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'Copenhagen has a lot of advantages for startups'

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'Copenhagen has a lot of advantages for startups'
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12:27 CEST+02:00
In the latest instalment of My Danish Career, we spoke with Copenhagen Business Academy graduates from Romania who are behind a startup that they say will make your CV more efficient and effective.

Everyone who has applied for a job needs a good CV, but how do you know if yours is working for you?

Novorésumé, a new start-up created by three Romanian entrepreneurs, wants to help ease job-seekers' fears by "bringing the classic résumé to the 21st century [to] help people get a job faster”.

22-year-olds Andrei Kurtuy, Cristian Letai and Stefan Polexe share a strong passion for traveling, which is what initially brought them to Denmark. The trio meet at the Copenhagen Business Academy and over a few beers one night they began discussing the art of crafting the perfect CV.

Letai had landed a job in large part through his creative use of Star Wars references in his CV. The friends quickly realized the potential in helping other young people find the most effective way to portray their own professional experience.

“Our résumés are easy and quick to read. You need to be able to get an overview of the resume in just seven seconds”, Kurtuy told The Local. 

The founders realized there was a gap in the CV production market, especially considering they wanted to focus on “co-creation” in which their startup would provide the template but it is still up to the user to insert information.

The three Romanians say that the Danish capital has been an ideal location for them to make their business dreams a reality.

“Copenhagen has a lot of advantages for startups by providing access to a lot of events, conferences and networking opportunities that are very important for every young entrepreneur," Kurtuy said. 

Apart from their focus on business success, the three expats want to remain friends throughout their venture so they try to keep a healthy equilibrium of labour and entertainment.

“It is important for us to have fun with what we do, and there needs to be a balance between business and friendship. We often go to a bar or even travel to strengthen our friendship. It is also very important to us that we can discuss anything we do not agree on, so we can reach a mutual decision,” Letai said.

They all have distinctive qualifications and come from diverse fields of study, which they say makes their group stronger.

“It is better to work in a team in which people have different backgrounds. We've found a good chemistry by having someone who studies innovation, another multimedia design, and the third software development,” Kurtuy said.

The three friends said they want to remain in Denmark to keep working on the Novorésumé project.

“My main focus is where we will be and how Novorésumé will help people in the next two three years,” Polexe said.

To learn more about Novorésumé or try one of its templates go here.

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