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PLEASE come help me with Mr Flamesparrow's CV

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LostProphet Mon 27-Oct-08 18:32:18

Trying desperately to write the thing with him. He has the opportunity to go for a job in computers (entry level, learn as you go thing), but all his qualifications and work to date is with artsy creative stuff.

The personal section is where he can say about computers etc but haven't a f*ckin clue how to write it!!!

He loves computers, is a fast learner, decided he didn't like windows a while back so taught himself linux and installed ubuntu to use etc. good organisation skills (you should see him organise a raid in World of Warcraft wink). None of these are workplace or proper written skills.

HELP!

His mate it going to give it a look and tweak what needs tweaking (mate is the one putting the cv in for him, so knows what they need), but we need at least something for him to tweak!!!

GrabShellDude Mon 27-Oct-08 18:35:24

oooh <racks brains>. Comes up blank.

Why don't you post in Employment then somebody lovely and helpful like Flowery will come along. Hopefully.

LostProphet Mon 27-Oct-08 18:36:09

Ooh good point (wasn't sure where best to post )

priceyp Mon 27-Oct-08 18:36:37

I think that
"He loves computers, is a fast learner, decided he didn't like windows a while back so taught himself linux and installed ubuntu to use etc. good organisation skills (you should see him organise a raid in World of Warcraft ). None of these are workplace or proper written skills".

is very tweakable, nothing irrelevant in there at all.
Self taught
motivated
interested in....
does in his spare time...
moving away from design platforms etc
all phrases you could chuck in?

Include how he taught himself (ie through books, night classes etc), why and what he's used it for since and you're away.

callmeovercautious Mon 27-Oct-08 18:39:28

How about something explaining he is self taught and very keen to learn more. Use phrases like "natural ability" and "quick learner" "enthusiastic". List all the packages he can use and classify as beginner, intermediate, advanced.

HTH

Cranberry Mon 27-Oct-08 19:13:23

people are not interested in seeing qualifications on CV's these days they want to know more about what was involved in the jobs he's done and what his passions and interests are

Cranberry Mon 27-Oct-08 19:19:18

forgot to say also continueous employment with no unexplained gaps and not moving constantly from one job to the next. Make sure jobs and dates are accurate

Hope this helps

LostProphet Mon 27-Oct-08 19:52:48

His job histroy is v good - been with the same company since 2001, change departments twice (well went from first to second, back to first iyswim), just 2 other companies since finishing education, no employment gaps

Thank you for all the advice - we are attacking it in a min

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