Get rid of your boring CV’s.. nobody wants to see them!
Recently, I have been struggling to write down all my experiences compressed into one or two pages. Yep, you are right. The thing I am talking about is called Curriculum Vitae or how the Americans say resume. And it is not as easy as it sounds!
Before I really got into the science of it, this document cost me a lot of nerves, time and energy. That’s why I thought: “Let’s make everybody’s life easier by publishing the result of it”. Said and done.
First and foremost, most of the time I really don’t care about rules, they exist to break them. If you want to work in an extraordinary company, or you are planning to go to a brilliant university – standing out of the crowd is key.
So, what I thought of was a mixture of the traditional way and the “ROSA” way. That means putting in the structure of a typical CV and pimping it up with an individual design.
Ah and by the way three tips from my side
Only write one page.
Even though you collected a lot of experiences and skills over the past century, doesn’t mean to write down every tiny bit of it. 2-3 bullet points not more not less.
Try InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop.
Even though you’ll only have a seven-day free trial. Edit it with these Adobe Programs. It’ super easy-to-use and doesn’t crack up your format as Microsoft Word does.
Just because you don’t work in a creative sector, doesn’t mean you should keep things the way they are.
Perhaps my template is not the right way to go for you or maybe the area you are working in doesn’t fit the design. However, believe me when I tell you that putting in a bit colour is still better than a “boring” timeline of your milestones.
(Have a look at the other suggestions I made! Maybe there is something that reveals your personality best.)
Before I start talking my *ss of again – here are my own CV + some good examples of what I am talking about. Have fun!
If you can’t open it properly, just visit my LinkedIn profile and click on download!
Good CVs (not too creative) done with Adobe Programs
Templates for Word (if you are still not convinced by InDesign)