Writing a CV is not as easy as you might think. As the saying goes, the shorter the resumé, the more important the person.
It is quite sufficient if you are POTUS, say, to just have the seal of the President of the United States of America with your full name underneath. That’s it, that’s all. For everyone else, a bit more is needed.
I created a 1-page version for moi (shown below). See if you can do better for yourself.
Oh by the way, even a great CV is not enough for potential or prospective employers, clients, customers, suppliers, media, employees or mentors or members of your Board of Directors or Advisers, what have you these days. They also want to see your Twitter micro blog, your LinkedIn profile, a Facebook page, your main blog… These give them a much better, more dynamic, in-depth view of the person you really are.
Professor Bruce Murray Firestone
B. Eng. (Civil), M. Eng.-Sci., Ph.D.
Professor Firestone is perhaps best known as founder of the Ottawa Senators, Ottawa Senators Foundation and Scotiabank Place. In May of 2006, Dr. Firestone joined the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management as its first entrepreneur-in-residence. He is now entrepreneurship ambassador there. In addition, Dr. Firestone is a real estate broker with Century 21 Explorer Realty Inc, a commercial and residential real estate group with six offices located in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.
Dr. Firestone is also known for his work as Executive Director of Exploriem.org, a Canadian Registered not-for-profit corporation focused on educating and mentoring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in Ontario and around the world. He is also a columnist with Ottawa Business Journal and author. His most recent activity includes publishing Entrepreneurs Handbook II and Quantum Entity, a learning outcome novel, the first book in his new trilogy. Both are due out in May 2012.
Prof Bruce has been an operations research engineer, a real estate developer, a hockey guy, a professor of architecture, engineering and business as well as entrepreneurship, a real estate and mortgage broker, a leader of a not-for-profit organization, founder of a charity, author and, of course, peerless husband and father of five great kids and one handsome grandson.
Prof Bruce has launched, helped launch or contributed to more than 168 startups. He has studied or taught at McGill University, Laval University, the University of New South Wales, the Australian National University, Harvard University, University of Western Ontario, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.
You can follow him on Twitter at @ProfBruce and read his blog at www.EQJournal.org. His current motto is “Making Each Day Count”.
“Entrepreneurs follow a moral path when they: first, take care of their business so second, the business can take care of their families so that, third, their families can take care of them so, fourth, they don’t become a burden on society or their fellow human beings, so, fifth, they can help others so that, sixth, others can help their business,” Prof Bruce, 2012.