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Post by Walnutman on Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:11 pm

I filled in an application for a part time job at the Gamestation in my local high street. Handed it to the guy at the counter and he asked if a CV was attached (nothing about attaching one on the form), I said no and he told me the manager had said he was going to ignore any without one. My problem is I've never worked before and don't have a bloody clue how to write a CV.

HELP MEH.

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Post by Komrade Kharloth on Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:31 pm

Well first off...

What's a CV?

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Post by Walnutman on Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:33 pm

"A curriculum vitae (CV) provides an overview of a person's experience and other qualifications. In some countries, a CV is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview, when seeking employment. "

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Post by Hubilub on Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:37 pm

http://www.cvtips.com/resumes-and-cvs/how-to-write-a-cv.html

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Post by Furburt on Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:44 pm

At your age, you won't be expected to have worked that much. Just put down academic stuff, which schools you went to, what you got in major exams, that kind of thing. For work, get any old thing you've done over the last 3-4 years and doll it up a bit, if you can.

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Post by Hubilub on Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:49 pm

For example:

Real life accomplishment: Once recycled a can

CV accomplishment: HELPED SAVE THE WORLD

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Post by NightSwimming on Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:56 am

Like Furb said, anything you've done in school over the last 4 years works.
Here's mine from 2 years ago. Which reminds me, I need to update it.
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BTW, I didn't receive Student of the Month awards in every year, but they don't know that.

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Post by NightSwimming on Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:01 am

I also had hobbies somewhere on there. You can bullshit a few things for that one. I had painting, drawing, fishing, camping, swimming. I liked to doodle in class, paint my naked body at hippy festivals, eat fish and swim idly in rivers on a warm Saturday afternoon. It's the way you write it that makes you seem on-the-go and full of life.

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Post by MilkyFresh on Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:33 am

Yep, what everybody else said. I really ought to write one as well. Next year.

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Post by NightSwimming on Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:53 am

Hey Walnut, did you ever write your resume? I'm finally updating mine today. I don't plan to work for another few weeks, but I became paranoid about it for some reason. And did you ever get a job?

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Post by Walnutman on Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:00 am

I did, then my laptop fucked up and it was gone. I haven't gotten round to re-writing it. Sadly I was too late to re-apply for the job. I'm hurt at the moment so I'll need to wait til I'm better before I go job hunting again.

Sadly my age group makes up or a third of the UK's unemployed, so I'm not very hopeful. Sad

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Post by Mr. Wiggles on Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:58 am

Walnutman wrote:I did, then my laptop fucked up and it was gone. I haven't gotten round to re-writing it. Sadly I was too late to re-apply for the job. I'm hurt at the moment so I'll need to wait til I'm better before I go job hunting again.

Sadly my age group makes up or a third of the UK's unemployed, so I'm not very hopeful. Sad

It takes the piss! I asked every store in the local shopping centre, most of them take CVs put and then just put them in the bin or in a pile so big it's pointless...

Still worth the gamble in the end I suppose!

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Post by Pararaptor on Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:01 pm

Feels reeeeeaaaaal nice having an $11/hour job with regular shifts right now.
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Post by NightSwimming on Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:11 pm

$11? That's so little!

Trick with supermarkets/chain stores is to go in and be persistent with the manager. Never hand it to the workers at the front desk, usually it sits there for weeks tucked away in a draw until a bored worker decides to tidy up and throws it out.

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Post by Pararaptor on Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:13 pm

$15 on weekends.

And for casual employment consisting of customer service & tidying shelves up, that's pretty bloody lovely.
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