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Putting CV up for a giggle

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by dales, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi all,

    well my feet are getting a bit itchy so I've been dusting off the old cv and tweaking it quite alot.I would appriciate it if you could let me know what you think of it. I'm changing it so that it may appeal to people recruiting for server administrators.

    Any advice would be appriciated.

    Dale Scriven (MBCS)
    Address here
    Tel:ring ring


    Target work locations: planet earth
    Work Status: UK, I am authorized to work in this country for any Employer
    DOB: old enough

    Experience: 20 months of supporting 60+ servers and 300+ users in an NDS environment, 1 ½ years as a ICT Service Desk advisor in an active directory/exchange environment, 18 months experience as a pc repair specialist. 10 plus years of building/repairing pc’s and networks as a hobby.

    I have extensive working knowledge of Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 (including nt4), Server 2003, Active Directory Administration and Exchange plus Novell Directory Services/Groupwise, Windows 98 and Windows 95, Windows 3.1 and DOS and Linux/Netware. I also have a good understanding of firewalls and associated technologies. I also have installed and administered Wyse thin clients and Kiosk terminals.


    Current Employer: local council

    In my current position as a PC and Network Support Officer, my primary role is to assure that all of the councils IT infrastructure runs at an optimum at all times. I look after approximately 300 users and 60+ Dell and HP servers in a Novell Directory Services environment with many different server operating systems from NT4 to windows 2003, and linux/netware 6.5.
    Our infrastructure also includes 2 citrix server farms and a branch office that uses VMWARE Foundation. As one of only two engineers my level of support is everything from 1st line to 3rd line support for both our users and the maintenance of our servers. I help users with all their issues/requests with any aspect of IT. I also conduct and plan office moves including the physical movement of all IT equipment. I also manage projects from inception through to conclusion. Also in my role I teach users on various aspects of technology either informally or in a classroom environment.
    My role also requires me to maintain the infrastructure backbone which is primarily based on Extreme switches and to ensure that all servers are maintained and any early signs of problems are investigated and rectified in a timely manner with a minimum amount of downtime.

    Time at Current Employer: May 2007-Present

    Education:
    MBCS Member of the British Computer Society
    ITIL V3 Foundation
    Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (271+272)
    Microsoft Certified Professional MCP 270 290
    Comptia Certified Systems Engineer A+
    DSE Assessor
    GNVQ Business and Finance Year Gained: 1995
    GCSE English, Math’s, Science, Computer Studies, Music, History. Year Gained: 1994








    Other job skills:

    In my last position as an ICT Service Desk Advisor for the plod, my role was to act as 1st/2nd line technical support for our 200 applications/services, and then act as the coordinator when other departments or contractors are needed to complete the task. Our remit extended to supporting the standard applications/operating systems i.e. Office 2002, windows 2000/XP, and also supporting our in-house and national applications such as Command and Control, NSPIS, PNC. I had also been singled out to perform tasks that a field service engineer would perform on our site, which includes office moves, patching ports, hands on diagnostics etc. I have also been given projects to instigate and manage to completion, which is over and above the job role of a Service Desk Advisor.

    Previously I have worked for A***, It was my day-to-day role to build/repair pc’s and servers, Also to perform component level repair on switches, computers or any item that may be difficult to locate spares for (so I also have some electronics knowledge). Also during my time there I installed a network into a new office building that had no cabling or network infrastructure. Also my role included installing and trouble shooting various items of software including home users pc issues (commonly virus/spyware issues, driver and software compatibility problems) and also to create master images for corporate systems.

    I have worked previously for a company call Brann Worldwide Ltd (which is part of the snyder corporation) as a CSR (customer Service Representative) for CCSB (Coca Cola and shweppes Beverages Ltd) and also on a small Motorola account we had at the time. My role there was to provide customer support for the employees of CCSB in regards to an internal reward scheme called VendSelect. This was mostly a telephone support role and it also helped to teach me customer problem resolution and also to investigative skills in resolving outstanding problems and arriving at a suitable outcome for both parties.

    Also previously to that I have worked as an office junior in an insurance agency as a first job.



