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argghh Tue 09-Aug-11 09:53:48

OK, I havent updated my CV for years, but with redundancy looming its time to do it. I have worked in IT for years. Can anyone offer advice on best way to put details into my CV.
Should I leave education to the end as its largely been superceded by experience?
Me tech knowledge is well out of date (been team leading and project mmanaging for last few years) do I still list it all ?
How long should it be ?

Any help advice gladly received

ladykay Tue 09-Aug-11 10:08:54

Hi, I'm sure someone will be along with better info soon, but just to kickstart, I think it's all about grabbing attention and backing up with succint clear and brief examples. So def relevant employment first (after 2 or 3 lines of personal profile tailored to job spec) with appropriate examples then education (again with good examples of any projects etc. And two pages long.

argghh Tue 09-Aug-11 10:10:38

thanks lady kay, have made a start, have done so much in the last few years but dont want to waffle on!

HoneyPablo Tue 09-Aug-11 10:12:15

A CV should never be longer than 2 pages. It doesn't have to have lots of minute details, just the relevant stuff.

ladykay Tue 09-Aug-11 10:14:02

If you get in anything that's going to interest them then they can ask you to expand at interview hopefully! But I think the key is to still make it concrete rather than just sort of tantalising!

An0therName Tue 09-Aug-11 13:08:43

2 -3 pages - with keys things on the first page
Education in but short and at the end
I have a key skill bit that I tailor at the start
technical skill for IT roles i would put down what ever you could do with a bit of updating - loads of IT jobs are found by key word searches so I would have as many as possibly

argghh Wed 10-Aug-11 08:09:41

Thanks Honey and Another.
Ah yes that keyword search - forgot about that - when I have been recruiting in the past its been amusing how that throws up some CVs that are inappropriate for job but has that particulat keyword somewhere in the CV.

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