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Please, help with my first CV



  • Greetings, nice people of Qt forum!
    Today, i came here with hope of getting advice, opinion, or potential correction, if i did something wrong with my first CV for the english-speaking job market.

    Here is the thing. I am from the non-english speaking country, and one of the main goals of my life - was to learn this language perfectly, and eventually, i'd say for the most part, i succeeded. I can read/write easily, listening skills last year on it's peak, understand all the talk like it'd be my native language.

    But no matter for how long i'm boiling in such an anglo-digital environment, i still don't fully feel like part of this world.

    Therefore, i can't completely be sure of everything i wrote in my CV, and it's not even about the grammar(but i'm sure there is enough mistakes i've made), it is just that feeling, that some things i put in there, might be considered as inappropriate, or on the opposite - i'm lacking some stuff.

    And i tell you what. All this situation, gives me extreme, unbearable anxiety. I imagine if i be living in USA or something, i'd go to some friend, or member of the family, and would say "hey, take a look!", but there is no such thing, so, here i am))

    As it should be used firstly for freelance sites, i squeezed it to the average size:

    Results-oriented software developer, with over 4 years of experience in different programming fields.
    Here i don't know yet which one is better
    I am consider myself as honest, responsible, and dedicated to my work.
    I'd describe myself as honest, responsible, and dedicated to my work.

    Proficient with object-oriented languages.
    By starting coding and exploring computer science at age of 11, it became essential factor in building up solid, programming-focused mindset.
    Major piece of time i spent with C/C++, as a result, i've accumulated significant amount of experience in low-level programming.

    For you, i'll make any kind of desktop applications, write well-structured, reliable code.

    Primary languages: C/C++, C#, Java, Python.
    Frameworks: Qt/PyQt, wxWidgets, .NET, JavaFX, Swing, OpenCV.

    Here i don't know yet which one is better
    I would be happy to help you with implementing your ideas.
    I would be happy to help you bring your ideas in to reality.

    I will appreciate any critics, thoughts, or suggestions to improve this thing.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi
    Disclaimer. I'm not an American but a dane, but in many regards, it's the same for CV and interviews.

    In any case, My suggestions come from experience with the norm over the years.

    I am consider myself as honest, responsible, and dedicated to my work.
    I'd describe myself as honest, responsible, and dedicated to my work.

    I like no 2 the best but you could also consider rephrasing it.

    "As a core value, I'm honest, responsible, and dedicated to my work."

    I would be happy to help you with implementing your ideas.
    I would be happy to help you bring your ideas in to reality.

    (into is not 2 words)

    I like 1 best. Do notice that happy can be replaced with pleased to keep it slightly more formal.

    I would be pleased to help you implement your ideas.

    I will appreciate any critics, thoughts, or suggestions to improve this thing.

    I find your English to be very good.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    In addition to what @mrjj posted, it's a formal document, I think it would be better to not use the short form (I am VS I'm, etc).



  • Your sincere request resonates with me. I can easily imagine myself feeling similarly, were I to leave my birth country and master a language. A CV is like a second "inner language", so I relate to this difficulty.

    I might repeat what other people have said. I am giving my first "gut reaction" without reading other replies. So that is the cause of possible repetition.

    @Engelard said in Please, help with my first CV:

    Results-oriented software developer, with over 4 years of experience in different programming fields.

    ^^ no problems in my eyes.

    Here i don't know yet which one is better
    I am consider myself as honest, responsible, and dedicated to my work.
    I'd describe myself as honest, responsible, and dedicated to my work.

    "I am consider" would need to be: "I consider myself honest."

    The second one sounds better (even after the grammar correction to the first). I would also just shorten to:

    I am honest, responsible, and dedicated to my work. (CV language is often about "short and to the point")

    Proficient with object-oriented languages.

    ^^ no problems in my eyes.

    By starting coding and exploring computer science at age of 11, it became essential factor in building up solid, programming-focused mindset.

    Having begun my exploration of computer science at age 11, the longevity of my studies has led me to build up a solid, programming-focused mindset.

    (i substituted "longevity" for "it" in "it became". i could not decide what you were referring to with your "it")

    (here i must admit that even as a native speaker I am wavering between "having begun" and "having began" but I think the right one is "having begun"!)

    Major piece of time i spent with C/C++, as a result, i've accumulated significant amount of experience in low-level programming.

    The majority of my programming hours have been spent with C/C++; as a result, i've accumulated a significant amount of experience in low-level programming.

    The "a" is required (in my dialect) in "accumulate a significant amount"

    The punctuation after C/C++ (to me) needs to be a semi-colon or a period. not a comma.

    For you, i'll make any kind of desktop applications, write well-structured, reliable code.

    consider editing to: any kind of desktop application, written using well-structured, reliable code.

    Primary languages: C/C++, C#, Java, Python.
    Frameworks: Qt/PyQt, wxWidgets, .NET, JavaFX, Swing, OpenCV.

    ^^ no problems in my eyes.

    Here i don't know yet which one is better
    I would be happy to help you with implementing your ideas.
    I would be happy to help you bring your ideas in to reality.

    I would be happy to help make your ideas into reality.


    May I also recommend https://english.stackexchange.com/ ?

    Even as a native speaker of English, I enjoy reading https://english.stackexchange.com/ and I often learn something!



  • Thank you all guys for replies. I glad that i can get such important help from kind people like you.

    @KH-219Design said in Please, help with my first CV:

    i could not decide what you were referring to with your "it"

    Refered to that whole thing - (coding and exploring computer science)


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