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My CV currently feel free to pick holes

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by beaumontdvd, Feb 26, 2010.

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  1. beaumontdvd

    beaumontdvd Kilobyte Poster

    Hi everyone, this is my cv currently. I still have to add a few changes that the guys mentioned in the other thread I created but I was just uploading it so you can all pick massive holes and help me make my cv better :biggrin

    Its basically the cv I had from produced at school in which I have updated gradually so any help is much appreciated.

    Thanks guys,


    EDIT: Ignore the formatting, its because I done it in wordpad and I'm to lazy to open it in openoffice and change it to a .doc

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    Last edited: Feb 26, 2010
    Certifications: 070-271, 070-272, (MCDST)Level 1,2,3 NVQ
    WIP: 070-270, A+, N+, S+,MCDST 7 Upgrade
  2. j1mgg

    j1mgg Kilobyte Poster

    A quick amendmant i would do is to list your job roles most recent first.
    Certifications: Comptia A+, ITIL V3 Foundation, MCDST, 70-270, 70-290
    WIP: 70-291, security+ and SSCP
  3. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

    Right - hope this isn't too harsh!

    Qualifications - mark down all your GCSEs (I guessing) as that - it doesn't say that any where.
    Secondly, maybe not a list more like
    Maths, English, Sciences, Business Studies, 3D Art, D&T etc: Grade C
    ICT etc: Grade B
    It's easier to read, and also understand what it is.

    Are you currently studying all three: A+, N+ and 270 at the same time? For me this doesn't make sense.

    I like the achieved through self-study part though.

    Education blurb - not needed, and if it was I would have put it before the quals not afterwards.

    Exp: Morrisons - expand on customer service a lot more, problems you faced and resolved, and how. Drop the Odeon Cinema part of that paragraph

    Cinema - paragraph needs a clean up but includes good stuff about flexibility and customer service (nothing is "best of our ability" - you always resolve for customers!)

    Basingstoke ITEC - not sure if this para is needed at all.

    CPN - don't need what the title was - need to know what you did. "cariety" of users, possibly should be "variety", "differnt" to "different"? No need to explain why you left TBH.

    June 09-Feb 10 - don't need this paragraph in your experiences section, you've already put it in your qualifications.

    Interest/hobbies - for me socialising (not z unless you're in the US) means not really doing anything constructive. Most of the paragraph would be better placed in a profile section at the top.

    Skills - again, I may put them at the top of the CV but put into prose rather than a list.

    Hope that all makes sense.
    Certifications: MBCS, BSc(Hons), Cert(Maths), A+, Net+, MCDST, ITIL-F v3, MCSA
    WIP: 70-293
  4. Asterix

    Asterix Megabyte Poster

    I think we have found the problem!
    Please tell me that you uploaded your CV in .txt format just for this forum!
    I would provide some more constructive feedback but its Fri eve and im going out!
  5. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    Don't tell any potential employers that, will you. :biggrin

    If you can't be bothered to present it in a readable format, I can't be bothered to read it...

    See - that's the sort of response you'll get!
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2010
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  6. dazza786

    dazza786 Megabyte Poster

    Certifications: MCP (271, 272, 270, 290, 291, 621, 681, 685), MCDST, MCTS, MCITP, MCSA, Security+, CCA(XA6.5)
  7. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

    Especially it's something you will have to do at some point anyway. Why not do it now and let us comment on the new version.

    It's not that you will have to revert it back to WordPad to make any changes and than back to .doc to send it out.
    WIP: Uhmm... not sure
  8. Asterix

    Asterix Megabyte Poster

    Do Agencies not give feedback these days? I am really proud of my CV and Agencies still advice me on changes to my CV, although i think most of their advice is trash!
  9. OnFire

    OnFire Nibble Poster

    I would give feedback but as others have said, it's hard to get the feel of a CV in .txt format.
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    WIP: None....at last!!
  10. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

    LOL - I just assumed he was going to rewrite it in doc format anyway!
    Certifications: MBCS, BSc(Hons), Cert(Maths), A+, Net+, MCDST, ITIL-F v3, MCSA
    WIP: 70-293
  11. beaumontdvd

    beaumontdvd Kilobyte Poster

    sorry everyone it was more the case of i uploaded it straight from wordpad in 7 and wasnt aware cf needed it in .doc format. So i changd it to .doc went to remove the attachment to upload the new 1 and i cudn't :( I will re-write it today thanks for all the great advice!
    Certifications: 070-271, 070-272, (MCDST)Level 1,2,3 NVQ
    WIP: 070-270, A+, N+, S+,MCDST 7 Upgrade
  12. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Just a few things from a quick glance...

    1. Have only one section (education or qualification), then list them from highest to lowest (and preferable newest to oldest). Looking thru the CV, I don't want to have to search for relevant qualifications/certifications.

    2. Job history section - list most current to oldest.

    3. Skills - put above the job history.

    4. "June 2009 - February 2010" paragraph, you've put this under experience, why? It's not a job.

    Remember, the first 30 sec's is the most important.

    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: MSc in Tech Management

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