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can anyone link me to a good cv template and give me some advice on how to put one together in order to get me that job!

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jimijack Sun 13-Oct-13 16:15:29

It's about 10 years since I have applied for a job and I am planning on going for a few with fingers crossed.

So need help & advice please.
Where to start & what do employers want to see on a vBulletin?


CreatureRetorts Sun 13-Oct-13 21:12:45

How long have you been out of work? Or have you been in the same job for ten years?
A skills based cv would work for you, one like this

jimijack Mon 14-Oct-13 13:59:02

Never been out of work, same job for years & years. It's a professional role.
Do you know of any professional type cv templates?

CreatureRetorts Mon 14-Oct-13 17:27:23

I'm in a similar position and have used a skills based cv (am accountant) - just literally just started applying and have submitted my cv to agencies in that sort of format. The agents haven't said negative comments about the format so must be fine.

The guardian website had some good formats too here

jimijack Mon 14-Oct-13 18:17:27

Thanks very much, that's a great start.

SuddenlySqueamish Mon 14-Oct-13 18:20:53

My advice would be to have one template CV that has all your details on then use this as a basis to craft an individual CV for each application. They're judging you with a checklist so you want them to be able to give you a tick for as many sections as possible so look at the application and edit your CV accordingly.

This has always worked for me and I've been on recruitment panels too and am always glad when somebody has taken the time to tailor their CV - if you have a massive pile to sift through you need it to be obvious who has the right skills.

SuddenlySqueamish Mon 14-Oct-13 18:27:18

Oooh just thought of something else - I don't remember where I read it but I once read a tip about subtly mirroring the organisation's style in your application. Look at their website and if it is very formal, use that approach. Likewise if it is more modern and sparing. Don't completely copy but just create a subtle feeling of familiarity when they look at your application.

jimijack Mon 14-Oct-13 18:28:54

Ok. It's NHS so don't think there is one.

westcoastnortherner Mon 14-Oct-13 18:29:33

I had mine done by a lady at giraffe Cvs might be worth googling her site, as she has some good tips

westcoastnortherner Mon 14-Oct-13 18:33:40

jimijack Mon 14-Oct-13 18:36:08

Thanks northerner, that's fab. New job coming my way, I can feel it in my waters!

westcoastnortherner Mon 14-Oct-13 18:37:48

Good luck smile

hafa786 Thu 27-Feb-14 10:55:18

Well, Above site is best to guide about to make cv.

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