User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Need you help with my CV

  1. #1
    Regular Member AndrewTi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Guttedsville
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Need you help with my CV

    I've been asked to put my CV in for a job which sounds right up my street.

    I've got it all up to date, but recently when i've been interviewing, i've noticed a lot of people have an overview written before their experience section. In this they put things like; Jeff is a flexible, target driven, team player who..... etc etc.

    I've always thought it was a bit crass, but now I'm not sure....

    Help! I need to put it in this afternoon......

  2. #2
    Regular Member suj786's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    glasgow
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I've always been told "keep your cv short and sweet" as you only get an interview if someone can be ****d reading your CV. I have a small paragraph right at the top with a small profile including the kinds of things you've just mentioned, mine also has a breif of what I'm doing at the mo, and where I hope to be in the future. (normally adjusted slightly to show where the prospective employer fits in )

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Wirral
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Hi, Andrew on my cv I have got a one paragraph overview of my qualifications and experience with a bit of the stuff you have already mentioned in the mix aswell. I think the idea is to try and keep it short and make sure it reads well. try tying in something to do with your work experience in with your quals by using terms like underpinned etc etc. Hope this helps a little and goodluck

    Paul

  4. #4
    Regular Member AndrewTi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Guttedsville
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Cheers. Always like to get an opinion other than my own.

    Well, now and then.

    Decided to go with out, I'll rely on good old fashioned honesty. Thankfully it's a friend of a friend, so lets see what happens. Nothing to lose and all that.

  5. #5
    Regular Member Spikey©'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    In the sponge-monkey tent
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Keep it simple, I find when shortlisting people most of my decisions come from the information on the application form anyway.

  6. #6
    Regular Member Mrs Ian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    York
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    As someone who used to read CV's all the time, make sure it is no longer than 2 pages long and write a profile of your self on the first page.

    You generally get a good feel about someone from what is written in the first paragraph.

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    The Blackburn End
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    When I joined a new company the MD ( who asked me to go) said, "right, rules say I must go through your CV with you", he opened it and shut again immeadiately, "right thats done". I thought w****er thats taken me hours to do. But he'd allright decided to hire me but was just going through proceedure.

    A presentable CV is only 5%, the rest is down to you and your experience and if you "fit".
    Good luck.

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Burnley, Lancashire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    One tip that I was told a few years ago was to do your CV on 'up-market', better-quality paper, maybe slightly textured or slightly tinted - nothing over-the-top, just enough to make your CV stand out from the rest before they even start reading it! It has worked repeatedly for everyone I've shared this with - but I suppose it also depends on what you write!
    Good luck,
    Eric

  9. #9
    Ex Vec-C Admin & Founder GARY3306's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Ashington, Northumberland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I have a profile before the main body of mine. Like this.

    PROFILE
    Successful Vehicle Engineer & Workshop Supervisor with over 25 years experience in Motor Vehicle & Plant Equipment Maintenance & Repair. Excellent interpersonal, supervisory & problem solving skills. Experienced in all aspects of Automotive Maintenance & Repair, also accident damage inspection & cost estimating. Knowledgeable & experienced in ISO 9000 standards & also a proven track record in maintaining such standards within high pressure environments, often with limited resources. Computer literate & well versed in modern management information systems.

    Now, do I get the job?
    [SIGPIC]VX<font color=Red>R</font> with added Courtenay <img src=https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.png border=0 alt= title=Big Grin class=inlineimg />

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    This is my little profile at the start of my CV - chock-full of the buzzwords employers like to see...

    A forward-thinking, versatile, open-minded & intelligent individual with excellent communication & inter-personal skills, who successfully applies both academic & vocational skills to complete tasks in a confident & effective manner.
    It, along with the rest of my CV, has done me a world of good so far...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •