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    Check my CV?

    Does anybody here know of someone good on this forum to check my CV and make sure its as good as it can be? I have gone over it several times myself but I could do with a fresh perspective. Many thanks.

    Carl

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    I think Witch has done this for people in the past? Could be wrong though!

    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/members/witch.html
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    Hi Carl,

    I'd second Witch but if you want an additional honest/impartial view do give me a shout.

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    Another vote for witch... but again I'm prepared to act as proof reader as I'm pretty good at that. witch comes from a recruitment background, though, so she's ideally placed to review

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    witch has been sent a PM, as for Kmount and elsiegee, you guys have my CV.

    Thanks guys!

    Carl

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    Also happy to help if I can.

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    I sometimes wonder if people think I am setting myself up as some sort of CV 'guru' - but I did do it a lot in the past and it IS me who is professionally qualified in recruitment and CV writing -and I now have nephilim's CV to look at.
    Do remember though, that too many cooks spoil the broth! You have to decide which bits of advice make sense to you and not be confused by everyone saying something different!
    Last edited by witch; 6th December 2009 at 01:43 PM.

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    Well witch, I did take onboard your advice, and resent you the updated one (should have sent it to myself whilst i was at it!) Hopefully if you get it, would you mind sending it back to me as is? lol

    Cheers

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    Do remember though, that too many cooks spoil the broth! You have to decide which bits of advice make sense to you and not be confused by everyone saying something different!
    Absolutely hence the support for your voice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    it IS me who is professionally qualified in recruitment and CV writing
    You are a recruitment agent? And there's qualifications for CV writing? What course is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I sometimes wonder if people think I am setting myself up as some sort of CV guru, but I did do it a lot in the past and it IS me who is professionally qualified in recruitment and CV writing -and I now have nephilim's CV to look at.
    Do remember though, that too many cooks spoil the broth! You have to decide which bits of advice make sense to you and not be confused by everyone saying something different!
    Witch is the only cook to listen too! Thanks to her help, I got me a job working at UoL for double what I was earning at a school.

    p.s Don't take it personally if your CV comes back almost all in red font...
    Last edited by witch; 6th December 2009 at 01:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friez View Post
    You are a recruitment agent? And there's qualifications for CV writing? What course is that?
    I WAS a recruitment consultant/electronics and computing headhunter some while ago...between qualifying in electronics and working as a test engineer and my current career as IT technician!

    I did all sorts of personnel and training courses in how to write CVs and how to interview people - some run by Learning Tree International but goodness knows who else ran them!

    The point is that you learn how to do this stuff once and you don't forget

    CV writing is NOT an exact art. Everyone has a different idea of what looks good and gets the results. My method has evolved over the years but it certainly isnt the definitive and 'right' answer.
    But I DO know how employers think and so the best thing I can do is to point out what is missing and how best to phrase things to catch the eye of the employer, even if you don't want to use my layout.I don't set myself up as an expert, just someone who has done this sort of thing and perhaps can help point you in the right direction

    It does take time though - I am VERY HAPPY to help but the current batch may take a week or so.

    Hope that clears things up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossj View Post
    Witch is the only cook to listen too! Thanks to her help, I got me a job working at UoL for double what I was earning at a school.

    p.s Don't take it personally if your CV comes back almost all in red font...


    WooHoo! Thanks mossj


    (the red font is ENTIRELY NECESSARY AND YOU WILL DO AS I SAY!!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    (the red font is ENTIRELY NECESSARY AND YOU WILL DO AS I SAY!!!!)
    You tell 'em witch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    WooHoo! Thanks mossj


    (the red font is ENTIRELY NECESSARY AND YOU WILL DO AS I SAY!!!!)
    Another + 2 for witch and I wasn't offended with the red font lol

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