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guys check my CV please

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Gurch, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Gurch

    Gurch New Member

    Hello everyone,

    could I get some feedback on my CV because I have been to a few places (non IT) to have help on building my CV, and I cant seem to get a job :mad


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  2. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    You might want to sanitise that data a bit more. Including your employers isnt a good idea on public forums.

    Lose the borders (both the page and around the profile.

    You dont need the "Certified" after the certifications - you are including them in the CV, the expectation is that you are certified.

    Lose References - Its a basic expectation that they are available on request, you dont need to state it.

    Lose Hobbies and interests - Others disagree, but you asked my opinion - its unnecessary.

    Dont use personal pronouns throughout your CV. If you must use it anywhere (and I dont recommend doing so), keep it to the Personal Profile only.

    You dont have a lot of IT experience, so you really need to elaborate in your employment history on any IT experience you have. Describe IT functions in as much detail as you can.

    Zenos was not a job, it was a course. It's place in your Employment History is unwarranted. Remove it.

    Edit: Also, rework the Profile. Every sentence in the statement starts with "I am" - its unimaginative.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010
    Certifications: ITIL Foundation; MCTS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration
    WIP: None at present
  3. zet

    zet Byte Poster

    you're looking for a job in IT but your hobbies and interest include this:

    "I like to repair family and friends computers by reinstalling operating systems and solving other computer based problems. Also I like to use Adobe Photoshop where I edit and change photos for myself and friends. I am in the process of learning how to use the basics for Adobe Flash and Adobe Dreamweaver. I enjoy keeping fit and socialising with my friends and I enjoy keeping fit and socialising with my friends and colleagues."

    Seems you're more orientated towards design? Also, I'd suggest removing your GCSE grades where you got C's and D's. As education isnt your strong point perhaps you should start with your work experience (add more to your IT based role) and talk abit about other stuff employers look for and how you used these skills on your previous employment (communication etc). I'd then suggest adding your certifications after your employment history, if you google there is a CV template geared towards those who have employment history.
    Certifications: BSc, MSc, A+
  4. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    Well, I'd lose the border for a start - it looks like an obituary. :biggrin

    There has been much talk on here before about the use of logos, so I won't go into it here. Just to say the consensus seems to be 'none' or 'subtle'. Putting headline logos on your CV makes you stand out as a newbie saying 'look at me - I've got some logos'. You won't see them on many professional CVs.

    Personal profile is usually written in the third person, but that's probably not a huge issue.

    Your key skills aren't so much skills - most of them belong in your personal profile, as do your objectives. At the end of the day, your objective is to get a job!

    Work experience would usually come before education - although in your case I would probably leave it as it is because your certifications would probably look better to an employer than your work history.

    I would also take the duration off your work experience and just leave the dates. This is bound to raise some debate, but as you have written it there, it makes it look as if you have practically no experience in terms of time, although some of the things you have done are interesting and relevant. Taking the duration off may at least get you into an interview. Don't lie, but don't 'fess up to only having about 20 weeks of experience either - until they ask.

    I'd put most of your hobbies under 'key skills' - if you enjoy installing OS and using applications, in the world of IT they would be skills, even if you do them in your own time.
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  5. Gurch

    Gurch New Member

    cheers guys, i will edit my CV and repost it up

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