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#600595 - 14th Oct 2011 4:29am CV Template, Cover Letter Template and Some Advice
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Hi,

I have written some templates and advice over at http://www.dolecave.com that I think could be useful to this community, as well as some interview techniques.

Let me know what you think.

John

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#600636 - 14th Oct 2011 9:44am Re: CV Template, Cover Letter Template and Some Advice [Re: jcourtenay]
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Wow, what a great site, very helpful, I will be putting it on my favourites so I can refer to it when I need to write a letter, update my CV or go for an interview.

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#657892 - 24th Jan 2012 6:34pm Re: CV Template, Cover Letter Template and Some Advice [Re: jcourtenay]
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Thanks, it's nice to know the site is appreciated.

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#658034 - 24th Jan 2012 10:38pm Re: CV Template, Cover Letter Template and Some Advice [Re: jcourtenay]
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Really good tips there,do you think for all interviews that a suit with collar and tie would help? Another must for interviews is of course to be leave plenty of time to get there just in case of problems with transport. I am very glad to be of an age now where I don't need to go for interviews but with the current market it is vital to make that first impression count.Well done on creating such a great site.

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#658141 - 25th Jan 2012 1:14am Re: CV Template, Cover Letter Template and Some Advice [Re: jcourtenay]
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Dress code depends on the job, but make an effort. I've been lucky to have interviews that has no dress code as they're more interested in your skills - I think it's a bit presumptuous making a decision in one day, but that's the requirement of some jobs. Get there ten minutes before the interview, and if they ask if you want a drink, ask for water everytime! Take the water in with you (if you're allowed).

Keep your CV relevant to the job.
Put your name and address on one line at the top of the page.
The first paragraph should be your experience relevant to the position you are applying for. Don't go straight into the 'work experience' list. Keep it to two pages on one piece of A4 - I saw a CV that was done on coloured paper with crazy fonts, with each title to a section (eg work experience) on a separate page.

The best thing I learnt with CV is to make it look bespoke for the job - like an application inside a CV. That first paragraph is really important. Also to make it readable, and not like a statistics manual.

!Set it out like this:

NAME
Address, phone number, email address

Personal Profile

I am an enthusiastic and hard working XXPOSITIONXX, with excellent XXSKILL #1XX and XXSKILL #2XX skills using XXWHATEVER TOOLS/SKILLSET YOU HAVE DEVELOPED OR USED/LEARNTXX. I have gained experience through positions in the XXXX industry as a XXPOSITIONXX. I have been working for the past two years as a XXXXX. My single ambition is to XX INSERT AMBITIOUS SPEWING HERE XX

Summary of Key Skills

* 14 years experience in different aspects of XXFIRST SKILLXX, including XXSECOND SKILLXX.
* Successfully worked to deadlines and constant design brief changes, managing my own work to the specifications of the client and to design briefs,
* Experience in senior and directorate roles, including managing projects and staff of different disciplines,
* Excellent interpersonal skills, eager to work with colleagues on problem solving and developing new techniques and workarounds,
* Actively working for the cause and completion of the project I am working on, committing all my effort that is required including working extra hours whenever it is required, constantly improving my skills through learning and using new software, and continuing to work at this in my spare time outside of work.

Professional Experience

XXX Put relevant experience here - if you leave anything out, you can bring it up in the interview if they ask. Make this in list format like this:


TITLE - COMPANY
MONTH YEAR STARTED - PRESENT
I am currently employed by XXXX as a XXXX. My main duty here is XXXX. The position has allowed me to develop my skills as a XXXXX ... I have learnt XXXX ... I like working in the XXXX environment, etc etc.

TITLE - COMPANY
MONTH YEAR STARTED - MONTH YEAR FINISHED
Blah blah,
I left this role as I was made redundant/ etc

XXX

About Me

Put your interests here to reassure your interviewer you are a human being.

I found writing down things to say in the lead up to the interview a massive help. Make sure you know what to say when you are asked 'Tell me/us about yourself'. Research the company (their website and google)!
I've always found that when they ask a question, it's easy to turn it round by following up with a question for them (Tell us about our company - tell them what you know about the company - but then query something you read about the company!) smile

^ Probably of no help, but it's always got me a second interview! smile
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#658142 - 25th Jan 2012 1:30am Re: CV Template, Cover Letter Template and Some Advice [Re: jcourtenay]
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Always prepare and ask questions about the job throughout the interview - if you're applying for a shelf stacking job, simple things like 'Do I get a uniform', and casual questions like 'Are there any health and safety restrictions on the shop floor' will make you look eager.
Try not to use all your questions because you will be asked at the end if you have any. If you have no questions, say you have answered all my queries in the interview. Be prepared if the interviewer is laid back or an over-serious Hitler and try to match his/her manner (but don't Zieg Heil)! laugh
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