10 Tips to a Smart CV

cv Jun 07, 2021

Two years ago I edited my CV to start my job search in Italy. I was ready to re-enter the market after an international move and a sabbatical period. The first thing I did was reducing the size of my CV, which contained 4 boring pages. I googled for free tips that could help me rebuild my CV and found one that changed the way I thought about my CV.

 

In my mind, I had the wrong idea that my CV should contain all my work experience, regardless of how many they were and how much time had passed since the first to the last experience. I thought I had to reflect all my work contracts in 2 pages. And that was what I first tried, summarizing my 4-page CV into a 2-page one.

 

I confess I didn’t enjoy the outcome. I felt like I had so much more to show. I suppressed 10 years of working experience and felt really bad for it. But the argument for not having older than 15 years of experience in my CV was more convincing. The argument was the simple fact that a recruiter would...

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How To Apply For A Job Without A CV

cv digital job hunting May 21, 2021

A couple of days ago, I was researching some job boards, and I found a job post with the following description:

How to apply

We don’t need resumes, we care about who you are today, what you have achieved so far and where you want to go. And we don’t believe in time-consuming cover letters. We believe asking you specific questions is easier than writing a cover letter.

So, What is your primary reaction to this call to action? Are you excited or frightened? 

Let’s breakdown this application process into 3 pillars to understand what this company really wants to access.

Self Awareness

Based on the extract “...we care about who you are today...”, it’s implicit that your self-awareness is crucial here. 

There is a great free test that you can take to help you find out your coefficient of Emotional Intelligence. Self-awareness is one of its components, you can dive into its concept:

The core of Emotional Intelligence is self-awareness....
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Stop Procrastinating At The Pandemic

cv May 19, 2021

I may be the procrastination queen. It’s probably what gives me all the authority I need to write about this topic.

I don’t know about you, but when I have tons of tasks to do - and that is almost every day - I tend not even to get started. I’ve been fighting procrastination for years, and just recently I’ve been able to start changing this state of being.

The rationale behind it is pretty simple. My mind gets bored just to think about the massive tedious actions I have to start doing. The pandemic has turned my procrastination trait worst because days are repetitive. Anxiety is the other component that when added to procrastination, making everything else more challenging. I have tried many techniques to stop procrastination, and the worst of them was the one that says to start with the most boring task. Seriously? I don’t know how that works for anyone!!

What works for me is pretty simple. I keep 3 goals a day. I borrowed that from the...

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