Hallo Reader -
We recently made a HUGE update to one of our most popular posts, How To Write A German CV That Will Get You Interviews.
It's been further expanded to include all sorts of new information:
1) Knowing the difference between a CV and a resume.
2) Formatting a German CV, like design considerations, recommended CV length, and tips for optimizing available space.
3) Critical elements to include on a German CV, including:
- The importance of an “About Me” blurb and how to write an impactful statement
- Presenting your professional experience and strengthening it with your accomplishments
- Beefing up a CV when you’re just out of school or don’t have much experience yet
- Whether or not you should explain career gaps
- How to position your past experience as relevant when you’ve changed careers.
4) Optional elements of a CV.
5) What you shouldn’t include on a German CV to minimize potential bias from employers.
6) Customizing your CV for individual job applications.
7) Optimizing your CV for applicant tracking systems (ATS).
8) Writing your CV in German or not, even if you don’t speak German.
9) Proofreading your CV, how to get someone to review it, and tools to help you improve your writing
10) The value of honesty on German CVs.
We hope this guide will be useful as you go about writing a new or editing an existing CV for your job search in Germany. If you have more, reply to this email and I'll do my best to help.
Have a great start to the week!
Founder - The Berlin Life