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John Teacake

What do you start with on your CV?

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On your CV, What do you start with? Besides the obligatory Name and Contact etc Do you start with ... Qualifications, Experience, Or maybe something else?

 

 

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I start with key skills in a bullet form, then employment with the list going from my previous job backwards, followed by education. But that's because I've now been working for a while in IT. If my previous work experience was in the form of bar work while I had been working on a masters degree (as an example) then I would probably put education first...unless the job I was applying for is bar work. :laugh:

Basically, it's about judging what is most imporant for the employer to see.

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Personal detials-previous employment-education-skills

 

That's how we are required to do it here anyway :)

 

But I guess someways it would be better to up the skills before the previous employment detials for certain employers :)

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Name, address, short paragraph, previous employment, education, other skills. In that order.

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Personal Profile, eg: who you are and why you're so awesome

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I do work or maybe just a quick skills summary at the top. Education is after that somewhere. My education in school sorta means Jack in today's world. Lol. Like yeah I got a degree but its just a piece of paper (and lots of money spent) at this point.

If you are just starting out then yeah education is priority. However if you are more than 5yrs into any career then its not as important anymore unless continuing education is required for your trade or license.

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First page (Essentially the compacted single page resume)

1. Contact information in header of document

2. Personal Summary (A couple lines of who I am, and why I would be a great candidate)

3. Relevant Employment history

4. Compacted list of hard skills

 

(The rest, forming the CV)

5. Detailed list of professional projects that demonstrate my abilities 

6. Detailed list of personal projects that expand my skill-set outside of work

7. Professional memberships, certifications, etc

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