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Abdaallah asked on Feb 01, 2021

Hello Community,

I need a help to review my Consulting Resume/CV. It's of 3 pages now for 15 years of international experience and I want a fresh eye to review/edit. Is there any service provided on this forum?.

Best regards,

Abdaallah

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Florian
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replied on Feb 02, 2021
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Hey there,

There is no hard cap, however, 1-pagers are preferred.

How to deal with this?

My experience shows almost all candidates can keep the same level of information, however, can trim the content down significantly to fit on one page.

  • Go over your CV with a critical perspective and get rid of every sentence, phrase, word that does not add value
  • Stick to the core information and prioritize experience based on the impact on your resume and adjust the space it takes on the CV accordingly (for instance: 3 years of top-tier university > 1-week leadership experience)
  • Think about reformatting (font size, margins, alignment, moving pieces of information to the same level, etc.)

Happy to help you here. Reach out if you are interested.

Cheers,

Florian

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Vlad
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replied on Feb 01, 2021
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Hi,

If it is 3 pages, I strongly recommend reducing it to just one. After that feel free to send

Best

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Ian
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replied on Feb 01, 2021
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Hi Abdaallah,

Yes there is! Most coaches offer Resume + Cover Letter reviews!

Feel free to shoot me a message (in 1 coaching session w/ CV/Resume review I also get through cover letter AND a 3rd item of your choice)

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Ken
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replied on Feb 02, 2021
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Most coaches here will offer it as a coaching session so you have lot's of choice. My suggestion would be to choose someone who is familiar with your background both professionally as well as geographically and has worked at one of the consultancies that you are especially keen to join.

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Antonello
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replied on Feb 02, 2021
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Hi Abdaallah, feel free to send it in order to understand how to synthesize it in 1 page leveraging all your achievements and experiences

Best,
Anto

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Pascal
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replied on Feb 02, 2021
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You should definitely reduce the total number of pages to 1! While taking out certain elements, make sure that your overall resume highlights a broad variety of skills and experiences - the same broad set of skills that is required in consulting.

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Adi
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replied on Feb 02, 2021
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Hi Abdaallah,

Two pages is okay but 1-page CV is best.

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Clara
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replied on Feb 03, 2021
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Hello!

I would advise you to cap at 1 page.

If you need more space, phrase it as an Annex.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Gaurav
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replied on Feb 02, 2021
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Hi Abdaallah,

Your CV should highlight your best achievements in education, work experience, project, skills etc. Try to reduce it to 1 page (two is max but not recommended) and feel free to send. Happy to help.

Cheers,

GB

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Raj
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replied on Feb 21, 2021
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Whilst the general rule is 1 page, it's better to assume 1 page per 10yrs of experience so you should be fine to go onto 2 pages

Happy to take a look at your CV if you DM me

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