Working on my CV - suggestions needed
Thread poster: Carla Morra

Carla Morra  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:51
English to Italian
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Sep 12, 2011

Hi there!
I am working on my Cv and I am looking for good tips in order to make it simple and straightforward.I am a translator and I am trying to focus on my skills,experience and objectives.My existing Cv is sort of strict two columns style and I definitely trust you can help me find a smarter and "fresher" but still professional style.
Thank you very much and enjoy your day!


 

Lucia Leszinsky
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ProZ.com Wiki article on "Creating an effective CV / Resume" Sep 12, 2011

Hello Carura,

Perhaps you would like to check the following ProZ.com Wiki article on "Creating an effective CV / Resume":

http://wiki.proz.com/wiki/index.php/Creating_an_effective_CV_/_resume

Hope this helps!

Kind regards,

Lucia


 

Ewa Erdmann  Identity Verified

English to Polish
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Portfolio Sep 12, 2011

What I would suggest is to make your CV more of a portfolio rather than standard CV. After all, you are not looking for a job but for contracts / projects. It is the same for other freelancers like photographers or web designers. So instead of 'Employment' section put 'Recent projects'.

Hope this helps. Good luck with your CV!


 

Carla Morra  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:51
English to Italian
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TOPIC STARTER
employment/recent projects/professional experience Sep 13, 2011

Ewa Erdmann wrote:

What I would suggest is to make your CV more of a portfolio rather than standard CV. After all, you are not looking for a job but for contracts / projects. It is the same for other freelancers like photographers or web designers. So instead of 'Employment' section put 'Recent projects'.

Hope this helps. Good luck with your CV!


Hello Ewa,

and thanks a lot for your suggestions!
I have put my work experience in the "professional experience" section since I wanted to avoid the word "employment" which didn't sound appropriate since I have never been employed by agencies. What is your advice about this?


 

Marina Steinbach  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 01:51
Member
English to German
Your CV Sep 13, 2011

Carura wrote:

I am working on my Cv and I am looking for good tips in order to make it simple and straightforward.


Hi Carura,

Feel free to send me your CV/resume. I'm known for having good tips and being simple and straightforward...

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Marina


 


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