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Freelance work

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by alexdc12, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    Is it a good idea or not to put on my cv that i have been doing frelance work? I have always been the "support" for family and friends and have always repaired or helped with software problems, even choosing new computers specific to their needs. There has also been times when i have dealt with people that i dont know, like when me mum says oh i got this mate who needs this doing can you do it?
    All im thinking is that if i have this on my cv will it count towards experience or not???
    I just need to get my foot in that damn door! lol
     
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  2. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    Unfortunately it won't count. There's no way for an employer to check if your telling porkies or not.
    For entry level jobs you need to emphasise your customer service skills and hope you strike lucky. Don't be lazy and use a generic CV and cover letter, tailor each application to the job specs. I try to go through each job advert and make sure I mention each point somewhere in my CV or cover letter.
     
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  3. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    most of the jobs are a generic spec anyway! i chop and change my cover letter when needed.
     
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    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    Really! :blink
    That's very different to my neck of the woods then.
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    I would say put it your cv. Employers can't check but it shows you have been doing something and they may quiz you about it to assess your knowledge and experience.
     
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  6. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    Thanks shall i say i done it all 4 free?
     
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  7. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    Most of the jobs im looking at say
    12 months experience
    Experience with server 2003/2008
    Active directory
    Phone support


    wheres ur neck of the woods?
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    If they ask you yes but I wouldn't emphasise it on your cv
     
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    I don't think there's any need to mention whether you got paid or not.
     
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  10. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    Thanks a lot guys!
     
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