1.Prepare your CV
The CV should be in a computer file attached to your Intention Email. The preferred formats for this file are (in this order):
- HTML - highly expressive and easy to read or print
- Text - less expressive but extremely easy to use
Please do not use DOC files. This bloated and insecure format
should be your absolute last choice.
Personalize the file name. Saving a resume named cv.txt into a folder only works for the first one. Name it "Your Name CV.txt" instead
Feel free to use the English or Romanian language.
Please keep in mind that the main purpose of your CV is not to tell us about you. It is to:
- Prove that you are able to do the job
- Prove that you are the best fit for the job, from all the candidates
We don't have the physical time to interview every single
candidate so we use the CV to filter only the most promising
This is why, if you want to write a great CV, you should focus on the DO factor. Tell us what you DID. It doesn't matter where - a previous job, on a hobby or school project, etc. Just show us that you were able to DO stuff related to the position you are targeting, and you'll convince us that you can do the same on the job.
2. Write in your CV
These are some of the things that should be included in your
Employment - if available
Detail each company, position, product.
Other Experience - only if relevant to the
Include any projects you worked on, either on your own or in a team, for fun or for school, open source or paid for.
Specify the degrees you obtained, from which schools and universities and the grades you got.
The languages you speak.
Personal achievements, like contests, prizes, etc.
Is there anybody (teacher, manager, colleague) that can vouch for you and give you a reference?
When applying for development positions do not forget to specify the programming languages, OSs, tools and technologies you've used. Describe as much as possible about each project: its size, components, modules used, user interface, interactions, algorithms. Send source files if possible.
Try to present your knowledge, education and experience from an angle that relates it to the position you are targeting.
3. Omit from your CV
The following stuff is irrelevant and should be omitted from
- Your picture
- Your non-work-related hobbies
- Your stress resistance
- Your availability to work long hours
- Your driving license and your willingness to use it for work purposes
- The full list of classes you took in University
Also please avoid writing unsupported lists of skill words (like: "Office, Java, etc.") - tell us what you DID with them instead.
4. Prepare your Intention Email
- Have a meaningful Subject. Don't just say "CV".
- Write a couple of lines about yourself. Specify the job opening(s) you are applying for.
- Favor text-only emails. Leave the formatting for the CV.
- Avoid unproffesional-looking signatures.
5. Send your CV and Intention Email
Do not forget to attach your CV to the Intention Email. Send them both to the following email address: