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 Post subject: CV / Resume Tips thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:14 pm 
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Howdy Folks,
I am thinking it might be a good idea to create a thread that contains a list of tips
for updating your CV when you are job searching

I would suggest that the master CV is a plain text file, it makes it easier to copy paste to/from without formatting getting in the way

Also , the retarded app forms you have to fill in, there is an easy way to do it and make it look good

1. Scan each page of the app form as an individual page (TIFF or some other non compressed format)
2. Open each page using paint shop pro / photoshop or which ever you like best add new layer and copy paste in from your
master CV / all information about me sheet to fill in each box required
3. Make sure you save each page off in the native image software NOT as jpg etc (makes it easier to re-edit later)
4. Print each page out and send off , it will be typed, look great and be easy to read

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:36 pm 

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Location: Derby, United Kingdom
Make a "master" CV that includes everything you could possibly need, then simply add/remove bits depending on the job you apply for. Also, keep a copy of every CV and cover letter you make - it can save a lot of time when applying for similar jobs. Finally, send your CV and cover letter with a well formatted name, and in PDF format. Here's an example:

Doe, John - CV Disposable Lighter Repair Company.pdf

Putting your name like that can be handy for the recruiter for when it comes to sorting out applications. Much better than having 20 "CV.docx" files.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:11 pm 

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For those coming out of uni in a science field, having a section on transferrable skills is really important and overlooked quite often.


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