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CV Writing

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by free.heron, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. free.heron

    free.heron Nibble Poster

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    hi guys, hope you are well. I have a few questions and was hoping you could give me your opinions on them... :oops:

    1. Should the personal statement on your CV be bullet pointed or written in a paragraph?
    2. Does the same apply for the Objective?
    3. What font would you consider the best for a professional cv?
    4. what size margins do you recommend?
    5. I was thinking about separating each section via a thin horizontal borderline but not too sure about it? What do you recommend?

    Thanks in advance, I look forward to reading your replies!

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  2. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    1. Your personal statement is usually a paragraph or two, written in the third person.
    2. There is no real reason to add an objective. Your objective is to get a job, that's why you sent them your CV.
    3. Something clean and simple, like verdana. Don't use poncey 'script' fonts, but try and show more imagination that times new roman or other defaults. Ease of reading is the key.
    4. Depends on how much is on your CV. White space is good, it helps reading and makes it look clean. If your CV is slightly over 2 pages, you can reduce your margins a bit. If it's short on content, make them wider so your CV isn't only a page and a half long. I use the default margins.
    5. Personal taste really. I divide my sections up with a horizontal line, but if you're short of space, leave them out. Try to avoid borders etc wherever possible as they can add clutter and make the whole thing look like an obituary.

    That's just my personal opinion, mind. :biggrin
     
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  3. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    Agreeing with what Johnny said.

    I got around the section split problem by inverting the section titles, white text on a dark grey bar that goes the page width, doesn't use up any additional space and acts as a nice break.
     
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