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sweetgyal24
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My CV needs serious updating! The last time I used it, was whilst doing my Alevels at College. When looking for work experience at a top Barrister or Solicitors chamber, what exactly does the CV have to contain? :eek:

I have got 2 pages, but haven't updated it for a while as I said earlier......

Any tips, advice, opinions, guidance, plz let me know.

Thanks in ad

Forgot to add, I'm currently a first year- LLB student!

EDIT: Just been reading information, etc on cv writing skills. I did not know that you can make more then 1 CV when applying for jobs. That would take up so much time and money lol. However, if you want to know what type of profession or career to enter, I would think that you should stick to 1cv. Say if I was invited to an interview and they asked me questions, the most famous, why do you want this job etc? .... I might have forgotten what I had written to that specific employer as a result of sending a lot of other cv's to other employers?
For different job positions, or even careers, writing different things in a cv does make sense I guess. Any advice would really be appreciated!

Hope that made some sense
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(Original post by sweetgyal24)
My CV needs serious updating! The last time I used it, was whilst doing my Alevels at College. When looking for work experience at a top Barrister or Solicitors chamber, what exactly does the CV have to contain? :eek:

I have got 2 pages, but haven't updated it for a while as I said earlier......

Any tips, advice, opinions, guidance, plz let me know.

Thanks in ad

Forgot to add, I'm currently a first year- LLB student!
There's a CV Help thread where you can talk specifics in a private thread.
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There's a CV Help thread where you can talk specifics in a private thread.
Thanks, I will have a look
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Remember that a CV is intended to get you a interview and not a job. So it should be written with that target in mind.

To greatly increase your chances of getting invited to a interview you need to stand out from the competition. One of the best ways to do this is by writing a new CV for every job you apply for.

Research the prospective employer i.e. have they been in the news, have they recently opened a new office etc. Then mention this in your cover letter or CV.

  • Read the job description, make a list of exactly what the employer wants then mention these points in your CV.


This method may be time consuming and hard work but it has a proven track record of winning interviews.

If you need further help then click on the link below to see for free a professionally written solicitors CV example that you can use as a guide.

http://www.dayjob.com/downloads/CV_e..._Solicitor.pdf

  • Identify what a employer wants from a candidate.
  • Identify what you can offer the employer.
  • Write a CV that matches the points as closely as possible.
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