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Updating my CV

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by zimbo, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. zimbo
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    Im going to be working on updating my cv in the coming week - give it a new look maybe, update my certifcations and add my last job into it. Will have plenty of questions concerning the last matter.

    Also if you guys could send me any pointers or sites i can look at please?

    Thanks!8)
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    drinking whilst at work could be a start?

    See this pinned thread by Trip, could be of help?
     
  3. wagnerk
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    Hi,

    A couple of sites to look at:

    http://proresumewriting.com/updating_your_cv.html
    http://resume.monster.com/?WT_srch=1
    http://www.pongoresume.com/index.cfm?affiliate=google9&keyword=resume

    There are more, but these just rolled off my head.

    General tips for anyone who is looking for a job/updating CV (lets face it, we all do it)

    1. When updating/creating include relevant info.
    2. Only put down things that you have. Don't say you've got a A+, MCP, etc if you've only done the training course.
    3. I've always been told (and I keep to it) a max of 2 pages for your CV and 1 page for you cover letter, employers make their mind up in the first 30 seconds when reading the cover letter/CV.
    4. Keep it simple.
    5. Include experience that you actually have, don't bulls**t.
    6. Decide what type of CV actually fits you: Entry, Professional, Chronological, or Functional

    Thats all off the top of my head.

    Hope it helps

    -ken
     
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  4. zimbo
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    thanks cheek! i got all the links on cf- just thought maybe someone might have something new to share!
     
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  5. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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    i have no resources to share, but if you need help, i'm willing to assist.
     
  6. Baba O'Riley

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    I always find a personal statement helps sum up the kind of person you are and you can use it to show how your different skills are relevant to the job you're applying for. If they have a lot of applicants they will maybe look at each applicants CV for less than a minute. A CV that looks too long, too hard to read (small text, unreadable font, poor English etc.) will get you nowhere.

    I have attached my CV to give you an idea of what I mean (needs updating though), I have used this format time and time again with success so I feel it must be fairly decent (anyone else, feel free to comment).

    HTH.
     

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  7. zimbo
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    thanks for the links and help!

    ill start reading them over tonight and come back over the weekend..

    cheers again! :slidedrin :thumbleft
     
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  8. Baba O'Riley

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    Forgot to mention, this place has lots of good advice too.

    [EDIT]It looks better in IE.
     
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