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I want to apply for a student ambassador scheme at uni, and I need to send a CV with my form, trouble is I've never written a CV before so don't know where to start! I was wandering if anyone had a template or anything to get me started, I need to hand this in tomorrow!

Thanks in advance!
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Do you have word, cos then you can use a template from there, they are called resumes on some templates.
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Do you have word, cos then you can use a template from there, they are called resumes on some templates.
Ok thanks will have to try that, didn't know there was a template on word. Thanks!
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Ok thanks will have to try that, didn't know there was a template on word. Thanks!
A lot of books about getting a new job say that you shouldn't have "cv" or "curriculum vitae" as the heading. The employer already knows that it's a cv.

You should have your name as the heading, in fairly big letters, to make it stand out and to make the employer remember you.
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Do you have word, cos then you can use a template from there, they are called resumes on some templates.
how do you get CV's in template on word i cant find them.



To start a CV from scratch be honest to a degree do lie but be selective with the truth like i got an E at GCSE art but i never tell people i leave it out dont say you got an A. and remember u can be self obsessed in it you are selling u
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On my computer I open word and select new, then a box comes up and you would usually pick a blank document but instead you choose the document tab at the top and there is a list of stuff including resume templates.

But your computer might be different?
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yeah mines the same almost i found it thanks (i already have a CV so i dunno y i was asking but i was curios)
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I want to apply for a student ambassador scheme at uni, and I need to send a CV with my form, trouble is I've never written a CV before so don't know where to start! I was wandering if anyone had a template or anything to get me started, I need to hand this in tomorrow!

Thanks in advance!
PM it to me if you want me to proof-read it before you send it off (I'm an editor so I know what I'm doing - just about!).
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What do you edit?
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What do you edit?
I'm commercial editor for a website that deals with switching your utility suppliers. Not the most exciting thing in the world, but it pays the bills. I've written for other websites too (like MSN and Yahoo).

Proofing is quite a major part of my job though, so if anyone wants anything read through then just send it and I'll see what I can do.
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I'll try and remember that!
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THankyou evryone for your help, I'm gonna use word as a base but sort of deviate from it a little, so it looks like i've at least made some effort!!
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Apparently a slightly different and more noticeable format to take (instead of the usual - name, demographics, qualifications, employment history, statement why you want the job, hobbies) is to put, almost first thing after your name, a section called major achievements- really make the most of them. Also tailor your CV to the job- i.e. find out/ work out what skills and characteristics they are looking for and tailor what you have done so far to those. And make your hobbies/ leisure time thingy a bit more interesting than ' i like cinema, reading, tennis and going out with friends' - everyone says that
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I used a word template for my initial CV after graduation. I was so proud of it. Until I was sat in the temping agency and noticed a 15 yr olds CV in the exact same template.

Since then I've always made my own templates.

If you want I'll pm you a copy of my one page CV to have a look at.
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pencil queen, could i see your CV too please? just curious how you squidged it all onto one page!
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Bugger - can't attach cv's to PMs.

Edited to remove my address and phone numbers

It's not a comprehensive job just a quick and dirty this is me CV.
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