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Anonymous A asked on Mar 21, 2021

Hi there,

I spent some time trying to optimize my CV, and I would really appreciate if anyone can give me some feedback or some comments on it.

Thank you very much in advance


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as you might imagine, a CV optimization is always a very delicate and personal matter (besides obvious grammar, formatting etc mistakes). Therefore, it would be extremly helpful if you'd provide some more background on the firm, role and also location etc youre applying for. If you don't feel comfortable sharing this publicly, feel free to reach out to me directly.

In the meantime, some first glance advice:

  • If you're applying in the EU (in particular Germany), most firms would like still like to see your high school grades
  • If you're applying to a role outside of France, defintely more explanation needed on the grand ecole prep (vs. bachelor)
  • Dates: I would always include full date (Jan 2020 - July 2020 instead of Jan - July 2020), as it makes it easier to read
  • You're inconsistend with the amount and content of bullet points
  • You're inconsistend with the wording of your titles, e.g. why is the M&A role the only role where you don't have a description of the firm?
  • Again, depending on location you would want to put a place, date and signature at the bottom of the page

Lastly, I'm a fan of a short introduction of yoursef in 2-3 sentences at the very top of the page

Let me know if this helps. Best,


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Some feedback here in no particular order:

  • Simplify the dates - Sep 19 - Jan 21
  • Add the grades for your university degrees
  • Any scholarships / awards to mention within education?
  • Fast food - I can't tell what the scale of this is - next to the brand name have something like (€xm revenue, 16 stores, 10 employees)
  • You need more spacing between experiences - it seems a bit cramped at the moment
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Hey there!

Here are some other points which seem to be important to me:

  • Make some extra spaces between lines - visually it will look much better
  • Don't forget to specify the exact names of the Restaurant, Bank and etc.
  • I would also advise specifying the level of your languages according to international standards (C1, B2 etc)
  • You have sorted your professional experience and education by years - but I would start from the earliest year (which 2014 in the experience section) and then come to 2020

If you need any other help with your CV - don't hesitate to write me!


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Hi there,

Here's some initial feedback based on a quick skim:

  • Header could look "smarter"
  • Don't love the red section headers
  • Put city/country underneath dates on the RHS
  • I'm personally not a fan of bolding sections of sentences
  • Your IT skills are lacking (MS Office is a given nowadays, and Photoshop isn't relevent). I would try to add some others (take some classes) or remove it altogether. If you keep it, be sure to state your proficiency (Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner)
  • Your experience bullets are generally good but could afford wordsmithing to be more effective/precise/concise


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To add on top of the very good comments already made: what are your grades? If in top 10%, always worth mentioning, same as extra curricular done at the same time of the studies.

Hope it helps!



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