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  • Writing the killer CV

    We are not concerned with standard CV's, those boring grey documents which exude nothing but the lack of imagination of the writer. What we aim for is the 'Killer CV' that goes straight for the jugular and screams out to the reader.
    By combining razor sharp content that is clear, concise and instantly accessible with striking layout that adheres to the tried and tested conventions of CV writing, you will be half way to getting the perfect job.

    What is a CV and what can it do for you?

    If you buy a new stereo you make a point of reading its specification to make sure it can perform all the tasks you want it to do. An employer reads your CV for much the same purpose.
    A CV is your personal specification, it documents your abilities, and shows the reader what you are capable of.

    Curriculum Vitae is Latin for "course of life"Contact details
    Often CV's are kept on file for long periods so any contact details you give have to remain accurate in the long term. A daytime phone number is most important, include your mobile number if you have one. Include an e-mail address, a Hotmail address is good because you will have it for life. If you have your own URL domain name put it down for added class, for example [email protected].

    Date of birth and nationality
    Employers are not allowed to discriminate, but putting these details down saves them having to ask you. If you are not a citizen of the country in which you are applying special arrangements may have to be made.

    Introduction
    Write a brief and powerful introduction last thing after you have written everything else. Sum up your key qualities and include your aims. There is no need to head this section as it is self-evident.

    Previous employmentQualifications
    There is no need to list all of your O-Level/GCSE subjects, simply write something like, 10 GCSE's A-C including Mathematics and English. A-Level and degree qualifications can be listed, the grades do not have to be included. List only the academic centres where a qualification was earned in reverse chronological order with dates.

    Hobbies and interests
    This give an insight into your personality. Consider carefully what you are putting down and its implications. Team events indicate that you are a team player, other activities such as Scouting, CCF, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme show commitment and the fact you are not adverse to a challenge. If you like reading say whom you favourite author is.

    Keep this section very brief, do not list ALL of your interests and hobbies.You do not want to give the employer the impression you would rather be doing your hobbies, or travelling around the world than doing the job you are being considered for.

    References
    Unless you have a reference that you are particularly proud of, for example a letter written by Richard Branson saying that you are the 'bees knees', then it is advisable not to include references in the CV. Instead simply write "References available on request".

    Don't over play or under play your achievements

    FormatPoints for those new to the rat race

    If you are fresh out of university, college, or school it is possible that filling two sides of A4 with details of experience could prove tricky. Describe what skills you have learnt and put into practice during your studies, for example working in-groups, presentation skills, perhaps you have carried out some unpaid work experience. Do not worry about your CV being thin to begin with, everybody has to start somewhere.
    Demonstrate on paper the benefits you could bring to the employer's organisation

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  • #2
    :freedom:

    All that for an interview?

    There is no hope for me. :(
    What does 'freedom' mean?

    Does the eagle want to swim in the sea,
    Restricted by the sky?

    Does the fish want to dance on the wind,
    Not enough river to explore?

    Yet the sky is freedom for the bird
    but death for the fish,

    The sea is wide for the fish
    but will engulf the bird.

    We ask for freedom but freedom to do what?
    We can only express our nature as it was created.

    The prayer mat of the earth is freedom,
    freedom from slavery to other than the One,
    Who offers an shoreless ocean of love to swim in
    and a horizon that extends to the next life,
    Yet we chose the prison and call it freedom.

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    • #3
      maybe you should go to your local career care centre... i'm sure they'd be more than willing to help you out! ;)
      Take a step into our unique Muslim Montessori school:


      Donate your sadaqah to help build a Model School for all our children.
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      Please forward this message to help turn this vision into a reality.

      The Prophet (SAW) also said, "The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his Sadaqah." (Ahmad)

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      • #4
        Perhaps they have vacancies.

        I'm sure they could do with the 'Ze touch'. :D
        What does 'freedom' mean?

        Does the eagle want to swim in the sea,
        Restricted by the sky?

        Does the fish want to dance on the wind,
        Not enough river to explore?

        Yet the sky is freedom for the bird
        but death for the fish,

        The sea is wide for the fish
        but will engulf the bird.

