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Old Jan 2nd 2008, 12:50 pm
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Hi Guys,

Happy New Year to all you guys, hope you all had a good one.

I need to ask some advice, I am heading out to Perth In February and wouldnt mind looking for work while I am out there. I am looking for some one that can give my CV a going over to make sure it is suitable for use in Australia.

Thanks for your help in advance, I dont have internet access at the moment so may take a while to reply.
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Old Jan 3rd 2008, 1:42 am
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Originally Posted by philnorris View Post
Hi Guys,

Happy New Year to all you guys, hope you all had a good one.

I need to ask some advice, I am heading out to Perth In February and wouldnt mind looking for work while I am out there. I am looking for some one that can give my CV a going over to make sure it is suitable for use in Australia.

Thanks for your help in advance, I dont have internet access at the moment so may take a while to reply.
If you want me to have a look you can PM me and I'll give you my email addy.
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Old Jan 3rd 2008, 5:58 am
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Originally Posted by philnorris View Post
Hi Guys,

Happy New Year to all you guys, hope you all had a good one.

I need to ask some advice, I am heading out to Perth In February and wouldnt mind looking for work while I am out there. I am looking for some one that can give my CV a going over to make sure it is suitable for use in Australia.

Thanks for your help in advance, I dont have internet access at the moment so may take a while to reply.
A CV is a CV. A CV for Australia or the UK should be no different.
I get to look at a lot of CVs. Nearly all of them are a waste of time - theor usefulness is vastly overrated. If I don't see what I want in a CV within 15 seconds - I don't bother. I'll know within 30 seconds of meeting someone for an interview if they are suitable or not
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Originally Posted by Amazulu View Post
A CV is a CV. A CV for Australia or the UK should be no different.
I get to look at a lot of CVs. Nearly all of them are a waste of time - theor usefulness is vastly overrated. If I don't see what I want in a CV within 15 seconds - I don't bother. I'll know within 30 seconds of meeting someone for an interview if they are suitable or not
Snap.

All this crap about paying someone to re-write your cv for you, what a scam.
Its a pretty simple document and is not really any different hear vs anywhere else.
Just make it clear, not too long winded and accurate.
Avoid fancy graphics and pictures, tables and annoying document formatting.
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Snap.

All this crap about paying someone to re-write your cv for you, what a scam.
Its a pretty simple document and is not really any different hear vs anywhere else.
Just make it clear, not too long winded and accurate.
Avoid fancy graphics and pictures, tables and annoying document formatting.
And don't rely on the spell checker.
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Old Jan 3rd 2008, 9:26 am
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... all of the above and probably a bit longer than you would in the UK ... 3 - 5 pages is the norm ... you may well end up having to fill out selectiion criteria particularly if you going for govt jobs ... pain in the bum but that's the rules ... probably desperately obvious ... but saying you worked in Maidstone / Worksop / Falkirk etc etc is irrelevant over here ... industry sector and experience count ... and make sure you spell out all your edukashunal achievements as what I did ... hmmm wonder why I haven't got a job??

Good luck ... David
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.... and If you want, you can call it a RESUME.
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