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Created On: 11 April 2012 08:01 PM
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 11 April 2012 08:01 PM
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adamtaylor

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Hi all,

I am currently trying to redo my CV as i feel it is in need of attention.

My question is, do anybody have a CV template i could look at?

or

Does anyone know any good websites to look at for help?

Cheers in advance

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Adam
 12 April 2012 09:40 AM
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rhysphillips

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Hi Adam,

There is no one way to do a CV.

Have you tried googling? There are plenty of online resources with helpful advice and guidance.

Rhys
 12 April 2012 01:18 PM
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UncleFester

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You could use Word which, depending on versions, has several inbuilt templates - File - New - Templates - select 'other' tab and CV's are called resumes.
 13 April 2012 08:59 PM
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adamtaylor

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Cheers... that is great advice

Thanks,
Adam

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Adam
 16 April 2012 11:52 AM
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folahanolaleye

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Microsoft Publisher also have templates for resume. Kindly try it out.
Cheers,
 17 April 2012 04:15 PM
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SCL44

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Here is a quick example of what you can simply download for free (in this case it is a pdf version):

http://www.dayjob.com/download...gineer_CV_template.pdf
 16 June 2012 06:34 AM
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matt11

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Good information.
Thanks
 19 July 2012 09:34 AM
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ickleant

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My advice would be to try and make your CV stand out even a simple line dividing the header of the CV from the text. i would also put your name and contact details on every page it doesn't have to be in your face just present.
 20 July 2012 01:57 PM
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amillar

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I see many CVs crossing my desk all the time. My advice would be keep it clear and simple and make sure that the top half of the front page tells exactly what you can do now and evidence of the fact that you're doing it.

So if you've just graduated, your degree, grade, and specialist subjects / projects (and significant work experience if you have any).

If you're in employment, your current job and (briefly) what it actually involves.

After that comes all the supporting evidence which, if you're really lucky, might get read.

Beyond that, in my experience the 'cleverer' the design, the harder it is to find your way around; so keep it simple and neat. Professional engineering documents are simple, unfussy, neat and clear, that's the image you want to present (unless you're after a job in graphic design, advice there would be quite different). Just a thought: don't use colour, at some point it will get photocopied in black and white and colour usually looks naff when it's shades of grey!

Finally, once your CV is neat and readable spend your time cultivating contacts rather than prettifying it - the only way you can really get your CV to stand out is by someone you know handing it to the recruiting manager personally.

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 23 July 2012 04:57 PM
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hireavanow2223

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Originally posted by: UncleFester

You could use Word which, depending on versions, has several inbuilt templates - File - New - Templates - select 'other' tab and CV's are called resumes.


I'm also using the same format. MS Word is very helpful. Make your CV concise and specific. Don't put any information which is not needed with regards to the position you are applying to.

Best of Luck!
 24 July 2012 11:06 AM
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amillar

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Originally posted by: hireavanow2223
Don't put any information which is not needed with regards to the position you are applying to.


I would disagree with that slightly. It is very common to apply for one job but be offered another. It has happened to me several times, and I have done it with applicants several times (very succesfully!). Yes, you need to show that your CV is relevent to the role being advertised, but if you mention other skills and experience there is at least some chance that you're widening your opportunities with that company.

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 23 August 2012 11:20 AM
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poimaster

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My advice would be to do something different to make you stand out from the crowd. It can be a bit of a gamble with some jobs/positions but with the amount of competition for most jobs I would say it is essential to be a bit more memorable. I particularly like this one Link removed/gallery/Resume-2009/342356 - while I know this is a graphic designers CV the idea is still the same. Be distinctive and memorable.

Good luck getting the job
 28 August 2012 04:25 AM
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electricaltestinguk1

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well,, giving a god first impression will give you a better chance of getting hired. Do things in a way as if it'll be your last chance to do something, with that you'll be driven to do the best that you could
 06 December 2013 06:54 AM
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jahangeer100

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I know writing a CV can be a confusing task. But free templates are designed to take the pain out of writing your job application.

Edited: 10 December 2013 at 10:33 AM by jahangeer100
 02 January 2014 07:01 AM
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hjeff045

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You can find it on google. There are lots of website and tutorials are there.

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 31 March 2014 01:51 PM
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Markwilson101

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Hoping till now it would be resolved but however for newbies i would like to mention a Social Network and IT Community website where you can get involved with IT Expert, Chat with them, Find It Jobs in India by ITHooters. These jobs can also be found in Canada, Australia, UK, USA too.

You can also found Sample IT Resume by ITHooters as CV templates. Just checkout the site and go for further proceeding.
Good Luck.

Edited: 31 March 2014 at 02:13 PM by Markwilson101
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