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If I can fit everything necessary onto one side of A4 - should i do it?
All my friends say my CV is wrong and shit because it covers two sides.
but i've had 5 jobs.
name, birth, contact details, education, jobs, interests
what else have you got?
name, contact details, career history, education & reference contact details. it's in size 12.
font size ten. really concise.
i got a nice job from it and all.
I think the cult of one page is more an american than a british thing, mine's two pages and I've barely got any work experience, and I've had some interviews for fairly decent things.
Of course I'm still unemployed so I may not be the best one to listen to.
out my 'personal interests'
The guy who will read it will be able to tell exactly what my experience is from looking at who i've worked for and what the job titles were so i figure i don't need to go into too much detail about past responsibilities.
people aren't interested in two pages as it's usually bogged down with too much detail. Are you really supposed to list all 5 jobs? Do you really need to? Can't you save the junior, back dated stuff for interview and your cover letter - stating other roles you had in brief. I think you concentrate on the latest roles and how ou were integral to the team you were a part of. Depends on the job I guess.
I've reduced mine to one page now. I think employers would probably prefer to have a look at a one page CV, esp. if they are having to look at loads of them.
i agree with you. i've put on 3 jobs, all of which are relevant to the particulary one i'm applying for.
the other 2 were just shoddy temp jobs so i don't see the point and i reckon if i CAN get it onto one page without affecting readability then i should.
glad you agree..
as i said. Maybe for what you apply for two pages is great whereas with me two pages is the kiss of death, cv in bin.
their 1 page cv so I can have a gander i'd be much appreciative, i need to re-write mine in the next week and fancy this 1 page challenge.
Two pages is usually best. There's succinct, then there's not actually writing enough to sell yourself. Even in the U.S, most resumes are actually two pages.
Otherwise you probably won't have enough space to convincingly give an account as to why your career to date gives you the skillz for the job.
and it's ultra shit. I know I'm only 17, but I could do better.