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Dh has been made redundant - cv help needed!

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anchovies Tue 14-Jun-05 13:06:51

Just wondering if there is anybody who could give my dh's cv a once over? He came home this morning having been made redundant, bit of a bummer as he's only been there 5 months, left his last job for more money, typical!

acnebride Tue 14-Jun-05 13:11:08

I'd happily do this, but I'm not a professional at it. However, I used to run recruitment for a unit that went from 10 people to 60 in 2 years, so I've seen and judged a lot of CVs. But maybe best to go for somebody in the same field as your dh.

But CAT me if you like. NB I won't see the email until end of today.

anchovies Tue 14-Jun-05 13:12:52

Sorry, should have said he works in health and safety.

Thanks acnebride will cat you.

anchovies Tue 14-Jun-05 13:25:09

Another question, should he say he's been made redundant or not volunteer the information? We're not sure if it sounds bad or not!

Lizzylou Tue 14-Jun-05 13:28:07

Hi Anchovies
I have worked in recruitment for the past 6 years, although in legal sector. I am going away as of end of today though....
I will have a look and see if I can find anything on CV preparation/Interview technique and I'll CAT you with them....
I would mention in covering letter about the redundancy, it isn't anything to be ashamed of and it will stop people instantly dismissing his CV due to short length of current employment...

anchovies Tue 14-Jun-05 13:37:59

Thanks Lizzylou, would appreciate it. Hopefully he'll find something quickly as he got an amazing one weeks notice!

Lizzylou Tue 14-Jun-05 14:17:19

Anchovies, have just CAT'd you, although couldn't attach my word documents!

You could email me then I can just reply if you like?

acnebride Tue 14-Jun-05 14:21:03

Um, sorry to give alternative view but my own choice would be to leave redundancy out of the covering letter but make sure there is a 'reason for leaving' for each job on the CV. Covering letter in my view shoudl be all about the job he is applying for.

Just shows there's no one way to do a good CV. I'll still give you my go though!

Lizzylou Tue 14-Jun-05 14:27:31

OOps, Acnebride I haven't prepared a CV/Covering letter for at least 20 mths now so will bow to you!
That was why I was offering our inhouse CV Prep document as was scared I'd do the wrong thing!

acnebride Tue 14-Jun-05 14:54:12

NOOOO, am deffo not any kind of guru on this, it is quite personal like any other letter to an individual, what one recruiter will love another will think is a bit off. I don't want to read much in the covering letter except 'I'm chomping at the bit to do this job, fly me' but that may be because I used to read application forms including a long freeform question about why they wanted the job. Anyway.

sorry anchovies! (great name btw)

Lizzylou Tue 14-Jun-05 14:58:09

AAh, we just sent a covering letter, and an applicant profile with the CV...agree about keeping it all as succinct as poss......which was a v big problem for me as I tend to run off at the mouth!

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