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Old 03.04.2007, 09:46
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Help on CV needed

I am looking for somebody who is literate with terminology and standards of CV's.
I have revised my CV and need some feedback, on the chosen english terms in particular (since my english is far from being perfect)

If there is anybody out there who can help me? I would be grateful.

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Old 03.04.2007, 09:56
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Re: Help on CV needed

hello lala i'll be glad to give you a hand on correcting your CV...
there are sites in the internet which could also give you some idea on how to make a good curriculum vitae....
anyway, just let me know, i'm here...
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Re: Help on CV needed

Hi Lala!

Will be glad to help as well!

Just a few pointers-- Swiss CV's are different than most. I actually have Irish, Danish and US CV's, for they each require the information to be formatted/communicated differently.

A.B. is correct-- there is a lot of info regarding CV's online. I have found that 2 pages tops is ideal for CH. Yes, especially for those of us who have been working forever, 2 pages is tough!! Be sure to also look at the job advert and position your CV accordingly. Not only do I have different formats according to the country, I also have positioned/curtailed each CV for the job in which I am applying. And I save the CV with the name of the position, company and date as well.
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Re: Help on CV needed

Hello Lala,

Hope you got help with your CV. Would very much like to help if you still need it
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Just a few pointers-- Swiss CV's are different than most. I actually have Irish, Danish and US CV's, for they each require the information to be formatted/communicated differently.
It always shocks me how many peole don't understand this point, I have done a fair bit of recruiting in my current position in Finland and every time I have recieved CV's from Americans looking for employment, and I know 100% that if they had sent that CV to a Fin, it would have gone directly to the rejected pile,
Sorry not really picking on the Americans but their CV's are so different from European ones in general and Finnish ones in particular.

The point is, Understand your market, Aim your CV at the culture, and as stated above, adapt your CV for the position you are applying for!
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Re: Help on CV needed

Thank you all for your kind help offers.
Aurora gave me some very useful inspiration concerning the wording.
My CV was in accord with the swiss format, altough I wrote it in english (hence the call for "help" here ). At first this seemed like a contradiction to me, but then I decided to keep it like that. "Target" of application was the company I am already working for, a multinational (multicultural) group with its headquartes in Switzerland. I had no idea wheter the person that will eventually read my CV was Swiss or English or American or... therefore the english language.
It was by the way a unsolicitated and rather informal applicationl (I send the CV along with the other documents by e-mail).
I am looking forward to the interview for which I was invited tomorrow, I am going to meet three people of which one I guess from the name is english-speaking.
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Re: Help on CV needed

I too am working on assembling a "Swiss CV" (in English) for a teaching position. Would someone mind posting an example CV (perhaps with a fictitious name)? I would really like to see a formatting example.

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