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    I am applying to junior IT jobs as I have not undertaking any employer-based experience for technical IT roles.

    But, I have modified my PC. I have fixed various advanced issues with my PC/laptop and for family and friend's computers. I have solved various technical issues both within the system as well as hardware. But, all of this is personal experience and support that I have provided.

    How would I add that to my IT-based CV?
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    (Original post by AnEvolvedApe)
    I am applying to junior IT jobs as I have not undertaking any employer-based experience for technical IT roles.

    But, I have modified my PC. I have fixed various advanced issues with my PC/laptop and for family and friend's computers. I have solved various technical issues both within the system as well as hardware. But, all of this is personal experience and support that I have provided.

    How would I add that to my IT-based CV?
    Under Interests - in a section on IT, bullet pointed, being specific about the scope and scale of what you have done.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    Under Interests - in a section on IT, bullet pointed, being specific about the scope and scale of what you have done.
    That sounds like a good idea, but I would like it to be front-and-centre of my CV as my other experience might just instantly turn them away, since interests is usually at the end.
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    (Original post by AnEvolvedApe)
    That sounds like a good idea, but I would like it to be front-and-centre of my CV as my other experience might just instantly turn them away, since interests is usually at the end.
    You shouldn't be putting your other experience in your CV if it isn't relevant to this job application.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    You shouldn't be putting your other experience in your CV if it isn't relevant to this job application.
    But then how'd I explain the gaps? Wouldn't that make my application less appealing?
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    (Original post by AnEvolvedApe)
    But then how'd I explain the gaps? Wouldn't that make my application less appealing?
    Put Relevant Experience rather than Experience as the title of the section - job done! No-one but the Security Services needs a continuous history for junior career roles.
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    I list experience as "relevant experience" then follow it up with a "further experience" i.e for a science CV I put all my lab work under the first header and under the second put in my part time jobs in retail
 
 
 
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