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how to write a good cv

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Chiz, 10 Jul 2006.

  1. Chiz


    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,304

    Location: Aberdeen

    I've just recently quit my part time job, which i've been at for about 6 years, and i'm about to start looking for new work.

    The problem is, i don't have a cv, and i don't have a clue where to start. I've seen various online cv's, and i know pretty much which content to include but i have no idea about layout, or anything else to be honest.

    I'm a student as well, in third year, but primarily the cv is for part time work.

    Any pointers, or links would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Chiz


    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,304

    Location: Aberdeen

  3. loopylou

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,337

    Location: Essex

    I would suggest searching the forums, there have been loads of CV/job threads in the past month or so.
  4. Carlos_S


    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 598

    Keep it simple i.e. only about 1 side of A4 as you aren't really applying for a technical job.

    Keep it in black and white- no stupid colours or fonts.

    Put you name as a big title (Not huge though) to catch the employers attention, then have C.V underneath that.

    Check it again and again before you send it/hand it in look for stupid spelling mistakes and words missing capitals etc. don't make yourself look lazy.

    Here's a site also-