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    Any point me doing a CV for a job?

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    Ive have only ever had 1 job and that was for only 2 month period, but that job was 5 years ago and i havent worked since because of health and family issues.

    I really want a job, but i fear no one will look at my CV because i havent worked for such a long time...

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    you should still do one so you can list any qualifications you may have

    Supermod

    It will depend on what job you are going for. I doubt you would need to provide a CV for a job such as cleaning offices etc.

    Banned

    Whatever you do, don't but 'health problems' or 'family issues' on your CV - you'll be laughed out the office.

    Just blag those 5 years, say you were living in another country self employed and it didnt work out.

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    missp27

    you should still do one so you can list any qualifications you may have




    I left School without any qualifications, the job i was going to apply for is a warehouse job.

    Supermod

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    I left School without any qualifications, the job i was going to apply … I left School without any qualifications, the job i was going to apply for is a warehouse job.



    The advert for the job will tell you whether they are welcoming a CV from applicants.

    jayjayuk1234

    Just blag those 5 years, say you were living in another country self … Just blag those 5 years, say you were living in another country self employed and it didnt work out.



    ha ha ha !

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    magicjay1986

    The advert for the job will tell you whether they are welcoming a CV from … The advert for the job will tell you whether they are welcoming a CV from applicants.




    The job is asking for a CV/Written application.

    If you want, post the CV here (minus any identifying info such as name, address, dob, actual schools attended and employers worked for etc.) I am sure people here will make suggestions. First things first, I would say it needs to be no more than 2 sides of A4.

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    The job is asking for a CV/Written application.



    Then you need to do a CV. Jebus. oO

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    anewman

    If you want, post the CV here (minus any identifying info such as name, … If you want, post the CV here (minus any identifying info such as name, address, dob, actual schools attended and employers worked for etc.) I am sure people here will make suggestions. First things first, I would say it needs to be no more than 2 sides of A4.




    I dont have a CV to post!

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    JonnyTwoToes

    Then you need to do a CV. Jebus. oO



    Hello? oO


    I know i have to do a CV, but my work history is very poor!!

    You need to show the potential employer why you are suited for the job. Look at the qualities they are asking for and explain how your qualities fit the requirements. Simples!

    Exfil

    Hello? oOI know i have to do a CV, but my work history is very poor!!



    you've got to start somewhere... a cv will only get you so far in a job interview, the rest is down to the type of person you are (or appear to be) in the interview.

    what type of job is it you are applying for?

    if you want some plus points on your cv whilst you are looking for work offer your services in a charity shop to get some more names put down on your cv.

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    Hello? oOI know i have to do a CV, but my work history is very poor!!



    i think you have a few options OP. you could forget about the CV altogether seeing as your so enthusiastic to write one, you could go to the job centre where i'm sure they will put you in touch with someone who will help you write one or you could go to the job centre and ask them to refer you to learn direct so you can get some english, maths and IT qualifications which will be completely free of charge if you are unemployed and claiming benefits. at least you will have something to put on a CV then

    Why not do some voluntary work eg at a Charity shop so that you can choose the hours that suit you, but still get get experience working with the public and build up a record of reliability, honesty, hardworking etc that you can write about and possibly even get a reference from your boss.

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    starsparkle2311

    What job are you applying for? Just be honest, explain in a covering … What job are you applying for? Just be honest, explain in a covering letter if you feel the need, as to why you haven't worked for so long.A cv is just to list your skills, what you think is nothing, may be a lot to the employer, all depends on the job you're applying for.Don't stress about it, be yourself and good luck




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    Add categories that wouldn't usually be on a typical CV i.e. 'Skills' -obviously proficient on computers, communication etc, 'Hobbies' 'Strengths'

    Explain in your covering letter why your CV is small but, as mentioned, word it carefully-they wont take on someone likely to pull sickies or be off at the drop of a hat for other 'issues'.

    I always have a photograph at the end of my CV and have always gotten an interview, with the interviewer commenting on what a good idea it is-just make sure it's a good one!

    Just express very strongly in the covering letter why you want the job and what you have to offer.


    And start thinking more positively, you might not have papers or experience etc but if you don't sound confident you won't get anywhere.

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