Friday, March 3, 2017

CV & CL - comparison + templates / samples


CV types

Focal point
Chronological     

Work experience
Functional     

Skills
Combination         

Both
Work experienceDetailedNot detailedDetailed
Time on each positionPresentNot presentPresent
SkillsNot presentPresentPresent
Use for changing careerNot convenientConvenientNot convenient
LayoutProfessional / TraditionalCreative / Non-conventionalMidpoint between professional and creative
Main BenefitShows information recruiters want to know about job positions and activitiesDisplays key skills needed for the new positionIncludes the best features of both formats: work history, skills, and achievements
Main DownsideThe lack of experience is more obvious than in other formatsRecruiters may not favor it, as it isn’t straightforward about previous jobsMay be redundant

Samples & templates to download:

CV and Cover letter samples  Letter of motivation samples   Recommendation letter samples  Thank you letter samples

Traditional  Talented  Blue side-bar  Clean  Tidy  Dynamic  (taken from Hloom)  

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