Day 9: Watch Creating CVs That Get Noticed and share something you learnt

On Day 9 of the 30 Days of Career Growth challenge, we’d like you to dive into the insightful panel discussion “Creating CVs That Get Noticed.

Day 9 Task

  1. Watch the insightful session "Creating CVs That Get Noticed” with career experts @ezagroba @nicolalmartin & @pmichielsen.
  2. After watching the recording, share something you’ve learned with the community by replying to this post. For example, share a key takeaway, such as any effective strategies you learnt, any dos or don’ts that you’ll test out, or any new perspectives you’ve gained.

Why complete this task?

  1. Enhanced CV Building Skills: By watching the panel discussion, you’ll gain valuable tips and strategies on how to create a CV that stands out.
  2. Gain Insights from Experts: The discussion panel brings together seasoned professionals who have extensive experience in hiring and evaluating CVs. Their expertise and insights can provide you with a deeper understanding of what employers look for and help you align your CV with industry expectations.
  3. Community Engagement: Sharing what you’ve learned from the panel discussion allows you to exchange ideas with the other community members; you can further expand your understanding, gain different perspectives, and build a strong professional network.
  4. Free Access: Here’s an extra incentive to watch! The panel discussion recording, which was previously exclusive pro content, is now freely available to all members for this task and throughout June 23. Seize this opportunity to benefit from the valuable content without any additional cost.
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This was an insightful video.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Some really good points that have been mentioned.I made a mindmap of my understanding and takeaways that I had uploaded here.

However, I personally follow @melissafisher checklist on Medium which is very handy

Also sometimes we need to do what works best for us in a given situation is what i believe.

In India sometimes whatever has been mentioned may not be possible so I use it based on context.

Also, I’m aware of most of the points mentioned. Thank you for bringing this up. It was a refresher.

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I was pleasantly surprised by this panel. My favorite takeaways were:

  • Resume should be more than a page if it’s valuable

  • Pre-career change experience is worth sharing

  • Community Engagement work and impact should also be shared

The most difficult part of the panel to quantify was the discussion about showing your unique personality in a resume. All panelists said that it was important, but I don’t quite know how to put that into action yet.

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Thanks for sharing these–The mindmap was a much needed visual.

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:grinning:.Yes this is what i always do.It makes it easy to revise.

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This has made my day! I’m so glad that it is useful to you :slight_smile:

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One key takeaway from this discussion seems to highlight a fundamental shift in how the content of resumes seems to have changed in the past several decades; From a standpoint of being generic as desirable (or hyperfocused to just one area), now moving towards keeping your quirky job history intact, but allowing for value statements to define the relevancy of those experiences. As a person with a fairly varied job history where there was always a lesson learned, this is something that I have always done within my CV’s. It’s nice to see that the rest of the working world is starting to realize the benefit of including those value statements into a resume.
For me, the standout most interesting question is: Are CVs is no longer necessary? I would argue that being able to construct a CV and cover letter shows that you have at least basic communication and documentation skills, that you can follow requirements (generally speaking), and that you have basic organizational skills that will make your transition into a new place of employ that much easier. It’s less about the contents of your CV at that point, and more just about the fact that you can put one together at all. It shows basic competency and ability to understand basic formatting, as well as understanding why being able to understand this might be important within many fields.
I do however, disagree that you might want to include medical/psychological status within your CV to provide “perspective”. That’s honestly nobody’s business but your own. If you want to disclose/reveal those things within the interview process, I feel that it might be more appropriate there, if even at all.

Quite a thought-provoking discussion!

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I liked the information given in this panel.
My takeways are: describe the activities that you have been done in previos jobs, not just write a list of activities and if you are changing of career, you should write your previos experience, since this can help the recluiter to get more information about you.

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much needed, thank you :blush: