Tips & Tricks for Candidates

Dos and Don’ts for CV Creation


  • Send an updated version of your English CV, stating your name, email address and phone number.
  • List your related education and experience, in chronological order. Also include skills and accomplishments that are related to the job you’re applying for.
  • Include any relevant school/ university projects, activities such as Olympiads, Hackathons, voluntary work, and so on.
  • Keep your CV short and simple (up to 2 pages).
  • Proofread your CV and check for spelling and grammar.


  • Don’t overdo it. Your CV should be informative, yet short.
  • Don’t experiment with formats, fonts, colors, special effects. Your goal is to make your CV quick and easy to read.
  • Don’t include copies of your diploma, certifications or references.
  • Don’t use clichés, jargon or abbreviations.
  • Don’t enclose any photos.



How to prepare for the interview?

  • Take the time to explore the Progress and Telerik websites and social media channels to get an overview of the company, product portfolio and values
  • Prepare a set of questions for the interviewers that you’d like to ask
  • Select suitable interview attire (business casual)
  • For a phone discussion or virtual interview:
  • Make sure you’re in a quite space, with good Internet connection
  • Log in at least 5 minutes in advance to check your connections, mic and camera settings

During the interview

  • Speak about yourself. Focus on your strengths and accomplishments, including high school and university coursework/ projects, extra-curricular activities and provide examples of your skills
  • Be ready to talk about your career goals and why you applied for the internship. What excites you and attracts you to Progress?
  • Be authentic. Our team would like to get to know your genuine self and see what makes you stand out from the rest
  • Understand the question before answering. It's ok to take a couple of seconds, to pause to think about your answer or to ask the interviewer for clarification
  • The interview is a dialogue, so address the questions that you have regarding the internship program, the role, the team etc. It’s important for both sides to have enough information to ensure we are making the right decision
  • Thank the interviewers for their time and ask when you may expect feedback

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