52356Re: [Czechlist] Length of resume in Europe
- Sep 17, 2013When 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...
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 ...
> ----- 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.
> 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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