You May Get
Yes, my CV is more than 7 pages
Yes, my CV is 6 pages
Yes, my CV is 5 pages long
No, my CV is 4 pages long
No, my CV is less than 4 pages, but more than 1
Yes, I went all out with decorating my cover page.
Yes, I have a cover page with my name, CV and relevant picture
Yes, I have a colourful cover page, but with no picture
Yes, I have a black and white cover page with my name
No, cover pages are so last season
Definitely, the top third part is the most important part and needs to grab attention
Yes, I used the top third part, but I am not sure if it grabs attention
I didn't use only the top third, but about half a page to give personal information
Top third? No I used the whole first page
Only the top third? That's not nearly enough space for all my personal information!
What else would I save it as?
Well, it is my 2011 CV....
I added the version as well
I saved it as my_name_CV.doc
I saved it as my_name_ and_surname_jobtitle_CV.doc
Most definitely! My first page includes ALL my personal information
Yes, I included my number of dependents, excellent health and relationship status.
Yes, but I kept it very short
No, I only included mt I.D. number, address and contact details
No, I only included my contact information
Who does that?
I don't see the use of it?
My experience and qualifications don't change for every application, why should my CV?
I do change my cover letter to suit each application
Yes, each job ad has different requirements and I change my CV to suit that.
Oh yes! I have to list absolutely everything to showcase my skills
I list as much as I can
Yes, I have
I try to limit my duties to 5 points
No. I also try to rather list achievements than duties
Yes, I have so much to write
No, I prefer bullets
No, I can't brag about myself like that
I don't know whether I can do that yet
Shouldn't companies be able to get that from my qualifications and experience
Yes. I did, but I kept it low key
Yes. I used my past experiences to highlight what benefits I offer to potential employers
Of course! The more the better.
Yes, shouldn't you give details about everything you've done?
I did, but I am not sure how much detail I should give.
No, but I feel like I am not selling myself effectively.
Of course not! I'd rather use that space for current and recent jobs.
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