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My CV and Cover letter

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by tysfoot, Feb 5, 2010.

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  1. tysfoot

    tysfoot Byte Poster

    Hiya guys

    just wanted to know what you thought of my cover letter and CV

    As from what you will see i have no commercial experience in I.T nd the roles i want to go for is desktop support and 1st line. I may even have a job interview for a trainee I.T support position in the next few weeks as a frined of mine is a manager at a company and he said he may create a trainee position, and he has put my name forward to his boss.

    Anyways, just have a look. The only thing i struggle on is in the CV is that im not selling myself to the industry, but i find it hard with the type of jobs ive had in the past

    Thanks for looking anyway

    Attached Files:

    Certifications: A+
    WIP: MCDST, N+
  2. miflandia

    miflandia Byte Poster


    I can not give you many good advice, as i struggling with the same problem i can not put the experience on my cv what i do not have.(i am an HGV driver).
    But i read other more experienced people cv-s and the advice what they give to each other.
    What i do is when found a good advice i try to use it on my cv.
    I read many job add-s (and the information behind them as well).
    I am not sending the same cv around, anytime a job coming up, i try to do a bit of research about the company, what they promise to their costumers, what their target, slogan, etc.
    I had a lot of irrelevant information on my cv what i just took off.
    I do not think any HR-IT manager want to know about how many bags you can carry, as they probably do not give a ****t how big is the lorry i can drive.
    So i would take this off, and put something more about interacting/facing costumers, etc.
    If you can get the chance through this friend do not miss it!!!( i would not)
    Check a couple of interview books before you go, if you do not want to buy one go to your local library..
    ohh and one more
    good luck with the career change:biggrin
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  3. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    I haven't gone through them with a fine toothcomb, but on first read I'd say you've done a pretty good job there.

    You've managed to get all your skills and responsibilities working for you.

    Fair play.
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  4. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

    I'd put in something about your school education - as at the moment I (as a possible employer) have no idea how you have done compared against the national benchmarks of GCSEs/A-levels etc.
    Certifications: MBCS, BSc(Hons), Cert(Maths), A+, Net+, MCDST, ITIL-F v3, MCSA
    WIP: 70-293
  5. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

    Key skills is about the only thing I can find issue with; avoid putting Mastery, Excellent or anything like that because your definition of excellent varies from other peoples and the same point with "Master new packages in a short time". That could come back to bite you very quickly.

    Apart from that it's pretty good.
  6. rlm876

    rlm876 New Member

    You might find it helpful to take a look here for advice on writing cover letters.

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