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Writing a CV/Jobhunting
#31
No offence bud, but i've lost count of the number of times i've been told not to use bullet points.

Good point about highlighting the better/more relevant jobs though, Ive got 6 different cvs thatill use depending on what im applying for.
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#32
^ I still think you're brave submitting anything more than 2 pages.

My CV is 1 page long. It has a single statement at the top summarising me. Then a section covering academic awards, another covering relevant previous jobs, another for skills, and then a couple of sentences covering personal interests.

Imo there shouldn't need to be anything more. If they've made it past your qualifications and previous job experience and aren't ineterested, they're not going to read another few pages...

Personally for the majority of jobs I wouldn't even bother with a covering letter, or if you feel you need it make it really short. If they're reading through hundreds of CV's, they aren't going to want to read through a big covering letter followed by a CV, they want to cut to the chase, know if you're qualified and/or with the right experience, and if you'll fit well with the team you'll be working with, and that's it.
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#33
We've had some CVs come through here with a passport photograph on the top! That's a terrible idea, do not do it!

Some of the Polish guys here have some pretty basic CVs cosisting mainly of-
Name
Age
Languages spoken
Abilities (usually just drivers license, some have a forklift license)

Still works for them though!
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#34
A good cover letter is key, as it's the first thing they see! It does depend on the job though- again when looking for a cleaner I don't really care about the cover letter, but when looking for someone in an admin/managerial role I want to see how they communicate, their grammar etc...

The worst thing is sending a standard cover letter that you use as a template and not changing the 'I am applying for such and such a job bit'. The amount of cleaner applications I've had that state they're applying for an admin/driving job etc. Straight in the 'no' pile.
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(19-03-2013, 11:48 AM)Kimmie Wrote: A good cover letter is key, as it's the first thing they see! It does depend on the job though- again when looking for a cleaner I don't really care about the cover letter, but when looking for someone in an admin/managerial role I want to see how they communicate, their grammar etc...

The worst thing is sending a standard cover letter that you use as a template and not changing the 'I am applying for such and such a job bit'. The amount of cleaner applications I've had that state they're applying for an admin/driving job etc. Straight in the 'no' pile.

Meh, my record is 3 jobs from 3 applications without a covering letter Wink
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#36
And I'm 2 for 2 full jobs plus 2 for 2 promotions in one of those with a covering letter Wink
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(19-03-2013, 12:55 PM)Scott Wrote: And I'm 2 for 2 full jobs plus 2 for 2 promotions in one of those with a covering letter Wink

Such a corporate big-wig Scotty, your promotions make me so wet Tongue
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Careful you don't start dripping on your shoes!
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(19-03-2013, 01:06 PM)Scott Wrote: Careful you don't start dripping on your shoes!

Dont. You. DARE!

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