Hi,
I want to apply for jobs (web developer) in Korea and I would like my CV to be mistake free. And I am not english native.
So I wonder if someone would be nice enough to review it and give me some advice.
My cv is made of 2 columns, on the left the date, time or duration of the elements that are described on the right (the one I copied here).
It will aim International or Korean companies so I have to explain my diploma and internship more precisely since otherwise it will ring no bell except in my home country.
I just changed named of companies, school and locations to stay anonymous here.

----EDUCATION

Name of diploma ( Bachelor of Science, one year of study after the associate degree. Specializing in Web application design and development)
University, Location

Name of diploma (A two years associate degree in Computer Science specializing in application development with two internships of 9 weeks each)
University, Location

Name of diploma (A two years mathematics, mechanics and computer science degree)
University, Location

High School diploma,

High School name, Location

Here is the next part :

---- Work experience

Internship related to the Bachelor of Science
Name of the company, position, Location
Tasks:
- Designed and developed and a module to use RSS feed
- Implemented the module in the website

Internship related to the associate degree
Name of the company, position, Location
Tasks
- Evaluated the shortcomings of the Company’s website
- Submitted options to improve this tool

(I wonder if I should describe my internships like this, but it helps relating it to my education since it was part of my diplomas)

Various: Mathematics lessons for middle school students

Then the technical part :

---- Technical skills

Web development technologies:
  • Web standards (X)HTML / CSS, AJAX, ....
  • Frameworks: Ruby on Rails (Ruby)
  • Modeling: UML
Database: MySQL, MS Access
Languages : Ruby (4 year, expert), PHP (8 years, expert), SQL (8 years, expert), Basic knowledge in ASP.NET
Sofware: Eclipse, CVS, Adobe Photoshop CS, Office Suite, …
Network: Network architectures and installation

I did not copy the next parts which are Languages and Interests.

I hope someone can help me a bit. I hope there are no mistakes Emotion: smile

Thanks.

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Hi,

Let me offer you some general comments, based on how this is normally done in N. America.

You need these general sections.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

name, address, phone, email

OBJECTIVE

Say what specific job you are applying for,

The reader wants to know quickly whether you want to be a web designer, an applications programer, a technical sales representative, a floor sweeper . . .

SKILLS

Use this section to sell yourself. Show whyI have to give you the job.

Say what you can do,

This section is particularly useful for people like you who do not have extensive employment experience.

Please note this. Western companies value technical skills, but also place great imortance on non-technical skills. eg Can you work well with others? Can you work independently? Can you work as a team member? Are you able to communicate effectively with non-technical clients and colleagues?

So, do not talk exclusively about your technical skills.

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

REFERENCES

Try to find three people who will vouch for your skills and /or character.

Finally, here's a comment about language.

Avoid negative phrasing like Evaluated the shortcomings of the Company’s website.

Instead, say something like Enhanced the Company’s website.

Try to sound like a positive person, not like a negative person.

And consider this. Maybe the guy who reads your CV will be the guy who developed his company's website. He may not be thrilled at hiring someone who is going to find shortcomings in his work. Emotion: wink

Best wishes, Clive
Thanks for all your advice, it is very useful for me Emotion: smile I will change the part you told me.

So I should put Employment experience before education. I was wondering whether my way of introducing my internships is right: "Internship related to the Bachelor of Science / associated degree"
Because it is a part of my Bachelor so I want to show the connection with the internship.
Should I change? I am not very satisfied with it, maybe "Intership related to MY Bachelor of Science" could be a bit better...

Oh and I wonder what should I put at the bottom of the page to indicate that there is a second one to read. Would a page number 1/2 and 2/2 be appropriate?

Thanks,
Stefen
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Sorry I forgot I have one more question. Is it ok to have my CV on two pages ? My home country version can hold within one page but with small font. Since I have to detail a bit more in the English version then I need 2 pages and I wonder if it is not too much for a junior developer !

Thanks,

Stefen
Hi,

So I should put Employment experience before education. Yes.

I was wondering whether my way of introducing my internships is right: "Internship related to the Bachelor of Science / associated degree"
Because it is a part of my Bachelor so I want to show the connection with the internship.
Should I change? I am not very satisfied with it, maybe "Intership related to MY Bachelor of Science" could be a bit better...

The standard information to give is 'Position, Company'. If your position was called 'Intern', I'd just say that. eg Intern, Sotftware Development Dept., IBM, Seoul. I don't think the employer who reads your CV will care what degree the internship was related to. He just wants to know what you did.

Oh and I wonder what should I put at the bottom of the page to indicate that there is a second one to read. Would a page number 1/2 and 2/2 be appropriate? Yes.

Clive
Thanks for all your advice Emotion: smile

It was very nice to you.

Cordially,

Stefen
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