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Old 01.08.2012, 17:04
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Re: *Help* CV opinion

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I work in health care management not IT. I have employed a bunch of people in the public sector and taken a few courses on "Mitarbeiterselektion". There are standards that apply that I'm pretty sure are requirements in all fields if you want to get pre-sorted into the 1st choice pile. In a nutshell: A) impeccable and systematic presentation without any ominous gaps and [...]
Out of curiosity (since you've taken these courses on Mitarbeiterselektion): what do you mean by gaps and why are recruiters so obsessed about them?

I'm asking because I recently had a conversation with a someone working in recruiting, who said something like: "if you take a career break, make sure you can justify it; in the worst case make something up, e.g. that you wanted to pursue your passion for painting, travel six months around South America, etc.". Why isn't it acceptable to take some time off, just because you want to?
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Re: *Help* CV opinion

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Should your CV be in English or in non-English?
I've had scores of interviews in Switzerland over the past few years (and job offers later on) with both non-Swiss and Swiss companies (medium to large multinationals). My CV has always been US-styled, 1 page max, and in English; no Headhunter or Company has ever given me adverse feedback on the CV style.
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