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  • Faith reloaded 2
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    But yes, i see that the op is quite old indeed, including that kind of personal info may have been the norm back then

    also, different countries have different norms when it comes to cvs

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  • Faith reloaded 2
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    I disagree with a few things in the OP

    for example, DOB and nationality... there is no need to stick that in a cv

    a cv is a marketing document at the end of the day, there is no “right” way to do things, that’s why it’s possible to get completely contradictory cv feedback if you gave it to a few people to review

    but there are some established principles you should follow to avoid writing a bad one

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  • rizwan.786
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    Re: Writing the killer CV

    A cover letter should be attached with cv.

    Cv and cover letter should be tailored for each job.

    Good examples of cover letters can be found on net google best cover letters.

    You can make books on cv from library and waterstone careers sections (21days return policy they have).

    Whimsith have 30 days return policy but may not have as many books on cv/cover letters as waterstones.

    So may be better to go for waterstones.

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  • rizwan.786
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    No DOB should be on CV.

    Also would be nice for a sample good cv to bs attached.

    Others can google best cv.

    Originally posted by seven View Post

    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.

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  • Unique1
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    my cv needs alot of polishing.Is there anyone who can help?.Im desperate for a job:o.

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  • Saeedxplores
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    Jazakallahu Khairan for taking your time to write this beautiful guide!:up:

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  • aurorascopic
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    Re: Writing the killer CV

    Originally posted by CryingForGaza View Post
    no nopt really but inshallah i need to get a job soon :S in in debt already at this ageeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    ok I can help you out so if you want to PM me your current CV or details you want to include in your CV (you can omit your personal stuff like name/address) etc I'll try my best, inshallah.

    I'll probs get back to you after tomorrow though (I have some deadlines).

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  • CryingForGaza
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    Re: Writing the killer CV

    Originally posted by aurorascopic View Post
    this is a really good guideline for a starter CV

    http://www.careers.brad.ac.uk/studen...ideline_CV.pdf

    some things are optional, so make note, and also with regards to GCSE's, you only need to list a few, like the first 3 best ones or something

    do you have a deadline for your CV?
    no nopt really but inshallah i need to get a job soon :S in in debt already at this ageeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  • BMW
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    Re: Writing the killer CV

    Originally posted by slaveofalmajeed View Post
    Can you please post a sample CV please inshaallah?
    Since when did killers require cv's? :evilb:

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  • aurorascopic
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    Re: Writing the killer CV

    Originally posted by CryingForGaza View Post
    i dont know what to writeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, it seems as though im writting a story lmao. do i have to write done my gcse grades or can i just write i did well in them ... or at least something down those lines...? is 4 short term work experiences ok?

    this is a really good guideline for a starter CV

    http://www.careers.brad.ac.uk/studen...ideline_CV.pdf

    some things are optional, so make note, and also with regards to GCSE's, you only need to list a few, like the first 3 best ones or something

    do you have a deadline for your CV?

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  • CryingForGaza
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    i dont know what to writeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, it seems as though im writting a story lmao. do i have to write done my gcse grades or can i just write i did well in them ... or at least something down those lines...? is 4 short term work experiences ok?

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  • riz786123
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    Re: Writing the killer CV

    Go to library or waterstones in the Career section.

    Get sample CV book. They have loads of books with have excellent sample cv and also excllent cover letters.

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  • ze leetle elper
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    Here is a rough outline of what my CV looked like when I was still at University, and applying for arty farty type jobs lol :p Keep in mind its an old layout so you can edit it to make it more up to date. Also if you are into IT etc, you should have a section regarding programs you know, applications etc. Personal profile is not that important on a technical CV. Always tailor your CV to suit the vacancy you are applying for and to emphasize your best qualities :up:

    Keep your CV clean, simple and to the point; don't beat around the bush with your words :up:
    Last edited by ze leetle elper; 16-04-08, 05:12 PM.

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  • *IslamicGirl*
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    Re: Writing the killer CV

    :start:

    :salams

    Originally posted by RoadWarrior View Post
    Oh sis that would be fantastic!!! Could you just let me know what experience you have with CV's or if its something to do with your career then what that is? :o
    Sure :insha: :)

    Basically i've always liked the english langauge and so love essay writing and so on- Allah knows why i picked a comp sci degree but i like stuff to do with this. I wrote my CV a few years back to try and get a summer job and expanded on it every year.

    Attended loads of agencies & fairs to gain more knowledge. I worked for a company where the employees range in hundreds of thousands if not millions, i've had access to many CV's from others and read them too- attended meetings and actual interview to see how the whole stage is played out amongst other stuff.

    Yet it it's about you generally- how you display yourself, you don't even need all the stuff they ask in a job desc but it's how you present yourself which counts- they look at your style, technique.

    Having good morals is belive it or not important- honesty, trust, hard working they are noted and you don't have to write this down for them to pick up on it.

    :wswrwb:

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  • RoadWarrior
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    Oh sis that would be fantastic!!! Could you just let me know what experience you have with CV's or if its something to do with your career then what that is? :o

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