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Product idea; or, I hate writing my CV

September 9th, 2007 · No Comments

I’ve been re-writing my CV recently. I’ve not done that for about a year now; the year before that, there was never really a time when I wasn’t writing my CV. In the last year, though, I seem to have done a lot of reading and re-writing other people’s CVs for them, which led me to believe that it was a task I quite enjoyed.

This is far from the case. Other people’s work achievements are easy and even fun to write about. One’s own work achievements seen nebulous to the point of non-existent, even the ones you can actually put numbers to.

It would be incredibly useful to have access to a site that matches people up with others (specifically, one other) in the same industry, and you write each other’s CVs. You obviously need to be prepared to share what you’ve done, and probably where, but other than that the CV can be really quite anonymous. Up to a point, there are unlikely to be any identifying details (and when you’re going for Marketing Director of Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton, maybe it’s time to write your own CV).

I like the idea that this would persist, as well, that you’d always write the same person’s CV and they’d always write yours; in the same way that you know what your friends are good at, you’d get a feel for what your ‘partner”s skills were and writing their CV would get easier over time. Until, naturally, you found yourselves competing for the Marketing Director of LVMH job.

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