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

Carla Morra  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:12
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!


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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


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Ewa Erdmann  Identity Verified

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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!


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Carla Morra  Identity Verified
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Local time: 11:12
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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?


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Marina Steinbach  Identity Verified
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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...



Marina


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