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Format of German Tabular CV Question

Anonymous A asked on Sep 30, 2018

Could a German or person who work in Germany help me please? MBB websites say the Lebenslauf needs Tabular Form. I Googled and there are many different examples. Some are simple and boring and are just dates on the left and then the information. Other has kind of boxes with information. And more have grey coloumn on left with contact information and skills and job/education information in main white part.

Are they all correct? Are none correct? Or what is better for MBB in Germany? My Lebenslauf now looks like first picture but no 'About Me' and other information I put. I am Master student in Germany but people I ask for help say they do not know consulting business. Thank you for the help, I hope you understand my English.

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Hi Anonymous,

I am German, have worked in consulting in Germany and have seen my share of CVs, so I hope I can help.

So first of all: None of the three examples are total no-gos.

I would consider No 2 best / safest. It looks clean and modern, is well structured and you can find everything you're looking for.

No 1 looks good, but you really need to nail the "About me" section and the Skill-Thing with the stars is somewhat superfluous, and also kind of ridiculous to rank your skills on a 10-increments scale.

There's nothing wrong with #3, it's just a bit bloodless and less clean than #2.

Just one hint: The photos for 2 and 3 are no-go though. Suit and dress shirt (and probably tie) for a guy, similar standard for a girl.

Hope this helps.

Elias

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