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    Good CV templates

    So I'm pretty pants at writing a CV, or even how to start one, so could someone pass a link or some tips to a decent one, I'll be grateful

    cheeers

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    Have you looked at any of the examples that are available in Word? this can give you a good starting point. Just make sure you have your name and contact details in quite large font as a header at the top of each page (usually keep to 2 maximum!) and then use the following headings as a guide:

    Personal statement: why you want the position, what you currently do

    Education: chronilogical order starting with most recent, all grades and dates achieved

    Previous work experience: chronilogical order with most recent first as above, give brief overview of responsibilities

    Relevant skills / Training: IT skills, typing skills, supervisor experience....whatever you think they may be looking for in the person spec for the job your after

    Interests: Brief paragraph on your personal interests - Travelling, music, crafts..etc.....


    If you over run try to keep it to the most relevant information only, double check and check again for any errors and most importantly keep it simple. Short listers dont want to have to sift through messy CV's or italic script font to find the information they are looking for.

    Hope this helps

    scotcareers.com have a cv creater, pretty simple and looks pretty good. plus it saves as word document so you can fiddle if neccesary.

    Original Poster

    bump... also need tips on covering letter writing.

    Take a look at Kent university really helpful

    kent.ac.uk/car…htm

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    spobby

    bump... also need tips on covering letter writing.



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