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Opening sentence? - CV help

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    Ive started my CV with my personal details. After that i think your supposed to write a bit about yourself but i have no idea how to start it off. So far I have: I

    Any suggestions please?
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    'A punctual, hardworking individual with a considerate, versatile personality.'
    lol, that's how mine begins

    decribe yourself in a positive light
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    ohhh thats good ahah thank you
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    Don't start off with "I", start off with the reasons why you chose you course.
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    Don't bother. You don't have a professional profile and anything to do with ambitions etc should be in a covering letter. Just start with your Education, then Employment, then Interests.
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    An opening what...?

    (Yeah really don't bother - CVs are better thought of as lists)
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    Don't bother. You don't have a professional profile and anything to do with ambitions etc should be in a covering letter. Just start with your Education, then Employment, then Interests.
    I agree with this.

    I've seen quite a few CVs and the intro's can be cheesy and lame.

    'I am a hardworking keen individual, I enjoy team work but can work well on my own. I am bubbly, outgoing and friendly. I work well under pressure and am not afraid of hard work'

    No disrespect to anyone who has something like that on their CV. I am not an employer so really my opinion means nothing. But I am sure alot of people write similar things and you want to stand out not look the same as everyone else.

    I would leave the intro part out of a CV.

    Always send a covering letter as this is the best opportunity to sell yourself.

    A good CV is straight forward, to the point, clear and factual. I wouldn't mention interests unless the are really relevant to the job. I don't have my interests on my CV as I am sure gambling, smoking, binge drinking and partying would not impress potential employers.


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