1. Build a list of qualities your CV has to highlight.
Review the list of open positions in your interviewing pipeline, write down the qualities and experiences they require.
For Solution Engineering, the list would look like this:
2. Write down relevant work experience, education, and side projects in action-result format.
- engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset
- identifying new features, products, and business opportunities
- enable partner businesses to realize the full potential
- write scalable production-grade code
- experience communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences
- experience with contributing to the development community
Be concise and to the point. Make sure to have examples of as many qualities from step 1 as possible.
At this point, CV length may be a bit longer than one page. We'll cut it to one page in the customization phase. 3. Write down a generic version of the summary. 4. Have your CV proofread by a professional or, at least, a native-speaking friend.
No jokes. Mistakes send a clear signal that you didn't put effort into the CV. There are a bunch of services
that can proofread CV for 10-30$. 5. Customize your CV for the specific position you apply to.
After proofreading, you should have a CV without mistakes that is ~1.5 pages long - that's your base version. Now you have to cut it to 1 page. Drop from generic version everything that is less relevant to the role you apply.
I also customized a summary for each role.