Liliane Bois-Simon
DRI
Updated October 2001
 
NEW TRENDS IN CVs 

There are 3 major new trends at the moment. This changes rapidly. Keep in touch by looking at the job search web sites.

Trend number 1 : portfolios or folders where you place different documents illustrating your experience.

Trend number 2 : scannable resumes and cover letters

- use only one page
- include a list of keywords at the top or bottom
- use only text (no graphics) and only one font
- keep formatting simple

Trend number 3 : online resumes

- can incorporate graphics, sound and video but with  restraint  (might be too difficult to download)
- include an online portfolio
- make sure your "mailto" link works
- be careful about links on your site which might be too personal