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CV Help

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Peter, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. Peter

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    Hi guys, there is a vacancy at work in the IT departement and I am going to go for it, I approached my line manager to inform him of my intentions and to get some advice, one of the big things that came out of it is that my CV is CRAP!!,

    can anyone point me in the right direction to get a free template or something that would help.
    Cheers.:D
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    You must have missed these pinned threads in the jobs forum:

    http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/thread6029.html

    http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/thread4810.html

    I'm also moving your thread to the Jobs forum so it will get more reads.
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Best of luck with the application Peter! :biggrin
     
  4. Peter

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    cheers, guys
     
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  5. JonnyMX

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    Don't forget to keep it brief and factual.
    If you were a busy HR manager with 200 to read, think about what they would need to know. A CV should not be more than 2 sides of A4. Don't take your employment history back to when you had a paper round and despite what you may think, they are not intersted in the fact that you like making kites in your spare time. You can talk about that in your interview.
    Write a decent covering letter explaining that you meet all the requirements in the job ad.

    Good luck.
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Thanks for the pointers Jonny.
    I love the "they aren't interested in your kite making" bit. LOL :D
     
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  7. JonnyMX

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    It's true mind.
    Most CV templates imply that you should include 'hobbies and interests'.
    The problem is that people always fill them in to sound dull. You either put 'walking and reading' (i.e. you walk to the bus stop and read the TV times) or you have a full social life that really puts employers off. They hate the thought of you having other things to do other than work.
    'I'm a vigilant T.A. officer when I'm not working my shifts in the Special Constabulary. My involvement as a shop steward for the union barely leaves time for me to canvas voters to secure my seat as the Newport candidate for the BNP.'

    Aaaaargh!
     
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