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messageLooking for some help to produce a CV
Posted by beansprout February 14, 05:13PM

Hi there,

I am an older person who needs some help producing a CV.

I know there are sites on line that have CV templates but as I haven't worked for several years these don't apply to me.

Look forward to hearing - can offer a bottle of wine in exchange for guidance and help.

messageRe: Looking for some help to produce a CV
Posted by Ruffler February 15, 10:57AM

Your work experience/qualifications may not be directly comparable to the templates you’ve seen but you can adapt as required. I would suggest a format similar to this example, i.e. start with a brief personal statement of your background and objectives, followed by your work history (most recent first) then academic/qualifications. Another tip - no longer than two sides of A4, preferably one.

If you’ve been out of the workplace for a number of years, the personal statement would be a good place to give your reasons and to demonstrate you’re ready for a new challenge.

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messageRe: Looking for some help to produce a CV
Posted by JohnL February 15, 11:21AM

I'm not young either - and I won't put dates on my CV. Maybe think a functional type CV based on what you can offer an employer rather than chronological history.

messageRe: Looking for some help to produce a CV
Posted by PSJ February 15, 11:50AM

Hi - if you don't get any suitable offers, there are some local services such as [www.southwarkworks.com] - best wishes!

messageRe: Looking for some help to produce a CV
Posted by swadeshp February 15, 02:15PM

I agree with Ruffler and JohnL: you don't need to be overly detailed or fussily chronological whereby every month/year is accounted for as long as you give reasons for 'hollow years'. Depending on the job, work out what qualities and skills you want to stand out. One A4 page or page and a half is seriously advisable. Speaking from lots of experience going through hundreds of CV's and helping others to write theirs.
I'd be happy to help. Suggested services are helpful.

S

messageRe: Looking for some help to produce a CV
Posted by beansprout February 16, 08:01AM

Thanks everyone


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