How to Write a Killer CV That Gets You Hired

  1. Keep it 2 page long. 2 pages is more than enough regardless of whether you are a director with 15 years of experience or a mid level designer with 3 years.
  2. Share your hobbies. Culture fit is way more important than you can think. So if you are into skiing, football, rock climbing or anything else — share it, you can’t really go wrong with this one.
  3. Tailor it to the job. Sometimes, especially in games industry, the title that you have in your current role may not reflect the title of the position you are applying to, even though the responsibilities you have are quite similar. Make changes to your CV so have a fighting chance to be considered for the job rather than being dismissed by somewhat ignorant recruiter.
  4. Make it unique. Just make sure it’s not over the top. It has to be structured and readable still. It also needs to have your experiences and achievements listed and easy to read.
  5. Add Summary. Summarise your Bio and let your personality shine through.
  1. Put your Date of Birth. Just don’t.
  2. Put your actual address. City and country or city and state you live in is more than enough.
  3. Go over the top with design. People generally tend to have short attention spans. Recruiters are no exception to the rule. Sometimes when you are reading a person’s CV you don’t know where does it start and where does it end. It’s frustrating.
  4. Share information that’s intimate or negative.
  5. Lie. Your integrity and reputation are way too important.

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