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Malcolm
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« on: March 02, 2011, 02:30:25 PM »

Does anybody know of a website with an up to date CV template?

Something that can be used to copy and paste information into I mean?

Most CV sites I can find simply have a list of advice which, although helpful is not that practical.

Help?
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011, 02:06:46 PM »

Hi Malcolm, just found this for you:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/justthejob/jobs/cvs.shtml

Contains a general list (without going overboard) but also Word templates at the bottom. It's an old-ish site but pretty standard, maybe add weblinks if applicable (blog, LinkedIn, freelance projects, etc.)

One thing I'd recommend - if you weren't thinking of doing so anyway - is changing the template so that it's unrecognisable; maybe reorder some sections as well as change fonts, margins, etc. Can't be good if an employer happens to get identical-looking CVs from two different people, say if the templates been used by a number of people.
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Malcolm
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2011, 11:36:54 AM »

Thanks so much for this Steve.

It really has helped very much  Smiley.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 07:28:51 AM »

http://www.cvtemplate.net/ CV Template information site with lots of free Sample CV Templates, resume templates and Curriculum Vitae Writing tips
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Malcolm
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 12:22:04 PM »

Thanks Syed that was helpful too  Smiley.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011, 01:16:29 PM »

My one piece of advice is to always usethese templates as a guide rather than just a copt + paste job.
Also try and ask yourself the question - if a complete stranger quickly glanced at your CV would they quickly be able to get an idead of: your name/education/qualifications/job history + key skills?
Maybe ask a friend to look at it for you, if they can glean that info quickly then you CV is doing it's job.
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011, 12:54:51 PM »

Good advice.
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 03:04:45 PM »

You need your CV to be ORIGINAL not some internet template CV that everyman and his dog download and use.

You need to stand out not blend in.

AND  Make sure there are not any spelling mistakes either!
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 11:43:37 AM »

It's true I agree with Jasper above. Spelling mistakes would be a nightmare.
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011, 12:03:03 PM »

speling mistakes. Lol.
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2011, 12:45:30 PM »

I recently had to re-do my CV and I agree that allowing a spelling mistake to slip through is one of the worst things imaginable.
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2011, 02:40:55 PM »

I used jobsvitae.co.uk recently there free cv wizard was very good
http://www.jobsvitae.co.uk/free-cv

I would defo stay away from e-cvs.net
they said they were free and when you get to the end they try and charge you and since I filled in there form I have been constantly spammed by them. very dodgy.
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2011, 02:04:21 PM »

I used jobsvitae.co.UK recently there free cv wizard was very good
http://www.jobsvitae.co.uk/free-cv

I would defo stay away from e-cvs.net
they said they were free and when you get to the end they try and charge you and since I filled in there form I have been constantly spammed by them. very dodgy.


I hate those websites that try and sell unemployed people "services"  CV writing and evaluation, letter writing and professional development or training.   Total Jobs is one of the WORST!
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Malcolm
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2011, 03:08:02 PM »

Hey James welcome to these discussions.
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2011, 01:13:08 PM »

Indeedy welcome James.
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