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any top tips?
fail safe formats?
*oh what an hour to ask this question!
never more than two
Employers will make snap decisions based on university attended, recent and major work experience, so don't bother putting in every little job you have done. Put degree or major qualifications: most relevant experience and most recent experience.
have been in my line of work now for over a year....but it's drifted away from the creative stuff that I would like to be doing more of... the sorta stuff I did at Uni... 'mock assignments' from concept to completion...do I include these as this is the direction I want to move in, or leave out as it's not part of my 'working' experience...
but just think of ways you can sell everything else as related to that so it looks like you have always been trying to work towards that
of today. Need to get a cv together and it all just seems so alien.
That's the best thing - even if it's a slow process and it's just a bit a day, it's better than panicking when you need one like NOW and you don't have it.
I'll give it a go tomorrow... good luck with yours too...
about this with someone today. I've been looking for bar work for the past 2 months now and had absolutely fuck all response. Surely there must be something wrong with my CV. :(
surely there's heaps of bar work about..? go out drinking more! Chat up the landlords/ladys ;)
I thought it'd be piss easy to get something but apparently I was wrong. Although I am being a bit picky and staying away from total dives or shit clubs.
Just not happening though. Apparently about now's the best time to be looking but I aint had no lovin' from the pubbin'. :(
I'm getting pretty fed up with my job, the pay in particular.
include skills you gained/improved not just your job description
must be doing something right!
and verbs like, to lead, to organise etc.
and if you are applying for a particular word, try to fit in as many key words that fit in with the role you're applying for
i don't think mine has been updated since... 2004 now :D
DO NOT put "spunking away hours on an internet message board through a combination of pun-smithery, banter and inane chatter"
i speak from experience
put the 6 most sellable points about yourself in the top paragraph. If it tickles their fancy they'll read more, so use the rest of the page to go into more detail. keep it to 3 maybe 4 previous positions. Then a little bit about yourself, interests etc. then refferees.
I have this format and after going 4 months with only 2 interviews, I now have had 8 intierviews in the last 2 months. I work in a competitiive market, but it;s much more encouraging to at least be meeting people.
I've got 2 more interviews next week.
if you want to PM me your email address i will send you a template i made [lots of friends kept asking] if you like. oh an always 2 sides of A4,not less and not more [unless you're applying for very technical posts]. also, don't try and make it fancy by putting it on silver paper, putting your photograph on it, any weird background or any other such nonsense! you would not believe the amount of people that do this!
i need to do this, despite passively disliking my job for a while i can't face looking for a new one. and then people ask 'why are you still working there?' and the answer: i'm incredibly lazy