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    If you were an employer, what would you want to know about me, apart from my details, qualifications and past work experience?

    I'm trying to think what to write about in a sort of "about me" section, but don't want to write rubbish that no one cares about, also I don't want to write stuff like "I think I'm very good at working in a team etc." garbage that anyone can make up.

    Thanks for your help, this CV needs to be good

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    (Original post by mik1a)
    If you were an employer, what would you want to know about me, apart from my details, qualifications and past work experience?

    I'm trying to think what to write about in a sort of "about me" section, but don't want to write rubbish that no one cares about, also I don't want to write stuff like "I think I'm very good at working in a team etc." garbage that anyone can make up.

    Thanks for your help, this CV needs to be good

    Mike
    When you give in your CV, you should give it in with a covering letter. This is proffessional and you can write all that stuff in the covering letter eg I think I would do a good job because........................ blah blah blah.
    I am currently studying blah blah blah at college and my future goal is blah blah blah.
    I am a member of blah blah blah club and this could help me with my job because blah blah blah.

    ofcourse you have to take out the blah's and fill them in with what you wanna say.

    Good Luck!!! and where are you applying???? (if your applying to more than one place, dont just print off the same covering letter and give them to each place. put each places address on them and make sure the covering letter is focused at that particular place)
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    Hand-write your covering letter, it shows you have legible hand-writing and can spell/punctuate.

    Some employers actually specify that they want hand-written covering letter.
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    Hand-write your covering letter, it shows you have legible hand-writing and can spell/punctuate.

    Some employers actually specify that they want hand-written covering letter.
    Really? Thats a bit cruel on us people who are challenged in the writing department
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    (Original post by Vladek)
    Really? Thats a bit cruel on us people who are challenged in the writing department
    Yes. Covering letters should be written by hand. If your handwriting isn't up to scratch, then you should really sort it out.
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    Hand-write your covering letter, it shows you have legible hand-writing and can spell/punctuate.

    Some employers actually specify that they want hand-written covering letter.
    ?!

    where has that come from?

    suppose it depends which employer you are going for, but for something like a professional services firm I'd type it out on a computer
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    (Original post by mik1a)
    If you were an employer, what would you want to know about me, apart from my details, qualifications and past work experience?

    I'm trying to think what to write about in a sort of "about me" section, but don't want to write rubbish that no one cares about, also I don't want to write stuff like "I think I'm very good at working in a team etc." garbage that anyone can make up.

    Thanks for your help, this CV needs to be good

    Mike
    want to know some of your interests as well - not lengthy detail, just a few lines and what level of responsibility you have had in these

    you need a cover letter as well to emphasize why you'd be a good employee for them - can't just put "I'm good at working with people", you need to point out why, refering to your experience

    cover letter should only be about half to two thirds of a page, and the CV not much more than a page, if not just one page
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    (Original post by hornblower)
    Yes. Covering letters should be written by hand. If your handwriting isn't up to scratch, then you should really sort it out.
    That is not fair... some of us have naturally crap handwriting which cant be sorted out... including me
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    List hobbies.... that could easily count as skills
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    If you've only done GCSEs and AS levels what should you write under Qualifications? I assume you shouldn't write every GCSE you did?
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    (Original post by marabara)
    ?!

    where has that come from?

    suppose it depends which employer you are going for, but for something like a professional services firm I'd type it out on a computer
    A lot request handwritten letters nowdays, most of the biggies.
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    (Original post by hihihihi)
    If you've only done GCSEs and AS levels what should you write under Qualifications? I assume you shouldn't write every GCSE you did?
    go for it! i just write the ones i got A' and B's in
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    A lot request handwritten letters nowdays, most of the biggies.
    fine - if so, then do that

    if its not specified, then I'd advise typing it
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    (Original post by hihihihi)
    If you've only done GCSEs and AS levels what should you write under Qualifications? I assume you shouldn't write every GCSE you did?
    your last qualifications are the most important thing on the CV

    I think you might be expected to list them all, although probably better to do:

    Maths (A), English (B), Geography (D), History (A), etc
 
 
 
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