Workshop - McKinsey QuantumBlack

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When writing a CV, keep these points in mind:


  • Write overly long paragraphs: keep it short and impactful. A recruiter looks at your CV for an average of 10 seconds. If you haven’t shown who you are and what you do by then, you never will.
  • Include a picture: Due to non-discrimination laws in the US, CVs never include a picture. If they want to know what you look like, they will search for you on LinkedIn.
  • Stray from tried and tested layouts: You can use the latest, fanciest template from Canva with 12 different colors and a font no one has seen before, but the probability is that you will only confuse the recruiter instead of impressing them. Use a normal template (such as the one we have created for you) in a traditional font instead, such as Times New Roman, Garamond, or Arial.
  • Be inconsistent: See to it that you don’t have any spelling or grammar mistakes, or are inconsistent in how you format your dates.


  • Be result-oriented in the descriptions of your experiences. Instead of being vague, writing “I was recruited to Company X as a developer and helped them develop programs”, write “Oversaw the completion of 12 projects during my 6 months, leading to a 20% decrease in bugs in the company software”
  • Include a link to your portfolio of projects. Often for these types of positions, projects of your own can weigh heavier than work-life experience.
  • Be bold! You don’t get charity points for being shy and humble. If you are 10 times faster at developing than your peers, make that known! If you know 20 different programming languages, write that!

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Time: May 15, 2024 17:00 - 19:00

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