Find a leader that empowers you

5 reasons why you should find a leader that empowers you

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    Marco Pincho | Founder of Sprint CV   Ever since I’ve started my career in tech, I’ve had the pleasure to work with incredible professionals, and some of them became my friends and mentors over the years. I’ve discovered, at an early stage, the importance of having great people working alongside me, especially when it comes to managers, to boost my career. So, this is one of my biggest career advice: find a …

Contractor vs Employee in IT. The differences between an independent contractor and a permanent employee.

Independent contractor or permanent employee – which one is best for tech pros?

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When it comes to tech careers there is often the dilemma: Independent contractor vs permanent employee. Like all things in life, both situations have their pros and cons but. Bottom line, it all comes down to what you value the most. This article will walk you through both options and, hopefully, help you make the best decision for your career. There is a very high demand for IT professionals almost everywhere, especially for developers (Java, …

Free Optimized Europass CV for IT Professionals

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“My project was canceled”, “my company is in layoff”, “I was forced to take holidays” – hearing this is becoming more and more common nowadays right? In times of crisis, it’s important that you expect the best, but are prepared for the worst scenario. It’s essential that you have your CV updated and ready to share in case you want to grab a better opportunity at any time if needed. This said, we have developed …

how to convert your linkedin profile to europass cv word in less than 5 minutes

How to convert your Linkedin profile into a word Europass CV in 5 minutes

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It is very common for IT professionals to use their LinkedIn profile as their CV:  it saves time and one can immediately apply to a job opening. But, besides not being easily editable and not accepted by all types of companies, it might not be exactly what you need as an IT professional. We believe you should have your CV ready to use in different templates and be able to generate it in a matter …

Sprint CV advice: How to answer to what are your salary expectations?

How to answer: “What are your salary expectations?”

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“What are your salary expectations?” – a common question during recruitment processes that has quite a complex answer. It usually forces candidates to tell recruiters their expectations at the beginning but, often, companies hide their offer until the last moment. How many recruitment processes have you been through without knowing how much the company is willing to pay? How many interviews have you done that were a waste of time because the salary proposed was …

Should salary ranges be displayed in job ads? - Sprint CV

Should salary ranges be displayed in job ads?

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Before we start, let us tell you: there is no right or wrong answer. There are, yes, pros and cons of displaying salary ranges in job ads. Salary is a big factor to take into account when someone considers a change in their career. It should meet their expectations and perceived as fair. During our IT recruitment experience, we’ve seen that salary can be a huge block point. Also, it can be the main reason …

List of top mistakes to avoid when writing an IT CV - Sprint CV

7 mistakes to avoid when writing your CV

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Have you mastered the art of building a great CV? We bet you have some doubts. Luckily, we are here to clear them for you. These are our top 7 mistakes to avoid when writing your CV. 1. Too many (and unnecessary) personal details The golden rule is to show only what’s necessary. All that information that can be used as discrimination, such as nationality, religion, and age, can – and should – be hidden. …

IT job description is more a wishlist than a checklist - Sprint CV

IT Job description: a wishlist, not a checklist

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Let’s not fool ourselves: job searching is a tiring process and can be frustrating when there are no answers from recruiters. More than that, it’s even more frustrating to look at the IT job description and to see they want a god-like professional – it seems that nothing fits you! So, are you the kind that quits when you don’t check all ticks in the box? We are here to remind you what IT job …

Why you shouldn't include references in your CV - Sprint CV

5 reasons NOT to include references on your CV

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References are a common part of the recruitment process. It’s essential that your referees are people who know you and your work well and can vouch for you. But should you include their data on your CV right away? Here’s why you should not: Respect your referees – Just because someone accepted to be your referee, it doesn’t entitle you to share their contacts with everyone you send your CV to; You don’t know with …

to be sucessful in IT do I need an academic degree? - Sprint CV

To be successful in IT… do I need an academic degree?

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It’s very common to hear people debating on what’s more important: theory or practice? Having an academic degree or start having professional experience immediately? If these doubts ever crossed your mind, this blogpost will tell what I, founder of Sprint CV, consider are the pros and cons, as well as my personal experience on the matter. What does it mean to have an academic degree? An academic degree isn’t more than a certificate that proves …