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Offline Duncan {o,o}

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CV/Resume Advice....Is anyone thinking outside the box?
« on: July 31, 2012, 03:02:54 pm »
I'm currently trying to get to grips with writing my CV, and after reading it a few times it just seems a bit dull....

I've recently graduate and after a small summer holiday I'm now looking for my first "proper" job! I understand there is a lot of competition so I was hoping to find out if people have stuck with the traditional CV or have thought outside the box by using social media, vid application?

I want to stand out from the crowd so was thinking of going down the more creative route to make a stand out first impression.....has anyone in this forum used other a different method of presenting themselves and has it worked?

Thanks

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Offline Duncan {o,o}

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Re: CV/Resume Advice....Is anyone thinking outside the box?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 09:41:14 am »
I take that as a no then!  ;) After a bit more researching I came across what looks the be quite a good website which has some creative CVs on it, if people are interested the link is:  http://www.theitcv.com

Its help me get to grips with writing my CV.

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« Last Edit: August 08, 2012, 10:08:18 am by Duncan {o,o} »

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Re: CV/Resume Advice....Is anyone thinking outside the box?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2012, 07:45:23 am »
I never understood CV's.
They always made me think I was begging for a job.

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Re: CV/Resume Advice....Is anyone thinking outside the box?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 03:47:41 pm »
I disagree, I think it is a great tool for an introduction to a company, the CV should be informative not grovelling and what I was trying to get to the bottom of the best way to present yourself through the medium of a CV.

A cover letter however is a selling tool and should be written telling the prospective employer why you are great for the job.....i.e begging/grovelling ;)


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Re: CV/Resume Advice....Is anyone thinking outside the box?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 04:03:07 pm »
Dogs grovel.

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Re: CV/Resume Advice....Is anyone thinking outside the box?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 05:06:57 pm »
The CV samples you posted were totally modern and sophisticated. Thank you for the links. I might consider changing mine a bit. :)

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Re: CV/Resume Advice....Is anyone thinking outside the box?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 03:04:58 pm »
That link was really helpful.
But CVs sure are tough to write :/

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Re: CV/Resume Advice....Is anyone thinking outside the box?
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2012, 09:36:06 pm »
This was very helpful, I'm sure many grads looking for jobs would be glad to know about such tips and advices.

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Re: CV/Resume Advice....Is anyone thinking outside the box?
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2012, 03:38:36 pm »
Great Link. Thanks!