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What is the current preferred format for CVs?

The last one I used 6 years ago wanted just a single page using this format....

Objective
Experience
Education
Interests

Your address is in the top left and all points are put across as bullet points.

It's for a job in Norway for a position I shall never get with a huge amount of people wanting the job who are far more qualified than me :lol:

Dave!

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I came here to drink milk and kick ass..... and i've just finished my milk!!!!

Geez, with an attitude like that you won't get the job. Change your tune make them believe that you are more than suitable for the job, and believe it yourself.

I pretty much have the CV format your just highlighted. Keep it simple and effective, plus bulls!t free.

Best of luck8)

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27Gilles said...

Geez, with an attitude like that you won't get the job. Change your tune make them believe that you are more than suitable for the job, and believe it yourself.

I pretty much have the CV format your just highlighted. Keep it simple and effective, plus bulls!t free.

Best of luck8)

I shall just try to neaten up my current one then :D

I'm very much in the "If you don't try you wont know" camp but it's a bit of a leap for me.

I may just storm the office, shout "I'm AWESOME" Bear wrestle them to the floor and say they are chumps if they don't hire me.

Plus i'll want a company car.

GRR

Dave!

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I came here to drink milk and kick ass..... and i've just finished my milk!!!!

Two pages absolute max.

If you're running out of space then drop the interests and non-relevant education (GCSEs, A Levels).

Experience is all they're likely to be bothered about.

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GraniteV8 said...

27Gilles said...

Geez, with an attitude like that you won't get the job. Change your tune make them believe that you are more than suitable for the job, and believe it yourself.

I pretty much have the CV format your just highlighted. Keep it simple and effective, plus bulls!t free.

Best of luck8)

I shall just try to neaten up my current one then :D

I'm very much in the "If you don't try you wont know" camp but it's a bit of a leap for me.

I may just storm the office, shout "I'm AWESOME" Bear wrestle them to the floor and say they are chumps if they don't hire me.

Plus i'll want a company car.

GRR

Dave!

That's more like. Don't forget to splash a bit of Old Spice on you. Have them smell the aroma of Supreme Awesomeness.

But 240PP has got it spot on. Experience counts, plus open mindness to learn new and improve. Go for it.

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I shall get get adapting it this evening 8)

Dave!

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I came here to drink milk and kick ass..... and i've just finished my milk!!!!

Insist that the company car be an F40 - because you're worth it ;).

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Look to this man for your inspiration8)

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Definition of an optimist… "A person who thinks he can just afford to run a second-hand Aston Martin"

While I agree, experience is vital, when going for a position outside your comfort zone you need to show the transferable skills that will make you successful in your new role.

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Pillage the company offices in the Landie. Scandinavians are impressed by that sort of thing.

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240PP said...

Two pages absolute max.

If you're running out of space then drop the interests and non-relevant education (GCSEs, A Levels).

Experience is all they're likely to be bothered about.

This pretty much. Have been hacking through loads of CVs in recent months for 3 roles it's taken nigh on 6 months to fill, and given the quantity of CVs there's nothing worse than 4 pagers which take 30 mins to go thru.

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I tailor a CV for each role I'm interested in.

As for you're "I'M AWSUM, FUTHERMUCKERS!", that should be in your covering letter.

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240PP said...

Two pages absolute max.

If you're running out of space then drop the interests and non-relevant education (GCSEs, A Levels).

Experience is all they're likely to be bothered about.

There is no "right".

Two pagers work for me.

If someone sends me a single-pager it always feels compressed - I tend to think "you're a b3llend that has compromised their opportunity in order meet an arbitrary goal set by another b3llend.... reject".

My mate's missus is a recruitment consultant in the offshore engineering sector if you want me to fire on some details for some friendly advice Davros?

She'll probably pimp you round all and sundry, but that goes with the territory. Decent ones are normally handy at giving advice on what does and doesn't work too.

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Also, IIRC Dave! works with diesel engines and boats and sh1t..

If you have any pics you've taken of projects and stuff you've worked on then a web link to a photobucket album or similar wouldn't hurt. The link takes up very little space on your CV but can give them more of an insight.

They might look at it, they might not, but if they do then it'll at least show them work you've already completed and your enthusiasm for your chosen career.

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This ^

Thanks for the offer Al but i'm currently only interested in this one job. The people know of me but it will be very hard to break through and have them hire someone who doesn't even live in the country and has no intention to.

I've made a rough copy and will sleep on it and filter it down a bit.

Any dos and donts in the covering letter?

I was just going to say how much I want to work with them and how it would be a position i'd see myself in for a very long time.

All the advice is much appreciated, i've never applied for a job before, I just went for interviews without showing a CV and got them :oops:

Dave!

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I came here to drink milk and kick ass..... and i've just finished my milk!!!!

Stage 1 passed, I'm now in the second pile where they decided if I'm one they want to interview B)

Dave!

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I came here to drink milk and kick ass..... and i've just finished my milk!!!!

This is how you do a C.V.! :D

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Delphi said...

This is how you do a C.V.! :D

Granite... Good luck!

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Definition of an optimist… "A person who thinks he can just afford to run a second-hand Aston Martin"

Is that the Mekon on the suit?????

Re CV, always put down transferrable skills or experience. Minimum of lower education, dont wasts time with mission statements or life goals as everyone writes more or less the same thing in different order.

Most Vikings came from Denmark so not sure you should rape and pillage in your first interview, see how it goes then save it for the 2nd or even your first day in the office.

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