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*Help* CV opinion

Hello folks,

I'm looking for good souls willing to check my CV and provide feedback.

The goal is to check:
1) If my experiences and accomplishments are properly explained.
2) Overall looking, crowd vs clear.
3) Language and terms.

My field of experience is Enginnering in Industrial Companies.

I will do the same for you, if you want. CV will be sent by PM.

Regards,

Andre
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Re: *Help* CV opinion

Send me a copy Andre if you still need some feedback. I have 12 years experience in an industrial setting.
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Old 28.04.2009, 18:58
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Sure send it over I'll have a look for you.
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Thanks Michael and Marko.

I have just PMed my data to you.

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Old 29.04.2009, 08:34
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Re: *Help* CV opinion

If you need more feedback, feel free to send it to me.
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Old 29.04.2009, 19:56
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Re: *Help* CV opinion

Dear All, anyone interested in taking a look at mine? IT Management area...I feel it needs more Swiss/European flavor to it.
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Old 29.04.2009, 23:05
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Dear All, anyone interested in taking a look at mine? IT Management area...I feel it needs more Swiss/European flavor to it.
I work in IT too and my CV must be quite well adapted to the swiss market as I get quite a lot of interviews.

Basically the rules in Switzerland are: "Keep it as simple as possible".

My CV is about 2.5 pages long:
Page1:
Top > Contact details + birth date + marital status + work permit + nationality
Middle > Studies section with the start year + end year + name of the school + (name of obtained diploma if applicable)
Bottom > Work experience section with start date (month/year) + end date + Company + Role + Technologies (for example: "Java, Oracle") + Company Location

Page2:
Top > Continuous training section with dates and certifications obtained
Middle > Language skills

Page3:
Contains a big table describing my IT skills with Projects as column titles and Technologies as Line titles then √ to √√√ depending on my knowledge of the technology.

I once showed an american-style CV to my "Beraterin" at the RAV and she said: "If you include everything in your CV then what are you going to talk about during the job interview?" I suppose she had a point.
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Re: *Help* CV opinion

Hello guys! So far no feedback received.

I'll appreciate If any good soul is still available...

- Andre
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Re: *Help* CV opinion

Send one this way, I give whatever help I can.
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Re: *Help* CV opinion

Hello Everybody,

As I got finally an unlimited work permit , I am going to look for a job in coming days . So far I have written a cover letter and a CV in German and I need second opinions about them. My field is IT. Could somebody help me out here as well?

I will be truly thankful.
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I work in IT too and my CV must be quite well adapted to the swiss market as I get quite a lot of interviews.

Basically the rules in Switzerland are: "Keep it as simple as possible".

My CV is about 2.5 pages long:
Page1:
Top > Contact details + birth date + marital status + work permit + nationality
Middle > Studies section with the start year + end year + name of the school + (name of obtained diploma if applicable)
Bottom > Work experience section with start date (month/year) + end date + Company + Role + Technologies (for example: "Java, Oracle") + Company Location

Page2:
Top > Continuous training section with dates and certifications obtained
Middle > Language skills

Page3:
Contains a big table describing my IT skills with Projects as column titles and Technologies as Line titles then √ to √√√ depending on my knowledge of the technology.

I once showed an american-style CV to my "Beraterin" at the RAV and she said: "If you include everything in your CV then what are you going to talk about during the job interview?" I suppose she had a point.
If your CV is strong and someone with technical knowledge will look at it, you will be called for interviews, no matter if it's written in swiss or american style.
Cheers
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Re: *Help* CV opinion

Depends what you mean by strong.

You can be technically briliant and have a CV that tells that story but if it's 5 pages long then really the CV could be seen as weak because it is too verbose as and it won't get the attention it deserves!

Personally I have a CV that has a short intro, a list of key skills and then detailed experience. Only the last position gets more than 2/3 lines. Is someone really interested in the detail of a project you did 10 years ago?

The personal stuff (age, nationality, etc) I always leave to the very end. It's not key information and could be lead you to be discounted before they get to the good stuff e.g. Age: 50 ... um he's too old. No point in reading the rest.

These are, of course, just my personal opionions and I've been in the same job for 10 years now. I did update it last year when things looked a bit 'shakey' with the bank I work for but so far my CV hasn't been tested!

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Re: *Help* CV opinion

Hi, I have take very carefully notice about this.I wanted to know if anyone could make a quick check to my cv. I have read it several times, and made it again and again after reading tips. Also I would like to know what do you think about how important is to learn german, and then, swiss-german to have access to good it positions or a good long way in it swiss market ( i´m a analyst/programmer with 5+ years of experience ) and several people told me I have some good experience. Thanks in advance. Joseph
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Re: *Help* CV opinion

Picture on you CV, yes or no?
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Old 25.07.2012, 22:13
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Re: *Help* CV opinion

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 B) 50% of the choice in pre-selection is gut feeling so make your application friendly and special: not good to appear weird but even worse to not to stand out. Most important is the letter as to why you are interested to work for them. I've read so many Motivationsschreiben by people that didn't research our company properly and write trite platitudes. Those land straight on the "forget it" pile. Hmmm reading this post I guess it's all pretty obvious stuff, but for what it's worth...
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Re: *Help* CV opinion

Hi, thanks for replys. Yes, photo is on the resume, and i try to put some goog photo, some professional. Moof, thanks a lot for the info. I have had some interviews from 4 months to this time, and i think i´m starting to understand what it is all about to selling myself. The thing is that i used to sell myself not to switzerland, and now i had have to start learning how to sell myself to this new scenario, and for me, it is just a little different, what if you had made a lot of efforts to sell yourself in one part, it is just time, listen, thinking, and planning mid and long term sellings strategies to be recognized on the new scenario. I ( in fact my resume ;-) ) was definitely out of the "most interesent resumes". I think for right now, i going to start making some good progress. Thank you very much.
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Old 31.07.2012, 21:37
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Re: *Help* CV opinion

RAV sends management types to a 6 day course around marketing yourself, CV's, cover letters. I had the pleasure to attend one and it really changed my cv and approach. I've got lots of info, templates etc but all in German. Happy to give some critique. I'm in senior IT management area.
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Old 31.07.2012, 21:39
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RAV Job Basis - agreed it is an excellent course.
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Old 31.07.2012, 22:00
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RAV Job Basis - agreed it is an excellent course.
No. Its not what you described in your thread. 6 full days of teamwork/housework/presentations/critique. Now only offered to management/specialists

Link to company offering it with description(German only)
http://www.newplacement.ch/pdf/kursl.../basiskurs.pdf
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Should your CV be in English or in non-English?
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