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Thickie here, (this is way too new for me!)

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Thickie, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. Thickie

    Thickie New Member

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    Guys Hi, just wish to say I stumbled, stumbbleddd (do I have spell check to post to this site?!) I've come across some very valuable info while trying to put together my CV (hence the name "thickie!) I'm about to return to the word of IT after 6 months, got laid off after a period of sickness/ stress (I'm a bird and worked as a network support technician for 4 years) with 6 blokes, gave as good as I got. Got a rather nice large payout due to such, lived a nice few months in luxury and now bored and want to get back into the swing of things. Any suggestions on what to put on my CV as I've been sciving for the the last few months (though not entirely) what are my futre employee(s) going to assume before they even consider speaking to me. just need some partial advice. Cheers guys.
     
  2. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi Thickie, and welcome to CertForums. No need to feel "thick", or indeed shy in anyway. Birds' numbers are increasing by the day, but that is only a good thing.

    As for CV advice, I think a recent Thread on this is lurking around HERE (clickable link)

    If you have any specific questions, throw them right into the pot.

    And by the way, I hope you don't mind - I separated your post from the other Thread, as it let's more folks get the chance to see your intro and therefore get to meet you, rather than disappearing on the back of someone else's Thread.

    Enjoy :)
     
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  3. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. Ask away, lots of good advice available around here.:D
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Thickie and welcome. First of all, you might want to post your own intro here in the New Members forum so we can properly greet you here.

    Secondly, if I understand you correctly, you want to know how to explain your break in work on your CV. You can hide dates on the CV depending on what style you use. Hop down to your local library and pick up a copy of "What Color is Your Parachute". Probably one of the better books on job hunting.
     
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  5. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Welcome to the forum :biggrin
     
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  6. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Greetings Thickie :biggrin
     
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  7. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Trip, I already split this Thread, and mentioned it in my replythat it was a new Thread. Guess you missed that part - sorry :)
     
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  8. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    Hello and welcome!
     
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  9. Sarah

    Sarah Byte Poster

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    Hello :)
     
  10. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    welcome aboard but by no means are you thick...everyone has their level of IT knowledge and we're all here to help...:D
     
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  11. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Secretly, Gav waits until I pull a goof like this so he can jump on it and split the thread, making me look even sillier than normal. :oops:

    jk :tongue
     
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  12. JonnyMX

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    Hi Thickie!

    Flower up what you've been doing over the last 6 months when applying for jobs. A 'period of self-development' sounds better than 'skiving'. Don't feel bad about giving bull***t to HR types, they need to learn to take it as well as to dish it out.
    It would be a good idea not to refer to yourself as 'thickie' on your CV. :wink:

    On a more serious note, it sounds like you had a rough time with your previous employer. Leave that behind you. As an ex-HR type myself, if anyone told me in an interview that they 'gave as good as they got' in a previous job my blood would run cold...
     
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