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the whole world knows they're 80% bullshit and buzzwords, why do we persist in putting so much importance on them?
You can just list projects, grades, conferences, publications, a little bit of extra curricular gubbins etc and be done with it. Minimal bullshit, absolutely no buzzwords short and to the point.
that they're after someone more experienced for their entry-level job
Any longer term vacancy will expect you to fill in an application form (often making it clear that CVs will not be accepted.)
That having been said, in agreement with Steved, recruitment agencies want to be able to see/ show potential employers what you're good for quickly.
it's just that we're expected to flesh it out with talking about how well we 'work in a team' and are 'dedicated to improving the customer experience' and all that other belm.
Just say "worked in a team of 5 people", or "helped customers find the right vibrator for them". The fact you did it indicates you can do it.
See also: people who write on their CVs that they know how to use Microsoft Word. The fact their CV is prepared in Microsoft Word demonstrates that pretty clearly.
maybe the other CVs all talk about how they can dress themselves and I don't, will they presume I don't know how and ignore my CV?
An in depth discussion on toilet etiquette. No one wants to employ a bloke who brazenly heads straight for the middle urinal.
if your cv is just buzzwords you're doing it wrong
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