GIS CV Guide

3 GIS CV Examples - Here's What Works In 2024

Looking to land a job in GIS (Geographic Information Systems)? You'll need a CV that truly showcases your skills. This piece is your roadmap to crafting just that. No fluff or filler, it's packed with top-notch examples and templates built to impress any hiring manager. Sharpen your pen (or keyboard) and get ready to create a CV that really maps your strengths.

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Hiring Manager for GIS Roles
Compiled by: Kimberley Tyler-Smith
Senior Hiring Manager
20+ Years of Experience

As a career coach and hiring manager, I know how important your CV is when applying for a role like a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) specialist. This field blends the power of tech with the art of geography. It's all about collecting, storing, and analyzing geographic data or, in layman's terms, using computers to update and make sense of endless maps and charts. Craft a CV displaying your analytical prowess and tech aptitude, and you'll catch a recruiter's eye.

You might have started off as an analyst in this field, gradually building your skills and working your way up to a GIS role. Now, as we near 2024, certain trends have begun to emerge in this field. Analytical skills remain key, but there's an increased focus on cloud-based technology and spatial data science.

You may have read conflicting advice about CVs and resumes. Around here, we just call them CVs, but they're exactly the same as what folks in the U.S. call resumes. They're not the lengthy, academic documents you might have heard about. A CV or resume in the GIS field should be 1-2 pages, content rich, and straight to the point.

Throughout the rest of this article, we'll dive into the details of what your 2024 GIS CV should look like. We'll look at the most effective templates to showcase your skills, the key elements you should include, and how to align your CV with industry trends. So, buckle up. It's time to write a CV that maps your way to a new job.

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