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    Question How big is your CV ??

    We had many threads on CV size, i have seen people repeatedly advocating for smaller CVs. So can we have a quick poll on years of experience (Y)& CV size in pages (P) you have now..? Thanks.

    mine is..

    18 (Y) - 5 (P)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren_Test View Post
    We had many threads on CV size, i have seen people repeatedly advocating for smaller CVs. So can we have a quick poll on years of experience (Y)& CV size in pages (P) you have now..? Thanks.

    mine is..

    18 (Y) - 5 (P)
    The testing market in the North is in the doldrums mate. Doesnt matter how many pages your cv is if it doesnt match the job requirements and 'buzz' words.

    Less is more though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by washed up contractor View Post
    The testing market in the North is in the doldrums mate. Doesnt matter how many pages your cv is if it doesnt match the job requirements and 'buzz' words.

    Less is more though.
    trouble is if you want to get all buzz words of that role added to the CV (to get it shortlisted by the agency) then the CV size in will increase.

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    1-2 pages for 20 years. Buzzwords etc are meaningless. You need relationships
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    So if you've seen plenty of threads on CV sizes why don't you read them and you'll have your answer...
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    4 pages 30 years.
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    Main CV is 9 pages 19 years. Luckily my CV goes to enough good companies with good people reading it who can decide for themselves to just read the first few pages if they're only interested in recent experience, or just skim it to pick up on certain experience, rather than binning it because they think it's too long. I have never had a problem landing roles. It's usually 7 or 8 so do need to summarise some of the older roles.
    I can conjure up a shorter version but hardly bother. I don't see any hard rules to follow with CV's. Different things will appeal to different people. Ie, you could tailor your CV to the role but there's a lot who will be impressed by experience they don't even need.
    Could retire soon so dont care if some bin it , *uck em :P
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    Thanks a lot. What we have seen so far doesn't conclude anything...Hope will get more feedback.

    18 (Years) - 5 (Pages)
    30 (Years) - 4 (Pages)
    20 (Years) - 2 (Pages)
    19 (Years) - 9 (Pages)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren_Test View Post
    Thanks a lot. What we have seen so far doesn't conclude anything...Hope will get more feedback.

    18 (Years) - 5 (Pages)
    30 (Years) - 4 (Pages)
    20 (Years) - 2 (Pages)
    19 (Years) - 9 (Pages)
    Maybe there is a clue just there .

    Mine 25 years, 5 pages FWIW.

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    21yrs - 3 pages (+ a 4th page of raw technologies listed for search engines, which worked well 10 years agon but I think I'm going to bin next time I'm looking).

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