Evolution of my CV

My CV has evolved a bit over the years. But there have also been a few constants too. I’ve always tried to keep my CV under 2 pages, my most recent one is 1 page with embedded links, it’s a little experimental and it’s more like a portfolio.

Bug Hunter Sam Connelly 2019

You can also access it under my public canva profile here

The 2 page CV

I have a two page CV that I use when I feel like the 1 page visual one is a bit too adventurous. It’s created using google docs.

Bug Hunter Sam Connelly 2019 – 2 pages

I also tweak this CV for applying for specific roles like tech team leadership.

How it’s evolved over times

2014

Sam Connelly Tester Profile 2014

I used this CV to apply for my role at Tyro, it was created using Word and it’s interesting to read over how I presented myself 4 years ago. This was my first attempt at putting the 5 c’s of testing on my profile.

2016

Sam Connelly Tester Profile 2016

I started experimenting with the 1 page CV, using Canva (an online designer’s tool). I was told somewhere that dates didn’t matter as much as duration. I used this CV to get my role at EPAM Systems. I still have the 5 ‘c of testing but I’ve replaced crazy with coding.

2017

Sam Connelly Tester Profile 2017

This is a 2 page CV that I used to help me get my role at Campaign Monitor. It went through a few iterations and I had a few other ideas in how to tweak/and experiment with it.

1 page vs 2 pages?

How many pages in your cv is hugely contested. Some recent studies indicate 2 pages are preffered over 1 page. I actually have both because different recruiters/managers will have different preferences. It’s good to have CV’s for different situations.

Bug Hunter Sam Connelly 2018 – 1 pager

Bug Hunter Sam Connelly 2018 – 2 pager

The whole point of a CV is to make you seem like an interesting enough person to invite into for an interview. Think of it as a user interface with that whole purpose in mind. How can you simplify the data and layout to make it easier to read?

How has your CV evolved over time?

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