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CV & Cover Letter Check

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by exonje, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. exonje

    exonje Byte Poster

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    Hi guys,

    Sorry to keep making threads but I have been unemployed since May and was hoping you guys could give me some pointers on my CV and cover letter. As mentioned in my cover letter, I am volunteering (sometimes cash in hand) at one of my old workplaces. My old boss is willing to say ive been working there part time when they contact him for a reference. Is this ok to do? Obviously I am not paid via bank and have no wage slips, but this will make my CV look a lot better as during my time of unemployment I can say ive been working part time. I think I am not getting job interviews maybe because of my 4/5 month unemployment? What do you guys think?

    I am also thinking of removing the shop assistant role at the bottom of the page to make for my freelance work (fixing computers locally) and to explain what sort of things I do. What do you think?

    Also I am missing a key skills section at the top with bullet points briefly outlining my skills. DO I need to add this?

    Please find both files attached.

    Regards,

    Dan
     

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  2. ThatLondonFella

    ThatLondonFella Bit Poster

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    I'm in the same position. Been unemployed since June and since been actively looking for work, teaching people 3D Studio Max/Photoshop and working towards A+ and N+ certificates. I've managed to bag a interview at Travelex but they still haven't got back to me yet. I was hoping to get a job before my birthday on Friday but it's not looking likely. I too have revisited my CV and Cover Letter to try an "sell" myself better. Fingers crossed the next lot of application I send off will get me something. :)

    I wish you get some good feedback on here and get that all important job. :)
     
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    WIP: A+ and Network+
  3. exonje

    exonje Byte Poster

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    Thanks matey, good luck with your job search too!
     
  4. Necroscope

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    Hi can't really comment on cv or cover letter as others here would have better advice ... If you want check my cv thread I posted awhile ago .... Have you considered doing contract work its a way of getting xp and money in your pocket as well working for big name company's that wont hurt having them on the cv ;) while you look for that perm job.

    Good luck finding a job
     
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    WIP: ITIL v3 Foundation (sent me to sleep 3 times don't think made it past page 15), 70-680

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