        We ask for freedom but freedom to do what?
        We can only express our nature as it was created.

        The prayer mat of the earth is freedom,
        freedom from slavery to other than the One,
        Who offers an shoreless ocean of love to swim in
        and a horizon that extends to the next life,
        Yet we chose the prison and call it freedom.

        http://campaign.justgiving.com/chari...iyahschool2015

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        • #5
          seven can you write mine plz??
          Accept the changes in your life and they will accept you too

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          • #6
            Sallaam

            I have not read through the origional thread yet, when i do i will post a suitable response :)

            Allah Hafiz

            nam ("Seek refuge in the one with the answers" Nam 10/06/03)
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            • #7
              Or you could just write:

              "Evil elder of Zionism" also works very well, you get the most high pay job without haveing to do nearly anything, it works well in the US, if its a state owned business.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Muslimah
                seven can you write mine plz??
                have you got a cv in the first place? if so then gimme a look, i'll see what i can do inshaAllah

                Take a step into our unique Muslim Montessori school:


                Donate your sadaqah to help build a Model School for all our children.
                Please watch our school appeal: https://youtu.be/SY819jmCbzw


                Please forward this message to help turn this vision into a reality.

                The Prophet (SAW) also said, "The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his Sadaqah." (Ahmad)

                ‪#‎ChangingEducation

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Muslimah
                  seven can you write mine plz??
                  Me first.

                  Get in the queue. :D
                  What does 'freedom' mean?

                  Does the eagle want to swim in the sea,
                  Restricted by the sky?

                  Does the fish want to dance on the wind,
                  Not enough river to explore?

                  Yet the sky is freedom for the bird
                  but death for the fish,

                  The sea is wide for the fish
                  but will engulf the bird.

                  We ask for freedom but freedom to do what?
                  We can only express our nature as it was created.

                  The prayer mat of the earth is freedom,
                  freedom from slavery to other than the One,
                  Who offers an shoreless ocean of love to swim in
                  and a horizon that extends to the next life,
                  Yet we chose the prison and call it freedom.

                  http://campaign.justgiving.com/chari...iyahschool2015

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                  • #10
                    okay okay ze- but hurry up about it!! :D :p
                    Accept the changes in your life and they will accept you too

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                    • #11
                      Sallaam

                      If i were an employee and interviewing ppl i would not give sis Zee or Muslimah a job if they didn't write thier own CV.

                      Allah Hafiz

                      Nam ("In a hurry, no time to write something funny" Nam 11/06/03)
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                      • #12
                        Seven,

                        What a cool post, just came across this now, and believe me my C.V needs a little polishing up!
                        Thanks for the tips ... :up:

                        :)
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                        • #13
                          Some small hints :)

                          Customise your c.v according to the job your applying for. they tell you what their requirements are in the job add.

                          sometimes being too honest about your skills isn't helpful. when i first left university i had rejections from jobs for being to experienced. so pitch the c.v at the level of the job your applying for.

                          Get a nice solid C.V and customise it for each job application as needed.
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                          • #14
                            thanks for the info on CV's.....we just started on them in school.....my teachers going to be well impressed heheeee :)
                            لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by nam
                              If i were an employee and interviewing ppl i would not give sis Zee or Muslimah a job if they didn't write thier own CV.
                              You wouldn't know. ;) :D
                              What does 'freedom' mean?

                              Does the eagle want to swim in the sea,
                              Restricted by the sky?

                              Does the fish want to dance on the wind,
                              Not enough river to explore?

                              Yet the sky is freedom for the bird
                              but death for the fish,

                              The sea is wide for the fish
                              but will engulf the bird.

                              We ask for freedom but freedom to do what?
                              We can only express our nature as it was created.

                              The prayer mat of the earth is freedom,
                              freedom from slavery to other than the One,
                              Who offers an shoreless ocean of love to swim in
                              and a horizon that extends to the next life,
                              Yet we chose the prison and call it freedom.

                              http://campaign.justgiving.com/chari...iyahschool2015

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