ("Short CV")
 
I was wondering what they mean in job ads if they ask you to send a Kurz Lebenslauf.

I've found it a couple of times but only here in CH. do they mean an abridged version of the standard CV made to fit just 1 page?

there seems to be a bit of confusion about it meaning simply "CV" on the internet but I am almost sure that in this one case they want a shorter version probably to make their own selection process more efficient.

thank you!

Sbrinz 01.09.2012 09:59

Re: What is meant by Kurz Lebenslauf ("Short CV")
 
As you get older the employer list can get very long. A short CV can omit earlier irrelevant jobs. Put down your personal details in full, and then each job needs just a one line entry.

Faltrad 01.09.2012 10:34

Re: What is meant by Kurz Lebenslauf ("Short CV")
 
In German speaking countries, a CV used to be a long fully handwritten account of your whole school and work life with details and justification. This is nowadays getting replaced by american style CVs that are not written in full sentenses and always printed. Short CV in German is the latter one.
Making it strictly one A4 page only is up to you. I have the feeling it has become normal to cut down to only relevent info for a tailor made CV to each application.

venice 01.09.2012 11:26

Re: What is meant by Kurz Lebenslauf ("Short CV")
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Faltrad (Post 1651711)
In German speaking countries, a CV used to be a long fully handwritten account of your whole school and work life with details and justification. This is nowadays getting replaced by american style CVs that are not written in full sentenses and always printed. Short CV in German is the latter one.
Making it strictly one A4 page only is up to you. I have the feeling it has become normal to cut down to only relevent info for a tailor made CV to each application.

thank you, america :)
I believe not such a long time ago on german cvs you had to include info on which primary school you went to and the name and job of of your parents :eek:

I think the "american style" can still be a "long CV" which is good to have if you are requested to send "vollständige bewerbungsunterlagen"/ complete application documents (?)
it is just written in a "bullet point" style, which makes it more readable at a glance

venice 01.09.2012 11:28

Re: What is meant by Kurz Lebenslauf ("Short CV")
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sbrinz (Post 1651691)
As you get older the employer list can get very long. A short CV can omit earlier irrelevant jobs. Put down your personal details in full, and then each job needs just a one line entry.

this is what I've done and I must say my "short CV" looks so much more interesting and catchy than my "long" one!

venice 01.09.2012 11:28

Re: What is meant by Kurz Lebenslauf ("Short CV")
 
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Originally Posted by venice (Post 1651747)
this is what I've done and I must say my "short CV" looks so much more interesting and catchy than my "long" one!

ouch, I'm afraid this means I'm terribly old ? :eek:


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