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Not sure in my CV anymore

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by IT2009, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. IT2009

    IT2009 Byte Poster

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    As I am not getting many replies, I thought I should revise my CV yet again. It has been checked before and from people who work in IT ... but I feel you are better in these things than many other. So what is your opinion? Thanks!
     
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  2. SuPaStA

    SuPaStA Nibble Poster

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    Qualifications etc should not take up more than a page of your CV, your CV should be more focused to your current/previous work history.

    I think the main reason you not getting replies in relation to a IT role is that your CV does not show any previous experience in an IT environment.
     
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  3. GSteer

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    A couple of things that might help:

    As SuPaStA said, the main thing missing is actual IT experience, but then you are aiming for an entry level job to get this experience. So the main thing to do with the rest of the CV is to concentrate on your IT skills and any experience you have in non-work place environments to reinforce the Diploma/MCP/MOS/.

    Few Points:

    • Your opening profile paragraph, could do with re-wording to remove a lot of the I's
    • Condense the previous non-IT work jobs in to one/two collectives, ie 1999-Present, "Various Child Care Roles", cleans up a lot of space.
    • The professional training section could be tightened up, you don't really need to list which college you went to for the MCP / MOS certs, it makes it look a bit muddled.
    • If you can adjust the margins / spacings to fit the Pro. Training on the front page as well that would make it look a lot better.

    Just a couple of ideas.
     
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  4. IT2009

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    Thanks! All suggestions taken on board. CV looks much better now. Also I removed repetition with the same jobs and wrote tasks from the last job.
    Someone told me that if I state in my CV that I am after Support job then I don't sound ambitious... Is it good idea to change it?
     
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  5. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Why limit yourself to a particular role, I would take it off because what happens if the right role comes along and it's not Support per se.

    I would never put on my CV what kind of position I was after.
     
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  6. IT2009

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    I change my CV for each kind of job I apply for. So this particular version here is for support jobs apps.
     
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  7. JonnyMX

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    It's a pretty competant CV, but I agree with what the others have said.

    The jobs market is in a right pickle at the moment, and every IT job that you see (including entry level ones) is going to be swamped with people with IT experience as well as those without.

    As a croatian nanny, you're not even going to get to the 'maybe' pile.
    Please don't take that the wrong way, it's just the way things are at the moment.

    I was talking to a mate recently who had recently had a job advertised in their work.
    Apparently they had so many applications that they couldn't even open them all.
    They threw the whole lot into the air, and only opened the ones that landed on a desk.
    Don't think any of them were CIPD qualified...
     
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  8. IT2009

    IT2009 Byte Poster

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    I 'm noticing this because am not getting much replies... But then who does when there are minimum 100 applicants per job. Lately, I am applying for bilingual jobs - so to make Croatian ingredient on my CV to work in my favour.

    I imagine it is like this in too many places and it just looks hopeless to get anyhere without someone reccommending you.
     
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