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“To CV Or Not To CV...”

published 19/01/2006

ProGood selling point to get you to interview stage

ContraIf not effective, is more of a hindrance

I've been working in HR (Human Resources), Personnel & Training related roles for well over 10 years now and on top of that have been called upon by many relatives, friends and friends of friends to help them with their CVs or to write their CVs from scratch. So, I thought, why not put some CV...

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“Always keep it up to date.”

published 30/05/2001

ProCan get you a job.

ContraCan let you down.

Your curriculum vitae should be a current document with all the relevant information updated on a regular basis. It seems to be the case nowadays that the time between a job advertisement and a closing date is not very long. If you see a job that you are interested in applying for then you need...

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“How to write a CV”

published 06/03/2002

ProWriting a good CV

ContraWriting a bad CV

What is a CV? A Curriculum Vitae or Resumé is a documentary record of your education, qualifications and employment history in the IT industry. It is also a lot more. When applying for any kind of job you are trying to sell your skills to the employer. The employer (in this case, Compustaff acts...

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ProIf done well, will lead to success

ContraCan take a while before you get a job even with a ...

A CV is a means of introducing oneself to a prospective employer and documenting the qualities you have to offer - nothing more. However, without an effective CV, those first interviews will seem somewhat elusive. The basic principles of writing a CV may seem obvious, but the same mistakes seem...

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“Are you applying for a job”

published 07/08/2002

ProA good resume will get you the elusive job

ContraNone but the points may be more relevant to softwr...

********************************************* ********* It is not the years in your life, but the life in your years that count. (Adlai Stevenson) ******************************************* *********** Knowing how to write a resume is very important if you want to land the right job with the...

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Excellent

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ContraSee review

Writing a CV (Curriculum Vitae) is an incredibly important task – this could be your one and only opportunity to sell yourself to a prospective employer. Whilst most people have probably drafted a CV for themselves at one point or another, few of the CVs that have arrived on my desk are of...

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“The art of selling YOURSELF”

published 24/07/2002

ProKeep your CV up to date - even if you're not looki...

ContraIt can be hard to make a good impression when you ...

Like many other people, I have been made redundant. Twice. The first time, I had all the assurances that it was nothing that I did or didn't do, that I'm a wonderful employee and even better person, and that 'when one door closes another opens' and other handy yet oh-so-annoying cliches. I hated...

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“The Perfect C.V”

published 24/02/2002

ProIt may get you the job of your dreams

ContraMust be very detailed

I recently came out of work due to my contract ending, so naturally I have been applying for allsorts of jobs. When I look through my local paper I usually skip any job ads that either require you to write a letter or require a C.V, because I am useless at writing a letter and I didnt have a C.V...

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“Different Point Of View”

published 25/02/2002

ProGet that interview

ContraA lot of thought needed.

There are lots of good opinions on this subject and some very good suggestions. I am approaching this from a slightly different angle as I used to be responsible for taking on new staff and so have seen hundreds of CV's. I can let you in to what employers are looking for, at least what I was...

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“A CV IS LIKE A CIAO OPINION”

published 20/10/2001

ProA well organised CV is worth its weight in gold

ContraCan take a while to do properly

...Only the good ones are read, they need to be interesting and inviting, well-presented, honest and informative. You have a limited space to promote selective details pertinent to yourself and your experience, this has to be organised carefully for maximum credibility and persuasion. My...

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“Tips on CV writing”

published 29/04/2001

ProObtain an interview

ContraNone

A CV is the first step to obtaining an interview, and the primary rule is that it should be produced on quality paper. Often forgotten is the letter that accompanies a CV – this can be almost as important as the CV itself. It should interest the prospective employer enough, to make them...

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“hey - got a job mate”

published 27/06/2001

Proexcellent CV will get you that interview

Contranone

After spending this morning completely bored and fed up with my current job and wondering what else can I write about on Ciao!! I thought what would be more appropriate than a bit of advice (useful or otherwise) regarding the layout and format of CV's. Obviously its very difficult to show it...

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Excellent

ProCan open doors

ContraYou must be prepared to invest time on writing you...

I have had a lot more cause for submitting my CV than others, and whilst I am still unemployed, this comes down more to the fact that I have had problems with my degree being recognised in Austria that with anything being wrong with my cv, and the fact that graduate employment in Austria is not...

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“first impressions”

published 02/08/2001

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A curriculam vitae, or a CV as it is more commonly known, is one of the most important things in getting a job. It is the first contact between you and your possible future employer. First impressions do actually count, and that doesn't just apply to interviews. When making your CV there are many...

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“Sell yourself”

published 24/03/2001

ProCan make all the difference when job hunting

ContraTakes time to get right

Your curriculum vitae is an absolutely essential tool if you're looking to change jobs and it is really your only chance to sell yourself to prospective employers. As with many such things a good CV can do you a great service and make all the difference in you getting the job you want, but...

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