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I've noticed that the job postings in Career Overflow range from formal and factual to casual and flippant. This along with the cv field prompts makes me think I can loosen up a tiny bit on my CV. However, I don't want to be so flippant that I turn off possible employers. Are there any sample CVs available that I can view to show me what levels of "cool" are acceptable? I realize this is a subjective thing and varies from employer to employer. But I surely hope that employers who post jobs asking for ninjas and rock stars don't frown on CVs that use the same type of language!

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Just search :

CV -"file -your" site:careers.stackoverflow.com

It shows all CVs that have ever been linked to (No other search term necessary).

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Updated to remove extraneous results from the job postings. Now it's all CVs, all the time! – George Stocker Jul 1 '10 at 21:46
Your google-fu is strong, grasshopper. – womp Jul 2 '10 at 4:23
Thanks everyone. All good answers, so I just picked the first one. – Carrie Cobol Jul 2 '10 at 14:06

You can do a google search for careers to see what different CVs are out there.


site:careers.stackoverflow.com/ john
site:careers.stackoverflow.com/ mike
site:careers.stackoverflow.com/ [Basically any common name]
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Hi Carrie, we do have a sample CV here: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/community

I agree with the above that looking at others' CV is a good way to go as well.

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