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Your demomaking style ends up reflecting on your CV style September 8, 2007

Posted by winden in demoscene, in real life.

I’ve been reading a bit about how to make the proper format for your CV, and most guides placed great importance on making sure it doesn’t go futher than 2 pages. I decided to try to print out mine, and guess what, it takes up 9 pages!

Discussing that with leunam/network today, he also doesn’t like that “2 page limit” very much, which I think somwhow reflects our shared preference towards 8 minute long demos full of everything under the sun instead of mostly-one-routine 3 minute demos (take for example roots/sanity vs c42).

Maybe it’s related to the short attention span syndrome that plagues the masses of the MTV generation?


1. sergeeo - September 11, 2007

Yo trabajo en selección de personal y tal y en serio, dos páginas son suficientes para cualquier CV que esté bien hecho.

2. trace - September 14, 2007

I always try to keep my CV in 1 single page. I didn’t need a CV for a while now… But If I had to redo it (lets hope I don’t), I would probably put everything in 1 page, deleting what isn’t needed for the job.

3. trace - September 14, 2007

By the way, isn’t really related to short attention span, its because for the people that have to check all the CVs, lets say… they have to read 200, if one of them is longer than 2 pages, they won’t bother, doesn’t matter how good the candidate is. For doing a 2+ pages CV the candidate is reflecting the fact that they don’t care if they’re making lose time to the others, they want someone good, but most importantly EFFECTIVE.

Anyway, that’s just my opinion.

4. winden - September 20, 2007

Contaba con que en el CV se ponía todo y en el cover letter un trozo más resumido y específico, se ve que no suele ser así, no? Cuestión de crunchearlo un poco y ya está ;)

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