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Curriculum Vitae...

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  1. mince pies

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    Curriculum Vitae...

    I've been asked by a friend, who is a draftsman, to write a CV to apply for a job at his work for when I leave school. Only problem is I've only ever wrote one sample CV in an Ed Guidance lesson at school and I'm not sure how to write them anymore. Does anyone have an example CV they could show me as a guidance please? All help would be much appreciated :smiley:
     
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    Re: Curriculum Vitae...

    Thanks, I'll try one out on Word :smiley:
     
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    Re: Curriculum Vitae...

    What's this CV nonsense, anyway? A good old résumé was good enough in the old days, and by God, it's good enough now.
     
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    Re: Curriculum Vitae...

    Bortaz: They are different types of document, strictly speaking, and the CV is commonly used in Europe especially (check the OP's location).
     
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    Re: Curriculum Vitae...

    I knew I could count on you, Swami.


    It seems to me that a lot of people are lately using the terms completely interchangeably.
     
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    Re: Curriculum Vitae...

    This I agree with, as someone who looks at several dozen of each to make hiring decisions every year.
     
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    Re: Curriculum Vitae...

    Bort, in the medical-research-academic community, they want CVs, not resumes. A CV highlights more la-la stuff and is much longer and more self congradulatory than a resume (which is fairly dry, straightforward work experience). A CV gets more into background experience than a resume, awards, blah blah blah. I can't bring myself to write a CV for myself, so I have a 2 page resume with publications listed on the third page. After working in the field for 15+ yrs, yes, I do need a total of 3 pages. :D


     
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    I ****ing hate it when they ask for a CV, a resume is all you're getting you bastards.
     
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    I agree, Dondrei. I never made a CV. They get a resume and that's it.
     
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    Re: Curriculum Vitae...

    I've always used a CV but I also have learned that the "definition" thereof varies quite a bit from country to country. It also changes over time. A typical CV here in Sweden today is not what it was 5 years ago and most likely not what is considered a CV in the states.

    Some pointers;

    don't list all your previous experience, pick what is relevant

    sell yourself, "strong" expressions like managed, controlled, fx, are good ways to start a sentence

    make sure the layout is clear and not too cluttered

    don't be too lengthy, if you can manage one page that is good

    a good start (might be the only thing that gets read if there is a mass of applicants) is very important

    check and doublecheck grammar etc

    Good luck
     

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