Writing a CV

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Writing a CV

Postby Natman23 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:37 pm

Hello!!

I really need a job. I have been handing out CVs everywhere and I was just wondering whether I was writing them correctly. Anyone got any tips?
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Re: Writing a CV

Postby Steph » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:53 pm

How is it laid out at the moment? If you tell us that, we might be able to advise you on whether it is laid out in the expected way.
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Re: Writing a CV

Postby Natman23 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:24 pm

At the top there is my name as the title with my address underneath. Contacts details under that, personal profile, my education and grades, skills and experiences, other information and references.
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Re: Writing a CV

Postby Steph » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:46 pm

Sounds all OK to me-my CV is laid out in that way too. It might not necessarily be anything you are doing wrong-a lot of people are finding it hard to get jobs at the moment.
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Re: Writing a CV

Postby Remus » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:50 pm

Some key points that I try to follow:

- Keep it simple - no fancy fonts or colourful backgrounds, just nice, simple, plain layout.

- Don't ever lie on your CV because it will come back and haunt you.

- Be clear and precise on what you are writing.

- At the same time though, give it a bit of a personal touch so it reflects yourself.

- Try to keep it under two pages as I hear most employers don't appreciate anything longer unless it's an academic position.
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Re: Writing a CV

Postby Rodge1991 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:21 pm

- Have your name at the top in bold, so it stands out

- keep the layout the same all the way through

-List your key skills (look at the job advertised, if it says they need a hard worker-put that down!)

- Have past experience next (if applicable), list what you did there

- Have relevant qualifications starting with the most recent and work backward

-then have your hobbies/interests

-at the bottom just put references available on request



Also if you find it hard to find a job go for a voluntary job to start off
1) It gets you experience, might even get you additional training
2) They might take you are part time/full time
3) shows that you are doing something and you haven't got a gap in your CV
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