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52356Re: [Czechlist] Length of resume in Europe

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  • Martin Janda
    Sep 17, 2013
      When a CV is used, it's always between two parties. You can use a piece
      of toilet paper or a banana slip If both the parties are happy with
      that. Unless one of them is the Brussels Juggernaut itself of course...

      Martin


      Dne 18.9.2013 8:18, Jan Culka napsal(a):
      >
      > I wonder to what extent the Europass CV structure is obligatory - I
      > meet the CVs of my colleagues required from different customers from
      > time to time. They fill in only some items, and omit the rest. The
      > customers seem to accept that ...
      > Honza
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > *From:* James Kirchner <mailto:czechlist@...>
      > *To:* czechlist@... <mailto:czechlist@...>
      > *Sent:* Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:58 PM
      > *Subject:* Re: [Czechlist] Length of resume in Europe
      >
      > Thanks, Matej. I figured as much, but I wondered if there was
      > something I didn't know.
      >
      > I have actually been asked to fill out a Europass CV form before,
      > but after a while, I just stopped, because it asks for all kinds
      > details I consider irrelevant and that I don't have at my
      > fingertips, but on the other hand, it has no entries for things I
      > think are really important to list. It seemed to me it could only
      > have been devised by a poorly supervised government bureaucrat and
      > I didn't think it would reflect most applicants' experience well.
      > Now if someone asks for a Europass CV, I just don't bother.
      >
      > Jamie
      >
      > On Sep 17, 2013, at 11:47 AM, Matej Klimes wrote:
      >
      > > I would think the rules are pretty much the same in Europe and
      > America as far as CVs in English are concerned and I certainly
      > agree with the one/two pages max, but one better rule... What
      > these people are doing is cramming other things (detailed lists of
      > assignments etc.) into the CV..
      > > I also see more CVs with photos and things like age and martial
      > status, some of this may be carried over from the Europass resume
      > format - which si some absurd EU-regulated thing that lots of
      > agencies must provide for everyone who is likely to participate in
      > a job they are bidding for - it's at least 3 pages long and
      > contains all sort of things, some of them repeated...
      > > CVs for a 'proper job' i.e. not freelancer's CVs are more likely
      > to look like your ideal one page one, I think.
      > > M
      > >
      > > ------ Original Message ------
      > > From: "James Kirchner" <czechlist@...>
      > > To: czechlist@...
      > > Sent: 17.9.2013 17:35:50
      > > Subject: [Czechlist] Length of resume in Europe
      > >> Since I run the Michigan chapter of the ATA, I often receive
      > resumes from people in Europe that would not be acceptable in the
      > US. (The people mistakenly think our organization is a translation
      > agency, and not a professional association, so they apply to us
      > for freelance work.)
      > >>
      > >> I'm used to seeing certain things on European resumes that we
      > do not put on them in the US, such as a photo, age, marital
      > status, etc.
      > >>
      > >> However, the thing I'm finding with these resumes I'm getting
      > is that they stretch on for 7 or 8 pages. In the US, we're advised
      > to keep our resume down to just one page, or two if we are very
      > experienced. If it goes to four or five pages, the employer is
      > liable to think the applicant is unprofessional and just throw the
      > resume away.
      > >>
      > >> Is it acceptable in Europe to hand someone an 8-page resume?
      > >>
      > >> Jamie
      > >>
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