    References: Available upon request
     
    Certifications: vExpert 2014+2015+2016,VCP-DT,CCE-V, CCE-AD, CCP-AD, CCEE, CCAA XenApp, CCA Netscaler, XenApp 6.5, XenDesktop 5 & Xenserver 6,VCP3+5,VTSP,MCSA MCDST MCP A+ ITIL F
    WIP: Nothing
  2. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Is this your actual CV? or is it just a draft?. Anyway, assuming it is then you might want to summarize and use bullet points. Actually, as you'd probably might be aware there are some useful CV tips under the forum for employment.

    The current economic out look is also not a very good time to want to change jobs at present. Anyway, best of wishes:)
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  3. hippy

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    I would like to think i was the cause of this with my moaning about my job on msn :biggrin:rolleyes:
     
  4. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    nah i've been thinking about it for a while but was just starting to look around now just to keep my options open!

    This is my actual CV i've used the format for years, but most of the jobs i've applied for require an application form to be filled out so my cv doesnt actually get used for obtaining jobs. I suppose its just really to upload to the agency sites just in the slightest smallest chance they may actually have a real job going that I want.

    But as I say my normal way of finding work is reading the local rags and applying for the job packs.
     
    Certifications: vExpert 2014+2015+2016,VCP-DT,CCE-V, CCE-AD, CCP-AD, CCEE, CCAA XenApp, CCA Netscaler, XenApp 6.5, XenDesktop 5 & Xenserver 6,VCP3+5,VTSP,MCSA MCDST MCP A+ ITIL F
    WIP: Nothing
  5. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

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    I think in todays economic market you may need to widen yout traget work locations a little.. say pluto maybe?:p

    And i'm sorry to say that age: old enough might just be too old for any posistions these days.
     
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    WIP: Being a BILB,
  6. Darkfunnyguy

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    CV Format should be something like this:-

    Name
    Address
    contact no.
    Email

    Profile:

    Who you are? Goal?

    Areas Of Expertise:

    your skills, knowledge, experience etc.

    Education & Training or Qualifications:

    In order with newest first.

    Employment History:

    Again in Order with last to current job first.

    Personal Details:

    Age: Date of Birth: Status:
    Nationallity: Health:
    Driving Licence:

    Hobbies & Interest:

    What you like doing in your leisure time, sports, cinema, going out etc Other interest. You also out put here any self studying certifications in computers etc.

    REFRENCES AVAIALBLE ON REQUEST
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCP, MCDST, MCSA 2003
    WIP: Server+, Vista,
  7. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    well thats not a problem when you secretly are a 904 year old time lord, oooppps did I say that out loud
     
    Certifications: vExpert 2014+2015+2016,VCP-DT,CCE-V, CCE-AD, CCP-AD, CCEE, CCAA XenApp, CCA Netscaler, XenApp 6.5, XenDesktop 5 & Xenserver 6,VCP3+5,VTSP,MCSA MCDST MCP A+ ITIL F
    WIP: Nothing
  8. Darkfunnyguy

    Darkfunnyguy Byte Poster

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    CV Format should be something like this:-

    Name​

    Address
    contact no.
    Email​

    Profile:

    Who you are? Goal?

    Areas Of Expertise:

    your skills, knowledge, experience etc.

    Education & Training or Qualifications:

    In order with newest first.

    Employment History:

    Again in Order with last to current job first.

    Personal Details:

    Age:​
    Date of Birth:​
    Status:​
    Nationallity:
    Health:​
    Driving Licence:

    Hobbies & Interest:

    What you like doing in your leisure time, sports, cinema, going out etc Other interest. You also out put here any self studying certifications in computers etc.

    REFRENCES AVAIALBLE ON REQUEST​
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCP, MCDST, MCSA 2003
    WIP: Server+, Vista,
  9. Sparky
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    hee hee! You dont have it like that onyour actual CV do you? :biggrin

    Seriously though your CV reads more like a short story tbh.

    Perhaps expand on what you do when 'looking after' the servers? 8)
     
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  10. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    good point sparky, no I've changed some of it for posting up here:p

    thinking about it I dont think I've ever really used my cv to obtain a job as I say its mostly job packs I've had to fill out up to now. but perhaps a rewrite is in order with a more sparse formatting as per darkdunnyguy says?
     
    Certifications: vExpert 2014+2015+2016,VCP-DT,CCE-V, CCE-AD, CCP-AD, CCEE, CCAA XenApp, CCA Netscaler, XenApp 6.5, XenDesktop 5 & Xenserver 6,VCP3+5,VTSP,MCSA MCDST MCP A+ ITIL F
    WIP: Nothing

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