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Career Management Tools: Curriculum Vitae Design
Career Management Tools: Curriculum Vitae Design

Author(s): Codruţa Osoian, Monica Zaharie, Alina Miron
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Risoprint
Keywords: career management; curriculum vitae (CV); resume; graduates; university career center.

Summary/Abstract: Career management strategies need to be implemented at both individual and organizational level. This paper focuses on the latter one. Among the most important tools individuals use along their career is the curriculum vitae or the resume. The study analyzes the main characteristics of 250 curriculum vitae submitted by students and young graduates to the university career management center. It emphasises the main characteristics and most common CV errors, underlying potential explanations and consequences. Frequent CV mistakes include spelling and grammatical errors, improper length, lack of focus and relevant information, redundancy, or unclear sequence of the CV sections. Based on the results of empirical research on employers and job applications, instructional programs should be developed to guide students in improving the quality of their CV.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 210-213
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English